Here’s something to warm you up during a cold December but please don’t try to replicate this at home! Experienced motorsport photographer and Lotus Elise owner Jon Bryant captured this Exige S1 in flames a few years back and it’s become somewhat of an iconic image. From Jon:

I own and run Motorsport Photography which concentrates on club motorsport within the UK. I am the official photographer for a number of race series and a regular contributor for Autosport and Motorsport News. I’m married, live in Sussex and am hoping to pick up my Elise 111R in January 2012!

It was only my 3rd ever day with a camera and the first ever race for the Elise Trophy at Brands Hatch in March 2007. I was facing the other way when I heard a gasp from the crowd and had time to get 1 shot off before the fire went out. Just lucky timing. The car wasn’t badly damaged and was back out for Race 2 in the afternoon!

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