MogMag cover Silverstone 7th of December

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Read the fantastic feature on our Silverstone event on the 7th December by Mog Mag here.


Great corners – Silverstone (Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel)

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Our Chief Instructor, Mark Hales has kindly written this article for us. The sequence on Silverstone’s Grand Prix track which is Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel has always been exciting because like much of the rest of Silverstone, it’s fast. Not quite as fast as it was – a right/left after Maggotts was inserted in 1990 – and the Silverstoners are a bit vague as to where one corner finishes and the next begins. Being picky, there are now five turns in the sequence and only three names, but this is a rare instance where slowing a track down a bit…
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Tyres for classic cars on track days

Post date:
January 2018
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Thank you to Dougal Cawley from Longstone Tyres for these recommendations. Tyres on a track day are important- unless you are trailering your car they need to be e-marked as road legal and be capable of dispersing water when it rains. In addition, they need to be grippy enough for hard cornering and able to withstand the heat generated. As Dougal points out, it is important to make sure you do not over tyre your car by fitting wider tyres than it was designed for- this leads to all the other mechanical components working harder and less progressive handling (i.e….
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Great Corners – Donington Park (Craner Curves)

Post date:
December 2017
Submitted by:
John Bevan

Thank you to our Chief Instructor Mark Hales for this fantastic article on Donington Park. Donington Park is the only circuit in the UK which existed before the second world war and is still operational today, albeit with a bit of a break in between. Bike races were held on the estate’s roads from 1931 before Fred Craner, then secretary of the Derby and District Motor Club and a former motorcycle racer laid a permanent track which opened in 1933. It ended a monopoly held by Brooklands since 1907 and our corner subject here bears Craner’s name as tribute. Like…
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What is a classic car at Classic Tracks?

Post date:
December 2017
Submitted by:
John Bevan

At classic tracks, we set out to create an environment where classic car owners can drive exclusively on track with like minded classic car owners, without other non-classics spoiling their experience. But what is a classic car? Obviously, the definition is partly in the eye of the beholder, but for our purposes it is a car that either handles like a classic car or is a car that you might find in Classic and Sportscar or Octane. With my other hat, I help to run a classic car show in Gloucestershire. For the purposes of that show and Classic Tracks we…
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