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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

F1 Blast at Hednesford


F1 Blast at Hednesford
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
Neil Scothern appeared at Hednesford yesterday to demonstrate his BriSCA F1 to the large Easter Bank Holiday crowd, hopefully enticing a few to come along for next weekend's big stock car event at the raceway.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Available in a WH Smith store near you!

Spotted in a branch of WH Smith's in Birmingham a copy of Richard John Neil's excellent book entitled Superstox Stock Cars The Golden Years. Now there's no excuse not to help this book into the best seller listings!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

WIMBLEDON 5 FEBRUARY - 2 of 2


WIMBLEDON 5 FEBRUARY - 1 of 2

Tricky - can't add all of Dave Smith's pictures from Wimbledon but its possible to give a taster of whats to come!

NZ SUPERSTOX CHAMPIONSHIPS - Day 2 - 2 of 2


NZ SUPERSTOX CHAMPIONSHIPS - Day 1 - 2 of 2


NZ SUPERSTOX CHAMPIONSHIPS - Day 2 - 1 of 2

The Championships were decided by the usual three heat rotating grid format (something which I'd like to see tried for some UK championships) and this was eventually won by Darcy Hunter - pictured here. Also shown is a picture of Rod Dore's replica historic Stock Car. More pics and video clips from this meeting will follow soon but it was hugely enjoyable!

NZ SUPERSTOX CHAMPIONSHIPS - Day 1 - 1of 2

While most people come over here for the adventurous outdoor lifestyle such as bungee jumping and horrendously long walks us hardly souls come for the racing. The reason for the timing of this trip was to pull in the two biggest meetings for Superstox. This w/e 4/5 Feb it was the NZ Championships, which can be compared in importance to the BrISCA F1 World Final. Next weekend its the Team Championships at Palmerston North which are comparable to nothing else in the universe let alone this planet!



The first day of the two day meeting at Waikaraka Park in Auckland had two elements. The first was an off-track scrutineering session at a nearby racecourse. This ran from about 1000 to 1400 and was excellent to see the cars at close quarters as well as make some new friends as well as catch up with some familiar ones.



The evening meeting was for qualifying with three groups of around twenty cars each racing over three heats with the top eight qualifying for champonship the next day. This was my first experience of the Superstox and I'm hooked. Its the hardest racing I have ever experienced bar none!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Auckland


Auckland
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
After travelling over two nights I finally arrived in Auckland. I was met at the airport by a familiar face whose identity shall remain nameless, for the time being at least! Anyway after settling at the hotel I was given a quick trip to Auckland City Centre where I was very keen to try out the Sky Tower which happens to be the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere and part of a super-casino complex..



The pictures show the tower, a fantastic view over Auckland and the glass floored lift which (I think) is the main reason why one well known F1 photographer kept his feet very firmly on the ground! Anyway this was a good start to the trip. It did feel strange doing this at the equivalent of about 3am in UK time!

Auckland


Auckland
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
After travelling over two nights I finally arrived in Auckland. I was met at the airport by a familiar face whose identity shall remain nameless, for the time being at least! Anyway after settling at the hotel I was given a quick trip to Auckland City Centre where I was very keen to try out the Sky Tower which happens to be the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere and part of a super-casino complex..



The pictures show the tower, a fantastic view over Auckland and the glass floored lift which (I think) is the main reason why one well known F1 photographer kept his feet very firmly on the ground! Anyway this was a good start to the trip. It did feel strange doing this at the equivalent of about 3am in UK time!

Auckland


Auckland
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
After travelling over two nights I finally arrived in Auckland. I was met at the airport by a familiar face whose identity shall remain nameless, for the time being at least! Anyway after settling at the hotel I was given a quick trip to Auckland City Centre where I was very keen to try out the Sky Tower which happens to be the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere and part of a super-casino complex..



The pictures show the tower, a fantastic view over Auckland and the glass floored lift which (I think) is the main reason why one well known F1 photographer kept his feet very firmly on the ground! Anyway this was a good start to the trip. It did feel strange doing this at the equivalent of about 3am in UK time!

Yum Yum!


Yum Yum!
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
Chinese food, my fave, and the first dish of the holiday! Prawn Soup Noodles!

KUALA LUMPUR


KUALA LUMPUR
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
I guess its Randy Lewis' emails from his trackchasing exploits that are the inspiration for this Blog and I thought it might be fun to add some non-racing stuff.



The second flight of the trip was from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur where there was a very welcome stop of around five hours. KL's airport is very modern and has some great facilities such as a lounge where you can shower, eat, drink unlimited amounts of beer as well as surf the net and practice your putting skills. Anyway at $75 Malaysian dollars - which is around 10 pounds sterling this is to be recommended!

KUALA LUMPUR


KUALA LUMPUR
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
I guess its Randy Lewis' emails from his trackchasing exploits that are the inspiration for this Blog and I thought it might be fun to add some non-racing stuff.



The second flight of the trip was from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur where there was a very welcome stop of around five hours. KL's airport is very modern and has some great facilities such as a lounge where you can shower, eat, drink unlimited amounts of beer as well as surf the net and practice your putting skills. Anyway at $75 Malaysian dollars - which is around 10 pounds sterling this is to be recommended!

IN FLIGHT STOX


IN FLIGHT STOX
Originally uploaded by rollingstart.
The reason for the lack site updates is that I'm (DC) now in New Zealand, having flown out on 1 Feb. Its likely that the only updates will be on here with more substantive galleries and videos following on my return.



Having alighted the first plane from Birmingham to Amsterdam it was a surprise to find the attached in the KLM In-flight magazine! I think that is Derek Hales' Legend but also a global mention for F1 Stock Cars and Bangers. Whatever next??!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sunday, January 29, 2006