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Daily Archives: September 6th, 2017

• Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating a hugely successful assault on the stunning Atlantic Road Trip, bringing Mono Mania to Scandinavia
• BAC was exclusively invited by the Atlantic Road Trip powers-that-be to drive a Mono from Copenhagen, Denmark, north through Norway to Trondheim and back south to the finishing line in Stockholm, Sweden
• It was BAC’s first time in Denmark and Norway, giving the communities a rare chance to catch a glimpse of the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercar in action
• Atlantic Road Trip offers an epic adventure on the most picturesque and driver-focused roads in the world – setting up some truly spectacular photos with the Mono

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After a six week break, the World Rally Championship returns to action with the RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (05-08 October). Three C3 WRCs have been entered for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT’s three C3 WRCs at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, in October, will be driven by Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al-Qassimi/Chris Patterson. Craig Breen/Scott Martin will take part in the recce in Spain and will then contest the last two rounds of the season: Wales Rally GB (26-29 October) and Rally Australia (16-19 November). Citroën Racing would like to wish Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger the best of luck, as they will be making their debut for a new team after contesting three rallies in the C3 WRC. Read More »

• A special tribute to the legendary British ex-Formula 1 and sports car racer David Piper – including the man and many of his competition cars – will take place at the 2017 Les Grandes Heures Automobiles (LGHA) in just over two weeks, on 23-24 September
• The David Piper tribute will be joined by a wealth of rarely-seen historic and classic competition and road cars, all set to descend on LGHA at the celebrated Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome circuit
• 2017 LGHA star cars are set to include David Piper’s Ferrari 250 LM, 365 P2, Porsche 917K and Lola T70 MK 3B
• Accompanying these will be some rare gems from the Californian-based Peter Mullin Collection, including a 1927 Delage 15 S-8 GP racer, as well as five of the Mullin Museum’s Voisins, such as the 1927 Montlhéry record-breaking car
• French car fanciers will marvel at the huge variety of other vehicles from LGHA’s home land at the event, with the Delage and Voisins being joined by Sebastian Loeb in action in his Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer, plus Group B Peugeot 205 T16s, Renault 5 Turbos, with Bugattis, Alpines, Citroens, Matras, Delahayes, Gordinis, Panhards, a CD-Peugeot LM66, and any more
• 1970 Montlhery Bol d’Or winners Tom Dickie and Paul Smart will be reunited with their racing Triumph 750 motorcycle
• In addition, a huge number of classic car and motorcycle clubs will be displaying their prized machines, as will a special display of supercars and performance GTs, plus hundreds of competition cars, single seaters, classic motorcycles and Group B rally weapons taking to the steep Montlhéry Autodrome banking up until 10pm at night
• A number of new car and motorcycle makers will also be participating at the 2017 LGHA, including Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Effeffe, Fiat, Infiniti, Tesla, Land Rover, Nissan, Smart, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Subaru and Volvo, plus the latest motorcycles from BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha.
• The Aguttes auction house will also be staging a sale of historic motor vehicles at the event Read More »

* Saturday: Peregrine Print Rally (49 stage miles for £350)
* Sunday: R.A.C. Clubmans Rally (42 stage miles for £325)
* Monday: R.A.C. Kielder Rally (47 stage miles for £325)

The support rallies for the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) have been announced and the three one-day rallies will offer some of the best value gravel rallying in the UK with entry fees from as little as £7 per mile. Read More »