People say never meet your heroes, you’ll only be disappointed. Well I disagree with this. Whilst out shooting a feature car for Motor Verso some time ago, I bumped into one of my heroes and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! Now, there are a lot of people out there who will be looking at these pictures and thinking ‘what a piece of old junk’ and then there are the ‘proper’ people out there who are drooling over their keyboards full of adolescent passion as this little baby is one of the cars of their dreams!
Super Urban Location
We were on the lookout for a nice, trendy, urban location, and buried in the heart of Birmingham’s creative area, Digbeth, is the Custard Factory. The former home of Bird’s Custard, it is a hodge-podge of factory spaces converted into cool studio spaces, bars, cafes and ultra-cool shops. A perfect space to shoot a little city car that would be devoured by spectacle wearing, bearded hipster types. As we drove past a blind corner, editor Paul smirked, “there’s one from your era” expecting to see an unattractive lady of advancing years, I was amazed to see one of my boyhood hot hatch heroes in pretty decent shape. Needless to say, I pretty much instantly ditched any professionalism in trying to get shots of the young trendy city car and made a beeline for the little 205 GTI. Take a look at some of the pictures below and let me know what you think in the comments.