Author Archives for Craig Baker

Founders of ACE, Mike and Sophie Howes on the road to a cure

June 22, 2022 2:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Founders of ACE, Mike and Sophie Howes on the road to a cure

Dynamic couple to sample their first historic car event and raise funds for vital clinical trials Life can be described by many metaphors, a river, a song, a puzzle, a...
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HERO-ERA reinforces commitment to its environmental policy

April 20, 2022 9:23 am Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA reinforces commitment to its environmental policy

*Company reveals increased carbon offset figures for 2021 *HERO-ERA company fully carbon neutral for second year HERO-ERA have today (19th April) reinforced their commitment to the environment by announcing their...
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HERO-ERA Flying Scotsman Torque – Day Two

April 2, 2022 11:50 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA Flying Scotsman Torque – Day Two

William Medcalf and Andy Pullan, car 18. 1923 Bentley Supersports, 1st overall William: “It’s just about taking the smallest mistakes possible. Like yesterday, there were a few close moments so...
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HERO-ERA Flying Scotsman Torque – Day One 1st April

April 1, 2022 11:29 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA Flying Scotsman Torque – Day One 1st April

Paul Crosby and Ali Proctor, car 97. 1939 MG TB Supercharged 2nd overall Paul;  “It’s been okay. We’ve been a bit slack here and there so it wasn’t our best...
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Video: Flying Scotsman 2022 – Day One

April 1, 2022 11:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Video: Flying Scotsman 2022 – Day One

Catch up with the crews as they take on Day One of the 12th Flying Scotsman. View the results and read the Rally Reports Here


Mike Sones – An Appreciation

March 30, 2022 7:52 am Published by Comments Off on Mike Sones – An Appreciation

Motor sport has lost one of its most accomplished, dedicated and best loved characters, who in the words of one of his best mates and fellow BTRDA Board member Mike...
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Ukraine Crisis – Many are moved to help where they can

March 24, 2022 9:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Ukraine Crisis – Many are moved to help where they can

Ukrainians and Russians work side by side in Banbury sorting centre As a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are already 3.5 million refugees and that number will...
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The Return of the Greatest Rally for Vintage Motor Cars

March 24, 2022 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on The Return of the Greatest Rally for Vintage Motor Cars

Flying Scotsman 2022 The world’s premier rally for vintage motor cars returns to British soil for its 12th edition, promising plenty of the magic that has made this enduring event...
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Vic Elford – An Appreciation

March 18, 2022 2:02 pm Published by Comments Off on Vic Elford – An Appreciation

‘Quick’ Vic Elford – the original Rally and Race star dies of cancer aged 86 *The man who made the Porsche 911 into a rally car *A superstar of rally...
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Willy Cave, ‘Mr Rally Navigator’ visits his final control

March 16, 2022 3:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Willy Cave, ‘Mr Rally Navigator’ visits his final control

Willy Cave, ‘Mr Rally Navigator’ visits his final control *Legendary navigator passes away aged 95 after illustrious 70 year career *From RAF pilot to BBC employee and passionate skier, Willy...
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Revised HERO-ERA calendar 2022-2025

October 15, 2021 2:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Revised HERO-ERA calendar 2022-2025

*Long distance rally calendar reshuffle produces exciting programme of events  *Plan includes new Trans Mongolian Motor Challenge 2022  Following the postponement of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 until...
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OFFSET YOUR AUTOMOTIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT IN 3 STEPS FROM 2 PENCE PER MILE

October 14, 2021 7:37 am Published by Comments Off on OFFSET YOUR AUTOMOTIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT IN 3 STEPS FROM 2 PENCE PER MILE

NET-HERO LAUNCH THE FIRST PREMIUM CARBON OFFSET PLATFORM FOR MOTORISTS TO BECOME ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE DRIVERS Simple to use web-based platform for motorists launches today Motorists can access environmentally responsible driving...
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HERO-ERA ANNOUNCE NEW TRANS MONGOLIAN MOTOR CHALLENGE 2022

October 8, 2021 11:29 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA ANNOUNCE NEW TRANS MONGOLIAN MOTOR CHALLENGE 2022

  *18 day ‘Motor Challenge’ style endurance competition set in remote desert wonderland  *A 6000 km endurance event with 15 nights under canvas and stars  *Part of route to run...
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 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge rescheduled to 2023

October 8, 2021 11:09 pm Published by Comments Off on  Peking to Paris Motor Challenge rescheduled to 2023

 *Continuing impact of pandemic triggers calendar move  *Optimism for future with stand alone Mongolian event  The HERO-ERA organisation can now confirm the decision to reschedule the 2022 Peking to Paris...
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Trans America 2022 – What Can be Expected on Route?

August 4, 2021 10:07 am Published by Comments Off on Trans America 2022 – What Can be Expected on Route?

Day 1 – Houston to Fort Worth Stockyards Let your feet wander and you never know where they might take you, let your mind wander and you might find that...
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Sahara Challenge postponed until 2022

August 3, 2021 3:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Sahara Challenge postponed until 2022

Border issues and fluctuating international restrictions force organisation’s hand The HERO-ERA organisation has had to make the painful decision to postpone both Sahara Challenges until 2022. Continuing border issues between...
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HERO-ERA Announces Ambitious New Calendar

April 16, 2021 1:28 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA Announces Ambitious New Calendar

Exciting New Countries to be explored in ‘Four Golden Years of Adventure’ Japan, The Middle East, The Arctic, and Classic Safari Rallies to Feature HERO-ERA, the world’s premier historic rallying...
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Prince Phillip 1921 – 2021

April 9, 2021 3:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Prince Phillip 1921 – 2021

Prince Phillip 1921 – 2021 HERO-ERA joins the rest of the nation in expressing our deepest sorrow at the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh...
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Triple European Truck Racing Champion Heads For The Desert

April 8, 2021 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Triple European Truck Racing Champion Heads For The Desert

Haulier with taste for adventure to swop heaving tarmac for hot sand Three time European Track Racing Champion Richard Walker has set his sights high looking for success in deep...
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Gerry Crown 1933-2021. An All-Conquering Rally Hero

March 13, 2021 9:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Gerry Crown 1933-2021. An All-Conquering Rally Hero

An Appreciation: Tomas de Vargas Machuca, the Chairman of HERO-ERA; “It is with great sadness that we have learned that Gerry Crown has died last night. Everyone at HERO-ERA would...
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Remembering Philip Young – ERA’s founding father

March 12, 2021 1:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Remembering Philip Young – ERA’s founding father

Remembering Philip Young – ERA’s Founding Father Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the loss of the founding father of the ERA, Philip Young. A giant of a man with...
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HERO-ERA to take enthusiasts one step closer to real rally action!

February 26, 2021 3:58 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA to take enthusiasts one step closer to real rally action!

*‘Stay Home’ Real-Time Rally launched *‘Stay Home’ Online Rally to run in parallel In a bold move to take competitors one step closer to real rally action, HERO-ERA has launched...
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London to Mexico World Cup Rally 1970

February 2, 2021 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on London to Mexico World Cup Rally 1970

The Adventurer There is a subsect of society for whom the day to day nine- ‘til-five, two-point-four children is not enough. They have an itch that cannot be scratched by...
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A Lady and Her Singer: Permanent Stitches in Time

January 29, 2021 1:26 pm Published by Comments Off on A Lady and Her Singer: Permanent Stitches in Time

A Lady and Her Singer: Permanent Stitches in Time One of the key elements that drew me to historic rallying, indeed historic motorsport of all varieties, is the fact that...
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FIVA Identity Card and Youngtimer Registration Document

January 26, 2021 4:22 pm Published by Comments Off on FIVA Identity Card and Youngtimer Registration Document

  FIVA – Protecting, Preserving and Promoting World Motoring Heritage since 1966 Who is FIVA? FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) is the largest classic vehicle organisation in the world...
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Environmental Impact Study Launch

December 21, 2020 1:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Environmental Impact Study Launch

THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE HISTORIC AND CLASSIC MOTOR INDUSTRY IN THE UK Expert Panel Convenes to Launch Environmental and Economic Impact Study Study Commissioned by HERO-ERA and...
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Bob Redhead

November 25, 2020 1:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Bob Redhead

HERO-ERA have received the very sad news that Bob Redhead passed away on Monday 23rd November. While Bob was a formidable and highly successful navigator and rally organiser in the 1960s and...
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Peking to Paris Motor Challenge Winner Sets Himself New Challenge

November 20, 2020 11:34 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris Motor Challenge Winner Sets Himself New Challenge

2019 P2P ‘Spirit of the Rally’ award winner turns author of stunning new book The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is about grit and determination as much as endurance, but...
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Founding team member of Bicester Heritage joins HERO-ERA

November 6, 2020 1:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Founding team member of Bicester Heritage joins HERO-ERA

  Heritage motoring and events specialist Tiggy Atkinson to add her skills to world’s foremost classic and vintage rally company as new Director of Memberships As one of the original...
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You couldn’t make it up could you?

October 20, 2020 9:29 am Published by Comments Off on You couldn’t make it up could you?

Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Recce Story time from Chris Elkins and Tony Jones We had a close shave today in a village when the local milkman was driving...
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David Richards CBE visits HERO Challenge Two

September 7, 2020 12:50 pm Published by Comments Off on David Richards CBE visits HERO Challenge Two

David Richards CBE, FIA World Champion Rally co driver, Chairman of Motorsport UK and motor sport fan, visits the HERO Challenge Two rally As a former rally competitor himself from...
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Far from the Madding Crowd – Nick Reeves

August 12, 2020 8:12 am Published by Comments Off on Far from the Madding Crowd – Nick Reeves

  Far from the Madding Crowd, that’s where you will find Senior Events Manager Nick Reeves on a rare day off. Nick Reeves likes nothing better than a hike on...
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HERO-ERA H2H programme to support the hospitality industry

August 6, 2020 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on HERO-ERA H2H programme to support the hospitality industry

HERO-ERA to partner with top charity Hospitality Action HERO-ERA run historic motoring and rally events throughout the world, as such they are a rally family of organisers, competitors, partners, marshals...
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An American in Paris

August 5, 2020 8:43 am Published by Comments Off on An American in Paris

The Road From Peking Actually Begins in a Workshop in Hull Most people would agree that the prospect of driving from Peking to Paris is a fairly gruelling undertaking, in...
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Patrick Burke – Entrepreneur With The Human Touch

July 24, 2020 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on Patrick Burke – Entrepreneur With The Human Touch

Entrepreneur With The Human Touch From his first illicit late-night stall as a 13-year-old schoolboy to starting an asset management company aged 22, business drives him, just as his love...
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Clan Crusader – Something Totally Different

July 15, 2020 10:40 am Published by Comments Off on Clan Crusader – Something Totally Different

Did they really rally that? In this new series we are going to look at unusual rally cars, some that were successful, some not, but equally the teams concerned have...
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Motorsport UK Gives Green Light for the Return of Rallying

July 9, 2020 5:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Motorsport UK Gives Green Light for the Return of Rallying

Motorsport UK Gives Green Light for the Return of Rallying  The announcement that rally fans and competitors everywhere had been waiting for has finally hit the press, Motorsport UK, the...
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Destination Paris – Peking to Paris Motor Challenge

July 7, 2020 12:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Destination Paris – Peking to Paris Motor Challenge

  From 1907 and in six subsequent events, reaching Paris is the dream Twelve months ago (7th July 2019) the weary yet delighted Peking to Paris Motor Challenge crews crossed...
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Press News From Historics Auctioneers

July 6, 2020 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Press News From Historics Auctioneers

­­ Pan­­­­demic patient auctions his Peking-Paris Volvo in aid of the hospital that saved his life, with support from HERO-ERA. The Haematology Cancer Care charity will be the sole beneficiary...
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Rob Dominy – Reluctant Hero

July 1, 2020 12:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Rob Dominy – Reluctant Hero

Rob Dominy – Reluctant Hero At any HERO-ERA Prize Giving the biggest round of applause is for the Mechanical Assistance crews or ‘Sweeps’ as they are known in rally parlance....
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The Winter Challenge 2021 7-11 Feb

June 18, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on The Winter Challenge 2021 7-11 Feb

A Five-Day Epic Built on Tradition Departs Reims on the 07th February 2021 HERO-ERA is delighted to announce the launch of its latest incarnation of a true classic, the 2021...
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Ellen Lohr The Versatile Winner

June 17, 2020 9:13 am Published by Comments Off on Ellen Lohr The Versatile Winner

Ellen Lohr The Versatile Winner Over the coming weeks, we will be running a series of features on the unusual vehicles that have been used on HERO – ERA events...
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An Interview with StarterMotor…

June 15, 2020 2:20 pm Published by Comments Off on An Interview with StarterMotor…

An Interview with StarterMotor… We popped over to Classic Performance Engineering at Bicester Heritage to catch up with David Withers, StarterMotor MD, Martin Greaves CPE MD, and Oliver Taylor-Lane, StarterMotor...
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Hunt the Trophy!

June 12, 2020 9:31 am Published by Comments Off on Hunt the Trophy!

Hidden treasures tracked down by winning Hunt family Virtual hand over of Hero ERA Record Breakers Awards to youngest podium sitters There were three major awards for Record Breakers at...
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The First Pirelli Classic Marathon 1988

June 8, 2020 7:45 am Published by Comments Off on The First Pirelli Classic Marathon 1988

  The First Pirelli Classic Marathon 1988 On 19 June 1988, 95 cars left Tower Bridge to take on the first Pirelli Classic Marathon. In a rallying world dominated by...
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Buick ’38 Special

June 1, 2020 12:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Buick ’38 Special

Boxing Clever with an American Heavyweight I love American cars, they can be brash and loud, obnoxious even, everything that we sophisticated Brits are not supposed to be, although a...
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More Than Just a ‘Safe Pair of Hands’ – Chris Elkins

May 23, 2020 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on More Than Just a ‘Safe Pair of Hands’ – Chris Elkins

   More Than Just a ‘Safe Pair of Hands’, Rallying the Roads Less Travelled with ERA Route Planner, Chris Elkins “I don’t like change”, declares Chris Elkins, one of HERO-ERA’s...
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Our Favourite Driving Roads

May 19, 2020 2:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Our Favourite Driving Roads

Our Favourite Driving Roads Here at HERO-ERA we have the opportunity to drive some of the best routes around the world. We put it to the team to decide what...
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HERO2HELP with StarterMotor – Apprentice Lifeline – Ashley Carr

May 15, 2020 11:39 am Published by Comments Off on HERO2HELP with StarterMotor – Apprentice Lifeline – Ashley Carr

‘I would like to keep improving and expanding on everything I have and will learn’ In the second Spotlight of the HERO2HELP StarterMotor ‘Apprentice Lifeline’ campaign, we feature an absorbing...
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HERO Virtual Table Top Rally Back By Popular Demand

May 14, 2020 12:49 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO Virtual Table Top Rally Back By Popular Demand

StarterMotor ‘Apprentice Lifeline’ Campaign To Benefit HERO-ERA have received so many complimentary communications with requests to continue their Virtual Table Top Rally Championship that it will now extend to Round...
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I Should Never Have Sold It!

May 12, 2020 10:58 pm Published by Comments Off on I Should Never Have Sold It!

Hindsight is a wonderful thing Everybody that has a fondness for motoring and motorsport has that one vehicle they knew they shouldn’t have sold. We asked the team if they...
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Sahara Challenge 2021 Entries Now Open

May 12, 2020 11:21 am Published by Comments Off on Sahara Challenge 2021 Entries Now Open

An Adventure Through the Sands of Time The Endurance Rally Association are delighted to announce the launch of a magnificent adventure through the largest hot desert of them all, the...
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Jaguar E-Type – “The Most Beautiful Car in the World”

May 11, 2020 1:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Jaguar E-Type – “The Most Beautiful Car in the World”

Petting the Big Cat that Stole the Affections of a Certain Mr. Ferrari Enzo Ferrari was famed for his dismissive quotes about the importance of anything on a car other...
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Bentleys, Bits and Derby Tips

May 11, 2020 12:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Bentleys, Bits and Derby Tips

A Look Into The World of Stuart Anderson, And Why Life (and sheds) Is Better Full Endurance athletes are of a different breed, and the same is true of those...
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It isn’t Just Rallying Where Bill Cleyndert Has Found Success

May 11, 2020 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on It isn’t Just Rallying Where Bill Cleyndert Has Found Success

Spend a Day With Bill on His Beloved Norfolk Broads It’s a sunny afternoon somewhere in North Norfolk and I’m having the most unexpected, and quite remarkable day. My job...
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HERO2HELP with StarterMotor – Apprentice Lifeline – Callum Staff

May 7, 2020 3:09 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO2HELP with StarterMotor – Apprentice Lifeline – Callum Staff

There’s something about classic cars, isn’t there… In the first of our spotlights on the HERO2HELP StarterMotor ‘Apprentice Lifeline’ campaign, we feature a superbly written blog by an apprentice who...
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Childhood Family Cars And Their Memories

May 6, 2020 11:51 am Published by Comments Off on Childhood Family Cars And Their Memories

As Motorsport enthusiasts or Petrolheads, our love for cars and motoring can often be traced back to fond memories of our childhood family vehicle. The cars pictured in this post ...
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BMW 328 Frazer Nash, The Fans Favourite Vintage

May 6, 2020 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on BMW 328 Frazer Nash, The Fans Favourite Vintage

BMW 328 Frazer Nash, The Fans Favourite Vintage Last week across our social media platforms we asked you, our fans, to identify your favourite vintage car from a selection of...
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Fiva Identity Cards – New Online Application System

May 5, 2020 10:32 am Published by Comments Off on Fiva Identity Cards – New Online Application System

FIVA Identity Cards FIVA are now using an on-line application system for a FIVA ID card. You can apply for yours now by following the link below: https://www.fivamembers.org/ IMPORTANT! The...
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The Buck Stops Here- Guy Woodcock HERO ERA Competition Director

May 4, 2020 11:55 am Published by Comments Off on The Buck Stops Here- Guy Woodcock HERO ERA Competition Director

We continue to turn the spotlight inwards on our own staff which has already revealed some extraordinary characters with great motor sport experience such as Guy Woodcock. His competition experience...
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The Competition in the COMPETITION DIRECTOR – Guy Woodcock

May 3, 2020 11:57 am Published by Comments Off on The Competition in the COMPETITION DIRECTOR – Guy Woodcock

We delve into Guy Woodcock’s impressive competition record, the foundation of his experience for the exacting role of Competition Director The current restrictions prevent us getting out to photograph and...
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Syd Stelvio competes in his own version of Flying Scotsman

April 5, 2020 11:07 am Published by Comments Off on Syd Stelvio competes in his own version of Flying Scotsman

Syd Stelvio competes in his own version of Flying Scotsman Sunday 5th of April 2020, another day opening the blinds to look out upon a locked down world. How different...
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The 10th Anniversary Flying Scotsman – 2018 Flashback

April 4, 2020 10:01 pm Published by Comments Off on The 10th Anniversary Flying Scotsman – 2018 Flashback

The 10th Anniversary Flying Scotsman – 2018 2018 marked a special year for the Flying Scotsman, as it celebrated the 10th anniversary. London and Edinburgh were to be the start...
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The 6th Flying Scotsman – 2014 Flashback

April 4, 2020 9:45 am Published by Comments Off on The 6th Flying Scotsman – 2014 Flashback

The 6th Flying Scotsman – 2014 Today’s flashback takes us back to the 6th Flying Scotsman. The 2014 event broke past traditions and became the “Great Northern” edition, starting out...
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The First Flying Scotsman – 2009 Flashback

April 3, 2020 9:34 am Published by Comments Off on The First Flying Scotsman – 2009 Flashback

The First Flying Scotsman – 2009 We may not be making our way from Chester to Gleneagles this weekend celebrating the 12th Flying Scotsman, but with the power of alliteration…...
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HERO2HELP

April 1, 2020 12:02 pm Published by Comments Off on HERO2HELP

Rally for the NHS In the absence of classic rally action, competitors and enthusiasts alike are taking advantage of the HERO ERA Table Top Rally competition to test their navigational...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Tom Schnackenberg Interview

March 24, 2020 9:16 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Tom Schnackenberg Interview

New Zealand Classic 2020 Tom Schnackenberg Interview Known more famously for his sailing exploits and yacht design, and now also getting his toes wet in the world of historic rallying,...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – The Film

March 23, 2020 4:13 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – The Film

New Zealand Classic 2020 – The Film The New Zealand Classic 2020 film is here. Time to sit back, relax, and relive the 23 day, 7000 Km adventure around both...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 23 | Final Day

March 9, 2020 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 23 | Final Day

    Ann Gillis and Filip Engelen win New Zealand Classic Rally in their Porsche 911 Targa Olivia and Martin Hunt take vintage class win by over 8 minutes in...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Event Highlights | Video

March 8, 2020 11:22 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Event Highlights | Video

New Zealand Classic 2020 – Event Highlights Watch the event highlights video shown to all the crews at the awards dinner at the end of the New Zealand Classic 2020....
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 22

March 7, 2020 11:18 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 22

Nerves begin to bite on penultimate day Dansey’s Pass and Mount Cook are highlights of the day Despite a near sleepless night and feeling more nervous than ever before on...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 20

March 6, 2020 12:46 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 20

Pressure mounts Harrisons third place Volvo suffers a mechanical failure as they drop to 5th Ann Gillis and Filip Engelen extend lead in Porsche 911 Targa Tuapeka Ferry adventure brings...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – From The Sky | Video

March 5, 2020 11:16 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – From The Sky | Video

New Zealand Classic 2020 – From The Sky Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand, in this short video from the HERO ERA New Zealand Classic...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 19

March 4, 2020 9:16 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 19

Breakdown sparks re route Teams ‘wowed’ by Milford Sound adventure Following competition action yesterday afternoon, teams were transported from Te Anau by a special ‘convoy approved’ coach- one of few...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 18

March 3, 2020 9:30 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 18

Long, tricky regularity catches out some crews including dramatic missed turn by 2nd place team Group embark on start of Milford Sound adventure The rally crews left Queenstown very early...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 : Hayden Paddon Interview | Video

March 2, 2020 2:59 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 : Hayden Paddon Interview | Video

New Zealand Classic 2020 : Hayden Paddon Interview We caught up with Hayden Paddon, rally driver for Hyundai NZ, at The Highlands motorsport park to chat about the development of...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 16

March 1, 2020 4:14 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 16

Leaders cut it fine Challengers take a dive 3rd place podium push affected by Peugeot engine Rally leaders Ann Gillis and Filip Engelen cut it fine for the start of...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 15

February 29, 2020 8:37 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 15

Calm after the storm Despite traffic infringement, Hwaidak and Harashchenko still in the 911 fight for win Battle for final podium place continues Last night’s rain storm in Hokitika whose...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 14

February 28, 2020 9:28 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 14

Nearly the longest day following the longest night Rally car repairs and maintenance run into the night Second longest day (by 1 mile) turns from sunshine to driving rain Repairs...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 13

February 27, 2020 9:34 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 13

  Saddle Sore Dust, stones and grit over 3 regularities Ann Gillis and Filip Engelen extend their lead in their Porsche 911 Targa Olivia and Martin Hunt now lead vintage...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 | Wellington to Hanmer Springs | Video

February 27, 2020 8:55 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 | Wellington to Hanmer Springs | Video

New Zealand Classic 2020 Wellington to Hanmer Springs George Mullins, Deputy Clerk of the Course explained; “Molesworth tracks was going to be a real highlight of the day across remote...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 12

February 26, 2020 9:19 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 12

Ferry ride through the Fjords Route change due to road closures Regularities still go ahead Yesterday the entire New Zealand Classic fleet of rally cars, crews and support vehicles gathered...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 10

February 24, 2020 9:50 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day 10

Three in One Engelen and Gillis extend their Porsche lead to 15 seconds Deceptive triangle catches competitors No less than three tough Regularities featured in a busy New Zealand Classic...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Six

February 20, 2020 12:41 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Six

8 car sheep and pony trap Hardest day ends in shadow of F1 legend Engelin/Gillis lead Hwaidak/Harashchenko by just 7 secs in battle of the 911’s Leaving Gisborne sea front...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Five

February 19, 2020 10:14 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Five

Awesome Motu road dominates the day Field fixed in order for now despite mechanical issues for some Leaving the steaming thermal mud, gushing geysers and the faint whiff of Sulphur...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Four

February 18, 2020 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Four

Famous names and film sets on the competition route to Rotorua Filip Engelen and Ann Gillis hold lead for second day Peter and Gris Gordon’s Talbot morphs into MGB GT...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Three

February 17, 2020 12:03 pm Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Three

Shake up throughout the top ten UK TV star Noel Edmonds turns out to cheer the cars on When a Talbot becomes a Midget All change as Belgian Peking to...
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New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Two

February 16, 2020 11:30 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 – Day Two

Amin Hwaidak retains the lead in Mustang as Filip Engelen’s Porsche takes second. Martin and Olivia Hunt take the vintage class lead and tenth overall On a day that the...
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NZC 2020 – Cars and crews reunited in Auckland

February 13, 2020 9:48 am Published by Comments Off on NZC 2020 – Cars and crews reunited in Auckland

Cars and crews reunited in Auckland 28 distinctive vintage and classic rally cars arrived after a long journey from Europe, to be reunited with their owners in Auckland New Zealand....
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New Zealand Classic 2020 Event Preview

February 13, 2020 9:41 am Published by Comments Off on New Zealand Classic 2020 Event Preview

A Southern Hemisphere Adventure in the Land of the Long White Cloud There aren’t many places much further away from the Endurance Rally Associations Oxfordshire office than New Zealand, but...
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Peking to Paris: A Brief History

February 7, 2020 4:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris: A Brief History

Peking to Paris: A Brief History If you had happened to purchase a copy of the ‘Le Matin’ newspaper, on the 31st January 1907, whilst thumbing through the pages you...
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Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Facts and Stats

February 7, 2020 3:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Facts and Stats

Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Facts and Stats What is it? The world’s biggest motoring challenge for Vintage and Classic cars. 2022 will be the 8th edition, the first...
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Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Launched in Paris 4th February

February 5, 2020 1:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2022 Launched in Paris 4th February

  A Motoring Challenge Like No Other – General route revealed, with a sting in the tail! – Faithful to the Legacy, more exciting competition sections with increased navigational challenge...
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HERO ERA to implement comprehensive environmental policy

January 31, 2020 9:48 am Published by Comments Off on HERO ERA to implement comprehensive environmental policy

  World’s foremost historic rally company to team up with successful global forestry company to negate all event related emissions Plans to build up an accurate database of historic car...
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Michelin to partner HERO Events in 2020

January 17, 2020 10:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Michelin to partner HERO Events in 2020

World-renowned, leading tyre manufacturer to partner HERO for the next three years Michelin to support Le Jog Reliability Trial from 2020 to 2022 Michelin, which is at the forefront of...
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HERO salute to the ‘Winged B’ motor cars on their Centenary

December 8, 2019 10:34 am Published by Comments Off on HERO salute to the ‘Winged B’ motor cars on their Centenary

Selected Bentley competition milestones As seven Vintage Bentley’s enter the 2019 Le Jog Reliability Trial in celebration of 100 years of the marque, we are reminded of what founder W.O....
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Day Two Adriatic Adventure. Ljubljana to Maribor, 319 kms

September 19, 2019 9:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Day Two Adriatic Adventure. Ljubljana to Maribor, 319 kms

New provisional leaders emerge from Steiner Alps in Slovenia As the name of the mountains suggest, the Steiner Alps are close to the Austrian border, higher, steeper and very spectacular...
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Regularity Rallying Lands in Trieste for the Adriatic Adventure

September 17, 2019 7:47 am Published by Comments Off on Regularity Rallying Lands in Trieste for the Adriatic Adventure

ERA stages the inaugural Adriatic Adventure, building on the success of Baltic Classic The Adriatic is famous for its cuisine, on both sides of the coast and this September the...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Action from Szczecin, Poland

August 27, 2019 8:45 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Action from Szczecin, Poland

Peking to Paris 2019 – Action from Szczecin, Poland Watch this short film and relive the action from the city of Szczecin, Poland, on day 33 of the Peking to...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Awards Dinner Presentation Film

July 15, 2019 3:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Awards Dinner Presentation Film

Peking to Paris 2019 – Awards Dinner Presentation By popular demand, you can now watch the film that was shown to the competitors at the Peking to Paris Gala dinner,...
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Gerry Crown and Matt Bryson make it a Triple Crown, winning Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2019 as records are broken and a ghost laid to rest

July 8, 2019 11:08 am Published by Comments Off on Gerry Crown and Matt Bryson make it a Triple Crown, winning Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2019 as records are broken and a ghost laid to rest

    The 7th edition of one of the last great endurance motor challenges, that follows in the wheel tracks of its pioneers, reaches its conclusion. Competitors say toughest one...
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Trailer: Peking to Paris 2019 – The Film

July 8, 2019 9:31 am Published by Comments Off on Trailer: Peking to Paris 2019 – The Film

Trailer: Peking to Paris 2019 – The Film Coming soon… Peking to Paris 2019 – The Film Traveling through China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Belgium...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Tallinn to Wolfsburg

July 7, 2019 11:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Tallinn to Wolfsburg

Peking to Paris 2019 – Tallinn to Wolfsburg Catch up with the crews as they travel from Tallinn, Estonia to Wolfsburg, Germany on the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2019....
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Peking to Paris 2019 – St Petersburg to Tallinn

July 6, 2019 4:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – St Petersburg to Tallinn

Peking to Paris 2019 – St Petersburg to Tallinn Catch up with our P2P adventurers as they travel from St Petersburg, Russia to Tallinn, Estonia. You can view the latest...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Kazan to St Petersburg

July 6, 2019 1:23 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Kazan to St Petersburg

Peking to Paris 2019 – Kazan to St Petersburg Catch up with our P2P crews as they travel from Kazan to the final rest day in St Petersberg and the...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Bannoe Lake Camp to Kazan

July 6, 2019 1:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Bannoe Lake Camp to Kazan

Peking to Paris 2019 – Bannoe Lake Camp to Kazan Catch up with our P2P crews as they travel from Bannoe Lake Camp, through Ufa and onto Kazan, Russia. You...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Astana to Balkashino Campsite

July 6, 2019 1:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Astana to Balkashino Campsite

Peking to Paris 2019 – Astana to Balkashino Campsite Catch up with our P2P crews as they travel from Astana to Balkashino Campsite, Kazakhstan. You can view the latest results...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Pavlodar to Astana

July 6, 2019 1:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Pavlodar to Astana

Peking to Paris 2019 – Pavlodar to Astana Catch up with our P2P crews as they travel from Pavlodar to Astana, Kazakhstan. You can view the latest results and rally...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Aya to Novokuznetsk

July 4, 2019 11:02 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Aya to Novokuznetsk

Peking to Paris 2019 – Aya to Novokuznetsk Catch up with the crews as they travel from Aya to Novokuznetsk on the 2019 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. You can...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Kochevnik camp to Aya

July 4, 2019 10:40 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Kochevnik camp to Aya

Peking to Paris 2019 – Kochevnik camp to Aya Catch up with our P2P travellers as they make their way through the start of Russia on the 2019 Peking to...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Crews begin the final assault on Europe

July 2, 2019 10:53 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Crews begin the final assault on Europe

  When the teams finally complete their 8500-mile (13,700 km) adventure and have some time to reflect upon all they have achieved, the transit sections that have taken place through...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Achit Lake camp to Kochevnik camp Part.1

July 2, 2019 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Achit Lake camp to Kochevnik camp Part.1

Peking to Paris 2019 – Achit Lake camp to Kochevnik camp Part.1 Learn more about the journey from Achit lake campsite to Kochevnik campsite and the final adventure through Mongolia...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt. 2

June 17, 2019 10:54 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt. 2

  Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt. 2 Watch part 2 of day four’s journey as the crews battle their way through the Gobi desert and...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt.1

June 15, 2019 10:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt.1

  Peking to Paris 2019 – The Road to UlaanBaatar Pt.1 Watch part 1 of day four’s journey on, The Road to UlaanBaatar. Crews battle their way through the Gobi...
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Peking to Paris 2019 – Scrutineering Day Video

June 1, 2019 5:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 2019 – Scrutineering Day Video

Peking to Paris 2019 – Scrutineering Day Video The first video installment from the 7th Peking to Paris is here. Watch this short introduction to the crews, the cars and...
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Car 33 – Belgian Dodge Brothers

May 30, 2019 8:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Car 33 – Belgian Dodge Brothers

Belgian duo embark on their ‘ultimate adventure’ in their 1933 Dodge Roadster. Watch as Patrick Debussere and Bernard Vereenooghe describe and test the car, then explain their goals before the...
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Peking to Paris 1907

May 29, 2019 10:44 am Published by Comments Off on Peking to Paris 1907

This weekend see’s the start of the 7th running of the Peking to Paris rally, the ultimate adventure and test of endurance for intrepid rally pioneers. Whilst the modern event...
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FBHVC Press Release – 21st May 2019

May 24, 2019 10:46 am Published by Comments Off on FBHVC Press Release – 21st May 2019

    Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs announce results of 2019 Cost of Ownership Survey – Number of historic vehicles on DVLA database has increased to 1,241,863. – 9.8m...
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Full Steam Ahead for Peking to Paris Ambition

May 22, 2019 10:17 am Published by Comments Off on Full Steam Ahead for Peking to Paris Ambition

Mitch Gross’ and his dream of completing the Peking to Paris Rally, with a more unusual method of propulsion ‘What are you most concerned about?’ I ask Mitch Gross, about...
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Has Porsche, Will Travel

May 16, 2019 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Has Porsche, Will Travel

  Renée Brinkerhoff’s dream to conquer the toughest endurance rallies in the world and inspire and help younger generations along the way With Peking to Paris fast approaching, with just...
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Martti and Petri Kiikka – Peking to Paris 2019

May 13, 2019 3:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Martti and Petri Kiikka – Peking to Paris 2019

Everybody on the same starting line 05.05.2019 The hero of all adventures, Indiana Jones would smile happily if he saw Petri Kiikka, founder of the Sontek Group, taking part in...
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The world’s premier endurance rally, from the world’s premier endurance rallying organisation returns in June

May 8, 2019 7:52 pm Published by Comments Off on The world’s premier endurance rally, from the world’s premier endurance rallying organisation returns in June

  The world’s premier endurance rally, from the world’s premier endurance rallying organisation returns in June 112 Years after Prince Scipione Borghese won the inaugural Peking to Paris, Prince Paolo...
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The Flying Scotsman 2019 – The 15 Minute Film

April 18, 2019 10:00 am Published by Comments Off on The Flying Scotsman 2019 – The 15 Minute Film

The 11th Flying Scotsman – The Film Watch our 15-minute film of pre-1948 vehicles taking part in Britain’s premier vintage rally, The 11th Flying Scotsman. For more information on the...
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F1 hits the Gobi desert

April 17, 2019 8:51 pm Published by Comments Off on F1 hits the Gobi desert

  Grand Prix engine guru to tackle Peking to Paris Mario Illien, (69) the brilliant Swiss race engine designer whose power plants have powered over 44 GP and 326 IndyCar...
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The Flying Scotsman 2019 – Event highlights Reel

April 7, 2019 10:35 pm Published by Comments Off on The Flying Scotsman 2019 – Event highlights Reel

Final Showdown, Cleyndert just squeaks in to win in dramatic finish Bill Cleyndert and Leigh Powley in their 1928 Ford Model A held on to win a tense battle against...
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The Flying Scotsman 2019 – A Film From The Skies

April 7, 2019 10:14 am Published by Comments Off on The Flying Scotsman 2019 – A Film From The Skies

Put on your flying hats folks, it’s time to take it to the skies! Watch this brilliant collection of drone footage from The 11th Flying Scotsman, by the team at Blue...
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The pipes herald a new leader of the Flying Scotsman

April 6, 2019 11:41 pm Published by Comments Off on The pipes herald a new leader of the Flying Scotsman

Day Two Slaley Hall to Turnberry The pipes herald a new leader of the Flying Scotsman Bill Cleyndert and Leigh Powley in their 1928 Ford Model A Special took advantage...
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Marvellous motorsport on day one of the Flying Scotsman

April 6, 2019 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Marvellous motorsport on day one of the Flying Scotsman

Marvellous motorsport on day one of the Flying Scotsman Words by Tony Jardine Most of the competitors on day one of the Flying Scotsman agreed that it had been a ‘marvellous’...
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2019 Flying Scotsman preparing to leave Windermere Station

April 4, 2019 7:20 pm Published by Comments Off on 2019 Flying Scotsman preparing to leave Windermere Station

2019 Flying Scotsman preparing to leave Windemere Station 93 Pioneer, Vintage and Vintageant rally machines ranging from 1907 to 1948 assembled at the Low Wood Bay Resort on Lake Windemere,...
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Flying Scotsman 2019 – Something For Everyone

March 29, 2019 10:12 am Published by Comments Off on Flying Scotsman 2019 – Something For Everyone

Flying Scotsman 2019 – Something For Everyone It says on the rally plate, ‘ Britain’s Premier Vintage Rally’ an apt description of the Flying Scotsman which has proved so popular...
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Driving the Impossible

March 25, 2019 8:54 am Published by Comments Off on Driving the Impossible

Driving the Impossible The first ever Peking to Paris took place in 1907. It came about through a challenge published in the Paris newspaper Le Matin on 31 January 1907,...
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Ghost of lost 1907 Peking Paris 3 wheel Contal back to life

March 7, 2019 2:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Ghost of lost 1907 Peking Paris 3 wheel Contal back to life

Mototri Contal jolted into life at Dutch test track ready for second P2P (2019) assault 112 years later.  The first Peking Paris in 1907 comprised five competitors, just one of...
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And so it begins… #PekingtoParis2019

March 1, 2019 9:03 pm Published by Comments Off on And so it begins… #PekingtoParis2019

Next Stop Beijing… With just 92 days until the 110 Intrepid Crews embark on the 2019 Peking to Paris rally, preparations are now reaching an advanced stage. This includes those...
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Ghost of lost 1907 Peking Paris vehicle re awoken

February 13, 2019 11:56 am Published by Comments Off on Ghost of lost 1907 Peking Paris vehicle re awoken

Ghost of lost 1907 Peking Paris vehicle re awoken Driving the ABSolute impossible  A 112-year-old Mototri Contal three-wheeler is set to take on the 2019 Peking to Paris, aiming to...
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F1 Media Man Joins HERO Events As Communications Director

January 10, 2019 10:03 am Published by Comments Off on F1 Media Man Joins HERO Events As Communications Director

Formula One media man and ex-Chairman of his eponymous communications agency, HPS Jardine, has joined the world’s leading classic rally company, HERO/ERA, to become their Communications Director.