Hi I’m Ian Musson a motor racing fan and avid photographer.
My first experience of motor sport was going to Cadwell Park at the age of 10 to watch bike racing with my family.
As soon as I could drive, I’d travel to my local circuits Donnington Park, Mallory Park and Cadwell Park to watch all the races.
My first big race at Donington Park 500 watching the European Touring Cars thunder round the track - from then I travelled further afield to Oulton Park, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
The 90’s was mainly taken up with touring cars Taking my first races abroad, 1995 the Touring car World Cup at Paul Ricard, DTM at Hockenhiem and STW at Nurburgring. Until in 1998 I finally went to Le Mans 24 Hour to watch my racing hero Joe Winklehock. From then on I was hooked on endurance racing and Le Mans.
Seeing BMW and Joe Winklehock win the Le Mans 24 doesn't get any better.
2000 - 2012
After nearly 30 years of being behind gradually bigger and bigger catch fencing!! … I finally had the opportunity to gain media accreditation covering British GT at Brands Hatch and Donnington Park.
I covered a full season of the British GT Championship, also rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Championship and the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hour.
But the greatest opportunity came in covering the FIA WEC at Silverstone , Spa Francorchamps and then being able to walk into the media room of Le Mans 24 hour - the feeling was surreal.
I felt like a very small fish in a pool of sharks, however, you soon realise people are there to help you and I have been able to make some good friends, which helps when you have had little sleep for a few days with 24 hour races!
I covered 6 rounds of the WEC as well as other sports car races, including going to Circuit of the Americas and getting over my very bad fear of heights to go up the tower much to the humour of the other photographers (who I will not name!!).
I decided to go freelance, covering the WEC also British GT championships and other races that come along.
I hope you enjoy my images, as much as I’ve enjoyed shooting them! sIf you are interested in any of them please don’t hesitate to contact me.
PS. I have Rolf Moritz to thank for the Red Lobster name after a very hot Le Mans in the early 2000’s (the English and the sun aren’t always a good combination) - Thanks Rolf!
Ian Musson (Red Lobster)
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