Donington Park was the location for a shoot with a special car this week. The car in question was a GT40 recreation built by Gelscoe Engineering Ltd. Now, don’t let the recreation bit put you off; this car was built in 2011 as a ‘Tool Room’ copy of the 3rd place finisher at the 1969 Le Mans 24 hours – chassis no. P 1076. This is no GT40 kit car; this is as close to the real thing as you could ever hope to get, without being an original. The car looks and sounds incredible and needless to say a quick engine fire up drew a large crowd of trackday participants within minutes of it barking into life and announcing its presence in the paddock.
The end result of hundreds of hours of work by Jon (pictured below) and the rest of the team at Gelscoe, the detail and finish on this car is something to be admired. It certainly made my job a whole lot easier as you couldn’t really take a bad photo of something that pretty! It is certainly one of the most photogenic cars I have shot in a long time. More information and pictures detailing the build of this car can be found here.
The reason for this shoot? The car is currently for sale with Nicholas Mee & Co. Ltd. and if I owned a house, I’d be quickly weighing up the possibility of living in a GT40.