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2012

2013 Calendar 2013 calendar. Plan your year.

Old Davey's Almanac Part 2 Moto Mono, 1600 and 1800 gave some epic battles

Old Davey's Almanac Part 1 Simon Davey looks back on the season - 2 litre classes.

Parts Department Coast-to-coast the hard way, some special bolts, and Hobby Pounds.

Trophies Who won what, some awards based on points and some on judgement. All based on performance.

Walter Hayes Formula Ford 1600's premier event brought out a few Monoposti from hibernation. Now with added insight from A Leading Team Manager.

2013 Preview Where are we going? Do we have a sponsor? How many rounds? And a link to a bit more detail.

Book Now! Tickets for the fantastic extravaganza that is the Monoposto Dinner Dance and Prizegiving are now available. With added resuklts and lap records.

No Country for Old Men Steven Griffin ponders the more mature racing driver.

Reduced Price Entry to Motorsport UK Save, Save, Save! (enough repetition and enthusiasm - ed)

2 go to Zandvoort Jonathan Baggott reports on a trip to Holland. Includes the words "tightly clad blue trouser people".

Motorsport UK A grass roots show in the Silverstone Wing, 3/4 November

Combe Simon Davey not only paddocked everybody, he also found time to watch the race and report on it.

Mono Ztec The announcement of a new class

Silverstone 22 September Britcar non-championship round.Saturday. Fun in the autumn sun.

Cadwell 2000 and Classic Sunday. We are priveleged to have our distnguished roving-ex-editor-at-large as guest writer - yes Patrick Huston's back!

Silverstone 21 September Britcar non-championship round.Friday report now with pictures. If you are not pictured, in the words of Nick Clegg, Sorry.

Trevor Scarrett We report the sad news that 1972 champion Trevor Scarrett passed away on 8 September.

The Parkinson Line...at Cadwell DP reports the news from the Premier class

Cadwell 2000 and Classic Saturday. Tony Cotton gets carried away where quality made up for quantity.

Cadwell MonoMoto/1600/1800 Saturday. Tony Cotton writes.

Brands MonoMoto/1600/1800 Saturday and Sunday. David Parkinson reports. We have no 2 litre report,

Baking Grand Prix Simon Davey describes an intense competition

Beware of thefts A reminder about paddock security

The FISW-X Steering Wheel Dax Ward of St Cross Electronics describes a new, affordable state of the art electronic steering wheel.

Parts Department - bits and pieces from Oulton and DVLA explain new driving licences

Oulton Park 21 July 2 litre and Mono Classic

Oulton Park 21 July MotoMono, 1600,1800

The Parkinson Line....at Oulton Our young and eager correspondent files his copy promptly.

Silverstone Grand Prix 21/22 September Your chance to show F1 drivers how it's done without going to Belgium.

Snetterton Saturday Simon reports on day one at the Norfolk venue.

The Parkinson Line....at Snetterton You can't keep a good man down. An engine rebuild later, DP reports on the Premier class at Snetterton

David Taylor's 1959/60 EVAD Early Monoposto man David Taylor writes about his home-built cars in Mono and FJ in 1959 and 1960 in a very evocative piece.

3 seater cars Tony Cotton foresakes racing cars for an essay about 3 seater road cars.The good, the clever, the ugly, and the barking.And a gratuitous Ferrari.

AGM and Dinner Dance Suffice to say at this stage that it's at the same venue (now called Daventry Court Hotel) on 16 February 2013. Put it in your diary now!

Don't forget to enter Snetterton!

Spa Results For anybody who hasn't got the pdf book, click left to download from the ris-timing.be site

Memorable Motoring Moments in Movies OR, if you don’t like alliteration, the Startline Arts Correspondent Steven Griffin points us to some good car bits in films.

Who's doing Spa? Entry list

Midseason (well almost) Round Up Simon reviews the season so far.

Mallory 4 June 2012 Now we have an efficient, keen, young reporter we get rapid reports.

Silverstone 2 litre Race "1"

Silverstone MotoMono/1800 Round 6 (Sunday)

The Parkinson Line....at Silverstone David reports in good heart despite a disaster

Silverstone 2 litre Race "2"

The Parkinson Line....at Donington More unbiased and deadly serious news from Mono's answer to Nigel Roebuck

Donington 2000, Classic Saturday report by Tony Cotton

Donington MotoMono, 1600, 1800 Saturday report by Tony Cotton

The Cartek Trophy - A new trophy for the best prepared car in Monoposto

Castle Combe Formula Free An opportunity to do 2 non-championship races at the popular Wiltshire venue

Winter Is Coming Well actually, it's just gone, but we liked the title. Steve Griffin explains his mechanical nightmares. (Contains heart surgery picture)

Parts Department Pointless photoshopping and some surprising comments from non-motor racing people.

Live Motors TV Monoposto: Mallory Park 4th June A reminder

Gears - Part Two What ratios should you have in the box? Why not have William Hewland explain how to use a ratio chart?

Gears - Part One We have been asked to put the excellent William Hewland article on quick, low-wear gearchanging where it can be easily accessed.

Brands Hatch Simon Davey paints a word picture from the garden if England of 4 each qualifications and races.

The Parkinson Line....at Brands David Parkinson gives a personal view of the Mono races at Brands.

Graham Dyson We are sad to report that Graham Dyson passed away on 18 March.

Doctor On The Grid A look at the autobiography of Dr Tony Goodwin, Monoposto Champion and racer extraordinary, to put it mildly. A joyful, wonderful book.

The Parkinson Line....at the AGM David reports on plans for 2012

Race Retro Tony Cotton shows some pictures from Stoneleigh and is rude about some much loved cars. Though praises some others.

The BLACK art, or how to get the best from your race tyres ! Paul Smith of BMTR gives some advice

What else happens at Spa? Vincent Collard and Alain Defalle, who as Roadbook.be organise the best Spa meetings, look ahead.

Corner Weights Dermot Healy, in an article we have adapted from the forum, explains why and how.

AGM A brief reminder (it's 18 February) and the papers for it. There's tea before the meeting.

New Drivers Seminar at Race Retro Simon Davey tells us what to expect - and remember that we're never too old to learn.

Autosport Show - Part 2

Regulations The final regs for 2012

Autosport Show - Part 1

St. Cross Electronics becomes Monoposto Championship title Sponsor

Suspension components - a clarification

Important Revision to 2012 Draft Regulations Simon Davey announces a significant reversion

2011

Old Davey's Almanake Simon looks back on a successful, exciting, but best of all fun, 2011 for the Monoposto Racing Club's series. Much more than a seasonal survey.

Nurburgring - Peter Venn tells his history over 15 successive Nurburgring 24 hour races. A real cracker of a story.

Festive Flippancy Santa involved in air incident.

Lapping It Up Simon Davey looks at lap records established this year and earlier.

The Italian Job Tristan Cliffe reports on a visit to the Dallara factory.

2012 All the key information for the new season NOW FURTHER AMENDED

Awards Annual awards listing

F3 Cup An MSVR press release

Walter Hayes Trophy The Open Single Seater race was dominated by members of the club, past and present. Except the winner wasn't.

Motorsport UK How did it go?

Dinner Dance Celebrate a memorable year on 18 February 2012

Motorsport UK The club will be represented at an exhibition devoted to real motorsport and to getting more people into the sport. And you can see it at a bargain price.

Nigel Davers on TV Well actually it's YouTube, thanks to MSVR.

The Parkinson Line at Snetterton David reports in his unique style and explains the Timms Phenomenon.

Snetterton, Sunday 16 October Simon Davey on the finale. With added photos.

Final Championship Top 3's Simon gives them, and some stats

Snetterton, Saturday 15 October Simon Davey gives his view of Saturday With added photos

Snetterton, Saturday 15 October Tony Cotton describes a sunny event. With added photos

Silverstone - Britcar 30 September / 1 October. Simon Davey taps the laptop to give us the news.

The Car in Art Steven Griffin combines erudition and wit to give examples of the car in art.

The Parkinson Line at Silverstone David reports

Snetterton Reminder The final meeting of the season is soon upon us.

Northern Nuptuals Doncaster's most famous Scot ties the knot. Our Royal Correspondent reports. Many items in the report are true.

Anglesey Quiz Quizmaster Sarah Harvey-Fern reports from the comfy swivel chair beloved of quizmasters.

The Parkinson Line at Anglesey David reports

Anglesey 10/11 September. Simon Davey reports

Belated but still welcome Brands 1600 report from DP

Latest points after Anglesey

Cycling to Paris Peter Venn made it - there's still time to show support

2 Reminders and a Date.....

Baking Grand Prix As much a part of the elite social scene as Henley, Wimbledon or Ascot.

Brands Report 21 August Simon Davey reports on Sunday WITH ADDED PICTURES

Brands Report 20 August Simon Davey reports on Saturday WITH ADDED PICTURES

Brands Preview Simon Davey looks ahead to the Brands GP meeting

The Parkinson Line ....on Televised Motorsport Our correspondent considers motorsport on TV.

Brands Test Day (Indy) Details of a pre-meeting test day

Brands GP Circuit Familiarisation Another chance to drive the GP circuit

Brands Hatch GP 20/21 August A preview of the social side at Brands by Simon Davey

Silverstone Grand Prix (Arena) Circuit 30 September / 1 October Time for Mono to show Alonso & Vettel how it's done........Enter via here

The Parkinson Line.....At Oulton. DP has hacked mobile phones to get the news behind the facts at Oulton.

Oulton Park 2 July - Dax Ward does spectacular, again.

Oulton Park 2 July Mono paid its annual visit to the popular Cheshire parkland circuit

Museum, Museums? Musea? Steven Griffin has been visiting some and gives a potted guide to the best and the most idiosyncratic.

Brands Grand Prix Circuit It's coming soon (though after Oulton which closes soon). Want to see the track first?

Spa - Dax Ward describes (and illustrates with You Tube) a frantic first lap in Race 2. Fancy a dab of oppo through Blanchimont?

We have received notes on Spa from both Simon Davey and Andrew Cliffe, so have posted both with thanks:

SPAtterings Simon Davey gives Not A Report but some inpressions from Spa

SPAndrew Cliffe gives some notes from Spa

Spa Results sheets from Belgium. Updated when it's raining and asst ed can't get in the garden.

Britcar Silverstone Testing We have been notified of September testing on the Grand Prix Circuit

Senna The Startline film critic raves over the new Senna film.

The Parkinson Line at Cadwell. David did not run out of ink when typing this piece, but at Cadwell he did.......well, let him explain.

Halfway Already? Surely not? But if Simon Davey says so and has written a mid-season review, it must be so.

Cadwell Sunday 22 May All races. Now with one less joke and 6 more pictures.

Cadwell Saturday 21 May 2000, Classic and 1400

Cadwell Saturday 21 May 1000, 1600 and 1800

Cadwell Quick Report (Sat and Sun - updated with pictures)

The Definitive (?) Guide for the Hanger On. Or how to help at a race meeting - by Abi Stander

Silverstone GP Race 30 September/1 October confirmed

Spa Preview Simon Davey sets out the entry list and timetable

Gian Paulo Dallara A report of a dinner where Ing Dallara was guest of honour, with thanks to Nick Harrison, the MIA, and John Wood of the MAC and Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Brands 2 litre/1400 report DP reporting again

Brands 1600 report David Parkinson managed to squeeze a laptop into the Reynard to type this report.

Brands - Quick Report

Brands Hatch Memories Steven Griffin takes us down memory lane.

April Minutes Summary of the events at the last Board Meeting

Get Well Soon Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Brian Bennett, just out of hospital

Cadwell 20 May Testing A chance to test / practice at the uniquely challenging and picturesque Lincolnshire venue

Brands 30 April/1 May Don't forget to enter - remember Easter will cause havoc with the post. Testing news and an accomodation ad we have received

The Parkinson Line...at Donington All the news from the 1600's at work and play by David Parkinson

Donington Sunday 3 April 10/14/16/1800 Full report by Patrick Huston (pictures to follow)

Donington Sunday 3 April 2litre Full report by Patrick Huston

Donington Brief Report.

The Parkinson Line...at Snetterton Things didn't quite go to plan for the 1600 class at Snetterton

From the Cliffe Face Tristan describes an epic drive

Snetterton 1000,1400,1600,1800 The editor gets behind the scenes

Snetterton 2000 and Classic Our correspondent says much the same again in more words.

Snetterton Very brief news

MSVR Media Day You've read the report, now see the videos.

Tyres BMTR/AVON will have a van at most races

Nova News Hows the SUNBAC Nova award going, you ask? Here's the answer

Safety Cars A straight lift from the MSA Blue Book, just a reminder of the rules. Which is well worth reading as it could easily (a) gain you places - really (b) prevent a visit to the CoC.

Sunscreen Abi Stander provides a pastiche of the 1997 essay / surprise popular "music" success. Some genuinely valuable advice for supporters.

The Parkinson Line A preview of the 1600 class

Editorial What if the High Street came to the Paddocks?

Be a part of history! Mono's first meeting of the year is at Snetterton

Race Retro Pictures from the Stoneleigh Show

Brands Media Day

SUNBAC Nova Trophy A bit more information about the 5 year sponsored project to bring newcomers into single seater racing.

Flags A bit of winter homework with the MSA's take on flags, and links to a site which tells you what they REALLY mean.

Still promising, but a bit older Peter Venn brings his Monoposto story up to date with successful spells in 1600s and 2 litres

Take physic,pomp That quote from Shakespeare's King Lear heralds Dr Steven Griffin's health tips, set out in a robust and controversial style.

Formula Renault 2000 Russ Giles enlarges on the result of a recent board decision

Editorial. Belated Happy New Year

A promising youngster writes..... Peter Venn has returned to the Mono scene in uncle David Dudley's Anson. Here he tells how it all started. Part 2 to follow.

We are sorry to report that Denis Price, of Rhyl, who raced with the club in the days when we ran Formula Junior races, has passed on. Our sympathies to his family.

2010

2010 Review Simon looks back at a superb year of competition

Record Review Simon Davey looks at the pick of 2010's records.

Do you know this car? A plea from Queensland based Andrew Fellowes

Christmas Musings Steve Griffin muses on snow, Zetecs, Cossies, and Romanian Opera Singers. The last is the best bit. Oh, and "what he's learnt this year".

Editorial Snow, rumours, Janis Joplin, Peter Whitmore. What could go together better?

Christmas is coming so why not think of some possible (generally safety related) gifts?

The Parkinson Line David's back after a summer off with more pithy observations.

2010 Winners You know the class winners by now, of course, but here are the winners of those other special cups and prizes

2011 Championship The club is pleased to announce the provisional calendar, dates, venues and prices.

Parts Department 2 "brothers", a dodgy engine, a driver with the name of a car,and a stocking filler.

Champions A final list of the champions, down to 3rd with a pdf of the full championship linked in. Now also with a full table you don't have to download.Congratulations to all.

‘Something for the Winter , Sir?’ A motor sport alternative when there’s no racing to be had by Jonathan Baggott

Walter Hayes Several Mono and recent ex-Mono people appeared at this happy end of season event

Silverstone Sunday 17 October Tony Cotton reports (even later) from a truncated 2000/Classic/1600 race

Silverstone Sunday 17 October Tony Cotton reports (late) from a superb 1000/1400/1800 race

Silverstone, Saturday 16 October Patrick Huston reports on a busy day, with a few addiitons by Simon Davey

Silverstone The winners from "the best racing we've seen this year" (a commentator). Full report later.

That Championship Year The ups and downs of a Mono Champion's year.

Looking back to 1980 Martin and Andrew Cliffe have supplied some scans from a 1981 annual looking at Mono in 1980.

Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy - Silverstone GP Bridge Circuit 1/2 October 2010 Simon Davey reports froma wet but happy Silverstone. NOW WITH ADDED PICTURES

HANS Devices Geoff Fern wrote about his Mallory accident on the forum. If you didn't read it, it is repeated here.

Parts Department Some brief tales from Croft

Croft Sunday More fun was had on day 2. Including "crowd pleasing" in the 1000's and rallycross in the 2000. Classics were the best behaved, as usual.

Championship Postions It's getting exciting, or should we say even more exciting.

Croft Saturday Whilst the 1000/1400/1600/1800 race pretty much followed the formbook, the 2 litre race was packed with unusual incident.and a few surprises. Photos now added.

Croft Quick report, proper one will follow.

Editorial Patrick considers microlights, welding and specials. The MSA doesn't like specials.

Minutes of September Board Meeting

Another Press Release......Steve Griffin has sent us a press release. Truly in the spirit of Monoposto

Simon Says.... ......latest points and a chance of Silverstone testing, though for the National race not the Bridge one.

From the Cliffe Face The latest press release from Team Omicron has hit our inbox.

Oulton Quick Report Early 2000/Classic, late 10/14/16/18 race. Some interesting new joiners, to whom welcome.

Mallory Sunday The weather was variable, but turned out sunny by the end of the day. Good racing ensued. Patrick reports.

Simon Says... News from the co-ordinator

Mark Webber advertises milk. A YouTube worth watching. You know those earplugs you keep in the crash helmet bag?

Mallory Park Monday 30 August Report on 3 races and qualifying by Patrick Huston

Baking Grand Prix Can Alonso do a chocolate cake? Does Vettel's Mum make fairy cakes? No. This is why Mono beats F1 any day.

Mallory 29/30 August Quick Report

15 Not Out A pictorial look at the racing career of Simon Davey, Mono Administrator

Formula Ford Origins David Parkinson has read an interesting book

Donington Reopened, and back in Wheatcroft ownership. A press release.

Editorial Customers or competitors?

Parts Department Some F1 references and a few new car rumours

Silverstone GP 1/2 October Non-championship on the Bridge circuit - that's the "old" GP circuit with one of the best corners around.

Mallory Park Race and Barbecque - massively updated notice with more facts. 11 AUG CLOSING BUT YOU CAN ENTER BY PHONE/FAX/EMAIL

Drivers of the Days A half year summary of the Superclutch and Magic Motorsport awards.

Mallory Park Morgan Sports Car Club 24 July A little more detail and some more pictures

Mallory Park Morgan Sports Car Club 24 July Quick Report


Spa Disasters and other stories we couldn't / didn't include in the reports

Why people should stay retired.... Applicable if you're Schuey, maybe not if you're a Low Flying Kiwi...Phil Moore reports inimitably from Spa

Spa Race 2 - Sunday Race

Spa Race 1 - Saturday Race

Mallory 3 grids - including a purely bike engined one, a popular circuit and evening entertainment are all reasons to enter our August meeting

Spa Pictures (1) Some pictures

Spa A quick report as to who won. The race details and the human stories to follow. Ollie and Graham Read are this years "Spirit of Spa" winners.


Snetterton Saturday Pictures It's what you've been waiting for - Andrew Cliffe's Snetterton pictures. Like they used to say about Frosties - they're Grrr..eaat

Snetterton 20 June Patrick Huston was one of 20,000 to turn up to watch the Mono races. Lotus F1 were also there, anxious to pick up some tips.

Snetterton 19 June - All classes. Some unusual results in tricky climatic conditions. Patrick Huston was our man on the spot with pacamac and soggy notebook.

Points so far Simon Davey runs down the leaders at the half way stage of the season. Includes full points table.

From the Cliffe Face - Anglesey. Our 2 litre correspondent reported promptly, but asst ed forgot to post the report.

2011 Dinner Dance

Snetterton Results No comments, just who won.

Websites The Mono Gallery, Racing Exposure and Live Timing explained with an apology.

Editorial Some interesting questions about the classes

The Parkinson Line...at Anglesey David gives his comments from the Monaco of Mono. With some unusual pictures from Geoff Pashley

Classic Team Lotus Festival, Snetterton 19/20 June We are priveleged to race at this prestigious meeting. Patrick Huston looks back at favourite Lotus GP cars.


TV F3 Brands Invitation A lift from the Forum in case you've not seen it.

Anglesey 1000/1400/1600/1800 Simon Davey reports on Sunday, delayed due to asst ed with apologies

Anglesey 2000/Classic Simon Davey reports on Sunday

Anglesey 2000 / Classic Simon Davey and Nigel Bland report on Saturday

Anglesey 1000/1400/1600/1800 Simon Davey reports on Saturday

The Parkinson Line...at Thruxton All the news from the inside of the Premier Class by David Parkinson

Points after Anglesey Are you leading? Are you trailing? Are you neither? Find out here.

Mallory TV meeting Running late on reports, here's last week's.

Mallory Park - TV meeting. A quick report (full to follow) from an innovative meeting. Racing was a credit to the club.

Editorial - Why scrutineering?

Championship positions

Thruxton 8 May 1600 1800 Another good race with lots of place swapping, but unfortunately we didn't see much from the pits

Championship Bulletin Following the sad death of Alan Putt, John Dawe has kindly agreed to act as a championship steward. Click for the formal pdf.

Thruxton 8 May 2 litres and 1000/1400 A meeting marred by a tragic accident in a GT race eventually led to an eventful race. (Updated report)


Fuel Revisited Tristan Cliffe has found a cartoon about racing fuels.......

1000/1400 Class Representative - News on what's happening

Editorial - Discipline, Justice, Fairness, Responsibility and Other Concepts as they apply to motorsport governance

The Parkinson Line On the 1600 Class at Brands. As ever, contributions from other classes gratefully received.

Brands Hatch 28th March: 1000, 1400, 1600, 1800 Dax Ward (1000 & o/a), Nigel Smith (1600) and Julian Hoskins (1800) were the winners of a race that ended under sub-optimal circumstances. No 1400s made the start.

Brands Hatch 28th March: 2 litre BARC Formula Renaults appeared in Mono for the first time, but the race was won by Jeremy Timms in his Dallara. Geoff Fern took the Classic class.

A Painless Injection? No, not a doctor's visit but the story of Tristan Cliffe's injected Toyota engine.

Dr Strangedavey - Part 2 In which our hero picks up odd bits of stuff, and listens.

Ayrton Senna would have been 50 today (21 March 2010). A few photographs in tribute.


RaceRetro Stoneleigh Park again provided the venue for the annual gathering of enthusiasts for anything more than 5 years old. A largely pictorial report.

Spotted at Mallory A few new Mono cars were testing at Mallory last week. Graham Easter reports.

Editorial: If it is right, It looks right. Patrick Huston on the beauties of functional engineering.

AGM - what went on? If you were there you know. If not find out here.

Dr Strangedavey or How I Learned To Stop Spending Money And Go Motor Racing Anyway (Part1) Simon Davey's tips on racing on a sensible budget

Chris Fawkes We sadly report the passing of Chris Fawkes, a leading 1980's Mono competitor.

Racing Clutches - What did they ever do for us? Part 2 Tony Tewson explains clutch materials

Parts Department More random wanderings.

AGM Pictures Andrew Cliffe's super pics of the Awards Presentation. Shame about the one of Parky though.... (see forum)


Racing Clutches - What did they ever do for us? Part1 Tony Tewson of 2009 sponsors Superclutch explains how a clutch affects performance.

Alan Putt An obituary of a man who changed racing

Key Info All the forms to join, enter MSVR races and enter Spa. An invaluable one-stop admin guide from Simon.

Parts Department More new car news, returning drivers, returning cars, and a bit of history

The Parkinson Line While everybody else has been busy in the garage, David has subbed out the winter rebuild. Here's the story.

Editorial - What Price Pleasure - Patrick Huston considers cost effective single seaters

Spa It's the best circuit in the world and Mono can race there again after a short gap. Don't miss the chance.

Autosport / Racing Car Show The usual eclectic mix of pictures from Birmingham

Any Questions? Simon Davey invites questions for the forum at the AGM

Parts Department Some crytic news of new cars, sneering at The Guardian, and How to Change a Fanbelt.

Editorial Thoughts from Patrick about the coming season


If you thought Silverstone was wet.... Patrick Huston looks at dinghy sailing. There are remarkable parallels with car racing.

The Calendar and Entry Fees Confirmation of the dates and venues and the cost of racing next year

Knowledge and Power Graham Easter takes us inside a dynamometer shop and explains what goes on.

Christmas Quiz A mix of the fiendishly difficult and the embarrasingly easy - why not have a go and try to win a prize?

Editorial - Sympathy For the Treasurer Patrick considers the problems of setting race entry fees. This editorial is back after a pricing issue, now resolved.

So, How Does The Calendar Come About? Peter Whitmore is interviewed about the basis of 2010's racing. (Includes revised Snetterton date)

The Parkinson Line.....or "Not the November Minutes". DP turns his pen with the twisted nib onto his fellow directors.

The Awards We already know who won the class awards. Who won the other awards? This will tell you.

Congratulations from an Old Mono Member That's what the email said from Roger Algar. DP's Reynard has quite a history.

2009

Record Review What's our fastest record? Our oldest one? Who holds the most? Which make of car holds the most? Click to find out.

Walter Hayes Open Race A number of Mono celebs brightened the Walter Hayes trophy at Silverstone. 1st November 2009

"So What Do They Race In Monoposto?" Graham Easter gives a summary in case you're thinking of moving classes, or have a friend who is interested, or have ever just wondered what those funny cars are in the other classes.

The Parkinson Line A champion's thoughts. We would do them for the other classes if we got a piece from them .

Snetterton 2litres and 1600 Sunday The big question - Jeremy Timms had only to finish to get the championship. Surely it was his? Nothing is certain in top class racing.

Snetterton 1000/1400/1800 Sunday. An unfortunate startline accident marred the last race of the season.

Snetterton 2litres and 1600 Saturday. 2 more championships settled - and potential defeat snatched from the jaws of victory? in another. Now with NorwichPhoto illustration.

Snetterton 1000/1400/1800 Saturday. Whilst the bike engined cars were generally a bit strung out, the 1800's were multiple thrills per lap.

Croft Pictures 10 extra pictures from Croft by Joss Guest

The Champions Winners, top 3 in each class, and a full results table


Snetterton A brief summary. Twitter didn't work.

Parts Department Some snippets that didn't fit into other articles. Don't read it if you work for Natwest.

Board Meeting If Croft wasn't exciting enough, try the thrills of a board meeting in Bicester

Tristan Cliffe gives a personal view of his weekend

The Parkinson Line David gives thoughts on Croft.

Croft Results For those who didn't realise they are on line, click here.

Croft Saturday 27 September 2009, 2litres, 1600 & Challenge Race Jeremy Timms is back in front in 2 litres, Nick Anstruther in Classic and Geoff Fern in 1600.

Croft Sunday 26 September 2009, 1000,1400,1800 More dramas at the start, and more quality, close racing.

Croft Saturday 26 September 2009, 2litres and 1600 Jeremy Timms is back in front in 2 litres, Nick Anstruther in Classic and Geoff Fern in 1600

Croft Saturday 26 September 2009, 1000,1400,1800 Chris Woodhouse dominated but Kat Impey was spectacular

Snetterton Preview There's still everything to play for in some of the classes. Simon Davey explains the possibilities


Croft Summary A brief "who won what". Full reports to follow (but emails from 2000 racers very welcome so we can write a proper report)

Snetterton - Entries close on Wednesday30th! Also news of an intriguing end of season opportunity

Monogate A Former Leading Competitor blows the whistle on a Piquet/Renault/Singapore style scandal. Unless he's having us on.

Alan Putt looks at early days of Monoposto and explains how he became involved, before becoming an FIA Historic racing guru

The Parkinson Line Our regular and popular columnist talks about cake, Thruxton and mobile phones.

Thruxton With reporters competing, just a brief report and a lap chart/ results in Excel

Dinner Dance 2010 Get the 2010 diary out to mark in an evening to remember!

Croft An urging to join in if you were in doubt, and Croft's advice on driving their circuit.

Thoughts on Ferrari Supersubs Patrick Houston's editorial ponders the thought processes of Ferrari and Schumacher

Minutes of 12 August Meeting Got a 2 litre? This will interest you. And diaries out for the annual dinner.

Shock announcement of Mono driver for F1 Exclusive news has reached Startline.

Editorial Links with F3, MotoGP, F1, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Silverstone 1000/1400/1800 Patrick again reports on a race with many new to Mono

Silverstone 2litre/1600 - Patrick Huston reports

Silverstone 2litre - Tristan Cliffe gives a personal view from behind the wheel, through the rain, and through the spray.


A Fuel Monograph Martin Cliffe goes into fascinating detail on fuel and ends controversially.

Donington 2 litre Report now filed, with some additional pictures

Donington 1000/1400/1800/2000 The best weather in a fortnight greeted the return of Mono to Donington, still a great track.

Editorial Anyone for tennis? Patrick finds parallels.

Class Struggle David Parkinson proposes some moderate, sensible and reasonable rule changes. As if Dave would do otherwise.

Mallory Park A bemused Tony Cotton gives highlights of a classic race 2 and a not quite so good race 1

Fuelish Thoughts 2 well known racers comment on fuel.

Race of My Life Next to tell his tale is the irrepressible Ewen Sergisson, at Mallory in May 2008. Proof that sheer enthusiasm and joy live in Mono racing


Board Meeting A summary of the topics discussed over Pimms and canapes as the skylarks frolicked in the languid sky of an idyllic summer's evening.

How Important are Spring Rates? An illuminating tale from David Parkinson

Editorial Patrick Huston contemplates Donington, more in sorrow than anger, really

Donington In case you've returned from a monastery, Donington didn't happen. Tristan Cliffe doesn't report.

The Parkinson Perspective Our incisive correspondent gives his considered views on Mallory. Or "a sideways look from the cockpit".

How was Mallory for you? Tristan Cliffe gives the answer - it was close, it was hard, there was ecstasy and agony, but it was fun.

Ray Dackombe Trophy Ray would have loved the idea of a trophy for a real racer....

Mallory - Monday 25 May 2009 Guess what? Cracking racing from the Harrison/Cliffe and Woodhouse/Impey combos! Lee reports. (amended)

Mallory -Sunday 24 May 2009. Lee Bennett reports on both races

Race of My Life Lee Bennett (Magic Motorsport's Wednesday Tester) tells of a great day at the old Anglesey

Editorial The editor considers cheats and liars, and some other people who aren't these things.

Minutes Minutes of the recent directors' meeting

Parts Department A new car, an old friend, a rant, a compliment and a racing embryo.

Anglesey - Kat's Tale Kat Impey gives a behind the scenes view from one of the formula's quickest seats


Mygale Formula Novis (as in Hovis) - Mick Kinghorn lifts the lid

Tell us a story.... Editor Patrick asks for your personal stories

Ray Dackombe Memorial Trophy and Summer Barbecue Don't miss it!

Anglesey - Sunday 19 April 2009 2 litres and 1600. For the first time in long time the 1600's ran with the 2 litres.

Anglesey - Saturday 18 April 2009 1000,1400,1600,1800 Geoff Fern's big break - not in the way he hoped

Anglesey - Sunday 19 April 2009 1000,1400,1800. Flag to flag for Chris Woodhouse, but still plenty to watch

Anglesey - Saturday 18 April 2009 2 litres. Plenty to get excited about even with 11 cars.


Editorial Assistant ed didn't suffer from noise problems. Others did.

Snetterton - Sunday 5 April 2009 1000/1400/1600/1800 The editor has hung up his helmet and picked up his reporting pen again

Historic fans plan your TV here News of BBC4 programming

Snetterton - Saturday 4 April 2009 1000/1400/1600/1800 Simon Davey reports

AGM Pictures For those who haven't seen Andrew's pics, here's a link with apologies from Startline for the lateness

Snetterton - Sunday 5 April 2009 2 litres. Patrick reports. 1000-1800 will follow soon.

Snetterton - Saturday 4 April 2009 2 litres. UPDATE - A full report on the Saturday race instead of just pictures.

No Entry? Don't get caught out, entries to Anglesey close on 1 April, and that's no joke.

James Hunt 3 David Parkinson concludes the James Hunt story

Seasonal Review - 1960 We are privileged to have a report on the 1960 season in Mono from the Champion, Dr Tony Goodwin.


Countdown to Snetterton A reminder and a desperate illustration even by Startline standards

Dry Break Couplings Following a request from a distinguished "paper" Startline reader we reprint an email from the MSA. Already expertly covered on the forum, readers thereof probably need not bother.

Whizzo To our knowledge, Mono is one of the few things national racing hero Barrie Williams hasn't done. But the biography of him is still well worth reading.

Jomo - what do you know? Colin Cummings owns this 1966 car and asks what we know of it. Any informtion very welcome.

Editorial Praise for the prizegiving dinner, but - surely not? - castigation of the MSA's communication skills.


AGM Patrick Huston reports on the AGM

End of An Era David retired as Chairman and Mary bade farewell as administrator at the AGM

Parts Department An independent, expert view on the new 1400 class, and 3 other pictures.

Meet Simon Davey Say hello to the new administrator.

Christmas Quiz Answers Lee Bennett gives the answers and names the winners

Major national magazine to support Monoposto Racing Series Simon Davey gives some background

Editorial Bankers and others receive the ire of the ed.

James Hunt (Part 2) David Parkinson continues his biography of James Hunt


Globe-Trotting Commentator For Mono Annual Dinner! Our guest at the Dinner is a celeb.

Campaign for Real Tools Snap-On reps should avoid reading this piece by Simon Davey. Everybody else get ready to nod in recognition.

AGM and Dinner Dance, 21 February A reminder, and a demonstration of why the Startline team aren't in advertising.

Director's Meeting, 7 Jan Some major changes, some good things to stay unchanged

Autosport Show A bit late but our usual reporter gives his view.

James Martin's Mille Miglia Stick to the cooking, says Patrick. Now with added comment by Dermot Healy.

The James Hunt Story 1976 World Champion, BBC Grand Prix stalwart, and so much more. Dave Parkinson tells the story (part1).

Crystal Palace 1972. Alan Putt looks back at the last race meeting at Crystal Palace in1972.

Editorial Welcome to 2009, with thoughts of 2008

2008

No Visible Horizon The editor enjoyed a strange book. Asst Ed enjoyed Googling the pictures and videos.

Christmas Quiz Lee Bennett sets the questions for this year's quiz. Please send in your entries and win a prize.

Dermot Healy's Guide to the Autosport Show. Lifted from the Forum in case anybody missed it.

Crossword Solution Still niggled by 15 Across? The solution is at hand.

Editorial If your hedge funds aren't doing so well, you might want to take the MSA's advice. Or perhaps not.


Kings of the Nurburgring Patrick Huston reviews and recommends the last work of the late Chris Nixon.

AGM, Dinner and Awards Your chance to eat, drink, dance, talk, argue, collect prizes, and have a good time. See the winners list now.

November Board Meeting Summary of matters discussed

"Motorsport" Archive DVDs Tony Cotton reviews a DVD of 10 years magazines. Content - great. Technology - could be better.

Editorial - Snetterton Flavours. Several drivers ended the season not in the manner they hoped. The editor muses.


Snetterton, 19 October, 2litre, Classic and 1800 Some different winners, no damage and no red flags made the last race of the 2008 season a happy one.

Parts Department Some bits we had left over and even Dermot wouldn't take

Snetterton, 18 October, 1600 Sadly, there was another badly damaged car in the 1600 race. Guest writer Graham Easter reports.

Mono 2000 - What Next? Former front runner Phil Moore takes a look at Mono 2000 from the view of a F3 competitor. The editorial team reply.

1200/1400 A paddock meeting was held at Snetterton. Peter Whitmore reports the discussions.

Snetterton, 18 October, 2litre, Classic and 1800 Dominant lead but an unfortunate end. REPORT NOW ENHANCED by Andy Woolley's description of his incident.

Monoposto Racing Club Ltd Championship Coordinator and Administrator Job Advertisement

October Board Meeting Or is that September (Part 2)? Discussion of 1200 and 2000 classes, next year's organisation, and more.

Crossword The enigmatic Grid has sent another of his devilish creations to tease and taunt your brain. We might publish a solution this time.

Editorial Is anybody there?? The editor asks why there is little reaction to articles.

Driving Standards Thoughts on standards. A race shouldn't cost many hundreds of pounds per minute...


Contemplating Cadwell The editor considers the logistics of the Cadwell meeting

September Board Meeting Planning for next year and beyond.

David Parkinson on Cadwell The master of the snappy sentence gives a view of Cadwell. He vies with Dermot to be idiosyncratic..

Cadwell 1800, 7 September Report of a race that ended with a chequered flag, but nearly didn't

Cadwell 1200 / 1600 6 & 7 September Ewen Sergisson reports in his unique style on 1600 and the rarely reported 1200 races.

Steering Wheels - A ruling from the MSA which we have been asked to publicise

Mono 1200 - which way now? Peter Whitmore has some ideas which may stimulate thought

Spa 2009? A review of the issues.

Cadwell 2 litre / 1800 Saturday 6 September Wet but an interesting race with a very unexpected outcome, and startling parallels with F1™

Editorial Sounding off about noise


Buying an Open Trailer Adapted from Dermot Healy's forum piece.Untold years of experience distilled in one article.

Oulton Disappointments (2) If you think Patrick had problems, just read David Tuck's sad tale about the lovely Magnum 843

Oulton Disappointments Both races were shortened. The editor considers some of the problems in the 12/16/18 race.

Oulton 16/1800, Saturday 9 August Rain rained in practice. Confusion reigned in the race. Patrick provides an explanation.

Oulton 2 litre, Saturday 9 August What was shaping up to be an interesting race was red flagged after a scary incident.

Editorial Donington is the 2009 venue for the British GP. Patrick regrets the decision.

Crossword Bored waiting for Oulton? Need something for the beach? This cryptic motorsport crossword should fill the bill.

Spa - Race Drama at the end, though not a lot during the race. Still lots of happy faces.

Spa - Practice The inside story of Mono's annual trip to the Ardennes

Anglesey, 12/16/1800 Saturday 28 June Here's the last of the reports from Anglesey. Not much on 1200's because nobody sends us anything to publish.

Editorial Last words of actor/singer Adam Faith were "Channel 5 - it's rubbish isn't it?". Patrick Huston has some sympathy.

Monoposto 2000 – The Way Forward Russ Giles and Nick Harrison have worked together to look at the way forward for the 2000 class.

Anglesey, 16/1800, Sunday 29 June Nigel Bland spent the race on the pitwall but picked up all the key events

Anglesey, 2 litre, Saturday 28 June Patrick Huston reports from a windy, wet but still glorious island setting.

David Parkinson on Anglesey A sideways look at the meeting with Bottesford's most famous racing driver

Anglesey, 2 litre, Sunday 29 June A view from the Banking

Alan Putt's Rockingham Vice President Alan Putt gives an elder statesman's view of the celebrations

Beware of Vermin We have been given kind permission to reprint a section of an article from Club F3 warning of paddock thefts. Read and learn.

June Directors' Meeting Welcome to 2 new Directors, and a look at the way forward in 2 litres

Anniversary Celebrations Pictures with captions of a very happy 8 June event.

Spa -don't forget to enter! A shameless plug for the greatest circuit in the world

Rockingham Ramblings The editor muses, with barbecue pictures

Rockingham Sunday 1200,1600,1800 The editor reports. So that's 3 of us who carried notebooks and pencils while driving..

Rockingham Saturday 1200,1600,1800 Race report

Rockingham Sunday 2000 Once again, Andy Woolley combines the roles of driver and reporter for a hot race.

Rockingham, Saturday, 2000. Andy Wooley reports from the front line of a hard fought battle.

Mallory 1200 A few pictures of the action with captions

Editorial Kind words about CSCC Mallory and 50th anniversary. Not so kind words about how some saloon competitors were recently treated, or about firebombs.

Mallory 1600 Exciting if you were first or second, otherwise a bit like listening to James Blunt while eating porridge

Mallory 1800 Close through the field, excitement to the last minute. Patrick Huston describes the action.

Mallory 2000 Close through the field, excitement to the last minute. Patrick Huston describes the action.Must think up something new for these headlines.

Whatever happened to.... With no Mono to watch, our reporter went to see what some Mono exponents of yesteryear were up to.

Mono 1981 A look at a Mono race at Castle Combe 27 years ago. Seems like yesterday.

Spa - the Practicalities Ever wondered how much it costs to do Spa? And how long it takes? This could give some answers.

Did you have what it takes to become a director of the Monoposto Racing Club Limited? Applications for co-option are now closed, thanks for your interest.

Silverstone 2000 & Classic Andy Woolley reports on a race with an unusual level of retirements and a dominant win by Jeremy Timms

Editorial Weather, wet races and communication.

Silverstone 1600/1800 There's Fun, There's Sun, It must be Silverstone in April

April Board Meeting Notes of the meeting by Patrick Huston, wearing a secretarial hat.

David Parkinson opens locked doors Our regular columnist gives us his thoughts: praising, poking fun and warning.

Save Curborough A heartfelt plea from a former sprinter. Please support this unique venue.


SnetBlog That sounds a bit unpleasant, doesn't it, but there's nothing to dislike about Tristan Cliffe's personal report of the weekend

Snetterton2000/Classic Sunday Andy Woolley gives an independent assessment of the Sunday 2 litre race.

Snetterton Snippets Behind the scenes at the Norfolk's circuit

Snetterton2000/Classic Saturday The ed reports on Saturday. We will soon have a "behind the wheel" exclusive of Sunday. 1200 reporter needed urgently.

Snetterton 1600/1800 Patrick Huston reports from the Frozen Eastern Front.

Editorial Some constructive advice for competitors.

Letter from North Wales Paul Beech writes about his retirement. As one of the nicest blokes you could meet, his absence from the grid will be greatly missed.

Sound of Silence Repeated from the forum, mainly for "hard copy" readers, Dermot Healy explains how to pass a noise check. We think he's joking.

Race Retro For the third year, the club had a stand at the Historic Motorsport Show, now rebranded Race Retro, at Stoneleigh.

Springs A revised version of Allan Staniforth's pre-Christmas article on calculating spring and wheel rates, with the kind permission of the editor of "Speedscene".

Editorial References to WW1 flying, Dirty Harry, and Risk Management.

AGM Report Patrick Huston reports on the AGM

Running Race Meetings 2008 At the AGM, Richard Culverhouse explained that it's all in the timing.

2008 AGM Pictures If you got a trophy at the AGM you're in these pictures - even if you didn't you could still be in them.

Help the Aged David Parkinson has a proposal which may appeal to the "more mature" entrant. Volunteers are needed to trial the idea.

Parts Department Some short pieces - Lovely pictures of a 1960's car, Xmas Quiz again and Startline Website queries

Book Review -Motor Racing Circuits in England Then and Now is reviewed by the assistant ed.

25 year Anniversary 25 years ago the club celebrated its 25th anniversary. This is what was written at the time.

Editorial Thoughts on racing abroad, and a brief users eye view of the Blue Book


Quiz Answers No entries received. Quiz setter despondent because he put a non-existent email address on the entry form. Sorry. Please re-send your entries.

January Board Meeting. Mainly procedural issues.

Roll Bars on Van Diemens Jonathan Baggott has asked the question all elderly Van Diemen owners have been asking. (ie the elderly cars, not the elderly owners)

Autosport 2 The editor asks if there were any future Mono cars at the show

Ray Dackombe 1946-2008

It is with infinite sadness that the Mono Club announces the death of its most loyal, trusted and highly regarded director, Ray Dackombe. Ray was a wonderfully warm and generous character, a friend to all in the paddock. His loss is devastating. Tributes appear on the Forum. and an appreciation by the editor here.

Phil Moore As Auckland's Premier Monoposto racer moves on we asked him to tell his Mono story in his own inimitable way. Thanks, Phil.

Autosport Show F1 Cars, pretty girls, expensive sarnies and the stunning architecture of Birmingham's NEC. It can only be the Autosport Show.

David Dudley - As we enter our 50th anniversary, Monoposto's longest continuous racer tells his story.

Editorial A Happy New Year with a sting in the tail. Actually the sting's in the body of the editorial and if you run motor sport, it will hurt.

2007

Christmas Quiz Short this year, but please enter.

A species in danger of extinction? Will the Kiwi become extinct in Mono? Patrick Houston has been googling.

Letter from Bottlesford David Parkinson's thoughts on the close season and next season

Editorial An optimistic view of 2008

November Minutes The key events of the recent meeting

Formula 1 Seasonal Review 2006 A bit late you say? No, these are the recently filed accounts of some F1 teams. The treasurer comments.

Alan Everitt

Our sympathies to the family of Alan Everitt, who passed away recently after a characteristically brave fight against cancer. Alan was a 2 litre stalwart and one of the club's true characters who will be much missed. Tributes appear on the Forum.

So, farewell then.... After 3 titles, Mark Harrison gives his inside story

Leading Driver Becomes Tax and Publicity Exile Phil Moore reported on the Forums on a Mono celebrity interview, so it's 100% accurate.


Roll bars David Parkinson explains the workings of rollover bar rules

Editorial - Racing 2007 and all that. Patrick laments bureaucratic shortcomings.

John Carding 1949-2007

Startline sends its condolences to the family of John Carding, who passed away on Friday 26 October. He epitomised the spirit of the club with his helpfulness, his friendliness, his talent on the track and his courage in the past year. Tributes appear on the Forum.

End of Season Musings David Parkinson reflects

Snetterton 12/16/1800 Sunday. Report posted late due to a mix up. This was probably not a classic race to remember, but it was still a good end to the season.

Snetterton 2 litre Sunday. Does Sunday's result set the stage for 2008?

Snetterton 12/16/1800 Saturday Few 1200 thrills in the race, but a lot of action in the 16's and 18's

What is this car? A spare million pounds and you might be able to get it. 10 DAYS LATER THE CARWAS IN AUTOSPORT - A scoop for Startline!

Snetterton 2 litre Saturday. Premature completion is always a disappointing end to an exciting 15 minutes..

Christmas is coming... so why not consider a charity card?

Editorial More views on customer service

Croft 2000 The editor reports.

Croft 1600/1800/1200 The editor reports. Pictures now included.

Pembrey Bits News of the Quiz, a picture of a questionmaster, and a picture of a quiz subject

A tale of 2 Zetecs The editor's brother tells a cautionary tale about a cheap Zetec that wasn't cheap after all

Pembrey 1200/1600 Late and brief.

$100M - can Mclaren afford it? As if anybody cares, the treasurer casts his eye over Mclaren's accounts and concludes that the FIA have already done the same.

Minutes The September 2007 meeting

Pembrey Sunday 2 litre/1800 Close at the front, dices, and a great drive from last to third. And no dodgy inter-team emails. Bernie must wish F1 was like this.

Pembrey Saturday 2 litre/1800 Tony Cotton reports on Pembrey's premier Saturday race.

Terrapin (2) Douglas Mclay tells all about his Terrapin Imp

Editorial Patrick gives a hard hitting, strictly personal view of Silverstone 26 August


The Terrapin Story. One entry, one win is a good record. The story of a 1965 homebuilt car.

Anglesey Quiz A brief report of a triumphant social occasion

David Parkinson on Rockingham Our regular guest columnist tells afew Rockingham tales.

Rockingham 1200 Patrick Huston reports

Rockingham 2litre report Editor Patrick Huston describes the action.

Rockingham 1600/1800 Nigel Bland watched from the upper pit area

Editorial A tongue in cheek comparison between the recent Mallory Park meeting and a 1950's holiday camp.

Rockingham 2 litre pics Quite blurry video stills don't do justice to a cracking race, even with only 9 cars. Report by the Editor to follow.


Snail Trail An exchange on the forum reported for those who don't follow Dermot's Bits

Directors' Meeting 27 June 2007. Spa not exciting enough? Try some minutes.

Spa Some incidents from qualifying described.

Spa A report on the race. Qualifying and more to follow.

Editorial Some mixed feelings from sunny Leicestershire

Mallory 1600/1800 Unlike the 2 litres, things did get better for the 1600/1800 classes

Mallory 2 litre "Sorry" seems to be the only thing to say to the entire field...

Technology The editor thinks about electronics, weights and Lotuses


The Last Road Race A review of Richard Williams's book about Pescara, 1957.

Mono 250? With typical common sense David Parkinson resolves all of the issues in the 1200/1600/1800 races. Or maybe not.

Editorial Seamlessly, the editor covers lunatics, MP's, mini-motos and Mono racing at Spa. Contains gratuitous politician images.

Anglesey 2litre Sunday Another day, another win for Mark Harrison

Bits and Pieces Tyres, corner names, birthdays, lookalikes, and a memorable quote. UPDATED 5 JUNE

Anglesey 1600/1800 Patrick Huston tells the story of 2 days and 2 classes

Anglesey 2 litre Saturday Report. The new track won many friends, there was plenty of action in the race and the weather was great. Who could ask for more?

Anglesey 2 litre Pictures and captions from Saturday.

Castle Combe 1200 Adrian Wright's maiden 1200 win

Castle Combe 1800 Peter Bragg triumphs again

Castle Combe 1600s Nigel Bland reports

Castle Combe 2 litre race. Interesting race, awful treatment from the organisers.

Spa lap records. How would you compare?

Boardroom Report A precis of the Board meeting on 25 April

Editorial (2) Comments on the treatment of the club's members by Castle Combe

Jackie Stewart:A Restless Life Patrick Huston reviews a biography.

Bits and Pieces 2 tales of woe, pictures from the past and a former 1200 champion in the dirt. Also news of the national anthem played on a Renault F1 engine.

Editorial It was difficult to find fault at Silverstone. Mono could clearly teach Bernie a thing or two.

Silverstone 2 litre Report Patrick Huston was watching

Silverstone 1800 Report Like a tabloid journalist, Tony Cotton reports on what he didn't see.

Silverstone 1600 Report Nigel Bland reports

Silverstone 12/16/1800 race pictures

Silverstone 2 litre race pictures Sadly, no captions.


Life in the fast lane for legal eagle Neil Harrison's new sponsors have allowed us to reproduce this piece about him.

Revealed today (1 April) Alternative fuels for sportscars could spread to Mono. (updated 2 April)

Southern Comfort Could Phil Moore be tempted by a 1200 class car? Or by a beautiful country, beautiful women, or a catamaran? Find out here.

Stoneleigh Race Retro A report from the opening day

Hands Across The Water Jonathan Baggot reports on the Monoposto Club - of the Netherlands

Flat Out Flat Broke Even if he may not admire the car sympathy, the editor found Perry McCarthy's book interesting

1960's Monoposto Some bits and pieces to show the sort of cars run in the 1960's

Anyone for the corkscrew? Guest columnist Geoff Fern gives Joanie a well earned break from racing. Yeah, right.

Editorial Global warming - is diesel the answer?


Button injured in F1 Accident Dave Brady was on the spot....

Welcome back, Mary Club administrator Mary Cox tells graphically but humourously about her recent hospital stay. Not for the easily upset.

AGM: Patrick Huston reports on the formal meeting

Silverstone, April 1 Editorial Comment

The Board Having shown Ray as paddock co-ordinator, here's (almost) the full team.

AGM: The 2000 Discussion. Alloys blocks, fuel injection and sequential boxes.

Vic Elford: Reflections on a Golden Era in Motorsports Praised in the media, this book didn't cut it with Nigel Bland.

Organising Meetings - Douglas McLay comments on David Parkinson's articles.

All for money. A quick (non-mono) look at how 2 World Champions earned a few extra euros / pounds. Intended light heartedly.

Editorial Musings on the AGM

The Future of Club Motorsport? (3) David Parkinson concludes his series, and puts the cat among the pigeons.

1950's Motorsport in Colour The assistant editor reviews his Christmas present of a reduced price book.

AGM & Prizegiving The intelligent side of the editorial team will give formal information soon Meanwhile here are some out of focus pictures.

A Wife Writes..... This has been going the rounds on the internet. Nothing to do with Mono, all about cars. Sorry if you've already seen it.


Salute the Champions 4 Peter Bragg won the 1800 class, and now gives us the background

What's in a number? The 1172 sidevalve engine, used in 1960's Mono, brings back happy(?) motoring memories for Patrick. Be glad you weren't there.

Cadwell Lap Times, then and now. Patrick Huston considers the lap times recorded 30 years ago.

The Future of Club Motorsport? (2) David Parkinson continues his explanation of race meeting finances.

Meet the Paddock Co-Ordinator - Everybody knows Ray Dackombe, but if you're new, here's an introduction and a photo. He's even more handsome in real life, he says.

Editorial After pondering his Visa statement, the editor has a good think about entry fees.

Mono in the Sixties The second of our historic pieces looks at an unusual car from the Sixties, the Warwick, which was suitable for Mono, and, with a Formula One body, as a sports-racing car . Yes, you read that correctly.

Quiz Answers 3 entries - all prize winners. The answers include some of the editorial jokes, but better, some of Phil Moore's jokes.

Autosport Show Not much of interest, unless you like scantily clad women and F1 cars.

December 13 Board Meeting Another glance at the jetsetting life of the directors.

2006

The Future of Club Motorsport? David Parkinson has some controversial, even revolutionary, views. These are David's own views and do not necessarily represent the views of the club.

Editorial Happy New Year, thanks to contributors, and some disturbing news from the boardroom

Mono '70's style With the 50th anniversary in 2008, here is the first of a series where we look back at the past. Well it's easier than looking forward to the past.

I Want One After Patrick's Speads test last month, Tony Cotton reports on the 2-litre winning Dallara 398 of Mark Harrision. He too is impressed.

Salute the Champions 3 It's quite a long way from Kidderminster to Warminster, but Patrick performed the journey to bring another insightful grilling to these pages.


Christmas Quiz Some easy and some difficult questions to while away the holidays. Quite a big download if you don't have broadband, but there are prizes. 3 ENTRIES. CLOSES AS SOON AS WE FIND THE ANSWERS

The Speads RM - Patrick Huston tests a works Speads RM and comes away very impressed.

Salute the Champions 2- Mono 1200F Champion Chris Woodhouse reveals all under the John Humphreys-like pressure of our interrogator.

November 8 Board Meeting - A summary of what was discussed

For Sale, due to imminent replacement - The Club's EZ-Up Awning

AGM, Luncheon and Prizegiving All you need to know, including the winners. Includes a link to the booking form.

Mono 2000 Round 16? Phil Moore reports from an epic battle at a world renowned track. Some irony ensues.

Club Governance and How to be a Director With the AGM on the horizon, members may wonder how the constitution came about and how to become a director.

Editorial The editor enjoyed his day at Brands Race Car Live


Driver Complaints A procedure for notifying the club of inappropriate driving.

Sales and Wants There is a new interactive way to buy sell items - the For Sale link now goes to an area on the forum

Salute the Champions 1 - Mono 2000 Mark Harrison is the first to be interviewed.

Snetterton Lap Times The editor considers the difference between talented amateurs and professionals and proves his point with figures.

A Source of Cheap Tyres David Parkinson has been talking to a source of used F3 tyres.

The Champions

Race Report Snetterton, Rounds 14 & 15 Monoposto 1200 Championship - 14 & 15 October 2006. Chris Woodhouse told our reporter the inside story of his races, and 2 "ace" photographers captured all the action.

Editorial Patrick again has some strong (and controversial) views on making a competitive day run more smoothly

How to finish the season with a whimper OR “It’s not been your day Patrick" Sometimes, be glad you aren't Patrick Huston


Race Report Snetterton, Round 15 Monoposto 2000 and 12/16/1800 Championships - 15 October 2006. An interesting 2 litre race and a race of attrition for the 16/1800's.

Race Report Snetterton, Round 14 Monoposto 16/1800 Championships - 14 October 2006. The 16/1800 race had lots going on. Our correspondent has some controversial comments.

Argo/Raffo Do you remember this car from the 1980's? Reader Ian Hills hopes so...

Members' Debate The editor recommends an interesting debate on the forum.

Race Report Snetterton, Rounds 14 & 15 Monoposto 2000 Championship- 14& 15October 2006. We're pleased to have victor Phil Moore sending his report from the cockpit again, with a few additonal observations from our man in the esses with the sandwiches, the anorak, and the dodgy digicam.

Snetterton Gallery Reports to follow, but here are some pictures of (mainly) the Saturday 2 litre race

A Reader Writes... Dave Brady makes a pertinent observation. UPDATED SLIGHTLY 11.11.06

Damsel In Distress A light-hearted but plaintiff cry from a Downtrodden Minority (Sarah Harvey-Fern)

Croft Gallery (2) - Some more pictures from Croft - UPDATED AGAIN with more pix - 5 October 2006

Six Degrees to Ayrton Senna - something to while away the post Snetterton nights...

Editorial Fasten your six-point harness, we're in for a stormy editorial

Race Report Croft , Round 12 Monoposto 2000 Championship- 23/24 September 2006.

Race Report Croft , Rounds 12 +13 Monoposto 1600/1800 Championships- 23/24 September 2006 (some 1200 pics)

Croft Gallery Photographer Simon Harrison has sent us pictures of Croft.


Race Report Cadwell Park , Round 11 + Non-Championship Race, Monoposto 2000 Championships- 2 September 2006. 7 cars, a red flag and an off.

Race Report Cadwell Park , Round 11 + Non-Championship Race, Monoposto 1200/1600/1800 Championships- 2 September 2006. A fine circuit led to plenty of action.

Editorial. The editor contemplates kerbs, professional fouls, trailing, numbers and Cadwell.

Race Report Apparently, you really had to be there. With a snorkel.

Race Report Anglesey, Rounds 9/10, Monoposto 1600/1800 Championships- 19/20th August 2006. The championship makes its second visit to the Principality; land of the long grey cloud.

Race Report Anglesey, Rounds 9/10, Monoposto 2000 Championship- 19/20th August 2006. In the end it was the Mark and Jeremy Show but Geoff had an up and down weekend.

A Word of Warning. David finds another group out to spoil your weekend.

Book Review Ken Tyrrell, Portrait of a motor racing giant, who at one stage had six wheels on his wagon

Racing President Our honorary president Frank Tiedeman is still racing in his '80's. 08/08/06


Editorial (2). Ponderings on journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and timeliness.03/08/06

Editorial (1). Get your act together Brands. The editor and his good lady had trivial but unnecessary problems from the moment he arrived at the circuit. Others had more serious problems. 03/08/06

Book Review. A nostalgic look at the ultimate garagists (Enzo Ferrari’s term). The Cooper era covered in Doug Nye’s book: Cooper Cars. 02/08/06

Race Report Brands Hatch Mono2000, 22/23 July . The Mark and Jeremy show plus Neil.02/08/06

Race Report Brands Hatch Mono1600/1800, 22/23 July . Saturday was slicks in the rain followed by a race of attrition on Sunday. 01/08/06

Big Bang A delayed but still dramatic photgraph from Silverstone of Mark Schofield's blow up UPDATED WITH A COMPETITION! 03/08/06

Race Report Spa 15 July. Phil Moore tells the story. 17/07/06

Book Review: Early One Morning, Robert Ryan, Review, £6.99 A tale of racing drivers & spies, with a real cast.01/07/06

Cars in the Paddock A brief look at 3 cars with a history. 27/06/06

Race Report Oulton Park, Mono1600, 24th June . More enjoyable to participate than to watch. 01/07/06

Race Report Oulton Park, Mono1800, 24th June . A pleasing run in the park.01/07/06

Race Report Oulton Park Round 6 Monoposto 2000. Close, fast, exciting racing, but a bad first corner incident. 27/06/06

Editorial The editor ponders the problems caused by NIMBYs and noise.01/07/06


Combe Gallery Tom Clark's pictures of Castle Combe, lent to us via Stephen Brookes. Thanks to both. 8/06/06

Race Report Castle Combe Round 5, Monoposto 1600/1800 - 29 May 2006. Pete Bragg dominates 1800's, and with no Geoff Fern, Peter Knipe takes a win in 1600. 4/06/06

Race Report Castle Combe Round 5, Monoposto 1200 - 29 May 2006. Another win for Chris Woodhouse.4/06/06

Race Report: Castle Combe Round 5, Monoposto 2000 Championship- 29thMay 2006 Bank Holiday rain stopped play. The inimitable Dave Brady reports. 4/06/06

Book Review: Jo Ramirez – Memoirs of a Racing Man Tony Cotton reviews one of the current, ‘must read books’, by a F1 insider. 30/05/06

Recollections of an Old Guy Part 4 David brings his career on three wheels to a conclusion. 30/05/06

Race Reports: Pembrey, Rounds 3/4, Monoposto 1200 Championships- 13/14th May 2006 Another action packed race weekend from the 1200s.30/05/06

Race Reports: Pembrey Round 3/4, Monoposto 1800/1600 Championship- 13/14thMay 2006 A select group made the journey to the south western corner of Wales.30/05/06

Race Reports: Pembrey, Rounds 3/4, Monoposto 2000 Championship- 13/14th May 2006 The stalwarts nearly halved their numbers in two races.

Editorial. The editor lets his paranoia show. Followed by congratulations. 30/05/06


Race Report: Silverstone Round 2, Monoposto 1200 Championship- 29th April 2006.Some new faces and some old faces mixed it at round 2. 15/05/06

Monoposto Racing Club In the News - The club got two complimentary mentions in the June edition of the highly respected MotorSport magazine 14/05/06

Book Review: The Bugatti Queen. A biography of what we would now call a feisty lady.7/05/06

Recollections of an Old Guy. Part 3. We left our hero in a coma, did he see the light when he woke up? 7/05/06

A Summary of Board Discussions on Mono2000 rules. It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that all Boards of racing clubs wish to maintain a level playing field, while all competitors wish to tilt the rules to their advantage. Or possibly not.7/05/06

Proposals for Changes to Technical Regulations. The club’s philosophy with regard to change & the correct way to proceed if one wishes to initiate change. Set out in a paper by the Club Secretary. 7/05/06

The Future of the Club Dinner Dance & Prize Giving. Five options are given for discussion. Please make your opinion count by using e-mail or the Club Forum. 7/05/06

Racing in New Zealand. Phil Moore provides some inside information. 7/05/06

Race Report: Silverstone Round 2, Monoposto 2000 Championship- 29th April 2006. Not so much a report, more a set of observations. 7/05/06

Race Report: Silverstone Round 2, Monoposto 1800/1600 Championship- 29th April 2006. A cracking day.7/05/06

Editorial. The editor has a moan about Zetec ECUs. 7/05/06

Recollections of an Old Guy Part 2 - More heroics, usually on three wheels from David Parkinson. 24/03/06

Silverstone 1200 Class 26 March 2006 - A cracking race won by rainmeister Chris Woodhouse. Peter Whitmore reports 3/04/2006

Silverstone 1600/1800 Class 26 March 2006 - After poor weather for most of March weather, the weather gods were kind on the 26th. The club responded with some spectacular racing. Given the weather forecast, access to the pit garages was welcome. 28/03/2006

Silverstone 2000 Class 26 March 2006- Race reports require an author. Mono2000 currently lack an author for their report. The report printed was the best I could concoct. - Ed.29/03/2006

Southern Festival of Speed - Racing in the sun and rain in February, in NZ.24/03/2006

Wind Tunnels In Racing Car Design - What wind tunnels can teach us, if we had the same resources as F1. 23/03/2006

Resolutions - David Parkinson looks forward to the 2006 season.23/03/2006

Editorial - The Editor wishes he could race overseas......22/03/2006

 

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