Winter had finally made way for spring and it was time to dust off the car and take it out for trackday. It hadn’t been used in anger for some 6 months so it was a good opportunity to either test it or break it ahead of a Sprint event 2 days later. The poor old … More Trackday Report – Abingdon Airfield April 2016
Last year myself and my good friend Roger went 50/50 on buying a slightly used Max5 race car. Over the last 6 months and with the assistance of the boys at Skuzzle Motorsport we’ve done one trackday in it and spent a fair bit of time hitting it with a hammer getting it ready for racing. … More Max5 Race Report – Rounds 1 and 2
I’ve been very remiss at posting on my blog. I apologise. To make up for it this one has a video! In early February I booked a Trackday at Brands Hatch for myself and the lads at Skuzzle Motorsport. The original plan was to take my supercharged car and have some fun with that but … More Brands Spanking
Alex from Car Throttle has an MX5 called Phil and Phil is a project car featured on their site and channels. What better way to continue that project than to do a live turbo conversion on their stand at Autosport International 2016. That’s not insane at all is it? Now where do I fit in? … More Autosport 2016 – Turbo PHIL-osophy with CarThrottle
As I’m still writing the back catalog of posts to bring this blog up to date I thought rather than spoilering too much (as if anyone is actually that interested!) I’d just do a review in pictures. So here it is: An epic year messing about in MX5s. Couldn’t have done it without MrsHorney, Skuzzle … More 2015 -A Review in Pictures.
After the last post on recent events at the Race of Remembrance it’s time to get back on track on how this car progressed from day one of ownership. My last post on this subject here was around getting it supercharged by Nick at Skuzzle Motorsport. Back to April 2014, it was time to take the car out and … More Drive it like you stole it.
The Event45 Teams, 1000kms, 1 Cause. Back in January of this year Nick Bailey of Skuzzle Motorsport persuaded me that taking my ARDS test and driving a car with him at the Race of Remembrance was a good idea. The event sounded memorable, a 1000km endurance race round Anglesey circuit with a pause for a Remembrance … More We Remembered and We Raced
One of the best things about MX5 ownership is the social aspect of the very active owners club scene. It’s a very diverse crowd on MX5land with those like me who focus on track applications to those who like to keep the car as original as possible. You’ve then also got your “stance” brigade and … More Care in the community
Project Golf. It started with good intentions and a dream of building a Sprint and Hillclimb car that was a replica of James Shead’s Class winning 1988 BTCC Golf GTI. Having been let down on a few occasions and after 18 months I’d just had enough. The dream had become a nightmare and it was … More Guilty as charged
Up until now the posts on this blog have been around trackdays and competing in the MX5. The thing with these cars is they’re actually a surprisingly good all rounder despite their diminutive size and age. So in this post I shall waffle on about September 2013 when myself and MrsHorney set off on an adventure to … More Spa Treatment