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Monthly Archives: May 2016

LMC GT40aThere is rightly great excitement around Ford’s fabulous-looking new GT and the company’s return to Le Mans 50 years after the first of its four victories there. However, with 6,506 applicants chasing just 500 initial examples at c.£300,000 each, many would-be owners are going to be disappointed. And with original GT40s each now valued in the £millions, it would seem all Ford supercars are beyond the reach of everyone but the super-rich. Well not quite, thanks to Le Mans Coupes Ltd who can readily supply one of the stunning Superformance GT40 evocations for the eminently more affordable price of £102,500 plus VAT. Read More »

lyddenhill16 (27)Another cracking weekend down at Lydden Hill as Mattias Ekström took his Audi S1 RX to a third consecutive win. He played the joker lap superb in the semi final and final, when Petter Solberg (Citroën DS3) had looked set to strike back as he went fastest in 3 of the 4 qualifying sessions. Solberg didn’t joker on lap 1 of the final and when he did Ekström had made up enough time to be ahead when Solberg rejoined the gravel, so Solberg was runner up to keep the championship battle close. There was also the threat of Andreas Bakkerud (Ford Focus RS) who faded in the final, so it was Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208 WRX) who completed the podium, at Lydden. Read More »

Presented at the Sporting Club Monaco on Thursday 28 May 1992McLaren F1a Read More »

Silverstone Technology– Report shows an untapped market of high-tech engineering firms ripe for investment, many working in markets with enormous growth potential for UK plc
– Cluster receives Government support plus call for investment

A cluster of high-tech engineering businesses, the Silverstone Technology Cluster, has been identified in the area surrounding Silverstone Park by a new research report. The Cluster, which is being backed by the Government, highlights a market of untapped potential. Read More »

Centrepiece of the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320) is the stunning Aston Martin Vulcan – featuring an engine developed by Prodrive.

A broad range of cutting-edge, energy-efficient automotive technologies will also be showcased.

Supported by the GREAT Britain campaign

As the world’s principal trade organisation for Motorsport and High Performance Engineering, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) has partnered with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), Innovate UK, Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to showcase some of the UK’s most innovative automotive technologies on the UK Pavilion (Stand 3320 – Hall 3), throughout Engine Expo 2016 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany – between 31 May and 2 June 2016. Read More »

– Japfest Rock! to take place at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Sunday June 26
– Full day of track action including the chance to drive on the circuit
– Big savings on advance tickets

Hot on the heels of the most successful Japfest ever, which attracted almost 20,000 Japanese performance fans, there’s only a month to go until the second of 2016’s Japfest events draws in the crowds – and the cars! Read More »

BHRC16 pre-SVSThe 2016 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship is finely-balanced heading into round four, the Severn Valley Stages Rally on Saturday 4 June.

After three rounds, Irish ace Paul Barrett heads the overall points’ table after three tremendous rallies in his Pinto-powered Ford Escort Mk2. Barrett jumped ahead when both Jason Pritchard and Nick Elliott fell victim to the notorious Kielder forest on the recent Pirelli Carlisle Rally. Now comes a return to Wales for some classic forest stages at a point in the calendar when there is everything to play for. Read More »

Round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place over the Bank Holiday in Great Britain this weekend (28-29 May) as the World Championship returns to Lydden Hill in Kent. A total of 63 cars have entered (24 Supercars, 29 Super1600 cars and 10 RX Lites) and this year’s line-up includes six British drivers such as multiple X Games medallist Liam Doran and double British Rally Champion, Guy Wilks.WorldRX16 pre-Lydden Read More »

2015 Open Day Edward FergusonOrganisers of the RSAC Scottish Rally will be heading to their Rally HQ a few weeks early on Sunday (29th May), as they attend the SRUC Barony Campus Open Day. The Dumfries and Galloway Rural College will play host to the rally’s headquarters, technical checks and documentation and organisers will head to the annual bash to spread the word about the 24th/25th June event. Read More »

Boosted by Sébastien Loeb’s encouraging second place in Belgium, the four PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers are looking forward to the visit to Great Britain where Lydden Hill will host round four of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on May 28-29.

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