Thursday, 28 November 2013

Funny how it goes - and last posting dates

I've been selling racewear for "quite a few years now" (make that decades) so you would think that at last I'd been getting a handle on it. But the only thing that's predictable about this business is its unpredictability!

Last year we sold mainly Sparco products, this year the big seller seems to be our Speed Racewear range - take a look and see what's attracting so many buyers.

Last posting dates for Christmas from

Final date for despatch of physical goods - FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER
Final date for despatch of e-vouchers* - TUESDAY 24th DECEMBER @ 12:00
Office re-opens for despatches - MONDAY 6th JANUARY

*e-vouchers include the following products: Freechoice Gift Voucher
Attaq Motorsport Step up to 2-Stroke voucher
Junior Racing Academy voucher

The "activity" vouchers normally come in a presentation box by post, between Saturday 21st December and Tuesday 24th December these will only be available by e-mail

Any goods for return or refund should be returned by 14th January in the original packaging and in unworn, re-saleable condition. Please send a copy of your packing note or invoice if possible, if not reference to the name of the customer who bought the gift.Please note we can ONLY refund to the card/Paypal account of the purchaser.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

An electrifying prospect?

It seems that the world is not yet ready for electric car racing, particularly to judge by the reaction at the end of the article:

The new formula has its inherent hilarities - swapping cars half way through isn't going to convince the sceptics - but I think we should give it a chance. Motor racing has always improved the breed.

100 years ago cars had riding mechanics, among whose duties was pressurising the fuel to keep the engine running - we developed fuel pumps to do the job! Today we take disc brakes for granted - developed in the fifties on the Le Mans Jaguars of course. Who knows where the KERS/ERS/Hybrid systems of F1 and WEC cars will lead? 

At the moment electric cars are a joke. But then again so was the internal combustion engine, and it hasn't done us too badly. So I say give the race series a chance and let motor racing lead the way in transport technology again. 

One further point comes to mind...if electric car racing appeases race track neighbours and keeps circuits open, then I'll race electric cars! Although by then of course I'll be limited to those old people's scooters that seem to be everywhere. Now there's a thought for my dotage...