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Monthly Archives: November 2014

SONY DSCA hard fought battle, in challenging conditions, saw Matt Edwards & Paul Morris (Escort MkII) go head to head with Matthew Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) for an event long battle which captivated all who witnessed it. Both went well in the opening stages of Friday night and it was Edwards who held a 58 second lead over Robinson. Catching slower crews had been an issue and probably hampered Robinson by half a minute more than Edwards, but both were set up for 2 further days of battle, including an off, mechanical issues, an epic comeback and a post event exclusion for one of the crews. Read More »

Nissan Super GT14– 30th year of NISMO ends with celebration of motorsport success at annual NISMO Festival this Sunday
– NISMO Athletes test Super GT cars at Fuji Speedway as reward for their commitment in 2014
– Over 20,000 NISMO road cars sold globally since 2013 launch Read More »

TIGOSE– A new partner for TIGOSE’s Apprenticeship Programme as the scheme grows
– Nottingham-based Emtec offers more disciplines as the Programme expands

TIGOSE (The International Guild of Specialist Engineers), the UK-based association which represents and supports specialists and businesses in the motorised historic and classic transport industry, announces today a new partnership with Emtec Colleges Ltd, to deliver training in more areas than the original scheme had planned: Paint, Panel, Trim, Customer Service, Parts and Machine Shop Engineering. Read More »

Mille Miglia, the very words roll off the tongue and bring visions of sleek sports cars driven at fantastic speeds through small villages and along country roads, to the delight of all who gather to watch.

Crowds – seemingly oblivious of any danger – watching the true heirs of the great city-to-city races which were run at the beginning of the 20th Century. It’s estimated that over five million men, women and children lined the route every year the race was run, come rain or shine.

Brescia was considered the birthplace of Italian motorsport and inhabitants were shocked when the Italian Grand Prix was ‘stolen away’ and moved to Monza in 1922. Read More »

The Doghouse Ladies raised in excess of £16,000 (final figures not yet calculated). Linda Pearcy & Kate Cottingham raised the most overall (all competitors), so got P1. Good news.

Have to take part next year.

Bad news! (Not really)

Doghouse Barkers: Kate Cottingham & Linda Pearcy – Maserati 4200

Doghouse Dolls: Diane Ralph & Elizabeth Walkinshaw – Mercedes 380SL

Doghouse Betsy: Caroline Hobbs & Tiffany Barker – BMW Z4 Read More »

RAC ReynoldsCrews and teams and now making final preparations for this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November) and to mark the final week before the rally, we’ve asked a number of leading contenders for their thoughts about the coming event.

We’re publishing one set of answers every day this week and we conclude with Julian Reynolds who starts at number 7 in the stunning Fiat 131 from Rallysport Developments. Read More »

McLaren Gulf 12hr 14McLaren GT has confirmed it will enter two examples of the 650S GT3 at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour as the final stage of the development programme, ahead of customer deliveries for the 2015 season. The experienced driver line-up will see Rob Bell, Kevin Estre and Alvaro Parente in a full McLaren GT works entry, running alongside a Pro-Am customer partnership also managed by McLaren GT. Read More »

Skoda Fabia R5– World premiere: ŠKODA displays concept of its new rally car, the Fabia R 5
– German premiere for the new ŠKODA Fabia Estate
– Special Monte Carlo edition of the Rapid Spaceback, Yeti and Citigo
– ŠKODA Octavia RS and ŠKODA show cars: Yeti Xtreme, CitiJet and Rapid Spaceback Red & Grey Collection Read More »

Three seasons, 19 wins from 22 events and 3 Championship titles. That is some scorecard!!

Alexander Vassallo from Corbridge, Northumberland joined the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge in 2012 not long after his 14th  birthday. Read More »

StevePerez1Steve Perez and the stunning ‘Amigos Tequila Flavoured Beer’ Lancia Stratos will be one of the star attractions for fans on this year’s Roger Albert Clark Rally (28-30 November). Chesterfield-based Perez reckons that a new engine in the Stratos will sound sensational in the Kielder forest stages of Northumberland that make up a tough challenge on the Sunderland-based rally. Read More »