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Monthly Archives: June 2017

IGNITION Festival of Motoring is delighted to confirm Scottish presenter Lee McKenzie as anchor for the three-day motoring extravaganza.

McKenzie, best known for her work in both Channel 4 and BBC’s coverage of Formula 1, will bring a splash of F1 glamour to the SEC Glasgow where she will deliver exclusive driver interviews and keep fans right-up to date with all the live action on the IGNITION street circuit. Read More »

JD Classics has taken its first major step in international expansion, joining forces with Morris and Welford to open a new premier classic and sports car dealership in Newport Beach, California in July 2017.

Miles Morris and Malcolm Welford have over 50 years of combined service in the classic car world, and they established “Morris & Welford LLC”, their exclusive classic car brokerage in 2003. During this time, the principals have built an enviable reputation as specialist historic car consultants, acting for collectors across the globe. Read More »

– Lynn, Bird and Branson make championship’s first-ever all-British line-up
– British racer Alex Lynn has been confirmed alongside Sam Bird to compete in the forthcoming New York Formula E race for DS Virgin Racing

23-year-old Alex Lynn was appointed as official reserve driver to the DS Virgin Racing team earlier this year and steps up for the double-header event on 15 and 16 July to make his race debut, in temporary place of Jose Maria Lopez who is unable to compete. Read More »

• New Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi aims to build on Dakar- winning success of its predecessors
• Improvements to suspension deliver extra stability and performance
• Sebastien Loeb to give the new car its debut on the Silk Way Rally next month

Following 2 victories on the epic Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2017, Peugeot Sport reveals the successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR that conquered South America back in January: the racing version of Peugeot’s new SUV 3008 that was named as the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’. Read More »

• Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has joined forces with Autodesk to create the ‘Art Car’ Mono
• Intricate design shows airflow over the car and mimics the Autodesk CFD simulation tool recently used to improve and develop Mono
• Exclusive Mono to be shown at global seminars and exhibitions to showcase technology and innovation
• The car will have its public debut at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed taking centre stage on the BAC stand

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• Non-homologated cars now permitted to contest main WRC event
• Route announced for two-day 2017 WRGB National Rally
• Dedicated start for Nationals in Chester city centre

Competitors wanting to pit their skills against the sport’s elite have never had such an exciting, varied and affordable way to enter the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship. Read More »

Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton took their first outright rally win since 2015 on round five of the 2017 ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship (SRC), the Dunoon Presents Argyll Rally last weekend.

Staged in the Argyll forests around Dunoon, the Scottish Rally Championship returned to classic tests that hadn’t been used since 2003, with mixed weather conditions and slippery, largely unused forest roads making the going incredibly tricky for competitors. Read More »

Chesterfield’s Steve Perez guided his potent Lancia Stratos to an impressive seventh overall, third in Category 2 and second FIA registered contender home at last weekend’s Ypres Historic Rally in Belgium. Read More »

As the only MH Motorsport BRC Junior category entrant in the rally, all eyes were on Solberg for the unforgiving event which was the first foray onto a sealed surface this season. Co-driven by Patrik Barth, Solberg now lies just ten points way from a podium position in the championship.

The Hampshire-based firm took four cars to the event across the English Channel but the round one winner would be the only pilot of the Ford Fiesta 1.0litre EcoBoost R2T in the team. Read More »

Facing undoubtedly the toughest challenge of their careers so far, the three-strong MH Motorsport Cadet category runners each completed to the notorious event, ensuring a 100% finishing record for the Hampshire-based squad. The 1.6 litre Fiesta R2 a weapon of choice for each crew.

Round four of the British Championship saw crews head across the English Channel to contest the notorious closed-road Ypres Rally. Read More »