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  • For sale , championship winning Anglia 555-555

    Gavin Taber offers for sale his points championship winning car , no expense spared throughout season .

    Ex Ray Harding car , 2lt Pinto ( had full rebuild early season) comes on the button ready to go.

    Car based near Diss Norfolk.


    Call Gavin on 

    01379 650642



  • Get yourself a Classic for Christmas

    With the season closed there are one or two cars up for sale !

    Shane Taylor offers for sale his Ford 100e , powered by a ztec engine . recent suspension rebuild using new Gaz struts and new discs etc . The car is offered on the button ready to go at a snip of £8500 with optional spares package.

    Contact Shane in Cheshire on 07799523450 to arrange purchase and collection.



    Also for sale is the Riley of Kara Boyd , the car won best looking car 2017 and was the talk of the autosports show when it was debut . 

    Built by Boyd motorsport with input from the Driver George Polley , the car sports a ford pinto power unit and holds the track well. 445 Graham took the car to Lochgelly and was flying a couple of months ago . 

    This unusual build is a snip at £12000 ono . please call Graham on 07973284667



  • Best in Britain Hednesford November 4th 2018-2018

    Best in Britain

    A wet November Sunday afternoon , 24 classic hot rods set to do battle.
    With visitors from Scotland and Ireland the Staffordshire oval of Hednesford Hills Raceway was about to be alight with the sound of classic hot rods
    From Scotland we had 871 Graeme Callender , Trevor Harris fellow Scot was unable to finish repairs to his car ,however he did receive the Neil Edwin most improved driver of the year trophy (which was delivered by Graeme).
    From Ireland the new 2018 Irish points champion 19 Anthony Morgan who also raced at the track last month taking on heavy frontal from the armco turn three barrier when his throttle stuck open.
    Joining him 976 Clive Richardson and Davey McCall (ex national hot rod four time world champion ),now taking his position in the classic hot rods . Davey is the promoter of DMC Tully-roan oval which promote classic hot rod racing in the Emerald Isle. He turned out a fresh white mk2 escort a car which caused a lot of interest pre race.

    More new starters in the formula 93 Nick Ross in the ex 57 Mike Oliver Talbot sunbeam, 02 Rich Adams in the ex Karl Dudley Jones mk 2 Escort and119 Dan Buckley the ex 144 Tim Foxlow car
    Never have I seen so many people join us in such a short space of time at classic hot rods.
    A championship race requires a drawn grid,the choice for groups of six .The later group being pretty much unchanged all day whilst the other grids would be reversed for the second heat.
    The points then accumulated would give us the highest points scorers to the front positions for the big race.
    The first six were send round to line up behind the control car, British points leader 555 Gavin Taber had been fortunate enough to draw pole position , alongside him 976 Clive Richardson,behind him in the first six 19 Anthony Morgan,871 Graeme Callendar,8 Darren Owen and 445 Graham Boyd.
    72 Gary Goodswin led the second pack away,922 Graham Legge next to him with 116 Adrian Taber,22 Shane Taylor and Andrew Willis A30 has rear gunner .
    The third pack of six led by 35 Dave Cushion , 236 Ryan Polley,121 Charlie Schembri,924 Stuart Wright,45 Craig Boyd and 20 Dave Fry.
    The fourth set of cars would be mostly static during the course of the day containing 209 Andy Lee,31 Steve Gooding,942 Davey Mc Call,119 Dan Buckley ,02 Rich Adams and 93 Nick Ross.

    209 Andy Lee in the last six made a great break and was soon in amongst the set in front .
    555 Taber was fighting hard on the inside but the power of Richardson on the outside was too much 976 Richardson was gone .
    19 Anthony Morgan made a good challenge but began to drop back leaving 555 Taber on his own in second .
    The chequered dropped and 976 Clive Richardson took victory with 555 Gavalar Taber second.
    976 555 19 922 45 942 236 8 116 871
    Heat two reverse grid ,20 Dave Fry and 45 Craig Boyd come to the pole positions . The rear group remaining as was in heat one,31 Gooding in that group penalised for late arrival .
    20 Fry in his Ford popular was first away and the veteran of the formula had hit good form although under pressure from the younger blood of 45 Craig Boyd .
    Boyd slid outwards has 121 Charlie Schembri went under and up to second , now third Boyd was under pressure from the second Austin A40 of Rhino Ryan Polley 236.
    Half way and 19 Morgan with 976 Richardson staying close had moved up to 3rd and 4th respectively.
    The closing lap got fry caught up in back markers , Richardson found a way round the outside and took victory.
    The Grand Final time championship race for the Best in Britain a fast fuelled race lies ahead !
    Front row the double heat winner 976 Clive Richardson,outside the newly crowned Irish points champion 19 Anthony Morgan .25 laps the distance ,
    19 Morgan and 976 Richardson were going for it from the drop of the flag,Morgan locked on the side of the x pack of Richardson all the way around the first corner.
    Morgan took the early lead,976 Richardson was soon back up on the inside line forcing 19 Morgan wide,there was no room between the two again. Morgan then dropped down the grid has others moved up.
    The race had progressed the last lap board was out, Richardson was on his way to victory, Boyd was set for second, Taber a safe third and victory for his season long battle of the English points .
    Congratulations to 976 Clive Richardson a treble winner on the day and the 2018 Best in Britain Champion.
    Congratulations also go to 555 Gavin Taber the new English points champion 2018.
    Race report Andy Hankin .


    Best in Britain

    Exciting times and all on the last meeting of the year for the classic hot rods.
    A year of highs and lows all round will end with a bang as we go into the final round of the British points series and its a out of the hat grid .
    555 Gavin Taber leads the points by a very small margin over 72 Gary Goodswen . The two could land anywhere on the first grid and reverse of that for the second , points accumulator will place them in highest to the front for the all exciting finale .
    For a few rear starts will feature all day 02 Rich Adams makes a move over from national hot rods having purchased the ex Karl Dudley Jones car . He will be joined by fellow midlander who will move over from 2 litre hot rods 93 Nick Ross ( who has the ex Mike Oliver green dragon Talbot) . Both have spent many years at Incarace in various formulas .
    942 Davey McCall the DMC promoter will make his presence known has he starts his classic hot rod quest , the former national hot rod world champion will be racing a fresh mk2 x pack escort .

    976 Clive Richardson will be back in “Dallas” livery mk2 for Sundays meeting also making a trip across the sea will be 19 Anthony Morgan.
    924 Stuart Wright is back with the mk1 now ford ztec powered , Simpson exhaust …it’s been bling’d.
    We are only just getting warmed up ! 8 Darren Owen The British open champion will be looking to add another trophy to the cabinet .
    Trophies are sponsored by Darren’s brother David who crashed out early in the season , taking heavy damage to his back from which he is recovering well. The car was pretty sha##ed has well.
    The two time Cock of the North 45 Craig Boyd will pilot the A40 bullet , while 236 Rhino is on board the grey one having struck his first final podium this year last weekend . Could Rhino be the next “driver “ like his grandfather ex world champion 306 George Polley ?

    The rest of the field is still star studded , 121 Schembri ,257 Willis , 210 The music man ,20 Dave Fry , 22 Taylor , 31 Gooding , 116 Taber SNR are all booked to race .
    871 Graeme Callender who took two heat wins last time out at Hednesford and 922 Graham Legge who stormed his first final having gained a blue grade from his 3 rear starts.
    12 Trevor Harris probably the driver who travelled more miles in one week of racing than most do in a year through the summer is also booked to race.

    The National hot rods are there for a world championship qualifier with 33 cars booked into compete.
    Its man of the Midlands time for the bangers 57 cars and growing all about to do the battle royal around the Staffordshire oval !
    plus the mighty firework display as well , start time 2 pm .
    Myself and Dave G on the comms all day , food bars open , track shop open .

  • National Championship Preview

    National Championship 2018 Preview.

    We move over to Ipswich for our next major title race and the National Championship event.
    All drivers entered must have done a minimum of two race meetings prior in this season in order to qualify.
    Last years winner 45 Craig Boyd will not be defending the title , also 8 Darren Owen recent winner of the English open will not be there.
    Needless to say the grid will not be short of quality drivers nor will it be short of the finest retro race cars you will find anywhere.
    The whole weekend is full of oval motor sport and starts on the Saturday with practice and lap timings for grid positions for the National hot rods.
    All details of the event and a chance to buy tickets on lie can be found on the Spedeworth website.
    From Scotland we have 17 Kenny Purdie #thekingofcrossflows , the man who sat with 8 #deadlydaz fro 25 of the hottest laps a few weeks ago at Hednesford . If he can get either of the pole positions he may be the man to set the pace.
    He is joined by 58 Alex Wilson who had a few running issues last time out in the ex Mcfastlane chuvitt lets hope he has put them to bed and has a cracking day.
    871 Graeme Callendar completes the travelling trio , he was on the pace at Hednesford in heat 2 but a non finish in heat 1 put him down the grid maybe this Saturday will see him shine.
    From Wales we have the one and only 57 #thewelshwizzard Mike Oliver in the Talbot , which has had a colour change for this Saturday to a more traditional scheme for a Welsh Man. When Mike gets on the pace he is rarely catchable and we have seen some great victories from him . He was on the podium in second place back in 2015 lets see him up there this year.

    Just two contenders from Ireland for this years race and we have see in recent days via facebook both have been busy in preparation .
    19 Anthony Morgan #captainmorgan, mk2 Escort has been taking quite a few victories so far this year over the water . The car itself looks splendid and on the pace the extra preparation could well pay off.
    25 Trevor Cussack is also ready to go racing and will be looking for a good qualifying position on the main grid in a chance of a podium position.

    Now the English grid ! Where do we start ? My word the finest cars and some rather interesting stars , both of today and yesteryear .
    Lets start with our own Penelope pitstop #littlemissBoydy 44 Kara , the engine has been out of the Riley for a rebuild , she has the guts and determination equal to any of the other drivers . Maybe she can get past the boys and take the championship , who knows? It would be splendid to see her up there on podium number one.
    No doubt 445 #thecowboy my old mate with good inside weight Graham Boyd will peddle the old A40 a little harder this year ? No doubt what ever he will be in the mix of things to come.
    924 Stuart Wright will be in the mk1 Escort has raced by Dad Roger in previous years , there had been a few running issues had Hednesford . No doubt that engine has been apart and put back together in detail these last few weeks. The angle box did Stuart proud will a change to the Escort see him on the podium?
    42 Dean Kitchen #thebromleybomber lost power had Hednesford recently with a blown head gasket lets hope the car is in good shape and ready for the big race.
    236 Ryan Polley #rhino will be on board the second A40 from Boyd’s stock of tough little cars , the youngster can certainly drive . Staying out of trouble at Ipswich is the main thing and a good grid position . Given he may have Craig s car this years race might have just got a little more interesting.
    Sporting his union jack roof in a car he bought for £££ many moons ago from the planet ford will be #jayjay 271 Jamie Johnson , often terming himself has the oldest rodder on the grid. A unknown quantity , we have seen him up there amongst the top three many times here at Ipswich , fingers crossed this year then.
    Well we are not even half way through the English group , it is only Monday today the weather still scorching and apparently we have four more weeks of this. Lets hope that hasn’t changed by Saturday ! Michael Fish got the weather wrong once and never forgot it !
    Next up then 116 #alpachaman Adrian Taber , the angle box looks cool in the gulf colours . Recent Hednesford was a up and down day dropping back down the pack quickly so who knows everyone has good days .
    257 #pockectrocket Andrew Willis , now the little Austin can get a shift on when she wants and fits in small gaps . No doubt Andrew will give the old girl all she’s got .
    210 #musicman Hughie Weaver , will have no doubt been through every nut , bolt and polished the mk1 up ready for the big day . Rubbing the wax on ready to rub and race the day away . Hughie can certainly ride a long on your door handles and then leave you for dust . If the car is in tune and the driver gets on song ! watch out the #musicman is coming through !
    198 #donut Andy Steward what hasn’t been said about this man , we all know he will drive the nuts of that Mk2 in a race sponsored by the builder SHP. Already taking the Scottish open and the Fife Open in Scotland this year , this man collects titles like some collect parking tickets .
    555 Gavin Taber #thevanman gave a good defence of his English title , the car had just the engine rebuilt . It should be run in enough now to get Gavin on the pace and up amongst the fore runners.
    72 #thenorfolkboy Gary Goodswin , the metallic red mk2 escort always looks to be on form . He took the first heat at Hednesford with a flying start but had to battle with 198 #donut for the win.
    In his own backyard and local fans cheering him on will give him the boost every driver needs , it accelerates the adrenalin and the car no doubt will be flying.
    121 #italianstallion Charlie Schrembri , the car was immaculately turned out for the English and was on a reasonable level of pace . A few more horses out of her could see Charlie up there challenging for a top three.
    976 Clive Richardson winner of the big race back in 2016 will be looking for another outside pole position that took him to that victory.
    151 Paul Hollis #hotrodhollis will be one of many Angle box drivers attending on Saturday , the car sporting a pinto will enjoy the large oval of Ipswich . A Good grid position will give Paul a reasonable finish to the day.
    27 Dave York #duke , this Dave’s first season with the classic hot rod and I must say he could well be one to watch Saturday he was well on pace at Hednesford .
    333 #theprinceofpop Lee Wood , on podium no1 back in 2015 . a few transitions on the Viva since and the old girl is still very much on pace . Gaffer tape in one hand and a bill for spare front wings in the other Lee will no doubt give it the best shot he can.
    Last but not least then Mr Classic Hot rod himself , he’s been in them longer than I can remember . He’s out seen his opposition Rick Fray and many more ! A few Mk1 Escorts , Mk2 Escort , Talbot and now the old ford my lord 100e ! infract he’s outlasted his cars . Yes indeed its 20 #thesilverfox Dave Fry . We can only expect his best all night from Dave , he certainly wont be short on trying for the win.
    Well race fans that’s the run down , I don’t think we are expecting any late comers .
    There will be two heats and a final under championship rules gridded . May the best man or woman take victory .
    I will be around with a few FREE keyrings with me , spot me grab one and lets talk rods.
    See you all Saturday ROD ON Andy Hankin.