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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mombasa born Peter Horsey, the African Pirelli Star Drive recipient, scored points on his debut in the Production Car World Rally Championship division when he and Welsh co-driver, Calvin Cooledge, brought their Pirelli Mitsubishi Evo X to the end of Rally Finland 40th overall and ninth amongst the PWRC registered crews! Read More »


After a six-week summer break, the contest for the 2010 Hankook MSA Scottish Rally Championship resumes in the forests of Morayshire next Saturday (August 7th).

The Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages has attracted a top-class entry of more than 120 crews.

As the sixth of eight rounds,  the Elgin-based rally is a key event in the countdown to the final championship placings. Read More »

Mombasa born Peter Horsey, the African Pirelli Star Driver nomination, returned to the host city of the 2010 WRC Rally Finland, Jyvaskyla, at the end of an action packed second day with a very big grin on his face, having successfully tackled 11 high speed special stages at the wheel of his Ralliart Italy run Mitsubishi Evo X. Read More »

Placed third in the Military Class of the recently held ‘Help for Heroes’ 4×4 European Rally was the Team Green Howard SWB Land Rover 90, driven by Captain Ed Pawsey and navigator James Kelly, with assistance from Will Pawsey, Captain Pawsey’s brother. Read More »

– Dean and Johansson record team’s fastest times in darkness
– Sole American team prepared for 24 Hour race début in famous European race Read More »

Young Kenyan rallying talent Peter Horsey was left honoured and emotional when he and co-driver Calvin Cooledge opened proceedings for the sixtieth anniversary of the world famous Neste Oil Rally Finland, ending the opening day with no dramas and pleased to have had the opportunity to run first on the road on such a prestigious event. Read More »

Barbados Historic Rally Carnival 2010 Local Bajan driver White wins King of the Carnival 2010; Jimmy McRae nets class win on rally driving a 3-litre Tuthill Porsche 911 through a totally tropical mixture of searing heat and flash downpours, five-times British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae adapted swiftly to the bumpy challenges of Barbados’ Turners Hall special stage and relished the swift, smoother sections of the Pickerings stage, to clinch second overall and a class win in the Karcher Summer Stages Historic Rally. Read More »

Far from losing heart after failing to finish the first round of the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship, Damian Cole and co-driver Craig Drew have rebounded in the best possible way – by taking their Kumho-shod Ford Focus WRC to four consecutive hauls of maximum points. As a result, they currently lead the series by 16 points from the Ford Escort MKII of Simon Mauger and Ashley Trimble. Read More »

Motoring publishers can breathe a sigh of relief, following the news that Chater’s, the motoring and motorsport bookseller, has purchased the assets of specialist automotive wholesaler Menoshire.

The struggling West London-based company was the established route to market for motoring titles for many years and its demise could have had serious consequences for niche publishers and authors. Chater’s has also secured the services of key Menoshire staff to ensure an immediate and smooth transition. Read More »

Two World Rally Championships, eight consecutive RAC Rallies, etc – you name an event or championship and the Escort almost certainly won it at some time or another. Its enviable tally includes victory on the 1970 London To Mexico World Cup Rally, in the capable hands of Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm, memories of which will be rekindled by the Motorsport Safety Fund’s 2010 Charity Christmas card, which features an oil painting of the pairing in full cry on the event. The striking picture was painted by renowned transport artist Dion Pears. Read More »