This weekend was the start of Louise Cook’s World Rally Championship campaign, on Rally Italia Sardegna based in Alghero. Louise is the only female driver in the entirety of the World Rally Championship and is a close friend of the Duckhams team.
What can we say? The Morris Minor Owners Club’s National Rally, held at Kelmarsh Hall on June 23-24 was a triumph of what a club can do when they put their minds to it and really pull together. As Duckhams we not only have a long heritage linked to the Morris brand but also, we are very proud to have played our small part in supporting this fantastic enthusiasts event.
The Saint-Saturnin Classic British Welcome happens every year on the Friday before the Le Mans 24 Hour race and is a free classic car show held on the playing fields of a quaint French village on the outskirts of Le Mans city centre.
It provides a central point for the pilgrimage of so many British car fans that make the journey over to watch the 24-hour race in their classic and exotic cars every year and the atmosphere is incredible. A party, a jamboree, call it what you will there is something for everyone here and as the name suggests the welcome received, especially for those attending in a classic car is very warm and enthusiastic indeed.
One of the highlights of MGLive! aside form the entertainment and displays on the infield is of course is the race action on track.
Saturday kicked off with the 20th anniversary race for the MGF cup and Abingdon Trophy. Jonathan Harker lead throughout most of the race owing to the pole position starter Philip Standish retiring on the first lap with a fuel leak. Harker commented afterwards that his MGF LE500 had caused some concern in the closing stages when the cabin steamed up and he was unable to see!
Many thousands of enthusiastic fans of MG descended upon Silverstone race circuit on the first weekend of June for another summer spectacular celebrating all things MG. MGLive! Is the result of a phenomenal achievement over many years by the MG Car Club and this year they gained even more support from the MG factory in China and also Duckhams Oils who hosted the Village Green entertainment arena.
The first Bank Holiday weekend of May was unusually sunny and with temperatures into the high twenties, the stage was set for an awesome eighth Donington Historic Festival at Donington Park Race circuit.
Race action for the assembled crowds, basking in the sunshine, was as exhilarating as hoped. The ferstival features 19 races across 14 grids covering 90 years of motorsport.