I first met Andy whilst on this shoot for Classic Driver and we’ve kept in touch ever since. Andy has solo toured an impressive amount of the US and is my inspiration for touring in my own Mini. So when he asked if I wanted to hang out with him, learning how to ride Velocettes, browsing a magical world of architectural curiosities, all along with the company of a hot air balloon flying, Bullnose Morris driving chap called Robin, I basically jumped at the chance.
This is the day I spent with Andy an his Velocette girls; Thumper, Katie, Bella, Eileen and Jasmine. Eileen is his black Mk VIII, Katie is the green one, Bella is the faired ’35’, Jasmine is the project and Thumper was the fantastic machine that we whizzed around Oxfordshire on.
The last photograph at the end of the album is thanks to that hot air balloon flying, Bullnose Morris driving chap, Robin. One of the most amazingly interesting people I have the pleasure of knowing. You can see a truly gripping video of him crash landing in the Australian desert here.