About Mark & Racing is everything

I’m a lifelong racing fan and racer – In fact to me, Racing is everything. An integral part of my life. I never aspired to be anything special on the racetrack – I just wanted to enjoy myself, participating in a sport I love.

My childhood hero was the late, and very great, Ronnie Peterson, who tragically ended his racing career at Monza in 1978. A sad loss – one of the greatest talents never to win the F1 world championship.

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The late Ronnie Peterson in full flight (literally) at the old Nurburgring, This car was a hastily cobbled together mix of a F2 chassis and a F1 engine – The March 721G

I have, and still do enjoy myself in the racing world, and last had an Alfa 33 16v (pictured below) in which I was going to be doing sprints and hillclimbs. I sold the car on a whim, have since regretted it, and am now suffering severe withdrawal symptoms……I’d say a clubbie is top of my list now, as it will allow me to do sprints and hillclimbs, but also to enjoy a very fast registered road car day to day.

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For now I guess I’ll have to rest on the (few) laurels I won !

I did win the UK Alfa Romeo owners club (Alfacomp) Class H championship in 2005 though, in the Black Alfasud Sprint pictured here.

The 2005 AROC (UK) class H winner ! This car was built (with help from my friends - particularly Colin - for 5000 GBP in my shed !

I’ve had and have driven many racecars – mainly various Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lotus cars, but also have driven a Lancia Stratos replica (below), a March Sports 2000 car and a Ginetta too.

On here we’ll be posting racing news and offering quality race gear  too, so come back soon !

SOME OF MY OTHER RACECARS….

The Stratos (CAE Corse) at the winter series at Brands Hatch
The Stratos (CAE Corse) at the winter series at Brands Hatch

 

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The Sports 2000 March 81S I raced that was owned by Colin Feyarabend
My 16v Alfa 33 - brilliantly built by Chris Snowdon (CSR)
My 16v Alfa 33 – brilliantly built by Chris Snowdon (CSR)
My 1750 GT - much missed
My 1750 GT – much missed (stupidly sold)
My first Lotus, and my first competitive event !
My first Lotus, and my first competitive event ! The Brighton Speed Trials.

 

 

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