News in brief, October 2006

Too young to have gained your 130mph badge while Brooklands was active? Don’t worry, you can still add one to your badgebar. A series of replicas is now available, made by the same manufacturers as the originals, in the same materials, at £55 each. Choose from BARC and Flying Club designs. Call 01273 622722, or visit

The two-seater racecar fashion is spreading. You can now experience passenger rides in the back seat of a F5000 car. Based on a 1971 Lola T192, the SFC Twin-Seater uses modern composites and is built to current FIA safety standards, and packs a 700bhp Chevy V8. It is the idea of F5000 racer Nick Shrigly-Fiegl. For details see, or call 01624 880 315.

Apologies to any who went to Oulton Park for the Gold Cup meeting expecting to see a Connaught race and to meet Tony Brooks. The Connaught event was cancelled shortly after Motor Sport went to press. Tony Brooks has asked us to express his personal regrets to those who were disappointed.

The 14th Maroc Classic Rally will run from March 17-24, 2007, over 2000km of spectacular Moroccan roads, including the Atlas Mountains. Regularity sections will feature, and a new route takes in 900km never previously used on the rally. The entry is likely to again include musical composer Michel Legrand.