Vauxhall btcc, btcc blog, motorsport blog

BTCC History: Vauxhall Astra Coupe

It's been a while since I examined the history behind one of my favourite ever touring cars the TWR run Volvo S40 and in this post I want to continue this mini series by looking at...
Peugeot 406 Coupe BTCC History, motorsport blog, thehairpincorner

BTCC History: BTC-T Peugeot 406 Coupé

The BTC-T Peugeot 406 Coupé is one of the most interesting cars of the BTC-T era of the BTCC. Despite its lack of success in the series, largely down to the strength...
Ford Mondeo BTCC 2000, thehairpincorner, btcc blog

BTCC History: Ford Mondeo

It started life as just another BTCC car but finished its series stay as one of the most advanced, expensive and high-tech cars in BTCC history. The Ford Mondeo's eight-year BTCC run...
Sandown 500 History, Motorsport blog, supercars blog, thehairpincorner

Supercars History: Sandown 500

It's that time of year again. The Supercars enduros are absolutely my favourite time of the year and the period I look forward to most. The Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600...
Manuel Reuter Opel Astra TM, dtm blog, thehairpincorner

DTM History: Opel in the DTM

Their six-year stint wasn't a resounding success, but Opel's role as one of the founding manufacturers of the modern DTM can't go ignored. When the new DTM returned in 2000 it filled a three-year-old...

BTCC History: Alfa Romeo 155

1994 marked the beginning of the heights of the Super Touring era of the BTCC. With a grid 10 manufacturers strong, the series fielded drivers who were widely regarded as some of...
giovandardi, triple Eight btcc, thehairpincorner.

BTCC History: Triple Eight Race Engineering

When you think about some of the greatest touring car outfits they don't come much greater than Triple Eight Race Engineering. Formed in 1996 to design, build and race Vauxhall's BTCC race cars, the...
Proton Impian BTCC

BTCC History – BTC-T Proton Impian

The BTC-T era of the British Touring Car Championship has been responsible for some of the most talked about cars in BTCC history. You have the Triple Eight-run Vauxhall Astra Coupe, which...
Toyota BSCC, thehairpincorner, motorsport blog

BTCC History: Toyota In The BTCC

Toyota will return to the BTCC as a manufacturer in 2019 with Tom Ingram and Speedworks Motorsport. By partnering with arguably one of the best outfits on the grid, Toyota have set themselves up...
thehairpincorner dtm

DTM History: Mercedes In The DTM

The news that Mercedes-Benz will leave the DTM at the end of the 2018 season sent shockwaves through the global touring car community last year. A stalwart of the DTM since its return in...

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