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The 2023 Ecosse Junior 1000 season kicks off with the Memorial Garden Junior Stages Rally this Saturday, March 25th at the Condor Royal Navy Base near Arbroath.

With a fantastic 13 crews on the entry list, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top.

With the reigning champion Sam Pattison now a senior Jack Ryan & Robin Nicolson top the entry list in their VW Up. Always a podium contender they’ll be looking to continue that form in 2023. Read More »


For the first time, Formula Student will offer sustainable fuel options for teams developing internal combustion vehicles in the upcoming competition, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Motorsport UK, the governing body for motorsport in the UK, has provided a grant for entrants to use Coryton sustainable fuels in ICE powertrains within the Formula Student competition.

The sustainable fuels offered by Coryton will offer an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for the combustion vehicles using it at Formula Student, when compared to fossil fuel-based equivalents, without sacrificing performance. It will also bring the competition in line with Motorsport UK’s objectives to achieve greater sustainability across all motorsport series. Read More »

– Dan Willan and Mark Appleton (Volvo) overcome top opposition and dire weather to win
– Paul Dyas and Martyn Taylor (Volvo) give chase but finish runners up
– Steve Head and Graham Raeburn (Ford) take their first podium on first HERO-ERA event

The 60th Anniversary of the first Manx Trophy Rally in 1963 was marked by the Three Legs of Mann rally run in the traditional format, taking in some of the famous Isle of Man rally roads, putting on a truly great contest by some of the best road and regularity crews in Europe.

There was no better way to celebrate the great Manx rallies of the past than to witness wonderful classic rally cars on famous rally roads in all conditions, and a great battle which was finally won by Dan Willan and Mark Appleton in a car fitting of the era, a Volvo PV544. Read More »

The Get Jerky Rally North Wales will bring some of the best rally drivers in the business to Welshpool this weekend [25 March], as the new-look event heads for its new host town in Powys.

Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Trailhead Fine Foods and the high protein Get Jerky brand of beef jerky snacks, the popular loose surface stage rally, organised by Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire Car Club will base itself in the market town, with rally headquarters inside the Welshpool Livestock Market. Read More »

The provisional entry list for November’s Roger Albert Clark Rally has been unveiled and features a total of 186 entries. The rally runs from November 23 to 27, covering around 350 stage miles in the forests of England, Scotland and Wales.

The entry list is made up of 180 accepted entries plus six reserves as an outstanding demand for entries on the five-day rally ensured that every available place was taken by an entry with a full deposit paid. However, entries remain open and any more that are received will be added to the existing reserve list. Read More »

* 20 cars have been selected for the Spring 2023 final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition
* The final will be held at The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+ at Birmingham’s NEC from 24-26 March 2023
* The winner will be announced by Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer on Sunday at 2.30pm
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking.

A fantastic mix of 20 stunning classic cars have been selected for the Spring final of the Lancaster Insurance Pride of Ownership competition. Now it is up to the visitors at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+, to decide the winner.

Voting will take place from the 24-26 March, with Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer announcing the winner on Sunday afternoon – but who will be taking home the trophy? Read More »

* Letchworth Motor Auctions’ first Classic, Retro and Performance Sale of 2023 saw many cars exceed their estimates.
* Around 60 of vehicles on offer went to new homes
* Next Classic, Retro and Performance Sale will take place on Sat 13th May
* Cars now being consigned for the next display

Letchworth Motor Auctions’ first Classic, Retro and Performance sale of 2023 saw a number of the cars sold exceeding their estimates.

Amongst those was a 1985 Renault 5GTL with motoring journalist, James Walshe from Practical Classics magazine, being one of the previous owners. There was a comprehensive history file and a tempting estimate of £3,500-£4,500, but on sale day it soared to an impressive £5,450. Read More »

Jonny Greer and Niall Burns claimed a start to finish victory at today’s Race and Rally Bishopscourt Stages, round two of the McGrady Insurance Motorsport UK Northern Ireland Rally Championship.

Driving their Citroen C3, Greer laid down the marker from the outset, quickly edging out a lead over the chasing VW Polo GTi belonging to Derek McGarrity and Graham Henderson. McGarrity’s only glimmer of hope came on the third of six stages when he set fastest time, reducing the gap to less than three seconds. Read More »

* The world’s premier historic motoring event is back with an even more challenging route
* China, Mongolia, previously hidden areas of Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea spell adventure
* European section planned to pressurise teams all the way to the finish

After three years of closures, planning, recces, and rerouting, in 2022 the Chinese border finally opened up again allowing HERO-ERA to finalise an exciting route that will challenge the hardiest of competitors in the 8th edition of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge running from 18 May to 23 June 2024. The route will avoid Russia but still take a mammoth 37 days covering 14000 kms.

Starting in Peking in May 2024 finishing in Paris five weeks later, the 100 entrants will cross 9 countries and 8 time zones as they tackle remote desert, forest, and mountain tracks all against the clock. Read More »

The team were very exited to get back to Oman for rounds 3 & 4 of the OIDC!

Once everyone arrived, the team gave the car a good check over and got ready for practice.

Baggsy got stuck into Qualifying.. on run 1 there was a minor issue of driving in the wrong direction on the new track layout…So there was a lot of pressure on run 2. The safest option was to put in a safe run to secure a place in the event. Baggsy landed in P13 with a solid second run.

Straight into race day, the car felt good and the morning’s practice went well. Baggsy’s top 32 battle was with Tymur Lypski. This has a one more time which Baggsy won and proceeded onto the top 16. Read More »