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From the Editor…
I’ve lost count of the photoshoots I’ve overseen throughout the years. I first became a full-time motoring journalist back in 1977, and must have attended literally hundreds of shoots in the past 42 years. Some were memorable for all the wrong reasons (cars breaking down, torrential rain, bitterly cold winds, etc) but for the most part they have been fun occasions, chatting to owners or driving cars while the photographers did their stuff.
“FEW PHOTOSHOOTS HAVE ATTRACTED SUCH COMMENT…”
However, few photoshoots have ever attracted such comment from interested members of the public as the one we organised recently for the cover feature in this issue. To most onlookers, the cars were just Porsches, pure and simple – except for their colours.
‘You don’t see cars painted like that any more,’ lamented one lady, ‘Wow, they’re bright! They look fabulous!’ said another, as Nigel Mitchell’s ’73 Carrera RS (in Chartreuse) and Christian Ayres’ 964RS (in Rubystone Red) posed outside the Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe in Wiltshire (above).
And they’re right: we don’t see modern cars looking this exciting. They’re all silver or black – or several shades of grey. How much brighter our world would be if manufacturers dipped into the colour pallet of the 1970s and ’80s…