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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 »

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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 »

After a year away we returned to the Cotswold Clouds to a snowy and very wintry scene in Dursley, Stroud and surroundings. Crooked Mustard took up its usual slot as first hill for the odd numbered cars and proved to be as entertaining as normal. Very few crews cleared the hill with many going no further than the ledge at post 7 to post 5. We then moved on to the Badgers Wood complex and took in the picture perfect Gerry’s test, which had a stop start to the class 7 & 8 cars. With a decent covering of snow it proved to be a superb days motorsport. Read More »

Murky conditions shrouded the Shropshire hills for the 2019 running of the Clee Hills Trial. Conditions varied also across the hills with Flounders Folly proving very slippy in places. The crews across two and four wheels registered a wide range of scores and provided plenty of entertainment for the spectators. With just under 100 crews starting the action took several hours to complete before we moved on to Easthope to watch the class 7 & 8 cars tackle a tricky straight uphill blast. This too had various scores with most crews getting past the 6 post and just a few cleaning the section. Read More »

Fourty three crews arrived at an unseasonably dry Frocester site to contest the 2018 Gold and Silver Star final. Ten long sections were laid out across the deceptively dry site and with the threat of rain looking slim it looked like a low scoring day was in store. Roland Uglow and John Fack running two cars apart set the early pace in round one of the 2018 Gold Star, with Roland’s two marks dropped closely followed by John’s three. Richard Sharp matched John’s score to sit in a tie for second with Bryan Walker a point further back on four with Ian Veale completing the top five on five. Read More »

Our 3rd Plum Pudding Sporting Trial and a bumper entry tackled the 6 hills on offer. With the conditions under foot very good it was always going to be a low scoring trial and after 2 runs Andy Gowen (Ibex), Ian Wright (Cannon) and Steve Courts (Facksimile) had cleared every hill. On the 3rd run Courts scored 1 on hill 1 and it was enough to drop him to 3rd overall as Gowen and Wright cleared every hill on round 3 and could not be separated. They were declared joint winners. Mitch Wood took the historic category in 5th place overall, scoring just 5 penalty points. Read More »