Useful Links

Some recommended websites to explore

speedreaders.info This is a US website for whom I’ve been writing book reviews recently; Damon Hill came out well, so did Brian Redman but some others didn’t cut the mustard – have a look for yourself to find out who drove a lot better than he can write

www.Lotus7.Club I am not really a club person but as most of the club membership isn’t either I have really enjoyed being part of this community . I write for the Club’s award winning monthly magazine Low Flying and we’ve been able to snare some pretty big beasts to interview; I especially enjoyed having a fascinating chat with Brabham , McLaren and now TVR designer Gordon Murray

Autosport.com This site’s Nostalgia Forum is essential reading for motor sport historians ; it’s not unusual to meet some well known figures in the historic racing scene here. As well as some random bloke who says he’s writing a book

Pistonheads.com The go- to forum for just about anything to do with cars , driving and lots more besides .An excellent place for heated discussion as well as informed or entirely uninformed opinions

Tentenths.com The website of choice if motorsport is as important to you as it is to me

www.hscc.org.uk The Historic Sports Car Club ; there’s lots of stuff on here about where and when to see some of the UK’s best race series – such as the Formula Ford 1600 championship, which in 2017 is celebrating the Formula’s Golden Jubilee

www.yorkraceway.org.uk All about what ‘s happening at Yorkshire’s very own dragstrip . Get your motor running, as Steppenwolf put it in Born to be Wild . The tattoo count here may be a lot higher than at the Goodwood Festival of Speed but you won’t meet friendlier people

www.croftcircuit.co.uk Croft is England’s northernmost race circuit. I’ve seen James Hunt , Lewis Hamilton ,Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen and Niki Lauda race there- and a few hundred others too. Check out the BTCC touring car meeting this summer for a panel beater’s idea of heaven . Or try the Nostalgia Festival for old racing cars ; this meeting is best enjoyed if you dress up as Private Pike from Dad’s Army . Or Marilyn Monroe – it’s your call and we’re all grown ups

www.cadwellpark.co.uk Trust me on this – there is no better place in the UK to watch motor racing , no better track to drive , than this baby Nurburgring located miles from anywhere in the Lincolnshire Wolds . Some say that Ayrton Senna managed to escape the earth’s gravitational pull in his F3 car here when he took off at The Mountain. His re-entry proved a tad bumpy though

www.silverstoneclassic.com The Classic is the world’s biggest historic race meeting- what’s not to like about 1200 racing cars over 3 days at Britain’s very own Grand Prix circuit ?

www.harewoodhill.com Just possibly Britain’s best speed hillclimb and certainly its longest . Think your Nissan GTR is the quickest way between A and B ? You won’t after you’ve seen a 650bhp single seater blast up the hill at 140mph plus

ydautograss.co.uk Yorkshire Dales Autograss club . If you want to see bonkers cars being driven insanely fast and permanently sideways then look no further. The bacon butties are good too