Category: FEATURES

25/01/2024 Off

SHOWGROUND STAGES 2024

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On a surprisingly mild morning in January, the rally season officially commenced at the Royal Welsh Showground based just outside the market town of Builth Wells. The North Road Garage Toyota Showground Stages would provide both UK rally fans & competitors with their first event of 2024. The event had been organised and reimagined by the Newton & District Automobile Club and proudly sponsored by the Pritchard family’s North Road Garage Toyota.

23/01/2024 Off

FEATURE / BEHIND THE LENS

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I have had an interest in Automotive and Motorsport-related stuff since the late nineties, but I would consider myself a bit of a latecomer to Rallying. It wasn’t until 2006 that I got my first taste of stage rallying and that event was the South of England Tempest rally based in the Aldershot region.

15/01/2024 Off

EMULATING THE GOLDEN DAYS OF BRITISH RALLYING

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The 2023 Roger Albert Clark Rally marked the fifteenth edition of the event that set out to recreate the essence of the golden era of British Rallying. In the late seventies and eighties, the RAC Rally of Great Britain, as it was known back then, presented a distinctive challenge for the world’s top rally drivers. Spanning across England, Scotland, and Wales over multiple days, the rally encompassed visits to various stately homes, motorsport venues, and forestry roads. The RAC Rally has therefore always been renowned as one of the most demanding and iconic events in the world of rallying.

06/01/2024 Off

HISTORIC RALLY FESTIVAL / 2023 / WESTON PARK / HATTON GRANGE

By Andrew Scott

The last weekend of September saw the third running of Historic Rally Festival. Based in and around the grounds of the seventeenth century grade II listed Weston Hall in Weston Park, near Telford in Shropshire, this “demonstration rally” (untimed) attracted some big names to classic RAC rally stages with star attractions in the name of former British and World Rally Champions.

Set in over one thousand acres of landscaped parkland, with wide open vistas and its famous water splash, this classic, former “RAC Rally” stage was the perfect venue to host a display of classic rally machinery, but more of that later.

The event, ran by the Rallying History organisation, is the only multi venue MotorsportUK sanctioned demonstration rally in the country where cars run untimed at two venues. Previously held both at Weston Park and Ironbridge power station, this year welcomes a new venue with the event moving o Hatton Grange (from Ironbridge) for a bank of three stages on Saturday Morning.

13/07/2022 Off

6R4.NET TEST DAY

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This year saw the 7th annual 6R4.net Test Day take place recently at a private airfield in Lincolnshire.
Organisers Dan Ellmore and David Sims had arranged yet another thrilling day of non-stop track action, including once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for select passenger rides, and with the added option to simply ‘chill’ in the informal social atmosphere of the paddock – despite the blistering heat on the second year running at this venue.

04/07/2022 Off

COFFEE BREAK | WITH LANCE WOOLRIDGE

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Lance Woolridge on pushing for Extreme E for success with Veloce Racing and inspiring fellow South Africans.

Lance Woolridge wants to continue paving the way for young South Africans as he looks to drive Veloce Racing into the Extreme E title conversation.

03/04/2022 Off

COFFEE BREAK | WITH OLIVER BENNETT

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Oliver Bennett: The Bristolian racing for change in star-studded Extreme E championship.
Ahead of the inaugural Extreme E season, Formula One legends Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button both grabbed headlines as they entered their own teams into the series.

25/01/2022 Off

WRC | THE ROAD TO M-SPORTS MEGA MONTE

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When one sits back and considers the build-up to the 2022 Monte Carlo Rally and the first step into the new generation of Hybrid Rally cars, deep down we all kinda knew that the Puma offering from M-Sport Ford was always going to be a good package, didn’t we?

22/12/2021 Off

MK1 | PART 1 – BREAKING RULES

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As a young man going through my teens and early twenties, I was always a bit of a car nut. Having spent much of my time throughout the nineties and noughties messing about in the modified car scene and hanging around in car parks all around the UK until all hours of the night; I would therefore consider myself a bit of a latecomer to the form of motorsport that is rallying.

28/10/2021 Off

WRC | The drive to a sustainable future in Hybrid rally cars

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Next year the FIA World Rally Championship will reset and move to a new generation of Hybrid Rally1 cars, in a new wider sustainable approach to its competition; beginning at the iconic Monte Carlo Rally in January.

This implementation of hybrid rally cars in the top tier Rally1 competition class and the usage of sustainable fuels is part of WRC’s and the FIA’s desire to cut down on carbon emissions from the World Rally Championship and throughout motorsport.