Category Archives: History

Stirling and the Four Rings


https://touringcarmad.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/stirling-and-the-four-rings/ My tribute to Sir Stirling Moss continues. Last time, I covered his F1 World Championship debut at the 1951 Swiss Grand Prix. This time, I’m covering his touring car exploits of the early 1980’s. Stirling had sporadically competed in … Continue reading

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The Brit at Bremgarten


The 2nd F1 World Championship kicked off at Bremgarten in Switzerland on May 27th 1951. There were 21 Entries, consisting of mostly Italian Alfa Romeos, Ferraris and Maseratis and French Talbot-Lagos and Simca-Gordinis. The few exceptions were local hero Peter … Continue reading

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Honda in the BTCC – Part 2


Honda’s first proper attempt at the BTCC was 1995 as an Motor Sport Developments-run works effort. Running a pair of Accords for David Leslie, a former race winner with Vauxhall and reigning Independent’s Champion James Kaye, steady progress saw Leslie … Continue reading

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Honda in the BTCC – Part 1


As the British Touring Car Championship heads into a new decade, it is inevitable that the fleet of Honda Civics from Team Dynamics, BTC Racing and AMD Racing will be among the front runners. After all, Honda were by far … Continue reading

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MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN (2014) – Rated: U


In my review of Walt Disney’s Frozen (2013), I stated that some films turn to out to be so good when they come out in cinemas that I cannot help seeing them repeatedly without ever feeling satisfied. As well as … Continue reading

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FROZEN (2013) Rated: PG


Every now and again, there comes a time when you can and see a film at your local cinema and it turns out to be so good that you want to see it again and again and yet you are … Continue reading

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WHO’S LEFT BEHIND? – KAYOKO’S DIARY (1991)


The 2010’s have very much marked the beginning of my adventure into the world of World War 2 themed Japanese Anime films. After reviewing Studio Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988) in 2010 and the ‘Barefoot Gen’ films (1983 and … Continue reading

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Poverty – By Michael C. Bungay


Originally published on 27th August 2013. Last week in my Creative Writing Group at the Stevenage Wellbeing Centre in Hertfordshire, I had to write about money and what I would do with it if I had lots of it to … Continue reading

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“Barefoot Gen”


Originally posted on The View from This Seat (supplementary blog):
Tomorrow, August 6, is the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. When the bomb exploded at 8:15 on that hot August morning in 1945, Keiji Nakazawa was on…

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MESSY CHURCH AND ME: THE EXTENDED EDITION By Michael C. Bungay


Messy Church, you would not think it, would you? Two words in the English Dictionary that could not be more mismatched. However, the thing is they do not have to be mismatched if people just use their imagination. So that … Continue reading

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