The small Yorkshire town of Garforth is a fairly unremarkable place. Once a thriving mining community, its proximity to the northern arterial network has long-since seen it merge into yet another commuter suburb of Leeds’ sprawling metropolis.
For a nation endowed with the DNA of such maverick automotive legends as Chapman, Cooper and Brown, it seems ironic that the marque which now leads the plethora of niche British sports car manufacturers is one that was only founded in the latter part of the 20th century.
There’s no doubting that thanks to some exceptional individual and team performances at the 2012 Olympics, Cool Britannia is now very much back in vogue. Whether you’re lucky enough to have seen the action live, or have been watching at home, in a bar or at work, the sight of 000’s of Union Jacks waving in fervent admiration can only reinforce the feelings of pride and passion that resonate across this small island nation.
The golden heads of rapeseed flowers wallowed loftily next to a lush green Duxford meadow last Wednesday. A more fitting backdrop to the stunning livery of the new Team Lotus Caterham could surely never be found.
Radical Sportscars today announces the SR3 SL, a new trackday and road-focused roadster that spearheads Radical’s 2011 product line-up. The SR3 SL will be formally unveiled at the Autosport International Show on 13 January 2011, held at the NEC, Birmingham.
[VIDEO] We rate the Top 10 Nürburgring videos available across the internet.
Watch Michael Vergers as he breaks the Nürburgring Nordschleife production car lap record in a Radical SR8 (with commentary from Michael). Brave? Certainly. But was it really in the spirit of the term “production car”?