Plenty came and enjoyed the session, even though it rained, and at this late stage of the seasons it’s very hard to make any big improvements in personal bests as Curborough gets colder and greasier. But – there’s more to this event than lap times. There’s the opportunity to champion the often largely unloved cars we MotorPunks run. To thrash around in unusual cars to safely find their limit. And your own limit. To master each turn and braking point and, when you get it wrong, hope no-one is watching for fear of a ribbing in the paddock from like-minded racers. Here is the leading contender for MotorPunk’s 2015 season ‘hero of the series’ award, Ben Atkinson, in yet another car from his eclectic collection. This little picture, for us, epitomises the day;

mgf curborough

Thanks to all those who attended. December’s meeting will be the last one of the season, on Thursday December 10th, where we decide who is the most improved over the season (winner gets a weekend with a Caterham) and who is the hero of the series (winner of that gets a weekend with a Morgan three wheeler). There’s still time to join us!


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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