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
2013 saw two trips to the legendary Goodwood circuit. If you’ve never been then make the effort if you can, it’s a place steeped in history and drama. Lord March has done a terrific job of keeping the circuits period look and feel, it’s also an absolute blast to drive round. Like Castle Combe however, … More Trackdays 3 and 4: It’s all Good(wood)
May 2013 and the annual trip to Castle Combe was upon us once again and you guessed it, the Golf was still in bits. Yet again the MX5 was to be pressed into service. By now I had an MG ZT as daily and the 5 had been retired to fun days out, sunny commutes … More Trackday 2: The Quickening.
Back in 2009 and 2010 I had already had the itch to get into some competition after a few years of Trackdays. Someone famously said the easiest way to make small fortune from motor racing was to start with a large one. The only fortune I had was of the out of date cookie variety. … More Going Solo.
Fastforward to May 2012 and nothing much has changed. The Golf is still in bits and not going anywhere fast, the MX5 has just had regular maintenance and been abused daily by yours truly. But there’s a worrying appointment on the horizon. Spring means me and Dad’s annual trash round Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire … More The First Trackday.
Back in 2011 the plans were simple. Drive the MX5, clean the MX5, work on the Golf track car, drive the MX5, clean the MX5 and repeat. As is the way modification was always going to occur, but the Golf was my main focus. The MX5 just needed making my own with some little touches. … More Let’s talk about the car.
So let’s go right back to the beginning. Summer 2011 and I was in the progress of rebuilding my MK2 VW Golf GTI track car into something more suitable for sprinting and hillclimbing. I felt it was time after years of track days to get into doing some actual competition. It was a great car … More First post, where it all began.