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3rd September 2011: F1 at Coventry

3rd September 2011: F1 at Coventry

Earlier start than usual for us. We left farm at 10.00 because I wanted the kids to have a trial run at Buxton before their gold roof race on Sunday. Phoebe had never been to Buxton in this car before and Frankie has recently has engine trouble, so for my own piece of mind I […]


29th August 2011: F1 and Ministox at Belle Vue

29th August 2011: F1 and Ministox at Belle Vue

We arrive at Belle Vue on time. It’s already busy and Phoebe and Frankie JJ are on almost as soon as we arrive. It’s been raining and the track surface looks a bit sloppy! Phoebe is in races 1 & 2 and Frankie JJ in 2 & 3. Phoebe didn’t have any time to put […]


27th August 2011: F1 and Ministox at Birmingham

27th August 2011: F1 and Ministox at Birmingham

The first round of the Shootout has arrived! Guess I have to prepare myself for some aches and pains over the next 10 weeks! Phoebe and Frankie are racing tonight too, it seems a long time since we were here last. We leave home earlier than usual so we can try and get a decent […]


23rd August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

23rd August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

Much to Sam’s relief this is the last Tuesday night Skegness this summer. With us not getting back from Holland until 10.30 last night and it taking us 15 hours, we are all pretty knackered and could have done without it if I’m honest. Anyway Phoebe’s allowed to race again tonight and she’s looking forward […]


20th August 2011: F1 World Cup weekend at Venray, Holland.

20th August 2011: F1 World Cup weekend at Venray, Holland.

We left home on Thursday evening at 9.30pm to make our 6 hour journey to Dover. We fuelled the truck in Keighley ready for our big journey. All went well and we managed not to miss this ferry which set off from Dover to Calais at 4.00am. The crossing was smooth and after a short […]


16th August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

16th August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

The week has flown by. Once again we make our 3½ hour journey to Skegness. All is going well until 15 miles away from the track we have a blow out. After a quick inspection I decide just to take it steady and carry on to our destination as it will be much easier to […]


13th August 2011: Ministox at Coventry

13th August 2011: Ministox at Coventry

Only Frankie JJ racing this evening. After Phoebe’s racing antics at Skegness last Tuesday she received a 6 meeting ban (3 suspended) so she will not be back out until 27th August at Birmingham. We arrive at Coventry at 5.00pm. There are a few different formulae on this evening and the crowd is poor. I […]


9th August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

9th August 2011: Ministox at Skegness

We decide to take Phoebe & Frankie to Skegness. Sam Jacklin (137) is in need of a lift too so we tow him behind on the trailer. We leave home at 3.30pm and arrive at Skegness for 6.50pm. The sun is shining and the crowd is very impressive! Big Foot is there too ready to […]


7th August 2011: Ministox at Barford

7th August 2011: Ministox at Barford

A mixture of sunshine and showers on the way to Barford. Frankie JJ, like me loves wet tarmac and mentions that he’s going to put his shale tyres on when we get there. As it turns out Frankie JJ didn’t need to put shale tyres on as it remained fine. Approx 30 Minis turn up, […]


30th July 2011: MiniStox in the Isle Of Man & F1 Semi at Skegness

30th July 2011: MiniStox in the Isle Of Man & F1 Semi at Skegness

On Wednesday night, we spent all night loading up the Mini Truck ready for the Isle Of Man, taking four minis in total: Phoebe’s, Frankie’s , Sam Jacklin’s, and Cammy Dorrell’s. Three of them fit into the truck and we tow the other one. Thursday morning and everything’s going well until we get a blow […]