Over the weekend I gave the Abarth a good run north into the wilds of Lincolnshire where a very pretty race track carves its way through the wooded countryside. The 750 Motor Club meet featured all sorts of formulae from the single-seater Formula Vee through to the Hot Hatch Series.
It was threatening to drizzle all day but the track managed to stay relatively dry up until the afternoon when I began to realise just how fun a wet, hilly track is. We saw some great racing, interesting offs and some risky overtakes. Here are a some photos and a video from the day, you can see more on our Facebook page.
Mervyn Beckett hunting down Pip Hammond during the Classic Stock Hatch qualifying session.
The stunning tiger-striped Ford Fiesta XR2i of Christopher Martin.
Ryan Clarke’s Peugeot 205 GTi.
Eventual winner of race one, Matt Rozier in his 205 GTi.
The Abarth in good company next to Pip Hammond’s Vauxhall Nova GTE.
The Toyota MR2 cars quietly wait their turn ahead of Sunday’s racing.
The Formula Vee cars of Paul Smith, Craig Pollard and Peter Belsey kicking up spray in the wet.
Alan Gibson out in front in the Lotus Exige during the Cartek Roadsports endurance race.
The Mini Cooper S of Grant Hatfield/Jonathan Pressley dives down the inside of Rob Horsfield’s Toyota MR2.
Pip Hammond in the Vauxhall Nova GTE gaining on the second placed car ahead.
Post-race having secured second.
Cadwell Park is a spectacular track, even the rain couldn’t get me down. The 750 Motor Club races is great fun and I wish I could’ve spent the whole weekend at the track.