Nuts & bolts

  • New BRDC President

    25 Aug 2011

    Derek Warwick has been elected as the new BRDC President. Warwick's racing career included 11 seasons and 147 starts in F1, wins in the prestigious Le Mans 24 hours race and the World Sportscar Championship, plus three seasons in the British Touring Car Championship. He takes over the role from Damon Hill OBE.

  • New Campbell book

    25 Aug 2011

    With a foreword by Gina Campbell, Neil Sheppard's new book – Donald Campbell: Bluebird And The Final Record Attempt – boasts 700 photos (many of them never previously published) of the fateful attempt at the Water Speed Record at Coniston Water in 1967. ISBN is 978 0 7542 5973 8 and the hardback costs £30. Click here for more details.

  • RIP José Rosinski

    25 Aug 2011

    We were saddened to hear of the death of French racer and journalist José Rosinski. Second only to Jo Schlesser in the 1961 French FJ championship, he also raced many times at Le Mans, his best result being 9th in 1967 sharing an Alpine with Henri Grandsire. Along with Gerard 'Jabby' Crombac, Rosinski was one of the founder writers at Sport Auto in 1962 and later in life carved out a career as a commentator on French TV.

  • New F40 wheels

    25 Aug 2011

    Braid has released a bespoke set of forged centre-lock wheels specifically designed to fit the Ferrari F40. Measuring 8x18” front and 13 x 18” rear, they are cast as a monoblock and can be ordered in any diameter or width to suit any model or year of Ferrari (13-22in diameter, or up to 15 in width). For more information, click here or call 01530 517920.

  • Brooklands remembers the Bod

    25 Aug 2011

    Brooklands Museum is to host a special Bill Boddy Tribute Day on 1 October. The Surrey speedball – on which Boddy was the world's foremost authority – is a fitting venue for a day of celebration of this true doyen of motoring journalism. See the Brooklands website for details.

  • New artist at Prescott

    23 Aug 2011

    Motoring art newcomer Graham Abbott will be showing off his wares and taking commissions at the Autumn Classic at Prescott hillclimb on 1-2 October. If you are interested in his work, Abbott will have a stand in the Orchard.

  • Cobras for Laguna

    23 Aug 2011

    With the dust barely settled on the 2011 races at Laguna Seca, the main theme for the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has already been announced. And it's Cobras, so expect some thunder in California next August as the Anglo-American hybrid celebrates its 50th birthday.

  • Track at home

    17 Aug 2011

    Gunson has launched the Trakrite Laser System bringing state-of-the-art wheel alignment to the home mechanic. It needs just 10cm ground clearance to operate and should cost you around £90. See Gunson's website for info. 

  • Concours auction

    17 Aug 2011

    The Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance Auction opens bidding on 1 September 1 to raise funds to support the event, the Palos Verdes Art Center and Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Foundation. See the website for details.

  • Vulcan uncovered

    03 Aug 2011

    Want to hear more about the mighty Vulcan that's thrilled Goodwood for the last couple of years? Then don't miss the MG Car Club's evening lecture on the mighty delta wing bomber on 6 October. It's being held in Abingdon and is open to non-MGCC members. See: for more.