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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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TRIALS 

DAVID MAITLAND TRIAL 2017

It was a slightly gloomy start to the day as I drove towards Ivinghoe for this year’s David Maitland Car Trial; upon entering the field at Aston Farm and parking up I could tell that even on foot the ground seemed a little on the moist side. This event was part of a number of different Championships and also an event on a number of Associations & Clubs calendar, such as the AEMC (Association of Eastern Motor Clubs) and AWMMC (Association of West Midlands Motor Clubs) to name a few.…

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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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BRC+BTRDA+WNRC = NICKY GRIST STAGES 2017

For the second year running the Nicky Grist Stages organised by the Quinton Motor Club played host to the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) alongside the BTRDA Gravel Rally and Welsh National Rally Championships. This was our only taste of the MSA British Rally Championship this year but not our only instalment of the Welsh National or the ever popular and probably our favourite series from the BTRDA; and so with these three great championships coming together how could we resist? Saturday; Day 1 of the event was based on…

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SEVEN STAGES FOR SEVERN VALLEY RALLY 2017

It was seven stages for the Rally Nuts sponsored Severn Valley rally this year, incorporating the Welsh National and MSA British Historic Championships which provided a great mix of modern and historic machinery. A morning and afternoon loop of 3 gravel stages around the Llandovery area of Wales was separated by two visits to service and a single trip a little further north to Radnor. Dust glorious dust was the order of the day …….. As much as we love the rally cars trailing a plume of dust shots, when…

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SPEED MACHINE LAUNCH

Out of a dark smoke filled pit garage WME | IMG a global leader in Sports Media and Events together with Silverstone Race Circuit “The Home of British Racing” launched SpeedMachine Festival (www.speedmachine.com). A weekend of edge-of-your-seat action and pure entertainment, SpeedMachine Festival will deliver pure indulgence for fans of speed and cars. The line-up will feature exhilarating wheel-to-wheel racing, top music headliners, manufacturer test drives, jaw-dropping Supercars, e-gaming, the finest street food and camping. Highlight of the festival will be the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, where the…

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