Silverstone Classic 2016

The Silverstone Classic is one of the most highly regarded classic Motorsport events in Europe, even billing itself as the Worlds’ biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival. I had not visited Silverstone for a race day since the 1986 British Grand Prix, when I was a lad, and Nigel Mansell clinched a last gasp victory from the clutches of Nelson Piquet. …

Spa Summer Classic 2016

The whole team travelled to Spa including the new trainee Mark.  This time we had a change of plan and went from Newcastle to Amsterdam to save the journey to Hull, and overall it was a much easier trip.  We sailed out of Newcastle on the Thursday evening in glorious sunshine and were soon sipping the first of a few …

Donington Historics 2016

In spite of the British weather throwing almost everything it had at it, the Donington Historic Festival presented three days of hugely exciting historic motor racing over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 2nd). Classic motorsport fans were treated to a vast range of competition cars from the 1920s up to the 1990s, campaigning in a challenging range of climatic …

Spa Summer Classic 2015

So a 0700hrs start (well Matty eventually joined us at 0730) for the two & a half hour drive down to Spa from Halluin , where we had stayed the previous night after our Ypres ERC & Historic rally coverage. We rolled into the car park at Spa and immediately you are greeted with the roar of mighty V8’s blasting …

Ypres ERC & Historics 2015

The team left the North East just after lunch on the Thursday for the 2 hour drive to Hull to catch the ferry to Zeebrugge.  Once boarded we located our cabin, dumped the bags and headed for the bar. Eight hours later and the whole trip was planned with finesse & flair, with the timing down to the last second……so …