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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rhys Yates ScottishBrettex Site Services backed rally driver Rhys Yates made the trip to Scotland last weekend to contest round four of the MSA British Rally Championship, but failed to finish the Dumfries event after ending his rally in one of the events vast ditches.  Taking a brand new Evolution version of the Fiesta R5 to the event, Yates was just settling into the new machine when he slid off the forest road and into retirement. Read More »

WorldRX16 pre-HoljesA record-breaking number of cars will compete at the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy which takes place in Holjes in Sweden this weekend (1-3 July).  A total of 111 cars across five different classes have entered Volkswagen Rallycross of Sweden including 47 Supercars (19 World RX entries; 28 Euro RX entries), 21 TouringCars, 25 Super1600 cars and a further 18 entries in the supporting RX Lites. Read More »

Following the runaway success of its entry-level, one-make ‘Academy’ Series for Austin A30/35 cars, the HRDC will follow up this innovative concept in 2017, with a ‘Senior’ Series for historic Jaguar Touring Cars, embracing all saloon models of the type which were raced in period from 1950 to 1966.

Julius Thurgood, Race Director and founder of the Historic Racing Drivers Club, is upbeat about the new concept: “From the very beginning of my plans to create an entry-level series into historic racing, I knew that there had to be a logical path to follow on from the HRDC ‘Academy’ that would be aspirational to both those drivers who were graduating through this grass-roots series and to those already experienced competitors who were seeking to race in a high-end but fair-play ‘Senior Series’. Read More »

DS Virgin pre-London16aDS Virgin Racing will be looking to finish the second FIA Formula E season in style, as London’s Battersea Park gets ready to host the championship finale on 2-3 July. DS Automobiles will have DS E-TENSE on display at the London ePrix.

DS Virgin Racing currently sits in third place in the FIA Formula E Championship team standings, and will be looking to use the home support in London to their advantage to consolidate their position. Read More »

– 40 years on, the mighty AMC Javelin is ready to roar again
– Return of the iconic US muscle car from the seventies
– Another great addition to sparkling Tin Top Sunday line-up

After an absence of more than 40 years, the mighty muscle car once known as ‘The Beast’ is ready to make a thunderous racing return at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (29-31 July). Read More »

Lister Moss16a– Lister Motor Company announces a limited run of 10 special edition handmade magnesium-bodied Lister Jaguar Knobblys
– Each will feature the same lightweight specification as the Lister ‘works’ car in which Sir Stirling Moss won at Silverstone in 1958
– With none of the original magnesium-bodied ‘works’ Lister Knobblys surviving today, this is a unique opportunity to buy a continuation magnesium-bodied ‘works’ Lister Knobbly
– Stirling Moss edition will also be the only car in the world to feature a body made entirely from lightweight magnesium
– Only the second car in history endorsed by legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss
– Each will be painted classic racing green and yellow and feature a plaque signed by Sir Stirling Moss, who will also personally hand over each car to the new owner
– These 10 very special cars will be available in either full race or road specification, priced from £1 million,
– Lister Motor Company has already taken several deposits   Read More »

BAC Goodwood16c– BAC enjoyed a glorious 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with success on and off the famous hill climb
– Official BAC test driver Oliver Webb thrilled the crowds with some stunning runs up the hill, in a competitive class that was new for this year
– With a sub-50 second final run, the BAC Mono was fast enough to take an unofficial podium position in the last-day shootout for all comers
– The weekend proved a phenomenal success for BAC, with a record number of cars for a Goodwood weekend being sold, with new customers hailing from all around the world
– BAC showed a new carbon hybrid wheel at the Festival, demonstrating the company’s innovative and industry leading approach to new technology
– The stand played host to a record number of visitors on all four days, with fans, customers and celebrities all enjoying the atmosphere and the BAC Mono Read More »

– All-new Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon
– Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car will be limited to 2017 model year only
– Limited-edition Ford GT  features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materials and detailing

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IThe 23rd Italian Baja ( 23-26th June) provided an enthralling race that saw the leading position change on numerous occasions during the three-days of racing across rocky river beds and the surrounding dry landscape of Pordenone.Mini Italy16 (1) Read More »

nickygrist15 (7)This year’s Nicky Grist Stages (9-10 July) is the only event to host a round of both the MSA British Rally Championship and Ravenol BTRDA Rally Series – together with the Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championship and a host of other top class British championships.

Quinton Motor Club has organised 45 stage miles on gravel for Saturday 9 July, over the magnificent loose-surface roads of Crychan, Halfway, Route 60 and Monument. The only mixed-surface round of the BRC continues on Sunday 10 July, with a further 60 miles over the fantastic Tarmac stages of the Epynt military range. Read More »