The Birmingham Grand Prix

From 1986 to 1990 there was, believe it or not, a Grand Prix held in Birmingham city centre. Called the Birmingham SuperPrix, it was an anti-clockwise street circuit race for F3000 cars. It was a strange affair, really, far from the glamour of other street...

Lotus Vs Lightness

Simplicate and add lightness, said Colin Chapman. The new Exige S takes that ethos and adds a large dollop of power, 345 BHP to be exact, from a supercharged V6 stuffed in the back of a chassis with all the usual Hethel hallmarks. An amazing recipe. I was...

The Story of Albert Ball

Roadtrip features are usually fairly easy to write: a half decent set of wheels and a tenuous excuse to clock up some miles somewhere interesting. There’s usually a scrape of some kind and a little bit of rule-bending but we’re always back in time for...