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Monthly Archives: February 2023

* 22,187 attendees enjoyed Reis Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park.
* Richard Barber’s 1966 Ford Anglia 105e Deluxe won Reis Pride of the Paddock
* Over 130 cars in action via Rallying with Group B on the Reis Live Rally Stage
* Reis Race Retro returns to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park from 23-25 February 2023

The return of Reis Race Retro saw motorsport legends reunited, new world records set, and more than 130 rally cars in action at Stoneleigh Park this weekend. A celebration of historic and retro motorsport, around 22,187 attendees enjoyed the three day event. Read More »


David Henderson has taken the initial lead of the Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship after winning the opening round of the 2023 sealed-surface series, the Reed Group East Riding Stages, in his Keco/PAR Petroleum-backed Ford Fiesta Rally2.

It was a titanic battle for victory, with the top three finishers covered by just 10 seconds.

Co-driven by Chris Lees, Henderson was seeded at number one and ran first on the road – which was a tricky starting position, given the East Yorkshire lanes were damp and extremely slippery in the morning and he had elected to go out on Michelin slick tyres. Read More »

Mark Donnelly and Stephen O’Hanlon claimed victory at today’s Samsonas Rally Fivemiletown, round one of the McGrady Insurance NI Forest Rally Challenge!

It was a start-to-finish success for the Fiesta R5 crew but the Greencastle driver was never able to relax as the chasing pack hunted him down throughout the eight-stage Omagh Motor Club event.

Going into the final stage, Donnelly’s advantage had been whittled down to just one-tenth of a second but he pulled out all the stops over the closing miles to secure the win by 1.7s. Read More »

* New event an extension of HERO-ERA youth policy of encouragement
* HERO-ERA environmental stance reinforced with Coryton Fuels partnership

HERO-ERA Competition Director Guy Woodcock today announced the youth-focused ‘Rally for the Ages’, for the young, for free,* which is designed to encourage younger people into historic rallying as an extension of HERO-ERA’s youth policy. The one-day rally will run from Bicester Heritage June 3.

In line with HERO-ERA’s policy of encouraging the young and the newbies into the sport, a compact one-day starter event will reward younger teams with a free entry! Crews with a combined age of less than 70 years at the time of the rally will be eligible to a full refund of the entry fee provided they start the event. Read More »

* The Wheeler Dealer podcast with Mike Brewer and Andy Jaye launched on Monday 20 February 2023
* First guests include Matt Goss and Richard Hammond
* Five episodes available now
* The Wheeler Dealer podcast is brought to you by GardX Group

On Monday 20th February TV’s favourite car salesman Mike Brewer launched his brand-new podcast THE WHEELER DEALER with friend, presenter and fellow petrolhead Andy Jaye (Talksport).

Mike is the popular presenter of the TV motoring show Wheeler Dealers (Discovery), although Mike’s been known as The Wheeler Dealer for a lot longer and has now decided to share the stories from his extraordinary career on and off our TV screens. Read More »

* Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next Classic, Retro and Performance Sale will take place on Saturday 4th March 2023.
* Around 60 classics will go under the hammer in the one day sale.
* Cars can be consigned up until 3rd March 2023
* Potential buyers are welcome to attend both the preview and sale day.

British, German, French and Japanese classics amongst the varied vehicles on offer for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 4th March.

Anyone looking for a characterful British classic will certainly be tempted by the 1932 Morris Oxford Sports Coupe. Estimated at £9500-£13,500, this previous show winner has been off the road since 2016 but benefits from an engine rebuild. Read More »

* Entries are open for the Spring 2023 Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition
* 20 cars will been chosen for the final with visitors deciding the overall winner
* The final will be held at The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+ at Birmingham’s NEC from 24-26 March 2023
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking.

The list of applauded winners of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition continues to grow with the search for the car and owner to take the Spring 2023 title now underway.

Held at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, from 24-26 March, 20 classic cars and their owners will be invited to the show where the visitors will cast their votes for their favourites. Read More »

Following on from two solid points scoring outings in the opening rounds of the 2023 Asian Le Mans Series in Dubai last weekend, young Cumbrian driver Frank Bird, after a great drive in race one, endured a disappointing final race in the final two rounds which took place at the YAS Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Once again driving for the German-based Haupt Racing Team, the Penrith-born driver was at the wheel of the team’s #6 Paul Bird Motorsport-backed Mercedes-AMG GT3 along with teammates Arjun Maini from India and Frenchman Michael Blanchemain for the pair of four-hour races. Read More »

Steve Wood will begin his Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship title defence on the Reed Group East Riding Stages (Sunday 26 February) – and like all the events in last year’s calendar, this year’s opening round will be completely new to him.

The Aberystwyth driver will also start the season without his regular co-driver Dale Bowen, who is contesting another event in Portugal the same weekend – so Wood will be partnered by Mark Glennerster for the first time. His title-winning Ford Fiesta RS WRC will look different too, sporting new sponsorship from Trailhead Get Jerky. Read More »

Stephen Wright and Ger Conway emerged victorious at the Eurocables Belfast Kirkistown Stages Rally after one of the closest finishes in the history of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship. Read More »