Episode 2️⃣ of the Spinning Wheels motorsport podcast, with racing driver Guy Smith and myself is out now!
We’re joined by a racer who is a star on track, and on screen, Abbie Eaton.
Abbie talks to us about her call-up to drive for The Grand Tour, her Maserati and Ferrari GT Racing campaigns and the road to Australia to drive in the V8 Supercars series.
Listen on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts, and now watch on YouTube.
Look out for giant ducks! 🏎🎙
Spinning Wheels is a new adventure behind the visor of successful people from the world of motorsport, hosted by Paul Woodford and Le Mans winner and FIA WEC driver Guy Smith.
The first episode is out now on Spotify – featuring a fascinating and eye-opening look at the current ‘golden age’ of GT racing with Ginetta Cars LMP1 driver, Mike Simpson.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5JjaXDkop8oVjM0EnTPDnO
Available on Google and iTunes, soon.
Follow #SpinningWheels on Twitter for updates.
Guy Smith is a Yorkshire racer with a huge trophy cabinet. Among the silverware – the LeMans 24 Hours and the American LeMans Series overall honours.
Now, as Guy prepares to race for Ginetta in the World Endurance Championship, I’ve teamed up with him to launch a new podcast called ‘Spinning Wheels’.
We’ll be featuring star guests from the world of motor racing, starting with Smith’s Ginetta team mate, Mike Simpson.
You can follow the project and join the adventure on Twitter, HERE.
I’ll be spending this Saturday hosting a tonne of live entertainment, online throughout the day to support the fabulous VW Festival team to help our NHS.
We’ll have live family entertainment, BMX displays, music, competitions, an online Show ‘n Shine with great prizes, and even a couple of live DJ sets to help you party into the night – just like you do every August under the stars at Harewood House.
I know many of you have, like me been going to this show for years, and understand the great charity work the team does; raising money for worthy local causes.
I’m giving up my time on Saturday in the hope that we can help the VW Fest team reach a wider audience for a cause that right now, could not be more worthy.
See you Saturday morning – can’t wait! 🙌🏻
For full details, head to the VW Festival Facebook page, HERE.
Yes that’s right – you really could win a (1/43rd scale model of a) Peugeot 205 GTI, the car where the #CarFilms adventure first began, all those years ago!
By now, across the UK cabin fever is starting to set in, and we wanted to do our bit to help. So we’ve had some rather splendid pictures drawn up for the little (and big!) kids to colour in, featuring the cars that have starred on our channel so far in 2020.
Choose from the Great Escape Cars
Alfa Romeo Alfasud
or the Ford Mondeo ST200
, or perhaps plump for one of the PDC Racing
cars; the historic-spec Porsche 924
or Classic Stock Hatch Vauxhall Nova
The pictures are below for you to download, print out, colour in then send in for us to judge – the most creative picture will WIN a model of arguably the world’s most iconic hot hatch.
But first, let’s recap on the adventure so far to inspire your art…CLICK HERE to watch the films.
How to send your drawing:
You can send in your entry by one of three easy methods: Simply post your #CarFilms masterpiece – along with the reason you picked the film car you did – on either the TWITTER thread, or FACEBOOK post, or if you’d prefer you can email ClassicsDriven@Outlook.com.
The winning entry will be picked by Paul Woodford and announced on Friday 1st May, so you’ve got plenty of time to work on your perfect recreation of your favourite car film – phew!
Don’t forget to follow #CarFilms
– we can’t wait to see your entries and we’ll showcase some of the ones which capture our imagination!
A couple of weeks ago, when it was clear things were getting more serious, I challenged myself to make a car review film WITHOUT driving the car.
Because we all need to stay safe, but we also need race cars.
Please enjoy my new film – 2 metres apart of course!
Introducing, the Nova GTE Classic Stock Hatch…
To celebrate the release of my new historic race car film, I’m giving you the chance to win a historic rally car model!
The competition is running on Twitter – all you have to do to enter is share the film, and follow my ‘Car Films’ channel Twitter account.
This film is a special one to me – not only do I get back behind the wheel of one of my favourite classic sports cars, the Porsche 924, there’s also an inspiring story about motor racing engaging with the next generation of enthusiasts and professionals through schools and colleges.
So I’d quite like as many people as possible to share this story, enjoy the film, and spread the word.
Head to Twitter and enter here:
This film really gets to the heart of what I love about motor racing, and motorsport in general.
We have the power to inspire people, and motorsport has a big job to do when it comes to reaching out and engaging with future generations of enthusiasts and professionals.
Whether you wield a spanner, click a stop watch, pull the gears, wave a flag or cling to the spectator fencing, you were once inspired by something.
So that makes PDC Racing’s mission very special. Partnering with RS Components, the team will be visiting a school en-route to each race event with the car in 2020.
And of course at the heart of it, I got the chance to drive an historic racing Porsche.
I’m delighted to share with you, “Driven to Inspire”…
We’ve been here before, I know. But you guys love a good transaxle Porsche – I know this because you watched my last 924 film 140,000 times.
Well this one has a bit of a difference – “Driven to Inspire” is probably the most poignant motoring film I’ve ever produced, and I can’t wait to release it to share with you.
It’ll go live this Friday at 7pm, subscribe on YouTube or keep your eyes peeled here to watch first.
Here’s a preview…
The Ford Mondeo ST200 is a performance car with an identity crisis.
Could it be, that this surprisingly nimble V6 engined family hatchback is, in fact a GT car?
I set out into the eye of Storm Dennis (really!) to find out.
Watch my latest classic car film, here: https://youtu.be/wK2il449s60