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First Year Circuit Racing

First Year Circuit Racing

For us of course that meant driving a classic, our 1977 TVR 3000M, in the HSCC 70s Roadsports but the lessons we learned can be more widely applied and so whatever your interest read on to find out all about our First Year Circuit Racing (Cover Shot – Charlie Wooding) ARDS Test Before you can […]

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2015 Dick Mayo Sprint

Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock helps out at the 2015 Dick Mayo Sprint to discover many competitors using their classic cars as a track weapon of choice to successfully compete against modern day machinery. Words and Pictures: Chris Dymock. Blimey, and my favourite weekend of the year just got a whole lot more interesting. I imagine most of us […]

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Summer Drives Competition

To enter the Summer Drives Competition all you have to do is visit the dedicated Summer Drives Competition webpage, pick a favourite from the list and come 24th August 2015 when the winner is announced it could be yours to drive for the weekend courtesy of Cherished Vehicle Insurance. A number of online experts, including […]

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Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Hmm, a rather lovely summer`s day despite the rather iffy forecast and all the better for the short jaunt to the Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015 combined with their annual antiques fair. We must have got the timing right this year as there were no queues on the roads to the event, and which had […]

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HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015

HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015

The forecast said that a thunderstorm would pass overnight to leave an overcast but dry Norfolk for the HSCC 70s Snetterton 2015 event. That only turned out to be half true when after the lightning strikes and subsequent power failures on Friday evening, experienced in a local pub; it proceeded to persist down virtually all […]

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70s Roadsports Thruxton 2015

Wow. What a great bunch the HSCC are and terrific to finally enjoy our first outing racing with them. Welcome to 70s Roadsports Thruxton 2015. Testing on Friday was at its name suggests a challenge. The track was wet and slippery which for the fastest circuit in the UK with the fastest corner, Church; was a […]

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Retro Cars

Retro Cars – Missing the Point?

In a world where European and American car manufacturers seem desperate to hang onto past successes are they on the right lines with their current crop of Retro Cars? OK first admission we own a 2009 BMW Mini Cooper, fundamentally a brilliant (not so little as it once was) car that has had many of […]

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Yellow Cabs – A fairy tale in New York

A recent visit across the pond, strictly non-car related you understand, provided a welcome pre-Xmas fairy tale in New York with, unlike the hapless couple in the song, only positive outcomes. Being in the Big Apple did however reveal a slightly alarming trend away from distinctive American sedans to a situation where it seems anything […]

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Accusump Install

Oil pressure and the subsequent oil flow it produces is by definition the very lifeblood of your engine and so the question is can an Accusump Install help protect both around a track? At our very first sprint event in the TVR 3000M at Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire (UK) there was an awful lot […]

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Berkeley Classic Car Show

In maintaining our love of events large and small and in the run up to the big one for us this year, the Le Mans Classic, Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock and his antique loving partner Lynnette finally manage to tick all event boxes together at the brilliant 2014 Berkeley Classic Car Show, Chris picks up the […]

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Fathers Day Gift Idea

Fathers Day Gift Ideas: Speed and Steam at Didcot (UK)

If you are looking for fathers day or significant birthday gift ideas then Speed and Steam at Didcot (UK) might well be of interest. Taking place on Saturday 26 July 2014 and with just 20 places available it offers a unique day out combining a vintage bus ride, visit to the Williams F1 museum at Grove […]

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TVR 3000M

Running Report: TVR 3000M water pump replaced

It was precisely 6½ days before our first sprint event of the season at Castle Circuit in Wiltshire (UK) when just prior to what I thought was going to be the final shake down run I declared the car ready and 30mins after that momentous moment on my return when the TVR 3000M water pump […]

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