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A first for us as we took the opportunity to visit the BTCC Season Launch at Donington Park. The morning was dedicated to static photo shoots for the drivers and teams, as they presented their 2018 charges to the media. Then in the afternoon the crews had their only officially test session ahead of the new season. With wet conditions to start and a drying track the crews had a really useful afternoons testing. Read More »

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The first rallycross event at Silverstone saw three World RX drivers come and sample the track ahead of the May World RX meeting. Come the final and it was no surprise they filled the podium places but it was how commanding Sébastien Loeb’s victory was. Andreas Bakkerud (S1 WRX) looked unstoppable in qualifying but come the semi’s and then the final he came unstuck against the Peugeot 208 WRX drivers as behind the leader Loeb Timmy Hansen played the joker lap strategy perfectly to take 2nd place. Behind these Julian Godfrey (Mirage RX) was the top British championship crew. Read More »

It would not be February for us without the visit to Race Retro. It remains a firm favourite and the best motorsport show we attend. The presence of Motor Sport enhances the show with some wonderful cars on display in hall 3. The mixture of F1, endurance racing and rally cars is perfect and the various displays dotted around the 4 halls are all very good. Throw in the Silverstone Auctions element to the show and you have a superb show for any motorsport enthusiast. Read More »

After many years of non-attendance we finally got round to revisiting the Autosport International Show, at the NEC. The opening day coincided with the launch of the 2018 WRC championship, with both M-Sport and Citroen lining up with two of their crews, whilst Toyota and Hyundai had their full line-up in attendance. As well as the WRC there were many other launches including the Invictus team in British GT, the Ginetta LMP1 car, the Jaguar iPace eTrophy and many many more throughout the 4 days of the show. Read More »

Thanks to the peculiarities of the calendar we found ourselves catching two Plum Pudding Sporting Trials this year. Steve Courts & Peter Hore (Facksimile) were unstoppable in the post historic class clearing every hill on the mornings two runs. Finally on the 3rd run one hill saw them score 2 points but it was an impressive performance to take victory. Andy Gowan & Beth Carroll (Ibex) finished just 1 point behind in 2nd overall with Ian Veale & Robert Bowyer (Cannon) a fine 3rd overall with a score of 5 points and first historic crew. Read More »

It was another close one down in Frocester as Roland Uglow took win number 3 in a row, this season. He had started round 3 trailing Ian Veale by a single point, with John Fack just a point further back, but thanks to five 0’s across the 8 hills he set a superb score of just 3 points to take victory from Veale by 8 points. Uglow really is in fine form and the BTRDA Gold Star Championship final in Penrith, next January, should be a really cracker. Paul Price matched Veale’s score of 12 on round 3 to secure 3rd overall by just two points from Richard Sharp who notched up a score of 9 points on the final round. Fack dropped back to sixth overall as he failed to make a low score on final round of hills. Read More »

Just a week after our first visit to Shelsley Walsh, we made our first foray to Prescott for the VSCC Cotswold Trial. The day started out overcast and okay but soon descended in to light drizzle that refused to budge for the rest of the day. It made many of the hills very challenging, even at Prescott. Still it all part of the challenge and with multiple classes to fight for here are the trophy winners from the event – The Harold Powell Cup to the overall winner – Wiliam McVicker; the Inderwick Cup to the best Vintage Car – Stephen Fathers; the Cotswold Cup to the best Class 0 Car – George Gosling; and the DHO Spirit of the Cotswold Trial Award – Annie Scaldwell. Read More »

Another packed weekend saw us take in our first sporting trial at Long Compton. It did not disappoint as a 36 car field took to the start across the 8 hills. The championship regulars were out as every point counts towards the BTRDA Championship Finals in January. The well drained slopes actually saw one crew clear all 8 tests on both morning runs, so some route alterations and the drizzle showers livened up the afternoon run. All in all another great day out, which is always the way whenever out on a sporting trial. Read More »

Our 2nd year in a row at the HSCC Championship Finals saw the threat of rain and strong wins ready to influence the season finale. The showers were light but they did play their part with two memorable highlights from the day. The penultimate qualifying session for the Historic Touring Cars ended with drizzle and whilst many took to the pit lane with no chance of improving their times, a brave few stayed out and decided to make the most of the conditions. Watching a Sunbeam Imp and then Ford Anglia drifting round Luffield will stay in the memory for some time. The final race of the day was decided on tyre strategy and when that went wrong Frank Lyons took his pole sitting Gurney Eagle from 4thoverall, after two laps, in to the pits. He emerged a lap down but the remainder of the 20 minute race proved to be a master class as he unlapped himself and then set about catching the leaders again. It was tight and a last lap pass around the outside, at Luffield saw Lyons emerge victorious after a scintillating race. Read More »

For our first time we caught our local event, the MG Car Club Autumn Trial. Based in Burton Dassett Country Park, as it has been for over 40 years, this event is just 15 minutes away for us but clashes, over the years, have prevented us from attending. Sadly it looks like this will be the last running of the event due to changes at Warwickshire County Council with regards to motorsport events running in the park. This seems like utter madness as the entertainment provided to the unsuspecting public was fantastic to watch. With a mixture of production cars it was the Hillman Imps which proved to be the class of the field. Read More »