As I looked down into the valley I couldn’t help but smile. Miles upon miles of tarmac lay stretching, twisting, tuning, falling, rising and cascading. There were tunnels, switchbacks, rivers, waterfalls, rock strewn slopes, green fields and snow caps on the distant mountain peaks. Everything was at my fingertips. Over 1,000 miles had been covered … Continue reading Passo Dello Stelvio
Incredibly it is now some forty years since I somehow managed to convince both my school and my parents that it would beneficial to my education if I attended the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. So along with Simon Arron (Who has since gone on to report on motor racing all over the globe) … Continue reading “Le Mans”
You may remember the two-part special I did last year about CarFest North 2017. No? Not even the fancy dress (link) or the astronauts (link)? Thankfully this blog is here to describe to you the antics of what the marshals got up to at CarFest 2018. There are many things that make CarFest as amazing … Continue reading CarFest North – Marshalling Madness
It’s an eight-month journey that takes you through different levels of emotion. The 2017 marshalling season hadn’t even finished, yet I was scrambling around counting the number of days marshalling I had completed and filling out forms to get my nomination submitted. Job one was completed in November and my nomination accepted was in December. … Continue reading F1 – Sun, Sound and the sublime
It’s warm, there’s a light breeze, the birds are tweeting and in the distance you hear a buzzing noise. It gets louder and louder, over the crest two blinding LED head lights burn into your retinas and then, the sound of a screaming engine deafens everything around you! The machine gun like backfiring from the … Continue reading Welcome to Le Mans 2018!
I found myself reflecting on Sunday morning before the start of racing at Oulton Park in more than one way.
For many of us, marshalling is a hobby that we attend because of our sheer love of Motorsport. You live and breathe racing so much that you want to get closer to the action and you just so happened to come across marshalling as a way to do that. Whether you signed up to wear … Continue reading The Journey so Far