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Motoring Art In The Spa - Mabileau & Company, Cheltenham
Tucked away behind a suitably grand crescent of Georgian houses in Gloucestershire's famous spa town lies a little gem of an art gallery devoted to motoring art and we thoroughly enjoyed a look round recently!
THE LIKELY LADS - A  Celebration Of Formula 3 Racing 1964-70
The arrival of a new book by the author of the FORGOTTEN RACES coincides with Simon's bad back allowing him 'time off' to read the stock.... and a great read it turns out to be!
Deep In Muddy Devon - Torbay Trial 2024
Traffic is unusually sparse on the A38 south of Exeter. I'm looking down on it from a small agricultural flyover bridge  and wondering how much longer we'll be sat in a queue of cars that stretches across it's entire span, and then some, and hasn't...
Sobering : Curly And Me
This week I got an order for a photo of Curly Dryden (seen here in the centre, arm raised) , a prominent driver of Formula 3 cars back in the early 1950s. These were the days when such cars ran  500cc J.A.P. speedway  or Norton ‘doiuble knocker’...
THINGS GO WRONG IN THREES - Whizzz-Thunk -Squish...
Superstition or not? On this occasion the old maxim held true... painfully true. A tale of three 'Wrongs' on the trot as our season of car trialling comes to a sudden halt and Daphne the Beetle bites...