Category Archives: Motorsport

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Everything You Need to Enjoy a Race Weekend Properly

Planning a race weekend? There are few things as fun and thrilling as this and it is sure to be one of the highlights of the year. Whether it is your first race weekend or you are a seasoned pro, it is essential that you carefully think about what you need to bring with you to make the most out of the weekend. Here are the top 10 items to enjoy any weekend properly: Continue reading

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The Way Car Journalists Were

Why writers & journalists have it easy today… In general, car manufacturers are very generous to motoring journalists and it is appreciated. Scribes and snappers are invited to events and launches, all, or at least most, expenses paid. Recently, I was asked to attend, with VIP status, a prestigious motor racing event, for example. Very nice. Certainly the work can be demanding at times but you can’t fault the arrangements. Continue reading

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The Demise Of Our Car Magazines

The other day a friend gifted me with two magazines dating from the 20th Century. One was a 1958 copy of The Motor, featuring the 1958 Motor Show from Earls Court; the other a 1972 copy of Motor that reported on that year’s Le Mans race when the motor racing world lost the great Jo Bonnier. Continue reading

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Volkswagen World Rally Team Stop At The Top

As a Rally enthusiast I from time to time try to persuade others that there is no better branch of motor sport. Driving as it should be and far more exciting a spectacle than the tedium that is Formula One. Although there are many diehard fans (see Rally Wales) for some odd reason this sport has failed to ignite the public as it once did in the deadly days of the old Group B cars. It doesn’t help when the most successful team ups and quits without a word of warning. Continue reading

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Rebecca Jackson Succeeds With Project Le Mans

Rebecca Jackson is to compete in the LMP3 class of the Road to Le Mans race on Saturday 18 June: Le Mans 24 is arguably the most prestigious motorsport event in the world and after just over three years of hard work, dedication and perseverance, Rebecca Racer will be heading there to compete in the Road to Le Mans race, which takes place on Saturday 18 June just a few hours before the main 24-hour race on the same circuit. Continue reading

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Beaulieu – Another Grand Day Out

Last week I was saying goodbye to the outgoing Land Rover Discovery before it is replaced. I wanted to complete a good, long round trip as a form of valediction for a venerable car that is, even now, still one of the best all-rounders out there. As this model departs into history it seemed appropriate to visit Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Hampshire. Continue reading

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Subaru WRX STI To Tackle Isle Of Man TT Course

Pikes Peak not being enough for them apparently, Subaru of America have announced that the company intend to make yet another record attempt on the legendary and sacred Isle of Man TT Course, this time with rally driver Mark Higgins. Higgins will drive an all-new 2016 Subaru WRX STI time attack car that was jointly developed by Subaru of America and Prodrive, with technical assistance provided by Subaru Tecnica International (that’s the STI part). The new car is purpose built for the Isle of Man TT Course. Continue reading

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Rebecca Jackson Races KTM X-Bow GT4 In Euro GT Series

Jess Shanahan writes: Perfectly in-line with Project Le Mans, Rebecca Jackson will compete in the SRO European GT Series in a KTM X-Bow GT4. Rebecca, popularly known as Rebecca Racer, is working on Project Le Mans, her four-year plan to progress up to GT racing and the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Continue reading

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Remembering Classic Cars

Remember The Italian Job? Not the cheesy American remake but the 1969 original set mostly in Turin with classic cars, proper minis and the bloody doors. Of course you do. When you see it in the TV schedules you bookmark it to watch even though you can probably recite the whole script. In fact, you probably have the DVD. Continue reading

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Honda Civic Type R – Men 2 Boyz

One of the things that gladdens my heart is the knowledge that car makers are still prepared to build cars like the Honda Civic Type R featured here. Cars that fly in the face of the current mood of eco-consciousness like a hot dog stand at a vegan conference. People who ask, ‘what is the point of vents and gills that don’t appear to do anything’, are, by saying that, missing the very point of them. Continue reading