• 247 Review 2018-2018

     

    Driver review 247 Graham Mc Cabe

    Graham like fellow Scot John Mcfarlane  gave up their rides for the early part of 2018 in order to bring fresh driver into the sport . The Scottish series has a result flourished with some great racing.
    Sitting watching your old Talbot go out and take victory must on one hand be pleasing but frustrating on the other , for every driver at the end of the day just wants to race.
    Graham debuted the new ride at the late summer Hednesford Hills meeting , the car caused quite a stir. Despite being finished immaculately with full x -pack and rear wing , it was deemed the wing should be removed ? But why and how? Surely the retro side should reflect cars of the day , after all Barry Lee sport rear wings on several cars .
    However Graham removed it for the racing but late at a zero points meeting in Scotland was allowed to race with it on has a trial .
    Graham has been a stalwart of the formula for some time now having built 2 mk2 Escorts , a chevette and the Talbot . He gives great support to fellow racers in Scotland and is always prepared to travel for racing , despite having a very busy business to run.
    Lets hope the wing can stay because the car looks great with it on.



  • 2018 Reviews

    Season 2018 Review 20 Dave Fry

    Not one of Dave’s better years , is the best to say . The change from Talbot to the ex Mick Dixon Ford 100e was thought to be a good choice , however despite a few good race starts Dave has yet to get the old girl on song.
    Collateral damage at last years National championships when several car went in , including the music man 210 Weaver through the boot of the 100e . Dave got the car repaired and back on track to no avail.
    A better day in the office at Best in Britain saw Dave lead heat 2 for most of the distance only to be passed on the last few laps when he got caught up in traffic.
    No doubt the car will be tweaked and fully straightened ready for season 2019.


  • Season 2019-2019

    2019 A FRESH YEAR AND NEW SEASON

    We await the official publication of fixtures , a provisional list was sent out to drivers . Some changes are that the National championship has been moved from Spedeweekend but remains at Ipswich on a later date.
    The scheduled meeting will feature in March at Hednesford Raceway and there will be a visit to both Mildenhall and Northampton shale tracks.
    With a few rebuilds underway and promises of new drivers and fresh cars we look forward to season 2019 .
    ROD ON


  • Season review 257 andrew Willis


    Wicked Willis and the pocket rocket review 2018

    A mixed season for Andrew with lots of running issues for the pocket rocket Austin A30 .
    Andrew has attended most meetings but had just no luck what so ever , he was even amongst those who raced on shale for the first time.
    Hopefully normal service will return for 2019 , although girlfriend Jessie-ray has a build in progress having tried the pocket rocket for size !!!ooh er Mrs.


  • Review 19 # Captain Morgan

    DRIVER REVIEW 19 ANTHONY MORGAN #CaptainMorgan

    Although cars have been a rather sparse at meetings in both Northern and Southern Ireland during the season 19 Anthony Morgan was the most consistent of the drivers .
    His well prepared mk2 escort has taken many wins , which has given him the honour of being crowned Irish national points champion .
    This side of the sea is a different matter he ran into a few issues at the nationals with a few non finishes and at the end of summer meeting at Hednesford went “Wallop straight in “ DG . Leaving the car needing suspension repairs.
    His return for the Best in Britain was a lot more successful for him and we hope to see him back in 2019.


  • Season review 333 Lee Wood

    Not one of Lees best seasons in a long time.

    The Viva has always presented in its finest ready for racing . Even  a polish at the national championships before racing.

    Lee took a heat win at Ipswich and was a little disappointed there were no trophies awarded for the heats. He received a DQ in the second heat which left him mid grid .

    A poor start saw Lee n spin and retire out of turn number 2.

    Engine failure put pay to the rest of the season although lee hopes to be back on form next year.

    Whilst out of the classics Dan Buckley gave Lee a couple of outings in his Blackmail 205 replica.

    The Viva though got down to the last four in best classic of 2018 , proving Lees choices of hot rod still very popular with the public.

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  • Review 2018 Brett Sneddon

    Driver review #braveheart 232 Brett Sneddon.

    Was It slowly slowly catchy monkey ? NO it wasn’t! 

    Brett raced with heart and soul through the Scottish series,  not taking many wins but notching up constant points .

    He gave some great racing action though out, the car ex Holden Stable providing victory whilst in their hands.

    Never off the pace at any given time during the series . A rub up on one corner causing extensive damage to all cars concerned cost him a few points during one round. Living up to his #braveheart has he chased the English around his track on his home turf

     

    Finishing 2l018 on a high with the points championship title for Scotland.  Showing that being second or third sometimes pays off.

    Well done #braveheart.

     

     


  • Review 84 Jock Mc Fastlane

    Driver review 84 John McFarlane

    John’s part in the formula has mainly to promote the Scottish side of racing and helping to build the driver base .
    His deal with Alec Wilson on the chevette for a escort shell meant he would not race early season , however the driver base would be plus one.
    Knowing that he would get the escort into shape was not an issue other than time.
    The car was prepared and then sign written by Craig Jones from designs from online classic hot rod artist  Tam Valentine to a superb finish .
    Early testing and racing was showing the car wasn’t dialled in has it should be , progression and work has improved it . The rain at the last meeting of the season did not do the electrical side of things any favours.
    Despite all of the above and some rear starts , John has made blue grade in his first grading .
    The car has gone to winter storage with a possible few tweaks after the hibernation period ready for 2019.
    It’s never easy to build a car let alone race one , a big thanks must go firstly to his fellow Tuesday night hot rod enthusiastic buddies 247 Graham McCabe and 12 Trevor Harris plus a few others along the way.


  • 116 Reviewed

    SEASON REVIEW FOR 116 ADRIAN TABER #ALPACAMAN

    The season started off with the zetec powered Anglia in the Gulf colours , it wasn’t fairing well and was don on power . Gavin borrowed it for the first ever meeting on shale at Mildenhall.
    Adrian racing both sides of Adrian’s wall , which is what he hit when realising the points north of the border didn’t put him in the points chase running. At the stage of reflection he would have finished top three.
    A purchase of the Sammy Mitchell built Escort days prior to the national championship didn’t seem the right option but the Anglia was still not on song.
    Then it came in the wet at Birmingham for the midland championship a heat win in ..the Anglia .
    With podium finishes in Scotland and England , Adrian’s year has been very mixed .The highlight watching from back in the traffic has son Gavin scored enough to lift the English points title.
    With both cars now up for sale it’s doubtful we will see Adrian in 2019 , unless there’s fresh horses hiding in the Taber stable.
    Adrian is always a pleasure to meet up with in the pits and enjoys a good laugh , pleasure watching you race this year 116.