A few showers peppered what was otherwise a sunny and blustery day down in the Vale of Neath. In the Historic rally Nick Elliott & Dave Price (Escort MkII) made up for a narrow defeat in 2013 to take victory by just under 20 seconds. A string of fastest times were enough to keep a hard charging Richard Hill & Steffan Evans (Escort MkII) at bay. Completing the podium were Meirion Evans & Iwan Jones (Escort MkII) just under 15 seconds further back. Tomas & Eurig Davies (Escort MkII) took the FIA class with David Stokes & Guy Weaver (Escort MkI) taking category 2 and category 1 went to Graham Waite & Gill Cotton (Amazon). Read More »
Potentially turbulent weather look set to play havoc with the Tyneside Stages, which was round 5 of the asphalt championship. As it turned out there were only a few short sharp showers and it made little difference to the outcome. Damian Cole & Elliott Edmondson (Focus WRC) went fastest on the first stage which saw Steve Simpson & Pat Walsh (Impreza WRC) retire with clutch issues just after our vantage point. Peter Taylor & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta S2400) equalled Cole on stage 2 and then went a second faster on stage 3 to lie a second behind. The 2nd loop saw Cole drop time on stages 5 & 6 and taylor took the lead, which only grew as the event progressed. Taylor took victory by 17 seconds with six fastest stage times and four joint fastest times with Cole. Read More »
A return to UK rallying for us after 6 weeks away and we witnessed a superb battle between Paul Bird & Aled Davies (Focus WRC) and Dave Weston jnr & Kirsty Riddick (Impreza WRC). Steve Perez & Paul Spooner (Focus WRC) and Weston were joint fastest through stage 1 before Weston took the lead on stage 2 despite Bird going fastest. Weston took stage 3 before Perez & Bird tied on stage 4 leaving Weston ahead by 5 seconds from Bird and a further 6 to Perez. Bird & Perez tied once more on stage 5 before a fastest time for Bird on stage 6 saw him take the lead by two seconds ahead of Weston. Weston took stage 7 by a single second before Bird sealed the win with fastest time on the final stage by 3 seconds. Perez ended up 3rd a further 16 seconds behind Weston. Read More »
• Car number 88 will enter the line-up at Sonoma Raceway
• Bentley Boy Guy Smith to pilot second Bentley; joins Butch Leitzinger
Dyson Racing Team Bentley announces a second Continental GT3 will enter the Pirelli World Challenge beginning with this weekend’s Round 13 and 14 races. Bentley Boy Guy Smith will pilot the number 88 car in a double header race weekend at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. Read More »
The Porsche Club GB will host a new festival event at Brands Hatch, Kent, on 21 September, featuring racing, displays and demonstrations of both classic and contemporary Porsche sports cars that will bring to life the fascinating story of the iconic German marque.
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On Thursday 4 September, a different kind of winged flying machine will be accelerating hard down the auxiliary runway at Edinburgh Airport. A MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car is set to take part at Race the Runway – an epic charity drag race organised by, and benefiting, the Glasgow-based Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Read More »
- JD Classics was delighted on behalf of its customers and workshop team to be invited back to Pebble Beach, arguably the most prestigious classic car concours in the world
– Together JD Classics celebrated its best ever showing at Pebble Beach Concours of Elegance and The Quail returning to the UK with three Best in Class trophies and a Special Award
– At Pebble Beach, JD Classics won Best in Class with the 1951 Geneva Show Prototype Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe in the Post-War Touring category
– Also at Pebble Beach, the JD Classics restored Jaguar XK120 Jabbeke land speed record car won Best in Class in the Post-War Sports Racing category
– At The Quail, JD Classics won Best in Class in the Post-War Sports category with the Jaguar XKSS, newly restored by JD Classics and returned to its original factory colours of Mist Grey with red leather
– Jaguar legend and chief test and development driver in period Norman Dewis received the awards for the Jabbeke car and the XKSS on behalf of JD Classics receiving warms applause from the crowd on the lawns
– JD Classics also had a magnificent Alloy Body Ferrari 275 on the lawn at Pebble post a full nut-and-bolt JD Classics Restoration
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Where else in the world can you see a full scale model of Stonehenge, the largest gathering of Jaguar D-types and Mods and Rockers duking it out on Brighton Pier without leaving the confines of a racing track? At the Goodwood Revival of course, which takes place from 12 – 14 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Read More »
Many car manufacturers attempt to win 24 hour motor races for years without success but Audi has recently celebrated not only one win, or even two, but three victories in the same year – for a second time!
Having scored a 13th Le Mans 24 Hour race victory with the hybrid diesel Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi has gone on to win the prestigious Nürburgring and Spa 24 Hour races with the Audi R8 LMS ultra GT3 sportscar this summer.
At Le Mans in June, Audi’s victorious hybrid sportscar used 22% less fuel per 100 kilometres than the winning 2013 R18 e-tron quattro. Since the TDI era began in racing in 2006 – when Audi became the first manufacturer to win at Le Mans with a diesel-engined sportscar – there has been a 38% reduction in fuel consumption. Read More »