Bangers and Cash Live Event Photography

I was truly honoured to be asked by UKTV and the Yesterday Channel to photograph the Bangers and Cash live event, held at the stunning Scampston Hall in Malton, North Yorkshire. As an event photographer nothing can get much better than this. UKTV is part of BBC Studios, so when I first received the email I had to pinch myself and double check that it wasn’t a joke.

My late father who passed away in December 2022 was a big fan of the show. So to actually photograph and meet the Mathewsons’ was pretty special. Not only did I meet the Mathewsons’ but I also got to work alongside many incredibly talented individuals who work at the studio and on the show.

The Hit TV Series

“Bangers and Cash” is an engaging and popular TV show that delves into the captivating world of classic car restoration and trading. Set against the backdrop of vintage automobiles, the show follows the journeys of passionate collectors, dedicated restorers, and enthusiastic traders as they uncover, revive, and exchange iconic vehicles from bygone eras.

Each episode is a blend of automotive history, craftsmanship, and human stories, offering viewers a front-row seat to the excitement and challenges of preserving and sharing the treasures of the past. Whether it’s the thrill of a successful restoration, the negotiation of a deal, or the sheer beauty of these timeless machines, “Bangers and Cash” captures the essence of a fascinating subculture that continues to captivate enthusiasts and inspire new generations.

The Event

Attendees could interact with Derek, Dave, Paul, and the Bangers & Cash crew via live Q&As. They had the chance to appreciate cars and bikes from past and future show episodes, as well as classics from local and distant car clubs. Notably, they could view prized vehicles from the Mathewsons’ personal collection. Visitors experienced a Mathewsons auction, the first since the 2020 pandemic, where Derek himself auctioned selected vehicles and memorabilia.

The event had a variety of entertainment, from live music, guest speakers from other TV shows, abundant food and drink, and a Paint My Ride where visitors could spray paint a car!

The event was sold out, and I was told that 6000 people attended the event over the two days. There’s no doubt that they could have sold far more tickets than this! Maybe for future events they can go much bigger, as it was that successful. Every single attendee that I spoke to loved it and hope it returns.

Big Thanks

Working with the Bangers and Cash stars, crew and staff never felt like work for me. I was given free rein to go photograph what I see, and it was fun from start to finish. To remember my dad talking about this show only a few months ago, to me with cameras in hand photographing the very same people he loved to watch. Some things really do happen for a reason.

I have to say a huge thanks to UKTV for choosing me to photograph the event. A big shoutout to Sam who was amazing over the two days, as well as all the staff from UKTV who were so friendly and supportive. This was the very first large event that UKTV had put together, and they should be really proud of what they achieved with Bangers and Cash Live.