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Posts Tagged ‘Race

07
Aug
11

The Pursuit of Perfection

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06
Aug
11

Porsche 924 Le Mans

29
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #3

Finally: More Berg Pics!

Home-brew Lotus Sunbeam is de-stroked to 2.0l and revs to 10K!

We were chatting to the owner about it and he told us he’s currently building a M5 V10 Powered Ultima GTR!

DTM enough for ya?

Genuine Zakspeed MK2 was built and raced by Zakspeed until ’89 when the current owner bought it; he’s been racing it ever since!

Bosch mechanical injection pump for dyno tuning

And finally, my dream house overlooking the hill.

 

15
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #2

Round two and I’m still on just the pics from the pits on Friday…Enjoy!

This was one of my favorite cars from the whole weekend: Clean GTE

Got Aero?

At the same time as Group H, the NSU trophy was running.  I’m pretty sure I’ve only ever seen one of these cars in the flesh, so to suddenly be in a field with 10s of them was amazing.

Drink?

12
May
11

Berg Cup Round 1: 06-08-05-11 – Part #1

It’s all about the words he said.  But how can I possibly put into words the epicness that was last weekend at the first round of the Berg Cup in Eschdorf: less than 36 hours, 1000 miles, 3 countries (well, 2 and a Principality), time travel, boat travel the best beer in the universe, great pizza, good times and amazing friends.  That sort of scratches the surface for now, but don’t worry there is going to be a lot of coverage…a lot.

It all started at a little after 2am on Thursday night.  The chariot of choice was and E39 BMW 530D Touring which was loaded up and pointed at Dover.

3 hours through the night later we hit the port, boarded up and left the white cliffs for dead.

Spotted: Brits on tour also making their way to Ze Berg.

By 3pm we were checked in, full of food and ready to rock.  What we found next blew us away.

The sleepy countryside village of Eschdorf was littered with racing cars; Literally dumped up kerbs in the street where people were busy spannering away.  It was totally open too and we were able to walk round and soak it all in.

After years of drooling over these cars on the net we could barely contain ourselves on seeing cars like this Polo:

There is a myth on the internet that the competitors are all very secretive about their cars, but nothing was further from the truth; everyone was happy to talk to us, open up the cars, let us shoot them and even sit in a few of them!

Right, enough chat, here’s some more of the first pics:

This guy was my hero: Record holding 750bhp AWD Porsche being set up in the street and the whole time he was wearing a Ralph Lauren Shirt and Brogues. PURE CLASS.

The attention to detail and level of prep on all the cars was amazing, I don’t usually post more than one or two pics of a car, but for this bunch I’m just going to go for it:

Nurbergring special run out of you garage?  If you ever wondered what living the dream looked like, I’m pretty sure this is it:

More soon…

02
May
11

Luxemburger Queen

Yes, I’m more than a little excited; come Thursday night I’ll be packing my camera gear and heading for Dover to catch a ferry at 6am Friday morning, followed by a Euro trip to Luxemberg for to watch a round of the Berg Cup!  Brace yourself for coverage!

11
Apr
11

You’ve come a long way baby

After years of waiting, dreaming and hoping…the Sunbeam is on the ground.

A quick spin over to Rog’s saw the axle finished and back in.  I’m pretty sure this car is at least group 4 through 12 now.   Alas, it’s on the back-burner while a certain cheeky Italian number gets some love… Alfa and Omega?  We’ve got it covered.