Motor Racing

Sandy manages win at Pembrey circuit

Jun 23 2017

As reigning Vincenzo & Sons Bristol MX5 Champion, Sandy Smith of Mangotsfield has been chasing much harder targets in his modified Mazda MX5. Sandy headed to Pembrey in Wales for the first weekend in June to attack the HSA Speed Championship... Read More

James makes up lost ground in title race

May 30 2017

Three rounds into the Vincenzo & Sons Bristol MX5 Challenge, James Hurford of Downend was sitting in third place in the championship.... Read More

James wins class at Kemble event

Mar 24 2017

It had been three years since Andy Laurence of Downend had competed in the Cotswold Clouds Classic Trial. It had been a pretty disappointing debut for the Marlin that his driver, Dave Greenslade, had purchased a few months earlier. After failing to get up most of the hills (and struggling to get to the start of some), the differential packed up and left the pair stranded in a layby on the top of the Cotswolds in the middle of nowhere. This year was going to be different. ... Read More

Sandy just misses out on championship win

Oct 03 2016

SANDY Smith ventured from Mangotsfield to Wiscombe Park Hillclimb in Devon for the final two rounds of the Bristol Speed Championship.... Read More

Final round of MX5 challenge

Aug 26 2016

MIST covered the paddock at Castle Combe Circuit for the final round of the Vincenzo & Son Bristol MX5 Challenge. It soon cleared and the engines warmed for first practice. Sandy Smith of Mangotsfield had won every round of the championship so far and had already sealed the championship win. Everyone else wanted to win the final round, but Sandy wanted a clean sweep.... Read More

Abingdon circuit blows away the cobwebs

Aug 01 2016

After the twisty confines of the footpaths around Crystal Palace Gardens, it was quite a shock to be travelling at over 120mph around the airfield in Abingdon. ... Read More

If only Bristol had a Crystal Palace race track

Jul 01 2016

THE highlight of the year for many sprinters is held at Crystal Palace. For some, this means running but for others it means high octane motorsport. For Andy Laurence of Downend, it is the latter. Each year, Motorsport at the Palace takes place and the footpaths around the park are lined with Armco to make a race track like a green and leafy Monaco. Whilst the commentators talked about the tight confines of the new Azerbaijan street circuit, the circuit there is wider than the Crystal Palace track.... Read More

Sandy clinches third win of the season after final run mishap

May 28 2016

The weather forecast was for glorious sunshine at Llandow Circuit to the West of Cardff, but as a convoy of cars headed there from Downend, it looked decidedly cloudy.... Read More

Sandy provides masterclass in how not to do it

Feb 02 2016

Sandy Smith of Mangotsfield started his 2016 season early when he entered an AutoSolo at Smeatharpe in Devon. ... Read More

Large entry for The Allen Classic Trial

Dec 29 2015

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