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Monthly Archives: November 2016

grizedale16-4Another glorious day up in the Lake District saw Stephen Petch & Michael Wilkinson (Fiesta R5) back up his 2015 victory with another one in 2016. Donagh Kelly & Conor Foley (Fiesta) was leading after two stages but then retired. David Wright & Steve Pugh (Focus WRC) were 14 seconds back and set joint fastest time with Petch on stage 3. With Stage 4 cancelled, Petch then went fastest on stage 5 with Wright fastest on stage 6 but the final victory margin grew to 16 seconds. Read More »

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– Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) finds itself on the winner’s podium once again, with its one-of-a-kind Mono scooping TopGear’s Best for Selfish Sundays Award in the magazine’s Best Cars in the World issue
– The Best for Selfish Sundays Award celebrates a car that is purely for the driver’s enjoyment for days on the open road
– BAC’s Mono is the world’s first and only single-seater road-legal supercar that aims to provide the most authentic driving experience
– BAC recently hit headlines after winning two Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) Awards for International Trade and Logistics Excellence

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2017rr-williams-fw08-rosberg-credit-maureen-magee– Race Retro celebrates 50 years of the Cosworth DFV engine with creature Mike Costin
– Display features cars from the Donington Grand Prix Collection including the William FW08
– Race Retro marks the start of Donington’s celebrations of 40 years since Donington Park reopened
– New Race Retro organisers promise a ‘Super Show’ to mark the event’s 15th anniversary. Read More »

Sandwell’s Founder and Technical Director has been awarded the prestigious Shot Peener Magazine’s “Shot Peener of the Year 2016” accolade, becoming only the third-ever British recipient in the history of the award.

The Shot Peener magazine presents The Shot Peener of the Year award to individuals in the industry who have made significant contributions to the advancement of shot peening.

“It is our pleasure to award Colin McGrory the Shot Peener of the Year Award”, commented Jack Champaigne, editor of The Shot Peener magazine and chair of the SAE Committee for Surface Enhancement. Read More »

A few weeks ago, in September 2016, PEUGEOT revealed its new racing beast, aiming to retain its Dakar winner’s title. After some testing session, in the hands of the 4 famous drivers/co-drivers, it’s now time to dress up the combat gear! peugeot-3008dkr17a Read More »

omologato-saOmologato Watches have opened a new retail outlet for motoring and watch enthusiasts in South Africa.

Details on the new outlet can be found at http://www.omologatowatches.co.za and continues to build on the success of Omologato’s sustained period of growth over the course of the last financial year of trading. This year has seen exponential growth from sales of motorsport inspired timepieces from across the globe. Read More »

bac-anglesey16f– Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) recently hit the headlines when its Mono supercar set evo magazine’s fastest ever lap time at the Anglesey Coastal Circuit, and the feat is now available to watch online
– Mono saw off the likes of McLaren’s P1 and 675LT, the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche’s 918 Spyder and 911 GT3 RS to officially become the fastest road-legal car ever tested by evo
– The bespoke British supercar also bettered times from race-specific models such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Radical RXC Turbo 500
– Its remarkable time of 1:07.70 is one whole second faster than the slick-shod P1 GTR hypercar’s best
– Watch the world record lap here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXGUWB4LqxM Read More »

After a long hiatus, the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship draws to a close in Qatar with two night races at the Losail circuit. Although the titles are all sewn up already, by Citroën and José María López*, there will be plenty of emotion as the Citroën Total team completes its final WTCC race. Yvan Muller, who is in contention for second in the championship, is also calling time on a fabulous career in top-class racing.

Citroën Racing’s foray into global track racing, which began in 2014, will end on Friday 25 November 2016 after 69 races for the official C-Elysée WTCCs. In three years, the car, the most sophisticated ever built for the discipline, has dominated its competitors, winning 88% of available pole positions (30 out of 34) and 73% of its races (49 out of 67). Read More »

skoda-australia16a– ŠKODA works duo Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm clinch the drivers’ and co-drivers’ title in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC 2) with victory at the Rally Australia
– One of ŠKODA Motorsport’s greatest successes in its 115-year history – victory in the team standings as well
– ŠKODA FABIA R5 is the outstanding rally car in its class in 2016: 10 wins in 13 races in WRC 2
– Michal Hrabánek: “A day of celebration for the ŠKODA brand” Read More »

The HRDC ‘Academy’ was the recipient of the coveted ‘Race Series of the Year 2016’ at the International Historic Motoring Awards, held at the Guildhall in London.

That this innovative, entry-level historic race series stood up against strong opposition was an understatement in the extreme, but the win was not by a narrow margin; it was a runaway decision, voted by an elite panel of international motoring luminaries, who agreed that the 2016 season for HRDC ‘Academy’ Series surpassed all expectations, culminating in the thrilling St. Mary’s Trophy invitation race at the Goodwood Revival in September. Read More »