The Mercedes Benz 500E – An aging wrestler in a three-piece suit.

This story has been on the backburner for a while now, having been written and shot in the middle of summer. Enjoy! 

Mercedes Benz has long made a name for itself building luxurious sedans for those who want to cover distance in comfort. The S, C and E-classes have been their bread and butter, now supported by numerous permutations of three letters that they seem to be pulling out of a hat, while responding to the needs of the market (a la GLA, GLC, GLE and all the rest).

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1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE – Celebrating UAE’s National Day.

We explore old Dubai in a period correct car, just in time for National Day. 

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Dubai. Tourist hub, financial centre, skyscraper central and one of the great metropolises of the world. Any tourist brochure or website will tell you precisely that and more. However, those who try and dig past the glitzy image are presented with a surprising amount of culture and heritage, most of which stems from Dubai’s history as a trading port on the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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The Motley Crew – An afternoon with the Shed Collection.

A wise man once said that life is full of surprises. Here at the Nocturnal Bandit, we’ve had our fair share of the pleasant variety. This story belongs firmly in that category. IMG_3175

Late one night, after exchanging a few direct messages with a gentleman on Instagram, he asked me whether I’d like to take photographs of a Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren 722, a 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II, a 1967 Shelby GT500 and a 1000hp Nissan GT-R. I had answered the question before he had finished typing his follow up sentence!  Continue reading “The Motley Crew – An afternoon with the Shed Collection.”