News Issue 33

Fun Funding

As mentioned in last issue, York Raceway is hopefully to reopen soon under new management and a new name: Melbourne Raceway. There are lots of people helping with the fundraising initiative; here are two examples.

Alice Fairhead, for instance, is a busy photographer at Santa Pod and various shows and cruises – she’s been published in SM several times. She’s offering her photographic services – either digital or print copies of existing images, personal shoots (Norfolk/Suffolk region or Santa Pod), the lot, with stickers of any image at £2, posted 1st class. Every penny of the proceeds before the May 1st deadline will go to Melbourne Raceway’s fundraising appeal. All Alice’s photos can be found on Facebook (AF Photography) or Instagram (@af_photo_graphyy), so contact her on 07413 088768 or to discuss. She’s also hopefully going to the Festival Of Power, so if you want some shots there, let her know!

Hill/Street News

The centrepiece of this year’s Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, over the weekend of June 26th-28th, will be The Wolfstones Hillclimb, the first competitive English Speed Hillclimb to be held on public roads this century. Saloon and sports racing cars manufactured pre-1976 will compete over the mile-long course in Holmfirth – Last Of The Summer Wine country. Hopefully this leads to more grass-roots motorsport on public roads.


The Next Chapter

Remember Kevin Nicks’ Fastest Shed, which appeared in our July 2018 issue? You can’t miss it – Kevin goes all over in it, it’s all over social media, and it now sings to V8 power.

“After four amazing years and 38,000 miles, I have secured a sponsor for 2020, which happens to be the largest tyre manufacturer in the world: Bridgestone, in conjunction with First Stop Tyre & Car Services, the retail arm of Bridgestone tyres. First Stop currently have a network of franchised fast-fit centres in the UK but are about to undergo huge expansion to grow the number of locations nationally. Part of my sponsorship deal is to help with the promotion of the First Stop brand. Signage is being installed on the Fastest Shed, and we have already started planning new adventures for 2020, including potential First Stop centre visits in both the UK and Ireland. These adventures are in addition to what I do already, so will still be running with Straightliners and Santa Pod, plus the many other events that I attend throughout the year.” See more at