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I took this towards the end of my 10 mile Memory Walk. I had been pushing on a bit, keen to get to the end before the rain arrived. I only had my phone with me, but it's come out pretty well I think. A beautiful spot too.

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This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

This car was created to order by Bob Petersen Engineering in Devon. Something so beautifully and faithfully crafted shouldn't have the handle "Replica" attached to it, but that is what it is.

 

It is a copy of the Embiricos Bentley, only one exists (In California).The Embiricos Bentley was the fastest saloon car in Britain before the war, and certainly the most stylish. Chassis number B-27-LE was a special commission by Greek gentleman motor racer and shipping magnate André Maris Embiricos. Designed by Frenchman Georges Paulin and built by Marcel Pourtout in July 1938, the magnificent aerodynamic ‘Continental’ set high-speed records and went on to race at Le Mans three times.

 

Bob Petersen and his client sourced a very tired standard Park Ward Derby Bentley saloon in need of a total rebuild. Being an MX-series example, it had the correct long gearing. Bob stripped it to a rolling chassis and then spent eight months constructing a wooden buck on which to shape the aluminium bodywork. For me as a car nut, the result is a thing of beauty.

 

Not very politically correct by today's standards! Detail shot of an old Bentley steering wheel.

Highnam Court is a grade I listed country house in Highnam, Gloucestershire, England constructed in the 17th century. The estate passed from the Cooke family to the Guise family and, in the mid 19th century, was purchased by a member of the Gambier-Parry family. Renovations were undertaken during the tenures of the Guise and Gambier-Parry families, with the latter also including extensive development of the grounds. The Gambier-Parry family held the estate until the late 20th century.

I stole a hour or so to visit the Cotswold Motor Show yesterday, which was held at Highnam Court. Surprisingly the rain held off , and I was able to lose myself amongst the wonderful display of classic machinery. The E Type Jag is my favorite classic of all, I love her clean lines, the long bonnet and most of all, her beautiful rear. :-)

Enduring the best of British weather on our long weekend away in Cornwall right now. Gale force winds and sideways rain. You've got to love this country! Here's one from last weekend at the Cotswold Motor Show. I'll catch up with your streams next week. Have a great weekend.

Polished to within an inch of it's life. How beautiful is that? Mind you, you'd need a wallet the same size as the tank to be able to run it!

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Highnam Court Gardens, near Gloucester. These gardens are probably one of my top three gardens in the UK. They are only open certain days throughtout the year, always to raise charity funds. Check their website for details, you will not be disappointed.

 

© Mike Broome 2014

Are you aware? Something out of place here?

 

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found in Highnam Court Gardens - Gloucester

  

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In fact just one of a number of gates at Highnam Court, Gloucestershire

  

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The Red Bridge at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

statue. Highnam Court is a grade I listed building in Highnam, Gloucestershire, England. The 17th century country house replaced the original building which was damaged in war.

Pampas grass at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Winter berries for the birds at Highnam Court, near Gloucester. If you have not been there, it is a hidden gem and worth a visit (or two or three!) However, it is only open on certain days of the year, and always to raise money for charity. Go to the Highnam Court website for details - www.highnamcourt.co.uk

 

© Mike Broome 2013

Highnam Court, Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

Highnam Court, near Gloucester, built in 1658, brought in 1838 by Thomas Gambier Parry who laid out the gardens, brought by the current owner who has totally and lovingly restored the gardens. They are large gardens, but feel intimate, certainly worth a visit, although only open on certain days through the year.

A white horse in a paddock at Highnam Court in Gloucester.

 

Unfortunately I saved this at very low fidelity and lost my original. Sorry.

In the gardens at Highnam Court. These obelisks have a fascinating dichroic effect - different colours of transmitted and reflected light.

 

This is a false colour image, the white balance is surealbutsubtly so....

Evening shot at Highnam Court (Nr Gloucester)

I did a day's worth of trailer driving today and given expert driving lessons by Ashley who's not old enough to drive yet.

A fab day shooting the stunning Harriett and Leah!

Taken at Highnam Court, just outside Gloucester.

 

Not sure who carved this or its correct title. Could be by Dave Bytheway, the Chainsaw Woodcarver. who produced many of the woodcarvings in the gardens.

 

Highnam Court is privately owned, but the gardens are open on certain days throughout the year to for charitable causes. I personally think they are among the best in the country and highly recommend a visit. See www.highnamcourt.co.uk/ for details.

 

© Mike Broome 2012

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