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After limping to Japfest, will we have a clear run to the Retro Rides Gathering?

Japfest was 3 weeks away and the engine still wouldn’t start. We knew we had our work cut-out to get the Silvia on the road for Japfest Silverstone, but the relentless rain was really starting to slow progress. A few late nights in the dark wiring the battery, fuel pump,

Every cloud has a Silvia lining

Having taken a break from rally driving for the sake of our bank balance, we hatched a plan to build something interesting and a bit different that we could also enter in some cheaper forms of motorsport. Candidates for our project included; VW caddy pickup, 4wd Lupo turbo, Mk2 Golf,

Pug Life (Update)

It’s been almost a year since we did any work on the old 205 so we thought we would drag it out again and try and make some progress. Other than being used as a parcel storage unit by the postman not much has changed since we got it running

Things every Petrol Head can relate to…

Research shows that car people have a few things in common, and no it’s not just their dislike of the Prius. 1.  Your neighbours ask if you’re a mechanic.  Nope. I just spend my time lying underneath my car in a puddle on my driveway because I love it. 2.

Evolution of the Hippo

We have owned the hippo for over a year now and some much needed improvements and maintenance was required. To celebrate the improvements we also planned a day out with some other “real” Land Rovers playing in the mud. What better way to start the summer? During our off road

Rally: Stage One

In a sleepy village somewhere in the West Country a pair of idiots are causing curtains to twitch, creating mayhem and blocking the road by loading a loud, race ready Polo onto a trailer. Our pulling power? An old, tired, modified Freelander, every budget rally team’s favourite… Our destination, The Royal Welsh

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