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cotswoldclouds16 (93)Three trials in 2016 already, this is getting serious! We paid a visit to Dursley & Stroud for our first visit to the Cotswold Clouds in 3 years. A bumper field and decent crowds were entertained by the 80+ crews on Crooked Mustard, with the best part of 10 crews making it up the challenging section. Merv’s Swerve proved harder and Dan Partington & Sam Phillips (DP Wasp) were one of the only crews to clear both sections we watched. Another great day trialing. Read More »

brandshatch16 (7)With no event in 2015 we made our first visit in a while to Brands Hatch and a wet start caused chaos early on, where front wheel drive ultimately proved to be the best method of drive. Chris West & Steve McNulty (306 Maxi) were joint fastest on the first stage and 4th fastest on the 2nd stage saw them sharing the lead after the first pair of stages. Steve Quigley & Tom Hutchings (Clio 172 Cup) were tied with them for the lead with Tony Robinson & Phil Clarke (Clio) just a further 2nd back after fastest time on stage 2. Through the next pair of stages the conditions improved and became more predictable, which saw the Clio’s fall back as the RWD and 4WD machinery started to make up ground. Read More »

cleehills16 (6)We were back for our hat-trick on this event after 2012 & 2014. With 2013 cancelled due to the weather and the event not run in 2015 it was a welcome return to the Shropshire hills. We took on Flounders Folly where only Dan Partington & Sam Phillips (DP Wasp) completed the test, making the most of running 2nd crew up the hill. We then moved on to Priors Holt 6, (after the cancellation of Priors Holt 7), where the first climb in to the trees was the main test. Once again another fine day out in a great setting, with good company. Read More »

– BAC Mono gets a new wider chassis to offer more space in the cockpit
– Changes bring as much as 56mm in extra interior room
– Exterior dimensions, weight and aerodynamics remain unchanged, as does the Mono’s trademark blistering performance and handling
– New carbon fibre interior panels will also be available, bringing a high-tech look to the cockpit of this futuristic looking luxury sports car

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Brain Lister Cup16a– Lister Motor Company CEO, Lawrence Whittaker, presented the Brian Lister Cup to Tony Wood and Will Nuthall at a star-studded event, following a sensational racing turnaround
– Wood’s car – a Lister-Jaguar Knobbly worth £1.5m – was involved in an accident at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting but repaired in time for the first race of the season a little over a month later
– Wood and his team then went on to secure three podium finishes during the season, propelling them to an excellent fifth place overall
– Named in honour of Lister Motor Company founder, Brian Lister, the Cup rewards passion, performance and preparation as well as finishing results Read More »

Kumho Jennings Galway16bGarry Jennings achieved a memorable overall victory on last weekend’s Corrib Oil Galway International Rally (February 5-7), using his Kumho-shod Subaru Impreza to beat three-times British Rally Champion Keith Cronin’s Citroën DS3 into second place by almost 3.5 minutes.

This was a notably sweet result for 2013 Irish Rally Champion Jennings, who had never won the event before, despite many years of trying. Read More »

The line-up of TV partners for the 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship has been announced ahead of the opening round of the championship, the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 21 February).BHRC16 TV Read More »

AP Racing Patent16aIn a landmark legal case, AP Racing has been awarded £570,660 in damages, costs and interest following a ruling that Alcon Components Limited infringed the company’s patent protecting the innovative Radi-CAL™ concept for motorsport brake calipers.

As the highest ever level of damages awarded in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, the case centred around a range of brake calipers introduced and patented in 2007. Read More »

JD Classsics Retromobile– JD Classics showcased a selection of some of its rarest models at the prestigious Retromobile show in Paris
– From a unique Mercedes 300SL Alloy to a competition 1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S-R the team’s stand was packed with variety
– Two very special Ferraris featured on the stand; a one-of-nine Ferrari 250 LWB TdF and an F40 LM prepared by Michelotto
– JD Classics showcased its world-class restorations with a perfect Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante that had undergone a full, bare-metal restoration at JD Classics’ Maldon HQ Read More »

Aston Martin cufflinks– Own a piece of Aston Martin’s greatest ever racer, the Le Mans winning DBR1/2
– TMB Art Metal has immortalised the legendary car in a limited edition of cufflinks
– Each pair of cufflinks is crafted using original metal removed from the 1950’s car
– The iconic racing car is recreated in superb style for the cufflinks, right down to the driver
– As well as the precious provenance metal, the cufflinks incorporate 18ct gold and sterling silver, and are hand crafted in England
– Only 50 pairs of the cufflinks are available, and each comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by the victorious Le Mans driver Carroll Shelby Read More »

RhysYates_InActionBrettex Ford Fiesta R5 pilot Rhys Yates will contest this weekend’s Cambrian Rally in a bid to acquire additional seat time ahead of his 2016 MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) assault.  The Chesterfield rally ace will use the first round of the BTRDA rally series to gain valuable experience in the four wheel drive machine to ensure he is `match fit` ahead of the opening round of the BRC, The Mid Wales Stages in March. Read More »

AaronMcClure_in_actionFlookburgh rally ace Aaron McClure kicks off his 2016 rallying season this weekend as he heads to North Wales to contest the opening round of the BTRDA Rally Series, The Cambrian Rally.  The All Floors Express – Yokohama backed Mitsubishi E9 pilot will once again tackle the hotly contested Production Cup and the 21 year old has his sights firmly set on victory at the Llandudno based event. Read More »

WorldRX16 LitesThe 2016 RX Lites Cup – a one-make feeder series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – will consist of seven events plus a standalone event in Canada. The seven rounds which make up this year’s calendar include Hockenheim, Belgium, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Barcelona and Latvia (Hockenheim and Latvia are new additions to the RX Lites schedule in 2016). Read More »

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