Its celebrations at H&H!

In two weeks, Handbrakes & Hairpins will be distributing its 200th issue of its FREE eMagazine. That milestone will be available for download on Monday 12 September, and will feature the regular breaking news, feature and technical articles and action photographs.

What Handbrakes & Hairpins will showcase is a section to fans from fans. As with issue 50, issue 100 and issue 150, if you would like to send a note to editor and creator of Handbrakes & Hairpins for publication in a special feature, please do so before Wednesday 7 September to the e-mail address

We look forward to your letters and emails!

Marcus makes an appearance at Lydden Hill, UK

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Two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm is going to make a one-off appearance in Round 5 of the British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill that takes place on the August 29th Bank Holiday.

Since retiring from the World Championship, Gronholm has made several appearances in rally cross including winning on his debut in the European Rallycross Championship in Sweden in 2008. Continue reading Marcus makes an appearance at Lydden Hill, UK

The Scots are planning a party

Formula One World Championship titles, Indianapolis 500 victories, Le Mans 24 Hours wins, World Rally Championship crowns… the small nation of Scotland has left an indelible mark on the world of motor sport world over the decades and it continues to do so today. To celebrate this long-running success and to look to the future, the Motor Sports Association, the sport’s UK governing body, has created the ‘Scottish Motorsport Festival’, a week of events (01-09 October 2011) bookended by the Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally and the RACMSA Rally of Scotland, two of the country’s premier sporting events. Continue reading The Scots are planning a party

Breen shines in Zlin

Irish rally driver Craig Breen has send ripples through the IRC Championship this weekend by taking 7th overall in the Barum Czech Rally Zlin today in the Czech Republic. Breen who claimed his maiden victory in the World Rally Academy just over a week ago in WRC Germany, reverted to his Keltech Engineering Ford Fiesta S2000 (4 Wheel Drive) for his first outing the IRC (International Rally Challenge) and gave a tremendous display on the asphalt surface in Eastern Europe. After finishing the final stage Breen commented, “I’m a young guy from Waterford, Ireland. This is my first IRC event and it’s great to be among the drivers that I saw on TV when I was young, I’m very happy to be here with them at the same level.” Continue reading Breen shines in Zlin

The Circus heads Down Under

The World Rally Championship returns to Australia next week with a typically strong World Rally Car entry for the New South Wales event.

Australia missed out on WRC action last season, rotating its calendar slot with Rally New Zealand, but it’s back for this year. The event has moved south in the state of New South Wales, with its new home in Coffs Harbour, meaning all of the roads will be new to all of the WRC regulars.

The area is, however, no stranger to top-drawer rally action with the International Southern Cross – one of Australia’s biggest rallies – having run down the same gravel tracks. Continue reading The Circus heads Down Under