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Forgotten Hero

Another ‘holy grail’ was to reach 100mph. That had actually been achieved 3 years earlier by a totally forgotten Frenchman Louis Rigolly in July 1904. Little is known about him but he did appear in some of the races at the turn of the century. The magical number was achieved on an Ostend road in […]

F1 – Changing Times

The 2014 F1 season is heading toward the finish line. And it looks like next year is shaping up into a year of big changes. At the time of writing Vettel looks like to be heading to Ferrari; Alonso may be taking a year off but he is definitely leaving Ferrari; Button might be without […]

Drive A Classic (Part Two)

OK, so in part one I gave the positives for driving an older car – of course I have just had the 968 serviced so here is the other side of the coin. I really do know that driving something a little out of the ordinary and relatively rare and quite old means garage bills […]

Drive A Classic (Part One)

For a good many years I have always owned an old Porsche – nothing exotic just a string of 944s and 968s. In fact I am now on my eighth – a deep blue 1993 968. The pleasures of owning a (modern) ‘classic’ are hard to define. Even a run of the mill hatchback now […]

Village Life

Since moving into the village I have been amazed by how different life is. One of our neighbours described it as ‘rural light’ – a perfect description. We have the enjoyment of the Thames just 2 minutes away, we look out over fields and there are no bloody traffic jams. We also have two pubs […]

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The Icelandic Adventure

Iceland – a land of fable, fire and ice is a spectacular country of contrasts. Here, a volcano erupts every five years yet Iceland also boasts the largest glacier in Europe. When the temperature is at minus 10 you can be swimming outside in a crystal blue geo thermal lagoon. The nearest part of Europe […]

Formula One Gift Vouchers

There’s a special occasion approaching…just what do you buy for the ‘petrolhead ’in your life? This time make it something that they will never, ever forget – a drive in a genuine World Championship Formula One car and on a real Grand Prix circuit. You can choose the specific course and circuit or you can […]

Formula One driving courses

F1 driver for the day Wildside provide more F1 driving programmes than anyone. And remember there is no catch – all you need is an ordinary driving license and be at least 18 years old and that’s it. You can then be taking to the track (and that could even be a World Championship Grand Prix […]