Category Archives: Uncategorized

Green light for motorsport engineering scheme

IND

Image credit: Gaskell

Plans to extend an industrial site in Nottingham to offer the next generation of motorsport engineers hands-on experience in the sector have been approved.

The National Design Academy (NDA), which has delivered distance higher education courses for almost three decades, uses the unit at 33 Waterside Way in Colwick for its National Motorsport Academy.

Students taking part in Motorsport Engineering Degrees, which are run in partnership with Staffordshire University’s Automotive Engineering Centre, use the facility for work experience.

Other businesses based in the unit include Central Lotus, Paintseal Direct, Treadmark Tyres, DR Bodyshop, B.spoke furniture and Competitive Carbon Composites.

The NDA lodged plans with Nottingham City Council in February 2017 to expand the facility, proposing a wraparound glazed extension.

The additional floorspace will total 13,150 sq ft and will be used for light industrial work, specialist motorsport sales and exhibition space.

Council planners approved the application subject to a number of conditions.

A statement filed with the proposals said the extension will provide ‘economic and social benefits’ by creating jobs and providing students with further experience in the industry.

As part of the project, the Central Lotus sales operation will also be relocated to a prominent space and the facility will be home to the Lotus GTE Le Mans race car when not racing.

SILVERSTONE CLASSIC ROARS INTO LONDON

silverstone-classic

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival is coming to London, with confirmation that the Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) will be on pole position at next month’s inaugural Historic Motorsport International, staged at ExCeL from 23-26 February. Continue reading

SILVERSTONE SHOWCASES CLASSIC MOTOR RACING FESTIVAL AT HMI

silverstone-showcases-classic

Grand Prix cars, Le Mans racers, classic saloons and a real ale pub are just some of the elements that make the Silverstone Classic so popular. Continue reading

JUST PERFECT – THE WORLD’S TOP CLASSIC CARS LINE UP IN LONDON

car

‘Perfect 10’ means different things to different people. For some it will conjure up images of Bo Derek running along the beach in the Dudley Moore film ‘10’. Continue reading

STARS COME OUT FOR MASSIVE CELEBRITY RACE AT SILVERSTONE

stars-come-out-for-massive-celebrity-race-at-silverstone

Seldom has the phrase ‘star studded’ been more applicable: the packed-programme at next summer’s Silverstone Classic (21-23 July) will provide more than 50 famous faces with the opportunity to race bumper-to-bumper around Britain’s premier Grand Prix circuit. Continue reading

REGENT STREET MOTOR SHOW CELEBRATES THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE CAR

regent-street-motor-show

Hundreds of thousands gather in London’s prestigious shopping street to enjoy the best on four (and occasionally three and two) wheels Continue reading

LIVE STREAMING FOR SUNDAY’S LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

live-streaming-for-sundays

World’s longest running motoring celebration available globally on YouTube Continue reading