Archive for the 'Motorsport' category

Retro Rides Gathering 2014

Last weekend I journeyed off with some old friends for a weekend of curry and cars. What a weekend it was! Naturally I began proceedings on Saturday morning with more than a hint of a hangover, so put in a can of beans on toast and awaited the arrival of Ste, my taxi driver for […]  Read more »

Wyedean rally 2012

Yesterday I made my annual trip to the Welsh border to see Alex and spectate at the Wyedean rally. I think this is the sixth consecutive year we’ve been, and the first time I’ve not taken a BMW. I took the Impreza, and as you can see, we had another snowy event. I must now […]  Read more »

Castle Combe Drift Day

Today Alex and I popped along to Castle Combe circuit to spectate at their┬áSpring Performance Car Action Day, the highlight of which was to be two drifting sessions. I’ll start right now by saying that I wasn’t disappointed in any way – today was nothing short of awesome! There were a huge variety of cars […]  Read more »

2008 Impreza STI

My friend Tom has just been round to show me his new purchase: a 2008 Impreza STI. Typically I didn’t take a photo of the whole car, but I did take a picture of its brakes. Ok, so they’re not floating or drilled like the 330d’s, but that is a multipot caliper, so I was […]  Read more »

Wyedean Rally 2011

Yesterday marked my annual trip to the Wyedean rally. Last year I took Brenden, the year before Robin, and prior to that Diane, but this year I took Snoop… … to meet Barden… I got up at 5:20, was out the door with the dog by 6:15, and met Alex at the Shell garage in […]  Read more »

M5 spring loving

Having suffered some criticism last weekend for daring to permit my topic to stray from cars, here’s a long overdue update on the M5. It has had relatively little use over winter – a notable exception being a trip to Wales for the Wyedean rally. I actually forgot to blog about that. Fortunately, Brenden did […]  Read more »

A decade of driving

As this decade draws to a close I thought I’d reflect back on the motoring changes I’ve experienced. As we celebrated the new millennium I was the almost proud owner of a 1992 Ford Escort estate. With a lusty 1.4 litre engine it could barely pull the skin from a rice pudding, but it was […]  Read more »

Palmer motorsport day

Diane kindly bought me a PalmerSport driving day for my 30th birthday. What’s that then? I’ll let them explain: In one perfect day you will drive a selection of the world’s greatest track prepared road and racing cars, and you will be encouraged to push yourself – and our machinery – harder than you may […]  Read more »

Wyedean forest rally

I’ve had a brilliant day out yesterday with friends Robin and Alex, spectating at the Wyedean Forest Rally. We were up at the crack of dawn to get to the Welsh border at a reasonable time. It was a really thick frost – opening the car’s doors at 6am reminded me of the time machine […]  Read more »

WRC GB – Wales

Yesterday Diane & I took the tractor to South Wales to catch some views of the World Rally Championship. We got very close to the action to say the least – here are Loeb and Sordo’s cars photographed from inside the 330d! And in fact, it would appear that Diane managed to photograph five times […]  Read more »

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