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, [...]

A Trip Across the Border

As a marshal who has only ever marshalled at Oulton Park, I leapt at the chance to marshal at the Super Touring Car Festival at Knockhill on 3rd and 4th June 2017. Racing would come from the Super Touring Cars, Legends, Minis, Formula Fords, and Fiestas to name a few. With 24 races over the [...]

Welcome to the Green Hell

The last week of May saw me take a huge leap into the unknown. After almost nine years on the bank in the UK, I was about to marshal abroad for the first time. Not only that but at the most iconic and fearsome circuit in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and for a 24 [...]

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 [...]

Why Do We Go Back?

I was asked possibly the hardest question ever the other day when I was asked; "What sets Motorsport apart from other sports for me?" I dismissed the question at first because I thought it was unanswerable. Then giving it a little bit more thought I realised the question went a little bit deeper. I wasn't [...]

A Fun Day with the BRSCC

Last Saturday saw the Fun Cup roll into Oulton Park for their annual four hour race in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. Having done the split six-hour race last year in Anglesey, where they run three hours in the afternoon before continuing the other half of the race after nightfall, I decided to give [...]