Project Cars

  • BTCC Motorbase drivers announced

    BTCC Motorbase drivers announced

    16th January 2017

    The Fast Ford-supported Motorbase Performance team officially announce their the new three-car driver line-up for 2017.

  • By the Book…

    By the Book…

    5th January 2017

    If the best things come to those who wait, why hasn’t my Sierra been mended by a bunch of magic elves with impeccable welding skills? It’s months since I decided to fix a few rust scabs and replace a front…

  • Cut it Out!

    Cut it Out!

    5th January 2017

    The rebuild continues, and new we’re looking at cleaning the floor back to bare metal. Doing so, we came across a few of the usual tell-tale rust spots on the chassis legs that plague many a Sierra and Escort Cosworth.…

  • Service Time!

    Service Time!

    5th January 2017

    Nothing exciting to report this month I’m afraid. The Fiesta has been running faultlessly, and has continued to rack up the miles with ease. In fact, it’s now racked up so many mils that it was due for its first…

  • Colour Change?

    Colour Change?

    5th January 2017

    After collecting the car from Trust Ford back in July it’s been a hectic few months. First up was an appearance at Ford Fair, followed swiftly by a visit to mountune for the awesome M380 upgrade to be fitted. Then…

  • Low-down

    Low-down

    5th January 2017

    Firstly, let me start by saying how good the mountune M380 upgrade it! After having it fitted a few weeks back I have racked up about another 2000 miles in the Focus, and the M380 has really transformed the car!…

  • Retro Rides

    Retro Rides

    5th January 2017

    For the past five years, myself and an ever-expanding convoy of friends have been making the trip south to the annual Retro Rides Gathering. Most recently held at the historic hillclimb venue of Shelsley Walsh, and ending up being a…

  • Showtime!

    Showtime!

    5th January 2017

    I might not have been long back from the Nürburgring, but I had plenty more trips planned! First up was Santa Pod’s Retro Show. The plan was to drive my low ‘n’ slow Chrysler Horizon in convoy with my Trabant-owning…

  • To The ‘Ring… (again!)

    To The ‘Ring… (again!)

    5th January 2017

    I’m no stranger to the Nürburgring, and I’m beginning to lose count how many times I’ve driven it, (maybe over eight trips?), but there is always an air of trepidation surrounding a visit. Even though it’s not actually that far…

  • Fade Free

    Fade Free

    5th January 2017

    As you may have seen elsewhere in the mag, my initial brake upgrade mostly just very quickly showed up the weaknesses. Yes, at Burton’s Snetterton track day the rear pads disintegrated, so badly in fact that the calliper popped right…