The Willson Minis

Collector feature / CCUK July 2018 Edition


I’m actually still pinching myself about this shoot. To get the chance to meet Tasmanian Mini racing legends James and Daniel Willson plus their lovely parents Gary and Carolyn was pretty neat in itself …but to top that off with the treat of photographing the Willson family’s current Mini collection for the July 2018 issue of Classic Cars (UK) Magazine? Well, to say I was a bit excited is an understatement! …I was also nervous as all heck too, as I’m on a continual learning curve in regards to automotive photography and working with publications. Classic Cars magazine though… eeeeeek!!  So chuffed to be given the opportunity!

In brief, the day consisted of lots of snaps, lots of chats, bits of rain and some pretty nice sandwiches. Plenty of stories to be told too… (but you’ll have to grab a copy of the magazine to read those, hehee!)

I’d like to say a big thanks to the Willson family, the witty wordsmith Mr. John Dean, the super fresh Nat Mendham (who saved my bacon by lending me her tripod) and everyone at CCUK.

In the meantime here’s some extra ‘from the day’ pics of the collection for you all… as always, cheers for looking!

Seeing Double

1962 Mk2 Jaguar

I was fortunate to catch a few minutes chat with Mr. Wayne Double, the owner of this beautifully restored (by Wayne himself!) 1962 Mk2 Jaguar during this years Baskerville Historics event. Even though our conversation was brief his admiration for the Jag was evident and he was happy to accommodate me snapping off some shots before he headed out onto the racetrack.

My Dad and Mom owned a Mk2 for a short time in the 1960’s and they both list the car as one of their favourites, so I would’ve loved to have had more time to look over this one. As it was though …I was pretty taken with it!

So, thanks so much for your time Wayne …hope you like the shots!