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CORBEAU CLACTON RALLY

“MORE than 6,000 thrillseekers descended upon Tendring for a trailblazing motor rally” was the headline in the local paper (The Gazette) following the Corbeau Seats Clacton and Tendring Stage Rally, which was the first event of its kind in England to make use of new legislation which enables closed roads for Motorsport. This mammoth and landmark event was undertaken by the Chelmsford Motor Club, a club that is well known for its organisation of events such as the Brands Hatch Stages. An event which forms part of the Motorsport News…

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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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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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PLAINS & SIMPLE | PLAINS RALLY 2017

To start with, here’s bit of a history lesson on the Plains “The Plains first saw the light of day in 1964 when, as rallying was beginning to increase in popularity, it made its debut as a road rally based in the lanes of the Cheshire Plain from which it derived its name. Under the guiding hand of its creator Alan Jolley it grew in stature, a major decision being to move the event from Cheshire to the more demanding and exciting lanes of Wales. In 1971 the event was…

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AGBO STAGES 2017

The AGBO like many rally events started life as a road rally, gaining in popularity throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s as apart of the Motoring News Road Rally Championships, today however it comes in the form of a single venue tarmac event based at Weston Park in the West Midlands. Emulating the golden old days of the RAC when events would often have these spectator friendly stages at venues such as this, the event forms a round of popular championships such as the AWMMC Heart of England and the…

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