Category: Races & Events

Endurance races, concours events and festivals

24
Feb

Race Retro 2020

Always a great start to the historic racing year with a visit to Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park where the first stop is the Autojumble. Pick up a bargain, find parts you never knew you needed and bump into friends amongst motorcycle petrol tanks. This year a very large tribute to Group B rally cars […]

24
Nov

Motorcycle Live 2019

An event as big as Motorcycle Live one needs to concentrate on a few things to write about so here is a sort of diary of my time at the yearly event. I looked at electric bikes, helmets and a bike brand famous for trials now creating bespoke bikes and still looking cool. I also […]

19
Nov

Motorcycle Live 2018

Lara Platman went reporting for Wheels for Women at the annual Motorcycle Live show at the NEC Birmingham, where she found bargains, stunning bikes and a whole lot of bikes to try. As a new rider I am particularly keen to ‘sit on’ bikes to see if my feet are comfortable on the floor at standstill, to establish their […]

19
Oct

Goodwood Revival 2018

Our photographer Lara Platman took a look at the Goodwood Revival weekend fuelled with speed, theatre, glamour and sublime sunsets.  Enjoy the gallery. Please follow and like us:

23
Jul

Silverstone Classic 2018

Silverstone Classic this year celebrated 70 years of racing at at the circuit. Photographer Lara Platman went for the day to take a look at some of the scenes that make up this incredible day. Please follow and like us:

16
Jul

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Celebrating 25 years of the Festival of Speed, Goodwood had plenty of other celebrations with the 70 years of Porsche and 70 years of the Series 1 Land Rover to name but a few.  Lara Platman went along to take a quiet look at some of the cars displayed in the Garden of the Duke […]

16
Mar

Ferrari: Under the skin

Always on the look out for female racing drivers, past or present, I discovered a lady who seems to have missed my radar. Baroness Maria Antonietta Avanzo (1889 – 1977) was the first Italian female racetrack driver and “the most famous Italian woman racing driver of the inter-war period”.  She competed in numerous events throughout her career, including […]

16
Dec

The Ladies of the Monte Carlo Rally

Thick fog for fifty miles around Carlisle, mist on the Yorkshire Moors, heavy snow falling from London onwards… and that is before arriving in Monte Carlo after 70 hours of non-stop driving from John O’ Groats, a total of seventeen hundred miles for the Monte Carlo Rally in 1927. Mrs Bruce took it upon herself […]

2
Jul

New Balls Please

Only a couple of weeks to Wimbledon and I am already playing with tennis balls, albeit they may be tied to trees, and being hit by wing mirrors? – I am certainly prepared. You see when an invitation to drive off road passes my eyes I leap at the chance to do exactly that, and […]

29
Jun

The Isle of Man TT

They say the best ideas are discovered over a drink – or two and whilst at the Guild of Motoring Writers annual awards dinner last December, on my table were the Honda team who, decided that it would be a superb idea to get me on a motorbike and out on the roads. Having already […]