Duratec R    Feb 2007

Worth the wait. A new car is born.


after a long build, sourcing components from all over the world, from USA to IFrance, Italy, Singapore and Australia... she is finally ready.

2005 DEATH OF A NAIL    July 2006

A visual tribute to the Duranail .. i will miss it badly.

Rebuild diary    April 2006

almost there ..... looking good !


EVO road & track car 2005 DVD    Nov 2005

Well, now for some good news.

"Now available - Evo Road and track car DVD. 35 minutes of behind-the-scenes white knuckle action from the evo road test team "

Rebuild diary    Nov 2005

plans and progress in making an even better car

14th October

3 years of caterham trackdays, my time finally comes ... so very unlucky on a cool down lap but on another level so very lucky

7th October

A quick shakedown at brands in prep. for Spa after remapping at Road & Track.

A1GP at brands Hatch
added 27th September

5 minute montage movie from the opening A1GP race

added 14th August

Better tyres, first ever proper day at Donnington in the duranail.

added 14th August

mixed day ..... a car in poor health.

added 10th July

Some movies from Oulton now with Datalogging overlaid.

tow cars
added 10th July

some ideas for solid reliable transport to and from the circuit.

CADWELL PARK added 25th May 2005

return to cadwell after 3 years

added 2nd May

New dash, new scuttle, new switches, new Mychron MXL, new microphones, new wiring, new cage, new mirror mounts, new camera install.

Rockingham added 1st May 2005

First outing for the duranail in 2005 ... testing the dash and cameras

added 16th January

Approximately 4 weeks in the making, video clips taken from over 25 hours worth of footage, 20 individual music tracks professionally mixed, 10 minutes of relentless supersonic movement, multiple cameras on multiple cars, 18 guest drivers amidst a myriad of other cars and racing circuits from Holland, Belgium, France and the UK ......... a year in the life of

Emerald Trip added 5th December 2004

Overfueling at Emerald, down on power

Oulton Park and the Misfire problem
added 5th November

Mixed weather, shagged tyres, fucked off, cba

the WOLFWAGON added 3rd October 2004

Goodbye to the 205, hello to the Mk2

added 28th September

Box of tricks for cameras and microphones

Goodwood Festival 4.5 min MOVIE added 12th Sept 2004

A friends video of various cars and displays and runs at Goodwood this year,,,,
great if you like the old classics and the P1 !





Bat EURO 2004 - Dijon & Magny Cours
added 28th August

Back from holiday, 3 days on 2 of the best French Circuits... lots of camera angles, 14 different movies.

Castle Coombe R400 & F3 racing  added 20th July 2004

Pics and a movie from the powertrain R400 caterham series and the F3 series at Castle Coombe.

Snetterton split screen dual car movies
added 14th July

Some footage from jimbocam aboard his Honda Powered 340r from snetterton ... so heres couple of split screen composites.

Snetterton added 4th July

My first time at snet.... possibly the most enjoyable day so far in the car.

BRANDS GP added 3rd July 2004

First time at brands GP. New springs, new slicks, new diff ....and Derek Bell in the 962 joins us for a nice leisurely lap !

Duranail MODS added 25th May

The transformation of the car is taking time, but of course the car will NEVER actually be finished !

Brands Indy added 13th May 2004

Another great day at Brands .... the car is well on its way now.

1st Lotus limit training added 5th May 2004

Some limit handling with Andy Walsh and a chance to really assess the car's beahviour.

S2 Exige added 4th May 2004

Not much Lotus content these days around these parts ..... here Dan Harman does the honours and gives us his impressions of the new Lotus S2 Exige

Duranail meets NSX added 28th April 2004

Heavyweight 3.5 minute edit !

Prepare yourself for motion sickness !!!

Donny national added 18th March 2004

a mixed bag day .....

Brands Indy 23/02 added 26th February 2004

First ever shakedown for the Duranail... christening the beast at Brands

Duratec install Gallery added 13th January 2003

The number of duratec powered cars is growing ... a gallery and links to owners' build diaries and websites

THE BM's  added 4th December 2003

2003 was in fact a busy time. Amongst others I drove a 330ci, a 330ci clubsport, a 328i, a manual M3, an SMG M3, two M5's, a 528i, 530D an X5 and an Audi S6.

Some M5 downloads as well including Sabine Reck in the Ring Taxi and Tiff Needell in the M5.

THE CATERHAM DURATEC R added 15th December 2003

Somehow, i knew along that i'd one day own a Mondeo !

BTCC lap analysisadded 17th Spetmeber 2003

A little bit of movie fun with a btcc lap ....

TRAX 2003 page added 8th September 2003

Ooohhhh..... Trax 2003 at silverstone. A car show with a difference...... I went mainly to research buying a lotus carlton and meet some owners, got kind of sidetracked a bit though.

Pug Diary added 20th July 2003

Keeping some notes on the maintenance, care and costs of the little Peugeot,

REVISITING the PUG 205 GTI 1.9 page added 6th July 2003

Budget drivers cars motoring but big on thrills and grins. It doesnt take me long to find a beautiful & original 1.9 for silly money.

"2002" The Year In Pictures movie added 24th January 2003

A huge 4.5 minute movie of last year .. all the best bits of trackside and in-car action with lots of fast editing and eye candy. A lot more advanced than the Sussex Blat movie, i'm hoping it will prove even more popular.

Lancer Evolution VII page added 24th October 2002

Somehow I always knew I'd come back. Getting to grips with my brand new EVOVII, I make a detailed comparison with the preceeding VI model.

Counting the cost page added 22nd September 2002

Whats the true cost of a trackday ... including absolutely everything. Not for the squeamish !

Spa F1 comparison movies page modified 15h September 2002

Me and David Coultard battle it out at Spa Francorchamps... no prizes for guessing who wins but its interesting comparing lines and also getting into true perspective just how shockingly quick the F1 car is !!

Esprit S4 video ! page added 27th August 2002

Carefully recovered and reconstructed from a perished VHS videotape from summer 1995. I have done a small amount of re-editing, added new music and sped the pace up of this old movie of mine. See the old Azure S4 in action around the lanes of Surrey.. in car shots, bullet cam and roadside footage ....

Police, Camera, Jackal  page added 26h August 2002

December 1993, the 215bhp BBR Elan SE heads off on a crisp Sunday morning. A black unmarked police car containing an old acquaintance spies me pulling some unecessary and excessive G-force through a roundabout ! Download the VASCAR movie and hear the strange incessant banter from two of her majesty's finest....

Cameras & Clamps  page added 11th August 2002

This is a guide to setting up your camera for in-car footage and also a little bit about dv cameras and bullet style cameras. The most popular solutions are names along with weblinks and pictures.

Donnington Park  movies & analysis added 11th August 2002

5 movies including 3 with the Van Diemen Formula Ford and also Matt Daniels hooliganising at the s bend. Also, a split screen analytical movie of Donnington with and without aeroscreen & ACB10's.

Spa Francorchamps  trackday added 2nd August 2002

Open Pitlane at Spa with Wheeltorque. Lots of heavyweight machinery, plenty of full blown race cars - the best circuit in the world ! Lots of movies including race GT2 action, more FFord laps, insect tragedies, lock-ups and gearchanges halfway through Eau Rouge !


Peugot 205 rolls on track, see the movies section
Matt going the slow way round Donnington national as per
Radical SR3 steering wheel mounted data logging - mmm yes please
340rs out in force at Spa Francorchamps
Mark's ferrari 355 conrod and sump after a hard day at Brands
Robs Oulton Park visit with some nice data from the DL90


Seat Leon 20VT  thoughts added 2nd August 2002

I owned one for 3.5 months and rather liked it. The Cupra R is now out and at 210bhp, better suspension, brakes and styling it looks a huge bargain at 17K.

Donnington Park trackday added 8th July 2002

Second visit this year. This time running no aeroscreen and the sticky ACB10 semi-slicks. Also, Howards first shakedown with the Van Diemen Forumla Ford.

Cadwell Park trackday added 4th June 2002

First ever time at Cadwell. An amazing circuit and a great day run by Lots of movies, caterfield overload and some nice footage of a Radical SR3 and Metro 6R4.

Sussex run movie added 23rd May 2002

An edited compilation of footage from a Lotus elise run deep into Sussex and the Devils Punchbowl. With lots of slow fades, accelerated action and a background dance track by Opus 3, this has proved hugely popular all over the web - 1500 downloads of the high res version in just the first day of going online.

My Superlight R added 14th May 2002

I guess it was only a matter of time. My initial reactions and reports of the car on road and track are printed here. My SLR and R500 test drives can also be found here.