Author Archives for Craig Baker

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 a...
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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 Costantino...
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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 winners,...
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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 Competitors 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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Steven McKelvie

January 17, 2019 9:18 am Published by Comments Off on Steven McKelvie

The ERA is sad to report that Steve McKelvie passed away suddenly on 16th January 2019. Steve was a rally legend, a fan and an aficionado who, latterly had been a key member of the organising team of the 2018 Trans America Challenge.


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.


The 12th Flying Scotsman 3 – 5 April 2020

January 4, 2019 2:00 pm Published by Comments Off on The 12th Flying Scotsman 3 – 5 April 2020

The Flying Scotsman is an incredibly popular reliability trial exclusively for Vintage and Veteran cars and the entry fills up fast!