F1 SHELL ADVERT - RIO DE JANIERO
Another string to the “Bob Houghton bow” has been our experience with prototype and Formula 1 cars.
The 1970s cars have always been particular favourites (the 512S and 312PB are amazing cars!).
We have restored many of these through the years as well as preparing and supporting them at various prestige events.
It is such an amazing feeling driving a Formula 1 car. Bob Houghton Ltd have always been involved with them and we are one of the few independents that can actually run these technological masterpieces.
Not so long ago, I was asked to help find Formula 1 cars to make an advert for Shell, with the concept being a film of early to late F1 cars in different locations around the world.
I ended up driving a F310 B on the dual carriageway next to Copacabana beach in Rio, which was incredible - cold tyres, no barriers and the Director saying “go flat out”! I was too busy looking at the girls on the beach…. but we got the shots in the end.