SUN, FUN AND SUPERCARS
Here we are on August 13th 2020 in the south of Spain, for one of the most spectacular events in the country. Autobello has once again managed to bring together some of the most beautiful cars of Spain, bringing together dealers, garages and private individuals. There is something for everyone, just as a good event should be. Modern, classic, motorbikes, off-road, even helicopters. As the sun sets, the light is beautiful for photos, but time flies and the lights fade quickly. It is not easy to photograph correctly everything that is interesting, as there are a lot of people on the way, the cars do their circuit to pass in front of the public, in short a real challenge for a photographer.
Before entering the site, I am lucky enough to see a few cars on the road. It's a good opportunity to warm up, even if the light is quite hard at this hour.
As you will have recognised, my friend Wayne was invited with his Lotus Exige S. Thanks again to him for inviting me to join him.
Once I get in, that's when the challenge begins. We parked at the end of the site as we were among the last to enter. So I decided to photograph the rarest cars in the show, located in the centre of the field. I took the opportunity to photograph the few cars a little isolated on my way, the ideal place to highlight it. I passed in front of the SuperGarage collection, which had brought us a nice selection of Lamborghini with an Aventador SV, a red Aventador, and the two Diablo we saw before. A magnificent Utraviolet GT3 RS Porsche from the garage also caught my attention. What is a shame is that the cars weren't well placed relatively to the sun, so it was difficult to get anything out of it.
By the time I get to the parade of cars, the Ferrari Monza SP1 is already on its way. I quickly position myself to take some pictures, trying not to disturb the other photographers too much. I'm doing quite well with one of my favourite photos of the event, the one on the report's cover. In my opinion, I would have succeeded in immortalizing the atmosphere of the moment, with one of the protagonist cars of the event.
RossoCorsa, one of the local garages, came in force with the SP1 and a Laferrari, surrounded by other rather special models such as the F12 TDF or the 488 Pista. Unfortunately, the cars were very poorly displayed. The SP1 and Laferrari were facing the sun, so the direct light was very hard, and the background was very busy. The TDF was surrounded by other cars or elements of the show such as speakers and cables, which is a shame considering the magnificent spec of this car. For example, because of this light and the colour of the Laferrari, I had no choice but to put the photo in black and white to bring out the shapes. And yes, hard light doesn't help that, and red being very saturated on the Canon Reflexes, the only way I found to save these photos is to put them in black and white, which I hate to do on coloured cars.
Even though I didn't get to enjoy the cars as much as I would have liked, it was a real pleasure to see them in person. The purity of form of the SP1 makes me shiver, it's a real pleasure to photograph this car and play with the reflections. I take little time to have fun and do close-ups, a bit abstract, as I like to do them.
A second garage came in force is CARAGE MARBELLA, which showed up only two cars, but what cars! Koenigsegg Regera full carbon and an Aston Martin One-77. Of course, there were a lot of people around these fabulous cars, so it was hard to enjoy them, but it was a real pleasure to see them. This Regera is the first and only one in this configuration.
We had the opportunity to see the latest news from Aston Martin, the DBX and especially the AMB 001, the motorbike developed in collaboration with BROUGH SUPERIOR. This was the presentation model, but this bike will be limited to only 100 units, which makes it an exceptional piece. I'm not very attracted to motorbikes, but I must say that this one caught my attention. I will talk precisely about it in a dedicated report.
And we have the DBX, here presented in a magnificent pearly white. I think the exterior looks pretty modern, unlike the concurrence, even if the rear bumper is a bit soft. On the other hand, the interior, I find the interior very heavy and old-fashioned. Afterwards, as long as it keeps the brand alive, I'm fine with it, the exterior design remains very successful.
Porsche was very present, both by private individuals and by the dealer. I didn't have the time to go around all the models, but I spotted a few that stood out from the crowd. Among them, the Porsche 911 991 R and the 911 991 Speedster. Two cars that exist only for the pleasure of driving, cars that have a soul. These are for me the last beautiful porsche, the 991 generation, because I find the following ones more loaded, with a heavier design.
I'm really in love with the SV in this orange hue. I've never seen any before with this colour, and what a shame! A lot of little monsters were present like the AMG GTR, the 600LT Spider or the Huracan Performnte Spider. The Ferrari dealer also came with some nice pieces, like the 599 GTO or a 458 Speciale. There were a lot of nice specs in this event. It was a real spectacle to see all these beautiful colourful bodies shining in the sun.