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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Just 1 week removed from the McRae Rally Challenge the Ecosse J1000 crews made the long trip west to sunny Campbeltown and the Machrihanish airfield for the Mach 1 Junior Stages.

Continuing his great run of form Sam Pattison would take a 3rd win in a row. With Albar winning co-driver Paul Whittaker back in the hotseat the Citigo driver kept it safe on the early short stages before attacking on the long stage 6. 28 seconds quicker than anyone else on that 1 stage alone gave them a lead that they would extend all the way to the finish. There was a small scare when 3rd began to play up but they were able to drive around the problem to take the win by 48 seconds. Read More »

– Letchworth Motor Auctions’ inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Sale achieved a 68% sale rate.
– Highlights included Rover Mini Cooper, sold for nearly double its higher estimate at £9,375, and a Rolls Royce Corniche selling for £32,500.
– Entries now being accepted for the next sale on Saturday 19th Nov 2022

Letchworth Motor Auctions, Hertfordshire’s largest independent motoring house, got off to a great start with its inaugural Classic, Retro and Performance Car Sale with a 68 per cent sale rate. Read More »

Oulton Park’s Historic Gold Cup returns for three sublime days of motorsport nostalgia on 29-31 July and there is still time to secure discounted advance tickets from just £22 in advance.

This year’s revamped line-up includes a full grid from the Historic Grand Prix Car Association, with more than 30 classic F1 machines from the 1950s and ’60s expected to appear. This will include machinery from Cooper, Brabham and Lotus, as well as an example of the Maserati 250F which raced successfully in the early Gold Cup events of the mid-‘50s.
Other highlights of the updated programme will include new additions from Masters Historic Racing, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club and the Historic Racing Drivers Club. All on-track activity will be overseen by the Historic Sports Car Club, which will also offer up a range of its popular championships and series. Read More »

Duns rally driver Garry Pearson scored a solid fourth place at the Nicky Grist Stages last weekend [9 July], the third round of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship.

Pearson guided his Asset Alliance Group and Hankook Tire backed Ford Fiesta Rally2 through the searing heat and gruelling gravel stages in mid-Wales, to finish just outside the podium spots on his loose surface debut in the car and secure valuable points towards his British Championship bid. Read More »

Carnival atmosphere comes to Builth Wells, as Nicky Grist Stages hailed enormous success by town, competitors and fans. Read More »

Osian Pryce celebrates 100th rally with victory on the Nicky Grist Stages – putting his BRC title bid back on track

Osian Pryce celebrated his 100th rally start in style by leading the Nicky Grist Stages from start-to-finish, with victory putting his British Rally Championship title-winning aspirations firmly back on track.

Starting with number 100 on the door of his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, Osian took the lead on the opening stage of the Builth Wells-based rally and held it until the end of the 8 stage/45 stage mile event – winning by 14.9 seconds. Read More »

13 J1000 Ecosse crews lined up to start the McRae Junior Rally Challenge, part of one of the biggest events in the Scottish Rallying calendar the 2 day McRae Challenge Junior Rally at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July.

Taking the win Sam Pattison & Paula Swinscoe made hay while the sun – weirdly – didn’t shine. Pushing hard in the wet conditions on Saturday morning they quickly built a lead over the rest of the field. Read More »

Osian Pryce will hit a century on this Saturday’s Nicky Grist Stages, as the Machynlleth-born driver starts the 100th rally of his illustrious career – and to help him celebrate the occasion he will carry number 100 on the side of his Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.

For the first gravel round of the 2022 British Rally Championship, and his first forestry event for over eight months, Osian will be slotted in and start behind the number one seeds.

Osian made his rally competition debut in 2009 when, aged just 16, he contested the Rally Kalnamuiza in Latvia in a Renault Clio. Read More »

The RSAC Scottish Rally will blast back into action this month [23 July] as the Lockerbie based gravel rally returns to full strength after being forced to run behind closed doors in 2021 due to the pandemic.

The highly regarded event marks the 76th running of the rally, thought to be one of the longest-running motorsport events in the country and will take in classic stages in the Castle O’er, Ae and Twiglees forest complexes during an action-packed day of flat-out competition. Read More »

Following in the successful motorsporting footsteps of dad Paul and brother Frank, the latest in the Lexi Birdline of the Bird family is showing exceptional sporting prowess, albeit in a different field.

13-year-old Lexi Bird has previously excelled in the world of Karting and Motocross in recent years, but today it was power of a different kind when she contested the National IAPS Athletics Finals held at Nuneaton and came away with a superb fourth place in the Discus final.

The event was a showcase for a number of independent schools throughout the UK and having contested the regional North West heats last year, where Penrith-born Lexi won the 100m final and came second in the Shot Putt. Read More »