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What Has Happened To Rallying?

By George Rutherford 45 years ago, while an active rally driver I was involved in the setting up of the Galloway Hills Rally which ran on the first weekend of December as an end of season fun event where drivers could bring Sponsors, mechanics…

Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2018

By John Ross Sorry I am a bit late in tapping away at the keyboard, but there was a little thing called the Blue Streak Targa Rally got in the way. WOW, WOW, WOW. I think that would just about sum up the weekend,…

Garage Woes

By David Garstang 1st July – Spadeadam demonstration auto test at Carlisle, The car was ready and already loaded on the trailer the week before, so it was a quick trip down the road to Carlisle auction mart where the carpark was rammed with…

Cumbria Auto Show

Thank you to everyone who represented Spadeadam at the Cumbria Auto Show at Rosehill. Sadly, we weren’t able to demonstrate the Autotesting on the day. Following all the work building up to the day with the MSA paperwork requirements for the safety of spectators,…

Notes From A Small Corsa B

By Helen Harkness Hello all, As some of you may have noticed, for the last 6 months your newsletter has been: On time (if not early!!) Filled with interesting stuff Spelling & grammatical errors have been missing Dates have been correct! This has been…

Garage Woes – The White Heather Targa

By David Garstang So what’s been happening in the garage you may be asking? Has the fiesta lost any weight? Is the car any shinier? Was the underside painted? Did it get serviced and the gear box oil checked? Was the puncture fixed? What…

Garage Woes

By David Garstang Well it’s getting to the time of year when the rally season starts for me, so I had better get my finger out and start going through the little fiesta in preparation for the first event in March, the White Heather…

The E-by-gum type Experience

By Richard Thomson Last November I was given an E-Type Experience at Knockhill as a birthday present. I should explain that my only previous experience of a Jaguar E-Type was also at Knockhill, but that time as a passenger in an ex-Ecurie Ecosse lightweight…

Thank you!!

To Every club member who marshalled on the event in any way a big Spadeadam MC were represented on all of the 8 stages, service area, re-group, start & finish. Was good to see the Spadeadam banner managed to get itself propped up in…

Pirelli International 2017 Exclusive – Behind the scenes view.

By Barry Lindsay Rallying is a lot more than a driver and navigator in a car going as fast as they can, anyone who wants to get involved in the running of an event is part of a big team of officials. Here’s an…

Congratulations!

To Jonathan Lodge and Jim Valentine 28th Overall Peking to Paris Challenge 2016 13,625 Kilometres through 11 Countries in 36 days  (with plenty of drama, adventures & a couple of detours along the way!!) A note from Jonathan ‘I’d just like to say a…

Editor’s Thoughts

By Helen Harkness (You weren’t expecting that one were you? & I warn you, I’m feeling quite emotional) Hello all, Way back in September 1978, when “Tyred Topics” was only on edition no.99, and we were still filling 9 pages of A4, the late…