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.
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
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 The only fortune I had was of the out of date cookie variety.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.
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.