And as the season rolls on we come to September, and more fantastic sunshine and skids at Curborough. Apologies for the late report, we MotorPunks have been busy clocking up miles elsewhere in the world, enjoying low-cost motorsport wherever we find it. They say that a picture paints a thousand words, so here are 59,456 of ’em;

Sprints are run in groups, cars parked in the lower paddock, then called up to join the track in small groups but running individually. Here is the first group; Alistair’s Alfa Romeo the prettiest car of the day (one we’ve seen on other MotorPunk events), Fiestas, Integras and the omnipresent GT86s all perform well in their individual classes here, but the real eye opener was Mike’s Ginetta G15 running a Hillman Imp engine and Gulf paint scheme.

That’s Chris Hammant (class leader) in the silver MX-5, another regular at our events, as is Paul who normally scoots round very quickly in his modified Westfield but today enjoys some quick sprints in his MK2 Ford Escort. Just how many cars does he own?! Luke’s OMS is always super-quick here, looking rather ’70s JPS to us, and that can only be a good thing. Here’s group two;

And so to group three. Jony’s Tamora looked great, nice to see him enjoying a drive instead of standing trackside snapping stuff. We owe you a beer or two, by the way. Clios always go well here, we love the picture of the smokey lock-up, it is easy to get Curborough wrong at times! The lovely Porsche 918 returned for more laps (look at the size of it next to Robert Grounds’ little Isetta!).  It’s great to benchmark factory Hypercar performance against some of the specialist cars here, stuff like Ian’s  Sierra. We understand it started life as a LHD 2.3 diesel and mutated into a very sideways Corvette LS engined machine. Thankfully Curborough’s grass is very forgiving.

And finally, group four; Here we see a Peugeot 106 rallye spec, a lairy Impreza (another regular here) and GT86s and Minis. Our event always attracts a great mix of cars and interesting people, drop us a line and we’d love to welcome you at our next event in October.

So, if a picture is a thousand words, with these pictures and my twaddle you’ve got 59,456 words in total. And there’s so much more we’d like to tell you about the fun and games we have at Curborough!

Thanks for reading and sharing online. Feel free to drop us a line if we missed you or there are any editorial errors. A massive thanks again to Robert Grounds for the excellent photography this month, more like this from him on his Flikr account here.


About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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