Author Archives: James Ewing

About James Ewing

Cars are my passion in my business and private life. I run James Ewing Limited - International Brokers of Collectors Cars and I also have a successful restoration business. I navigate on classic rallies in the UK and europe and in my time have competed in many types of motorsport. At home we have an interesting collection of micro/mini cars, a 1958 Renault 4cv, 1962 Fiat 600d Multipla and a 1967 Subaru 360. All in all I spend most of my time 'dickingaroundwitholdcars'

Winter Trial 2020 days 5 and 6

What a couple of days! A long Thursday and into the night was very tough, hard navigation and variable conditions. The snow never came but intermittent ice kept everyone on their toes. Fridays sting in the tail was a hard … Continue reading

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Winter Trial 2020 day 4

Another dryish day with ice on the high passes. It’s been busy with 6 regs and one big test but hugely enjoyable. Snow is predicted for tomorrow night, 10cms and still falling,?yhat should make it interesting! Not many photos today;

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Winter Trial day 3

A mostly ice free day today. Good regularity times, in the top 12! and a fun complicated test. We had lunch at the Škoda factory museum and there were a lot of cool cars I’d never seen before. Photos below

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Winter Trial 2020 day 2 and evening section

Another great day on the road. Great roads and interesting conditions; fog, ice, and some dry bits too. A respectable performance with only one minor navigation error made the day fun. Here are some photos;

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Winter Trial 2020 day 1

Great to be back in the Volvo, its like my second winter home! A good first two regularities dropping only 5 seconds until it got icy; dropped a couple of minutes… Two tests today, it’s best to be accurate than … Continue reading

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Winter Trial 2020. Prep day

We arrived from Zurich last night in the trusty Volvo after an eight hour drive and were treated to a great night out with an old friend of Herman’s who is now resident here. Great food and bars if you … Continue reading

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Rally of the Tests 2019

Here we go again.. sunny Torquay is our starting point and we Finish on Sunday in Chester. The evening prologue that determines the seeding for tomorrow starts in a couple of hours and all the maps are plotted and I’m … Continue reading

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Three Castles day 3

The final day promised rain but it held off until the afternoon. The first tests on the Great Orm were fast but had some stupid reversing manoeuvres, I thought these were removed from historic rallies years ago to save transmission … Continue reading

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Three Castles day 2

A great day rallying! Today was navigators day. Seven well thought out regularities and only two tests. Our performance on the regularities was excellent. 26 timing points and over a dozen zero scores. I’m very pleased. The tests were fun, … Continue reading

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Three Castles 2019 day 1

The first days weather was typically Welsh, Grey and damp. However the tests were fun and slippery and today’s regularities not over difficult but made challenging with quite a few oncoming cars interfering with our progress. Were are outclassed on … Continue reading

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