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Bladerunners: Lawnmowers in 12-Hour Endurance Race

Drivers donned their suits and climbed into their cockpits at the weekend for a 12-hour endurance race with a difference: they weren’t driving rallying cars, but lawnmowers. The annual race in Five Oaks, a hamlet in West Sussex, England, started at 8 p.m. on Saturday and saw 51 three-driver teams take to the 1.4 km (0.87 mile) circuit, with the ...

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BOOK REVIEW – Le Mans: The Official History 1930-39

By Quentin Spurring Publication date: August 2017, UK price: £60.00 ISBN: 978-1-910505-13-7, Format: 280x230mm, Jacketed hardback Page extent: 368pp, Illustration: over 350 photographs Evro Publishing Officially licensed with the ACO, the organizers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the seventh title in this decade-by-decade series and completes coverage of the endurance classic from its ...

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Porsche Plans to Enter Formula E Championship

ROTIMI ASHER Porsche has concluded plans to compete with a factory team in the Formula E Championship, starting from year 2019. Making the announcement in a statement on Friday, the automaker also revealed its resolve end its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. “At the same time,” ...

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Superb Campbell Celebrated at Shelsley Walsh

Malcolm and Donald Campbell were honoured at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb during Classic Nostalgia with a fabulous display of cars, including the Napier Bluebird replica. Gina Campbell and Don Wales joined in the Midland Automobile Club’s celebrations as the family’s Speed Records were put on display. Eight cars associated with the family surrounded the middle of the paddock, a ...

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Silverstone Classic : World Bike Legends Return in Force

World GP Bike Legends are returning to this weekend’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) with a spectacular showcase featuring world champions, British champions, TT heroes and some of the most famous names from motorcycling racing history. After their massively popular and super successful debut at last summer’s standout festival, the Bike Legends will again be delighting fans of two-wheel motor sport ...

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Rally Finland Preview: Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Trio of Finns Ready to Fly At Home

The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is ready to take on the fastest event of the season, Rally Finland (July 27-30), with its trio of home-grown drivers: Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hänninen and Esapekka Lappi. Rally Finland is famous for its fast gravel stages through forests, featuring large jumps and numerous crests. Many of these are located on corners, making ...

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Rally Experts Help Rover Novices Secure the American Dream on Pan-AM Rally

A completely novice rally crew has secured the ‘American dream’ by winning their first ever endurance event, The Pan-Am Classic Rally, journeying from Savannah, South Carolina, to Seattle, Washington, over 21 days. Karl Caddick and Steve McKay, from Dorset, had never rallied before meeting with Rally Preparation Services (RPS), who prepared their 1970 Rover P5B for the incredible 5,900-mile Journey. ...

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