behind the scenes photoshoots

Behind The Scenes: Mercedes CL 600

The team headed over to Bentwaters recently to shot our Mercedes CL600, our recent competition car. Although an overcast day, the lighting was perfect to capture the sheer light interior trim which contrasts with the mahogany beautifully. The paint, which is a subtle pale blue silver, sparkled under the light.

Behind The Scenes: Double Jensens

The marketing team went up with Workshop manager, John last week to photograph the two Jensen’s that have just left us. Whilst Ellie shot the main visuals, Freddie worked on a behind the scenes video.

The final photos, shown below, have been sent on to the client and will feature online.

Behind The Scenes: Ford Anglia

We went up to shoot our Ford Anglia whilst the sun was out. The team met Charlotte up at the Bentwaters to shoot the photos and videos which you can see below:

Behind The Scenes On Another Big Shoot

Yesterday we teamed up with photographer, Lydia Harper to shoot some visuals for Deus Ex Machina. The team, which included Matt Wild (videographer), Alice Harper (Assistant), Hannah Coe (model) and Lydia, came down to Bentwaters to take our 1953 Francis Barnet trials bike and 1963 MGB Roadster out for a spin. Partnering up with clothing brand Deus Ex Machina, Lydia was putting together some stellar content for both the brand, her own creative agency Parc femme and for us here at Bridge. We’re very excited to see what Lydia and Matt shot from the day – watch this space!

It’s fantastic to get the opportunity to collaborate with other talented artists in the industry. Bring on more collaborations!

Behind The Scenes – 1980 Mini 1275 GT

Last week we ventured out with our friend and model, Hannah, to shoot our 1980 Mini 1275 GT, which you now know is one of three of our grand mini reveal. This characterful orange classic is not only fun to look at, but also fun to drive. For Hannah, it is her dream car, making her the ideal candidate to model and drive this competition car.

As usual, the team splits into two divisions with Freddie tackling the video aspects and Ellie taking on the photography. By splitting responsibilities and time like this, the team can swiftly get through multiple car shoots in a day, creating content for all our social media outlets.

As we usually do, we shot in RAF Bentwaters where we have a hanger. Driving up and down the 1.3 mile run way, we captured our videos and photos of this spritely orange classic.

We were lucky to have fair weather on this shoot after the unlucky spell of bad weather recently which makes shooting cars in difficult.

We always aim to shoot multiple galleries of each car, including the main product photos you see, the portraits and motion ones, but where we can, we also like to pick a second destination to shoot in to create a wider diversity of photos.

Behind The Scenes: Stag photoshoot

Last week, the team drove over to our hanger at Bentwaters to shoot our Triumph Stag, which you may recognise as one of our latest competition cars. Alongside the standard shoot, we also had our friend and model, Hannah, accompany us to take some portraits with the car. We’ve found that in recent months, adding in portrait shots with our photo collections is a great way to mix up our content and show the car in action.

We were lucky with the weather as the sun graced us with its late winter warmth. With a large film crew set up at Bentwaters, we’ve found ourselves exploring new locations on the base.

You may have seen a lot of these photos over on our competition site or on our social pages such as Facebook, but for those that havent, or what to see the whole collection, you can browse the Stag in full detail here.

Behind The Scenes: Francis Barnett Photoshoot

In 2019, we shot with influencer, model and Motorbike lover, Deimante, aka @tombot_a_bit on our beautiful 1961 Francis Barnett Work Bike.

Deimante has a love for all things motorbike and works alongside motorbike brands and is often seen modelling and riding stunning motors.

It was a sunny and pleasant day out at Bentwaters, the perfect scene for a retro motorbike.

You find out more about purchasing this bike here.

Behind The Scenes: Alfa Romeo Photoshoot

We take a look behind the scenes on our photoshoot of one of our most recent for sale cars, this stunning 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider Series 2.

We took the Alfa Romeo out onto some Suffolk roads to take some photos of the nippy red convertible in action however with the road becoming busier and busier, we decided to head back to Bentwaters and snap some shots as the sun went down. This is a stunning example of an Italian classic made for an easy shoot.

You can check out this Alfa on our for sale page here.

Behind The Scenes: 1972 Chevron B20

Join us on the third instalment in our new series: Behind The Scenes. Although we give frequent behind the scenes updates on our workshop, we wanted to show you some of the processes that go into our visuals.

With every competition car and for sale car, we arrange a full photo shoot to capture our beloved classics in the best possible light. Some of these shoots include models and locations and some include members of the Bridge Classic Car team hopping in and helping out at Bentwaters. No matter the setup, the aim is always the same. To tell a story and capture the car in the best way.

It was a particularly cold and seemingly dreary morning when we set out to photograph our Chevron B20. Not wanting to risk attempting to start it, and without a racing driver, we pushed the Chevron over to the runway that would act as our backdrop. We soon realised that the thunderous skies cast the perfect mood for such a powerful and foreboding car. Having survived an extreme crash, giving the driver a near-death experience, this beastly motor is not something to misjudge. Not only does this car hold a historic past, but it also holds an early Ford Cosworth engine, now thought to be extremely valuable. As the sun peeked behind the clouds, oranges and pinks tinted the charcoal skies.

We shot for a while, even giving it a go to sit behind the wheel which we soon discovered was just as hard as driving it. The sleek body leaves little room inside the car. Specially designed for the driver in mind and to be as aerodynamic as possible, the interior is simple. Soon the skies began to change and we switched sets to the Hush House, a building originally designed as a jet engine testing facility with an impressive exhaust tunnel.

Here we shot our video and a few creative light trail photos as seen below.