I’ve been experimenting with 360˚ photography recently, so I thought I’d take the camera along to Bicester Heritage for the first Sunday Scramble of the year to grab a few shots over the course of the day’s shoot. Due to the bustling nature of the event, it was very much a run ‘n’ gun operation – it’s not really the kind of show where you can set up a tripod without creating a serious trip hazard for the hordes of mesmerised punters.
The first shot is taken outside the Exhibition Hangar, probably most people’s first port of call as they arrive on the Technical Site from the outer car parks. It really demonstrates the eclectic nature of the cars on show. It can genuinely claim to have something for everyone.
If you’ve never viewed a 360˚ photograph before, use the mouse or your finger to move around the image. If you’re viewing on a mobile, you might want to turn it sideways for a better experience.
Moving on to the Engineering Quarter, where pre-war racers nestle alongside a Renault Avantime, a modern yet fast-appreciating classic. See what I mean about eclectic?
I’m a big fan of that yellow Imp too.
One of the most popular areas of Bicester Heritage is the MT Yard, and not just because it’s home to the Wriggly Monkey Brewery. There’s also the added attraction of Sports Purpose, who usually display an incredible line-up of Porsches. They didn’t disappoint.
But wait, what’s that inside? It looks like an F1 car. Maybe we should take a look.
Yes, that’s Jacques Villeneuve’s actual 1997 Championship-winning Williams FW19. It’s moments like this that make the Sunday Scramble the event that it is. There’s always something wonderful to discover, you just have to keep your eyes peeled.
Cutting through onto Southern Avenue, The Motor Shed is always worth a gander as they have a fine selection of interesting vintage automobiles from Europe and across the pond.
Let’s venture inside, as this place is like an Aladdin’s Cave. The red Alvis next to the doors really took my eye.
Now, via the magic of virtual reality, we’ll teleport into Banbury & Bicester College’s Classic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship workshop to see what they’re currently working on.
And finally, to end the tour, let’s get our Bentley fix at the incredible Kingsbury Racing Shop. Yeah, I’ve left the best till last.
And that’s yer lot.
If you’ve been on Instagram in the last few days, you might well be completely Sunday Scrambled out, as it seems every man and his dog went along with a camera – although I hope not because I haven’t posted mine yet. But hopefully these images have added another dimension to the avalanche of images.
I’ll be photographing some more events in 360˚ over the course of the year, so don’t forget to bookmark my blog to see what I’ve been up to.
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