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Essex at Silverstone

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A few weeks ago I had a call from Bibs asking if I could take the Essex to Silverstone as Sky Sports F1 team wanted to do some filming to mark the 50 years of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The idea was to have 5 british road going sportscars one each representing the decades from the 1950's with the cars being filmed being driven round the track by Johnny Herbert or Damon Hill.


The cars were a '50's MG TD, a 60's E Type Jag, a 70's Aston Martin Vantage, an 80's Esprit, a 90's TVR Cerbera. Oh and a brand new Mclaren 650S showing the state of the art in 2014. 


The filming took place last week and should be shown on Sky Sports F1 coverage just ahead of the start of the British Grand Prix.


It was a great day and Johnny said he really enjoyed getting behind the wheel of a Lotus again. His passenger was John Watson. I took a few photos.








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Looking good. You are getting quite a list of famous people who have been in your car now Bazza. Did Jackie Stewart have a sit?

(and was Sharon Osborne there with her husband ;) )

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No Jackie was driven round by Damon in the Aston. It's Johnny Herbert doing his 1960's groovy thing for driving the Jag   


Thanks for all the comments. Hopefully it's good PR for all our cars.  

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I thought that might be you Barrie in the psychedelic shirt!


There are a coupe of pics there which would be good for a caption competition.


I love your car and am pleased you get to such great things with it.



It's getting there......

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Nice one

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The only thing we still need now on the other side of the channel is Sky Sports... ;)

I hope somebody will put it on youtube...

Excellent company you had there in Silverstone! I can't deny being jealous... :)

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Saw the clip (I can't really call it a feature as they showed so little of the car sadly......) last night and it looked terrific on screen - I just love theses early cars and can't wait to realise my dream with one of my own, which is getting nearer and nearer as it goes for it's MOT next week apparently!

Well done Barry getting yours onto the TV - you must be very very proud!

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I didn't see it but it's on again before the race today and perhaps they have a longer version as the program has a longer running time?

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Just watched the piece on Sky. It was awesome Barry. Your car looked magnificent in full HD. As did that Aston Vantage. Recorded for posterity. Obviously its edited for the programme but do you get the full recording on DVD perhaps?


And to have a Silverstone GP winner driving your own car, wow. Nice one.

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