As many of you know, sadly we lost Derek Willetts last year after his short battle with cancer. Derek had been in Vee seemingly for ever. He was a part of the Vee community as a driver, a mechanic and a team owner for decades. A fantastic trophy has been purchased by Mike Oldknow, Paul Taylor and the Vee Centre in commemoration of Derek. It was presented for the first time to the winner of the Vee Festival at the end of last season. The plan is to present it for different things each year. Derek won’t mind us saying that he wasn’t always at the front himself but a happy and dedicated participant in the thick of things. Therefore the award will not always be given for outright performance or race wins. Cadwell Park was Derek’s favourite circuit. Therefore this season the Willetts Trophy will be awarded this weekend in Class B to the driver (not currently in the championship top 6) with the best combined Class B race results over the 2 races of the weekend. It will be simple scoring of first in class B eligible drivers is 1 , 2nd 2, 3rd 3 etc. Clearly lowest score wins. In the event of a tie, the trophy goes to the winner with the best place finish (ie 1&3 beats 2&2). If things are still tied it will be decided on fastest race lap! Simple! We look forward to a great weekend and to remembering our mate Derek.Read more →
The cash prizes this year, in additional to the normal silverware,will be:
Vee Centre Challenge: 1st £125, 2nd £75, 3rd £50
Masters: 1st £125, 2nd £75, 3rd £50
Gridmovers (season total): 1st £125, 2nd £75, 3rd £50
Driver of the Day (each round):£50
Well done to our current leaders:- Jamie Harrison in the Challenge, Ian Jordan in the Masters and Jamie H once again in the Grid Movers. Keep it up!
The full scores so far are:
Round 1 – Ian Buxton race win from P12
Round 2 – James Harridge – challenging for the lead race long.
Round 3 – Ian Jordan – Race win (1st this decade)
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Spyder Mk2 chassis and bodywork for sale. Includes rear damper. Ideal basis to build a new car from, £800 ono. NOW SOLD
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Ex Gordon Barnes car, raced for about 3 years due to racing in a different formula. The car has been prepared by the builder (Spyder Motorsports) and is stored with them. Car is very tidy but will need some work before racing as hasn’t been used for the last couple of years.
Bargain asking price £3,000. Please contact Gordon Barnes at either at email@example.com or on 07803 038395.Read more →
For sale: Ex Matt Tiffin/ Steve Glasswell Storm Formula Vee. Very competitive car in good condition. Last raced in the 2011 season. Double pole position that year at Anglesey. Car will be sold with a freshly rebuilt John Bowles engine. The following spares are available by negotiation. Spare Nose cone Brand new nose Brand new side panels left and right Brand new top cover Two Spare engine cooling vents EMP Alloys 15lap old tyres Brian James Trailer Double Axle Trailer possibly available separately For further details please call Matthew Tiffin on 07814062608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ladies and gents, the details for the awards night are now mostly finalised.
Look forward to seeing you there!
The vee centre comitteeRead more →
The 2014 Formula Vee festival takes place on 22 and 23rd Nov at Brands Hatch. Entry for this great meeting is only £250. The entry form is attached. The format will be a practice, two heats and a final. Everyone will get two races, the majority will get three depending on total entry numbers. The final (only) will take place early in the program on Sunday. In addition to normal awards we will have a prize for the fastest Irish spec car assuming 5 or more enter. Cars should fully comply with their own national regulations. Please get your entry in as soon as possible for this event to help with final planning. The Vee festival runs alongside the BRDC F4 winter series so let’s show those guys how proper single-seaters go!Read more →
The Vee Centre are delighted to announce an exclusive discount for all 750MC registered Formula Vee drivers. Most items will recieve a 10% discount, though some qualify for a 15% discount.
Please visit www.facebook.com/happyraceruk or speak to Martin Farmer!
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Apex Festival 10 – 11 May 2014
We Vees are again invited to the Apex Festival at Lydden Hill this year. For those who haven’t been this is a great weekend. There is a massive amount of track time on offer on this challenging track. The circuit and grounds will also be full of air-cooled kit of every shape and form. There is lots going on with 1000’s of people in attendance. We have always been made very welcome and it’s a fun family weekend.
Exact details are still to be finalised but the basic outline looks like free practice sessions on the Saturday and you can enter the sprint competition. On the Sunday there will be at least a qualifying session and two races. The price is circa £200. Last year we had well over two hours of track time for that and this year should be similar.
For an overview of the whole festival check out http://www.apexfestival.co.uk/save-the-date/index.html
As soon as more details and entry forms are available we’ll let you know, but get the date in your diary!Read more →