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riponian15 (8)It was only our third trip to the Riponian and it already is a firm favourite despite the weather. In many respects the snow at the end of the day made the event for our final stage, Roppa. Charles Payne & Andrew Roughead (Fiesta) dominated the event with a series of fastest stage times, (all but the last 2 stages), saw them take a comfortable victory. In a superb 2nd place were Matthew Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) who had been on it all day, benefiting from final stage dramas which saw Ian Joel & Graeme Wood (Escort Cosworth) drop the best part of a minute and a half on the final stage. Read More »

raceretro15 (209)A cool wind blew through Stoneleigh on Saturday, but with bright sunshine and sideways rally cars, we had a good day. One of the largest variety of cars to date and over 50 of them running through the stage, there was plenty to entertain. Of those crews it was the father and son of Dai & Ben Llewellin who took turns in various cars, most notably the Skoda Octavia WRC, which was excellent value. There were the usual sideways Escort MkII’s, Audi Quattro’s, Ferrari 308 GTB’s and Metro 6R4’s plus many more. Add the noise of the Firenza Chevrolet V8 and it was all you could ask for. Read More »

SONY DSC12 out of 12 for us as we took in Race Retro again after having never missed one to date. With the live action due over the weekend we concentrated on the show today, (along with the auction rooms). A great choice of cars on speed street with the star car being a Michael Schumacher Benetton, whilst in the rally hall the rare sight of a Ford Escort RS1700 was a great vehicle to see. Once again Race Retro had plenty on offer with the bike hall focusing on Norton and other British Marques. Plenty more to follow so roll on the live stage and the legend that is Ari Vatenan. back behind the wheel of a Ford Escort MkII and a Peugeot 205 T16. Read More »

Tour Britannia Ireland15bThere will be four major winners on Tour Ireland this year, the Irish edition of Tour Britannia (13-15 May), when the classic race and rally tour crosses the water for some outstanding closed-road competition.

As well as the overall winners in both the competition and regularity events and the award for the leading pre-1966 car, the fourth major award will be for the winners of the Index of Performance. The Index allows cars of all ages and engine size to compete equally for a major award. Read More »

Race Retro VatanenWhilst there were celebrations galore at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, it was rally legend Ari Vatanen who stole the show, spending hour after hour chatting to thousands of fans and signing autographs and memorabilia.

As visitor numbers increased to 29,700 over the weekend (29,100 in 2014), so did the anticipation on Saturday as Ari opened the live rally stage by taking to the wheel of a BMW for a demonstration lap, much to the crowd’s delight. Read More »

- Fourth episode of new 13 x one-hour series, The Classic Car Show, airs tonight on Channel 5 at 7pm
– In this week’s show, Quentin Wilson celebrates a true British icon: the legendary Range Rover
– The team heads to the Monaco Historique for a thrilling weekend of high octane classic motorsport
– Alex Riley gives the low-down on the surprisingly affordable Porsche 928, while Bruno Senna hits the track in a classic Mustang racer
– See the Episode 4 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOPl3-AuRWY

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- Tickets on sale for exhilarating World RX at Lydden Hill
– Superstar drivers and flame-spitting supercars top bumper bill
– 2015 tickets at 2014 prices until the end of March
– Prices from £20; accompanied children free of charge

Tickets are now on sale for the UK’s only round of the mind-blowing FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Lydden Hill (23-24 May) – with early birds able to take advantage of identical prices to last year. Read More »

George_Lepley_PR3_15_CarNottinghamshire rally star George Lepley will head to Cumbria next weekend as he tackles the second round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series and only his third ever gravel event, The Malcom Wilson Rally. Named after the World Rally Championship M-Sport Ford team boss who provides his headquarters as an event base, the March 7th event takes in some of the most challenging stages in the country in and around the Lake District forests. Read More »

AaronMcClurePR02_25Cumbrian rally star and last year’s John Easson Award winner Aaron McClure will tackle his first event of 2015 next weekend as he competes on his local event, the Malcolm Wilson Rally. After signing a sponsorship deal with leading tyre firm Yokohama at January’s Autosport Show, McClure will head to the Cockermouth based event on the 7th March in his newly acquired Group N Mitsubishi Evo 9. Read More »

Steve_Brown_PR_1_15_NissanMicraKitCarRochdale rally ace Steve Brown will make the trip to Wales next weekend with a new car for 2015 as he kicks off his assault on this year’s REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. The 27 year old Nissan Micra pilot will use his newly built kit car to tackle the opening round of the series, the Melvyn Evans Motorsport Tour of Epynt Rally.   After several years behind the wheel of his familiar Nissan Micra which he developed from a Formula F1000 a 1300cc Rally First car, this season will see Brown step up to class B9 where he will challenge for the 1400cc awards. Read More »

Phil_Hall_PR1_15CodriversSeatBritish rally co-driver Phil Hall will make the trip to Cumbria next weekend as his contests his first gravel event of the season, the Malcolm Wilson Rally. Based in Cockermouth near the North West Coastline, the event is the second round of the REIS-Ravenol BTRDA Rally Championship and will mark a return to the co-driver’s seat for Hall alongside rising talent Rhys Yates who will be driving his newly acquired Ford Fiesta R2. Read More »

Northumberland rally driver Kev Monaghan will begin his assault on the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship title next month, on the Tour of Epynt rally (8th March).Monaghan pre-Epynt15 Read More »

Toronto Honda Indy 2014  2014• Following successful winter testing, Bentley Team Dyson Racing prepares for PWC season-opener at Circuit of the Americas.
• Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson named BTDR’s 2015 drivers.

Following a winter’s worth of testing and development, Bentley Team Dyson Racing is prepared for a full season of racing with the goal of bringing Bentley its first North American sporting title. In the course of a half-season in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge, the team demonstrated the competitive potential of the Bentley Continental GT3 with front-row starts, a race win and two other podium finishes. Read More »

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