For years I’ve been a fan of the TV program Robot Wars. For some reason the idea of carefully constructed, cutting edge machines fighting each other to destruction has always appealed to me. It was a great privilege then for me to photograph the wedding of not just any Robot Wars competitor but for the man behind the famous “Roadblock” and “Beast of Bodmin”. Roadblock was winner of series 1 and placed 3rd in series 2 and Beast of Bodmin, well it did OK….
Here are the team from Saturday. I’ve highlighted Hender, Chris (the groom) and his father Pete.
You can see them in action on YouTube. Including interviews with Chris (“marine fibreglass – pretty tough”) Kinsey. Though for some reason I couldn’t find the infamous interview with Philippa Forrester referred to in Hender’s speech.
Beast of Bodmin from series 3 (with an interview with a very young looking Hender!) – don’t miss the hydraulically powered cheeky wink…
and the classic series 2 final with Roadblock against Cassius. And yes, all the important action does happen while we are watching replays of Cassius summersaulting…)