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Our first time competing on gravel in a 4wd car.. we were seeded car 20 of a strong field of 100+ cars, we started SS1 & SS2 at a steady pace to bed ourselves in as the aim of the day was to complete the event and bag as much Championship points as we could.

Towards the end of SS2 we caught the car in front and boy do those 4wd cars throw up some stones, a cracked windscreen was recieved so we had to back off to avoid further damage from the flying stones until we could pass safely. Read More »


* Search is on for vehicles to create the UK’s biggest barn find display in conjunction with Footman James
* Visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite of the barn finds on display
* Display will host over 20 vehicles including cars invited from The Coffee & Chrome Collective community.
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking.

The quest to discover Britain’s Best Barn Find is on – and this year specialist classic vehicle insurer Footman James is helping with the search. Across the UK, owners are asked to search their garages, outbuildings, and even the bottom of the garden, for forgotten vehicles to be rescued from the dust to display at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with discovery+.

Held from 24-26 March, Footman James is working with the show organisers to create the UK’s biggest display of ‘barn find’ vehicles, with visitors invited to vote for their favourite at the three-day celebration of all things restoration. Read More »

* 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 »