These were our 100 best images from 2015, Part 1

What a year it’s been. For 12 months, our photographers have been travelling around the world, capturing the most beautiful automotive moments for Classic Driver. Now we look back at the 100 best images from 2015, and the exciting stories behind them…

It was a good start to the year, with a Porsche 918 Spyder on the Flüelapass. Photo by Stefan Bogner. 

When even the police drove Porsches… Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

Only Porsche has more Porsches – visiting the king of early 911s, Manfred Hering. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

Can you inherit creativity? A meeting with design legend Ercole Spada in Turin. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

A visit to the workshop of Black Douglas Motorcycles in Milan. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

Blue Wonder – an Alfa TZ in London. Photo by Amy Shore. 

‘Golden Boy’ Corrado Lopresto doesn’t need a Ferrari in his world-famous collection. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

It’s hard to believe, but this factory racing Porsche 914/6 GT never made it to the start line. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

In the archives of Paul Bouvot, the second owner of the famous ex-Alain Delon Ferrari 250 GT ‘California’ Spider. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

The wonderful patina of a Pegaso Z-102. Photo by Amy Shore. 

The icons of automotive history at Rétromobile 2015. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

Auctioneer Max Girardo at RM Auctions’ Paris sale. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

A venerable backdrop – Bonhams hosts its sale at the Grand Palais in Paris. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

The undoubted star of Rétromobile was the ‘barnfind of the century’, the Baillon Collection. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

Artcurial sold Alain Delon’s forgotten Ferrari 250 GT ‘California’ Spider for a spectacular 16 million euros. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

Bath time at Fiskens in London. Photo by Amy Shore. 

Fast, comfortable, elegant and Italian – the De Tomaso Deauville was made for the 1970s jet set. Photo by Felix Liebel. 

Classic Driver was invited to BMW’s secret storage lair. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

We love unconventional classics in unconventional colours – this blue Ferrari 400i is the perfect example. Photo by Mathieu Bonnevie.

Abarth’s incredible World Record car resurfaces. Photo by Piotr Degler.

An afternoon with Graeme Hunt, the most gentlemanly of classic car dealers. Photo by Amy Shore. 

This Porsche 911 S has a dirty little secret. Photo by David Bush.

Sleeping legends at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Photo by Tim Brown.

A birthday trip to Goodwood – on tour with two McLaren F1 GTRs. Photo by Tim Brown.

The Goodwood Members’ Meeting from a driver’s perspective, with James Cottingham from DK Engineering. Photo by Tim Brown. 

Go Continental – what to pack in your Bentley? Photo by Amy Shore. 

It’s not all cars, you know – vintage bikes and collectables at Retro Classics 2015 in Stuttgart. Photo by Frederic Seeman.

Vintage motorcycles at L’Alpine Classic 2015. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

The Bristol family returns to Bicester. Photo by Amy Shore. 

This precious Vincent almost ended up on the scrap heap. Photo by Amy Shore. 

At Garage Novo, Ettore Bugatti’s dream lives on. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

A gold-rush of adrenalin with the BMW 3.0 CSL. Photo by Felix Liebel. 

A day with Monsieur C. and his Maserati A6GCS. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

At Equipe Europe, racing dreams come true. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

A short break during the 2015 Tour Auto. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

Motorcycle genius Patrick Walker herding his Manx sheep… on a Norton Manx. Photo by Amy Shore. 

Be it classic cars or motorcycles, Anthony Godin relishes the challenge. Photo by Tom Shaxson. 

Does the Ferrari Daytona have the most beautiful interior of them all? Photo by Tom Shaxson. 

Visiting Lord Pembroke, the 200mph Earl. Photo by Amy Shore. 

Was this BMW Alpina the mother of all German sports saloons? Photo by Frederic Seeman. 

Fascination – young motorsport fans greet the Mille Miglia. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

Who said you can’t sleep on the Mille Miglia? Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

A highlight of the year – the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, on the shores on Lake Como. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

A beauty pageant like no other. Photo by Rémi Dargegen.

Crewe Confidential – the tales of a Bentley chauffeur. Photo by Tom Shaxson.

Bugattis at The Wilton House Classic & Supercar 2015. Photo by Amy Shore. 

Classic Driver selects an Iso Grifo as the ‘best classic in show’ at Wilton House. Photo by Amy Shore. 

One of the few dry moments at the International Bugatti Rally 2015. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

The advocate’s devil – a very special MGB GT V8. Photo by Mario Brunner. 

Aquarama – a day aboard the most beautiful of all Rivas. Photo by Rémi Dargegen. 

The second half of our 100 best images from 2015 feature will be published on Classic Driver on 26 December.