Preview: The Goodwood Revival - Flying A Racing

Written by Kurt | Friday, 24 August 2012 19:03

Austin A35 Goodwood Revival 2012 2010 Martin Brundle Rae DavisAs it's less than a month until the Goodwood Revival 2012 (14-16 September) takes place, I thought it would be a good moment to introduce you to some of the teams and the stuff one can expect at the Revival. It might give you that little push to go and plan a trip to what is probably the greatest classic car event in the world (I'm still biting my nails here whether I will be granted press accreditation!). In this post we dive a bit deeper into one of the teams partaking in the St. Mary's Trophy for saloon cars from 1950-1959. Flying A Racing will be present with some Austins, we concentrate in this post on the A35 which will, in the celebrity race on the Saturday, be driven by Martin Brundle. While an A40 of the same team will be driven by touring car ace Rob Huff. The owner of the A35 kindly sent us some pics of the car in preparation. Now, this particular A35 is no stranger to the Revival, it took part 3 times before and is in fact a bit of a giant killer. At the 2010 Revival it was running strong in the hands of Martin Brundle until Brundle managed to bang it into another Austin driven by Tom Kristensen. This year though the A35 is raring to go and in tip-top condition as the photos underneath illustrate.

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Oldtimer Grand Prix 2012

Written by Kurt Schleier | Friday, 17 August 2012 12:28

oldtimer GP 2012, maserati, MG, birdcageNormally the weather in the eifel mountain range can drastically change within a few minutes, but last weekend the Nürburgring was treated to a bout of enduring sunshine. It turned out be the perfect weekend to go and look at some old cars. Well, old cars, rather classic cars and many of them hugely valuable classic race cars. The Oldtimer Grand Prix was the right event to enjoy these cars in their natural habitat. Arriving on Friday I catched some of the action on the Nordschleife (that's the proper 20.8 kilometre Nürburgring). I was pleasantly surprised with a combined field of three race series, albeit all with the same kind of cars; GTs and touring cars. The highlight was surely the 210 minute AvD Historic Marathon, which, traditionally opens the Oldtimer GP weekend. For some the race wasn't a highlight though, walking along the track through the woods I suddenly heard someone with an english accent uttering the words "You ....... idiot". The issue here was clear, the pretty TVR Grantura of the McInerney family had crashed and one of the McInerney's wasn't at all happy with how the car was towed away, he probably had a point as I heard a German marshall with a strong Rhinish accent bellowing more of the same from across the track: "Sag mal, bist du bescheuert oder wie?". The range of cars that didn't crash was eclectic though, read on and I'll guide you through some of the highlights.

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Silberpfeile @ Goodwood

Written by Kurt | Friday, 17 February 2012 18:02

SilberpfeilePerhaps you already heard, but for those who didn't we have a great announcement; at the Goodwood Revival this year in September there will be an array of pre-war Silberpfeile racing around the Goodwood race course. Silberpfeile? Well, Silver Arrows, German pre-war race machinery of course. Audi (Auto Union) and Mercedes-Benz will bring a vast number of their beautiful machinery to the track. Not for a demonstration but to actually partake in a proper race at race speeds. Never since the 1939 Yugoslav Grand Prix were so many Silberpfeile seen together in one single race. As you might understand, even for the average petrolhead this is a special moment, imagine (or better not) what this event will do to my trousers and those of other hard-line car anoraks! Mercedes-Benz will bring their W25, W125, W154 and W165 cars while Audi will bring some Auto Union C- and D-Types. The cars will be up against other period machinery like ERAs, MGs, Rileys and, let's hope, some of the pre-war Alfa Romeos and Maseratis turn up as well.

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Spa 24 Hours 2011

Written by Kurt | Thursday, 04 August 2011 19:12
As I happened to be near the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium last week I thought it would be a good idea to make sure I could visit some race event at the circuit. Thankfully, one of the best events of the year was on just that week; the Spa 24 hour race. A race which is GT car based and has been throughout all of its 64 year history (with various intermissions, like WW2). I decided to visit the circuit on the Thursday; training and qualifying day, a perfect day to wander about making pictures. Add a comment

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Gumball 3000 - Edition 2010

Written by Super User | Monday, 03 May 2010 19:15

The annual Gumball 3000 rally always causes some uproar, not only in terms of engine noises but most of all the whole schmear accompanying the event.  Last weekend it was more of the same at checkpoint Waterlooplein, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. More than 100 supercars in all kinds of wacky colours and liveries checked in at the square which normally is a simple marketplace with a fish monger, Döner and pizza stalls and so on.

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