Louise Cook runs with Duckhams stickers on her WRC Ford. She is FIA WRC Production Car Cup Champion 2012 and British Female Rally Champion 2011. At Duckhams, we are great followers of Louise Cook and enjoy her regular updates through these pages. Louise took the risk of driving all the way to Turkey not knowing if she would have the sponsorship to compete, but had to take the opportunity to gain more points after missing out on Rally Finland. The rally had offered a free entry to all competitors, normally near £4,000, so this allowed Louise to enter.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Let’s roll back 50 years to 1968. A plan is being hatched for an epic endurance rally from London to Sydney. A rally that was set to become one of the most famous endurance rallies’ in history and would pave the way for a series of new events. Let’s roll back 50 years to 1968. A plan is being hatched for an epic endurance rally from London to Sydney. A rally that was set to become one of the most famous endurance rallies’ in history and would pave the way for a series of new events.
This year, Jaguar celebrate two big birthdays for some of their most iconic vehicles. Marked by events up and down the country throughout the year, both of the UKs major Jaguar clubs are coming together in Scotland this September for a final flurry of celebrations at the Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb held on the Kinneil Estate over the weekend of 1st-2nd September. We thought in honour of that, we would take a look at the stories and the cars behind two iconic marques and that all used Duckhams oil back in period.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Record numbers go ‘Rocking and Racing’ at the world’s largest festival of historic motorsport. Over 100,000 people came out to enjoy a weekend of superb historic motorsport, as the heatwave continued at Silverstone, the home of British motor sport. Amongst the extensive trade village, we were there with the first public outing of our new 1-litre top up packs for Q20w-50. It was great to see the throngs of visitors all enjoying the festival atmosphere and popping in to learn about the return of Duckhams to the classic car scene.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
As the gates of Lincolnshire Showground opened to herald the start of world’s largest festival of Triumph TR sports cars, enthusiasts from all over the globe arrived under beautiful blue skies and blazing hot sunshine to celebrate the marque with the very best summer weather imaginable. It was Friday afternoon on the 29th June and by 2pm, the first of the campers were already erecting tents and sparking up their barbecues. But, whilst the excitement for the festivities that lay ahead began to build on the showground, just 20 miles north a good number of attendees had their minds focused purely on speed as the Blyton Park Trackday offered the chance to drive your TR on one of the finest track-day venues in the country.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Take to the Road recently got invited to the 6R4.net track day at Curborough Sprint Course. One of the cars taking part was this awesome 1983 Audi Quattro Group 4 Rally Car. The owner Nick kindly gave us a passenger ride... it was epic!!!! The car was an absolute animal!!!! Thanks to owner Nick and the team at 6R4.net for a fantastic track day!