Category Archives: Rally

Classic cars, Mini, BMW, Swinging Sixties, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

The MINI Adventure Is Over

This article was first published on Automoblog.net, America’s best automotive website: After the tragedy of the Second World War many things changed. It was as if a global decision had been made to change the attitude of living in the past and instead embrace a brave new world. So it was that in Britain the crooners and balladeers of the early 1950’s gave way to the pioneer rock and roll stars and the boss at the antiquated British Motor Corporation demanded that Great Britain should have its own ‘miniature’ car to rival the ‘bubble’ car from Germany. Enter the Mini. Continue reading

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Ford Focus RS: It’s A Hot Hatch Love-In!

If you are prone to nausea then please look away now as this article is a prime example of an over-the-top automotive love-in. You see, the word that immediately springs to my mind here is, Wow! I had to keep telling himself that this car is, after all, a Focus, the mainstay of the mainstream market. But this is no ordinary Ford, oh no. It is very special yet the vehicle in the images, with its special Ford Focus RS sparkly paint and a number of must-have extras, like those awesome wheels, costs just £36,545 in the UK which in my opinion is a bit of a bargain that sets new benchmarks for driving at this price point. See the full spec below. Continue reading

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World Rally Championship – The Ice Men Cometh

The all-new specification World Rally Cars head for another fresh challenge as the second round of the FIA World Rally Championship takes the contenders to the snowy and remote forests of Sweden and Norway for the only true winter round in the series. And, once again, fans can catch all the spectacular sideways action on Red Bull TV. Continue reading

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Britain On Top Of The WRC Rallying World

Britain is firmly back at the top of the World Rally Championship (WRC) tree – of that there can be no argument. And Britain has arrived there just in time for one of the most exciting, entertaining and open seasons in the series’ 43-year history; again, an indubitable fact. Continue reading

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Red Bull TV To Revolutionise WRC TV Coverage

Red Bull TV is set to revolutionise the coverage of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, with a pioneering approach that will bring fans of the high-octane sport closer to the action than ever before. For too long viewers in this country have been starved of decent coverage. This is especially good news as 2017 is going to be spectacular, with new cars and driver changes. Champion Sebastien Ogier has switched to the Ford M-Sport team, which will be a new challenge for him. Continue reading

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Red Bull Rocks WRC Rally Stars

Great news rally fans! With non-stop action on snow, mud, tarmac, gravel and even sometimes the surrounding countryside, the FIA World Rally Championship radiates adrenalin. The aforementioned great news then is that next year the WRC will be seen for the first time live on Red Bull TV. 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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The Subaru Levorg GT – Out And About

Regular readers will know that I am partial to a Subaru. To me they have a feeling of solidity and robustness that feels planted on the road. Generally, reaction to the Subaru Levorg Grand Tourer has been mixed; everyone agrees that it has a capable and well engineered permanent 4×4 system but it doesn’t float many boats overall. So I may be sailing against the tide here but I really rate it. Continue reading

A Grand Day Out With Audi Driver Magazine

On Saturday 17th October it seemed like every fast Audi in the UK had descended upon the Castle Combe Circuit in glorious Wiltshire. They were there to celebrate the ever-growing Audi Driver International event organised by Autometrix, publishers of Audi Driver and Volkswagen Driver magazines. Continue reading