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RALLY NORTH WALES 2018

Organised by the Wolverhampton & Staffs car club, Rally North Wales which is now in its 60th year signified the beginning of the start in recovery for British gravel rallying, it was the first event to adopt the bold new initiative of the Rally2WD format; which is an attempt to rekindle support  for gravel rallying for both historic and two wheel drive cars. “We are very proud to be the first event in the country to utilise the Rally 2WD event format and we are very excited to see how…

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CAMBRIAN RALLY 2018

Llandudno once again was the host for the opening round of the 2018 BTRDA Rally Series alongside the Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championships. On Friday pre the rally; scrutineering gave rally fans a chance to get up close and personal with some stunning cars including the amazing ex Marku Allen liveried Fiat Abarth131 from Barry Jordon and  the Jordon Road Surfacing Rally team. In the run up to the event, organisers North Wales Car Club held their breaths as one year ago this event was cut short and eventually cancelled…

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HISTORIC MOTORSPORT INTERNATIONAL SHOW 2018

Being a Motorsport fan based in the South of England just outside the M25 its hard to believe that I hadn’t attended the Historic Motorsport International show last year when it launched, its crazy seen as it’s venue the Excel in London is only a 40 minute drive from me, and so 2018 was the year to make the effort. The show brings together a great selection of classic and historic Motorsport machinery from years gone by and generally has a good mix across multiple Motorsport disciplines; which provides a…

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LUXURY RALLY SPECTATING | MGJ BRANDS HATCH WINTER STAGES 2018

Q: What is better than standing out in the freezing cold all day getting soaked whilst watching a rally? A: Standing out in the freezing cold all day still getting soak watching a rally but 1) You don’t have to pee up against a tree, 2) You can grab a rest from the elements inside a warm café while scoffing a bacon sarnie and downing a warm cupper and 3) you get full 3G signal on the moby so that you can keep up to date on social media as…

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WYEDEAN STAGES 2017 | WYE NOT?

Our final trip out into the trees this year was to the Forest of Dean for the Winner Garage Wyedean Stages Rally and the final round of 2017 Pirelli MSA Welsh Forest Rally Championships and the HRCR Stage Masters Historic Stage Rally Challenge amongst others. Since this event departed from the BTRDA series back in 2015; The Forest of Dean motor club hasn’t looked back with too much of a tear in its eyes. This year as in the previous event has seen it run in this ultra compact format…

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THE WAY IT USED TO BE | ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2017

In recent years it could be argued that no one has done more for the historic rallying scene here in the UK than Colin Heppenstall and the Roger Albert Motor Club team, their whole ethos is about keeping the iconic rally cars of yesterday out competing on the stages for all to enjoy, “The Way It Use To Be”. One of the ways in which RAC MC does this is the Roger Albert Clark Rally which ones again returns to our calendar for 2017. For the first time this year the event…

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RALLY OF LEGENDS | WALES RALLY GB 2017

RALLY OF LEGENDS | WALES RALLY GB 2017 Finally our annual pilgrimage to Gods own back garden, Wales had once again come around and with it our first chance to experience the all-new 2017 beasts in action. Watching the WRC on TV screens really doesn’t compare to the real life sights and sounds of these machines on the limit in a Welsh forest. It’s time for the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championships (WRC), The Rally Of Legends, Wales Rally GB where a truly EPIC ending would…

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GRAND NATIONAL | WALES RALLY GB 2017

Each year, alongside the main international event which features Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championships (WRC), the organisers of Wales Rally GB put on a National event which runs over some of the same stages which enables National crews to compare their efforts against the world’s best. In more recent years it has spanned across all three competition days, however this year in an attempt to reduce cost a bit, it was reduced to a two day event which featured 8 special stages and just under 60 stage…

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OGIER M-SPORT PET | WALES 2017

In the run up to our highlight of the rallying season, Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championships, the forest of Mid and North Wales come alive with the sounds of WRC machinery testing ahead of the penultimate round, Wales Rally GB. For most WRC fans; seeing photos  and videos of these test appear on social media offer a taste of what’s to come on the rally proper and create a buzz, but these and the people who post them normally sparks a mass of “where is the testing…

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NO GAMEPLAN AT THE WOODPECKER STAGES 2017

As we entered the back end of the 2017 season we made a welcomed return trip to the Woodpecker Stages, another BTRDA & Welsh National round which is based out of Ludlow. And with our return to this event also a return to a stage that we haven’t been to in a long time…… Radnor. We don’t have a great knowledge of the Radnor Forest so arrived with not much of a game plan in hand, after a fairly decent walk from the car park we found a bit of…

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