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Author: Tom Magnay / Images: Niall Evans, BlendLine Apparel  Better late than never right? Normally a phrase used when something has been delayed or left way over the intended deadline. Well this article is no exception, I meant to write it in July or early August right after the event took place, but knocking on November's door and here we are! Sometime in early 2020, right when the world was about to go into 'rollercoaster mode', I put in an entry to run one of my cars at Bromyard Speed Festival. Ordinarily, BSF has been set in the middle of...

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Blendline Magazine now has a podcast associated with it, featuring Tom Magnay and friend of BlendLine, Sion Ellis, of Allycat Wheels and Automax Garage.

Gobble De-Clutch Podcast Episode 1 is now live on the BlendLine YouTube channel, (listen below) and is an introduction to the podcast, the podcast hosts, and a bit of a chat about a nice lady called Barbara and her old Mitsubishi. Also discussed are Volvos, Mozart cassettes, WRC, Jeremy Vine, labradors and collecting old tat.

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The third round of the BlendLine Kart Series 2021 took place this past weekend at a small kart track in remote South Wales - Pontypool to be precise. Attracting 3 new entrants to the series, in the form of Tom Hill, Josh Klein and Alistair Mason (bringing a total of 3 Alistairs to the BLKS grid for this round!)

A revised one-off format consisting of an endurance round was the order of the day on this occasion, to give a break from the usual sprint race format. 

The 8 drivers took the grid for a 10 minute practise session, in dry conditions but with threatening skies overhead.

 

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In 1976 a British company called Allycat Wheels was set up, with the purpose in mind to supply the ever changing scene in the UK at the time.

It had been set up as a brand of the Two Gates Wheels company based in Telford, who were also known as Telcast. The company changed its name a few times, and the details are vague, but they were formed from a casting company from whom Allycat was born.

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Organising a full blown rally post-lockdown is harder than you imagine. I know this because I have had a very small input on the organisation phase of a large BRC and BTRDA rally which takes place later this month, which will be the first proper gravel rally to take place in Wales since February 2020.

Stepping away from National status events though, and the smaller, single-venue rallies...

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