CarFest 2017 – Part 2 – Fancy Dress and the Sunset

Saturday and Sunday is much to the likeness of Friday, the racing is not the focal point of the day. There aren't many race meetings you know that have a 2.5km and 5km Fun Run before proceedings began! As we were on post it was only right to encourage everyone along and give out high [...]

CarFest 2017 – Part 1 – Buckets and the Astronauts

The title of this blog is not a new band that is breaking onto the scene, it is in fact about the first day and a half of marshalling CarFest North. This is the first time that I've ever had to break an event down into two blogs purely because of the amount of things [...]

We Got Ourselves a Convoy!

After discovering Donington Park’s “Convoy in the Park” meeting purely by accident, I decided it would be a great experience to marshal it and to expand my knowledge of marshalling to dealing with these beats. As well as the trucks, there would also be a very strong support package featuring Legends, Formula Fords, Mighty Minis, [...]

First Time for the F1!

Formula 1 is seen by many as the pinnacle of motorsport, so when I first started Marshalling and had conversations with other marshals, F1 became a personal goal. To get to Marshal at the British Grand Prix isn't easy, to even apply, yes apply, you need to be a minimum grade of Green Badge (Track [...]

The Marshalling Essentials (Vol. 2)

  In last weeks blog I spoke about the essentials you need to pack before you get to the race track. This blog will look at the argument between bag and box, gloves and their serious importance, whether a scanner is good or bad and a few more things you may not have thought of! [...]

The Marshalling Essentials (Vol. 1)

Marshalling is all about preparation, you can do all the training in the world but, if you aren't ready for a day on the bank you are really going to struggle. Never has a day been more challenging. In more ways than one you are going to be tested; whether that be from the elements, [...]

Battered, Tattered, Crashed….Completed!

The British Touring Car Championship's annual meeting at Oulton Park took place over the weekend. The event attracts a huge crowd to the Cheshire circuit, and quite rightly so. The premier Motorsport in Britain should provide some exhilarating, fast pace racing. The weekend always brings a lot of promise, sadly that wasn't to be this [...]