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Daily Archives: August 27th, 2013

Dean Raftery and co driver Aileen Kelly took their maiden NGK Spark Plugs BRC Challenge victory on Saturday’s second Ulster Challenge Rally, on an afternoon when an unusually high attrition rate saw only five crews reach the finish.

Steven Smith and co-driver Daniel Johnstone were rewarded for their heroic, seven hour repair efforts on Saturday night to take second while the ‘Challenge’s other registered Irish crew, John Byrnes and Paul Murphy took the final podium spot.

The second NGK BRCC event was all action from the moment the cars completed the first, with three crews having to work through the night to get their cars ready for Saturday morning. Read More »

– Chris Evans hails the success of his latest fun-filled festival
– Dramatic displays from stunning supercars
– Texas, Keane and Jools Holland top the live music bill
– More than a million pounds raised for BBC Children in Need

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CarFest South Tyrell– Jody Scheckter reunited with F1’s six-wheeled winner
– “It’s a car everyone wants to see,” says the F1 world champion
– Sir Jackie Stewart and Nick Mason at Laverstoke Park Farm

Motor sport history was recreated at CarFest South (23-25 August), staged at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire, when Jody Scheckter climbed back into the revolutionary six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 for the first time in nearly 40 years. Read More »

It was the home rally of all races where Volkswagen would fall short of their own high expectations for the first time since joining the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in January 2013. This was the first time Volkswagen have missed out on a podium place in a season which has seen the team pick up six rally wins in eight rallies. And all this despite World Championship leaders in the Drivers’ and Co-drivers’ categories Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) both having their Polo R WRCs out in front at different stages of the rally, which was watched by a crowd of 200,000. However, Volkswagen can still boast some very impressive numbers after the Rally Germany: eight of the fifteen stages held were won by the Wolfsburg team’s Polo R WRC at this purely asphalt-based rally. Moreover, at least one Volkswagen driver finished every stage in the top three.

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MG KX Momentum drivers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff have both pledged to get their winning campaigns back on track at Rockingham in three weeks after a tough time in the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill in Scotland last weekend.

Both drivers struggled to get to grips with the handling of the two-litre turbocharged MG6 over the demands of the tight 1.2-mile circuit in Fife and were unable to challenge for wins over the course of the three races.

Plato’s best result was a fourth position in the first of the three races, while Tordoff brought his car home in the top ten twice before an alternator failure ruled him out of the third encounter. Read More »

Salon 13 FairThis year’s Salon Privé will host the biggest Luxury Retail Village and Art & Memorabilia fair yet.

The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fair returns for its second year with a variety of prints and photos created by some of the best automotive artists in the world; Andrew Hill, Jarrotts, John Ketchell, Roy Putt, Tim Layzell, Paul Smith, Gary Whinn and Historic Car Art will all be on display. Read More »

Motorsport Italia is pleased to announce that the team will be joined at Rally Australia by Coffs Coast local driver Nathan Quinn who will compete on the tenth round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship in a MINI Countryman John Cooper Works.

A motor mechanic by trade, 27-year old Nathan Quinn is taking on Rally Australia for the third time, but it will be his first outing in a top specification WRC car. A big step for any young driver, Nathan is determined to make the most of the opportunity and has his sights set on a Top 10 finish on the event: Read More »

Salon Privé is proud to announce details of the 2013 Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance which will once again open the UK’s most prestigious Concours d’Elégance along with the Audemars Piguet Super Car Show.

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WWRS Netah13 TVThe television coverage of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C Rally Championship on Motors TV will continue on Saturday 31 August with the report from the fourth round, the Neath Valley Stages.

Importantly, the location of Motors TV has changed and it can now be found at channel 447. Read More »