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It has been a couple of years but we were back at the NEC for Autosport International but this year as an exhibitor. Motorsport Games are now a major force in hosting eSports and were showing off some of their recent series for visitors to play before witnessing the WEC and Dirt Rally 2.0 finals, over the weekend. There was still the chance to make a quick pass round the show too, to take in all the real world competition cars. Read More »

A record entry of 57 competitors was received for the 750 Motor Club’s Historic Plum Pudding Trial held on the 29th December 2019 at Head Down, near Buriton in Hampshire. 6 long slippery sections had been devised in the woods and as all the hills could be cleared the pressure was on not to make any mistakes. Stephen Barnes won the Historic class by four marks from an ever-improving Matt Johnston who was three marks ahead of Dave Methley. The Post Historic class produced a three-way tie between Steve Courts, Mark Howse and Dave Oliver all of whom did not lose a mark all day. A remarkable result which left the organisers having to reorder the trophies to reflect the tie.

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After a lot of recent rainfall the Gloucester Sporting Trial was a cold crisp affair. The ground soon chruned up with several hills having total re-routes as the day progressed plus this was the last round of the BTRDA championship ahead of the finals in January 2020. Reigning Gold Star Champions Ian & Kiel Wright (Sherpa Indy) took an early 1 point lead from Julian Fack & Luke Richards (Crossle). The 2nd pass of the hills saw Wright maintain his lead with joint lowest score of the round. Jerome Fack & Richard Davis (MSR) moved up in to 2nd place thanks to a joint lowest score with Wright, just 2 points ahead of Ian & Tristan Veale (Sherpa) who also set a joint lowest score on round 2. Read More »

Wet conditions met the crews at Long Compton for the Mercian Sporting Trial. Simon & Matt Kingsley (Crossle) were the class of the field on the 1st round of the hills, scoring only 5 points. Josh & Tristan Veale (Sherpa Indy) were the only other crew to keep their score in single figures. The 2nd round saw only John Fack & Andy Gowen (MSR) score a single digit round but they took 33 points on the 1st round. Veale was in to the lead though by 2 points from Kingsley. On the final round reigning champions Ian & Keil Wright (Sherpa Indy) scored 4 points to put pressure on the top two. Veale scored a superb 7 points to take the victory from Wright with Kingsley 3rd, just a point behind. Read More »

Toyota dominated a rain-hit opening round of the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Silverstone, as Mike Conway / Jose Maria Lopez / Kamui Kobayashi took victory. They lead home the sister car shared by Sebastien Buemi / Kazuki Nakajima / Brendon Hartley by just under two seconds. The no.3 Rebellion of Loic Duval / Pipo Derani / Nathanael Berthon completed the podium despite picking up two penalties for technical infringements, although the Swiss squad did enjoy two spells in the lead. Victory in LMP2 and fifth overall went to newcomer outfit Cool Racing, whose Oreca 07 was shared by Nicolas Lapierre and Antonin Borga. Read More »

Unlike the Summer of 2018 this year has seen some heavy downpours and our chosen test for the first round of hills saw only Mark & Linda Howse (Impunity) along with Josh & Elaine Veale (Kincraft) clear hill 3, as most crews failed at the side traverse between posts 10 & 7. If they did manage that then a 5 was the best score as a muddy bank to post 6 saw off most other crews. Howse & Veale completed a clean sweep across the 3 rounds we watched, clearing the hills with style. Read More »

Another double header weekend saw us take in the Spring Trial at Long Compton. The weather held out, just about, for the 30 crews who entered in what is the closing event of the sporting trial season before the summer break. Paul Price & Kate Kirk took victory after a consistent run across the 4 rounds of the 8 hills on offer. Read More »

After historic rallying in the morning the afternoon saw us travel an hour and a half South to East of Herefore for the VSCC Herefordshire Trial. With a total of 4 hills to watch we took in Dean’s Place, with it’s fiendish stop/start at the 13 post, before heading over to the apple orchard farm based Chandos test. With the most modern car being a 1938 Allard 2 Seater Sports the VSCC machines really are tested to their limits. With over 100 cars entered there certainly is plenty to keep the spectators entertained and thankfully most crews finished the hills before the wet and windy weather finally took hold. Read More »

A modest entry of 21 crews started the 2019 season opener the Geoff Taylor Sporting Trial, on the Apley Estate. With fog shrouding the 8 hills the first two runs provided low scoring as the damp conditions did not challenge the crews as much as was expected. With the hills made more challenging in the sunny afternoon conditions Simon Kingsley got his season off to a great start with a score of 14 points and victory in the process. Ian Veale was just 2 points back in 2nd place with Andy Wilks just a point further back, completing the podium. Read More »

Back again for Race Retro for yet another year and it was blessed by superb weather which ensured the crowds came flocking to Stoneleigh. The association with Motor Sport continues and the collection in hall 3 showed some amazing machinery. There were the usual displays with interesting cars and features with the 35 anniversary of the Metro 6R4 being just one of the celebrated cars. Silverstone Auctions had a wonderful array of cars for sale too, with a couple of Porsche 365’s and a trio of Vauxhall Lotus Carlton’s to mention but a few. Read More »