The Racing Bug real minature racing

YW gets the Racing Bug at MPH Show Heading out to the MPH show in Birmingham this month ? YW says search out the Racing Bug stand for a little bit of racing fun ( Stand MP46A ). Remember your Scalextric set ? Fun, but with only two lanes and a fixed track, there’s only […]

The Racing Bug circuit ready for the race start

YW gets the Racing Bug at MPH Show

Heading out to the MPH show in Birmingham this month ? YW says search out the Racing Bug stand for a little bit of racing fun ( Stand MP46A ). Remember your Scalextric set ? Fun, but with only two lanes and a fixed track, there’s only so much skill involved: sort your throttle action and the rest is easy. Remember your first radio controlled car ? You could go in any direction, only you never had the discipline to stick to a predefined course. The Racing Bug has the best features of both combined with straight-forward controls. A fixed, very clear track, steering wheel and pedals to control your car, and the excitement of racing eleven other hopefuls leads to a sensational experience. With a little practice you can transport your mind to the miniature Ferrari that bears your number and experience the adrenaline of racing with zero risk to life and limb.



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Tiff Needell interview – Yellow cars: size matters

Since starting a site ostensibly about yellow cars, we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been asked “why yellow ?”. Apart from the obvious quip: “why not ?”, we thought we’d rather turn the table and pose the question to others. It’s way more interesting to hear the response, than trot out our […]

Tiff Needell and yellow cars...

Tiff Needell and yellow cars...


Since starting a site ostensibly about yellow cars, we’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been asked “why yellow ?”. Apart from the obvious quip: “why not ?”, we thought we’d rather turn the table and pose the question to others. It’s way more interesting to hear the response, than trot out our raison d’être. So what do you think of yellow cars ? First up, is racing driver/TV presenter Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear fame. We cornered him at the MPH / Top Gear show in Earls Court and wrenched (rescued ?!) him from the crowd of autograph hunters, sat him down on a handy Caparo T1, thrust the handicam up his nostril, and garnered the answer. Dear readers, we have to report, that his stand point is somewhat at odds with the YW philosophy. Without a moment’s hesitation Tiff declared, in no uncertain terms, that Ferraris should never be yellow! Woah! What’s this then Tiff ? Unrepentant he surmised that it was all a question of size. Yellow cars should be small, and restricted to Fiat 500s, Caterhams, Lotus Exiges. Well, now Mr Needell, we beg to differ, as within spitting distance of the start up area, there was a dashing YELLOW Gallardo festooned with fetching Bob Forstner addenda. Although a Gallardo is compact compared to some supercars, we think it wears it’s yellow paint with pride and splendour. Tiff did at least concede that large taxis are allowed to be yellow. Inevitably, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but why not join the YW forum and tell us what your thoughts are….

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MPH / Top Gear Show – YW reports and brings you a photo gallery

MPH Show / Top Gear Live: is it a motor show, gladiator’s arena, or a circus? No: it’s ice skating for cars; Clarkson and co on ice, with all the paraphernalia. OK, so it’s meant to be a family show, but does it also have to be panto? Featuring Mother Goose, Snow White and the […]

MPH / Top Gear Show at Earls Court

MPH / Top Gear Show at Earls Court


MPH Show / Top Gear Live: is it a motor show, gladiator’s arena, or a circus? No: it’s ice skating for cars; Clarkson and co on ice, with all the paraphernalia. OK, so it’s meant to be a family show, but does it also have to be panto? Featuring Mother Goose, Snow White and the Wicked Witch, cars skated around, fire canons roared, and a frigid mist descended onto the haunted floor of Earls Court. More chilling still, was the cool wall where the heckling crowd decided which motors would live or drown. Produced out of a magic cauldron (or garden shed), presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond raced farcical chariots built from gardening gear, quite clearly not made by them, but the props dept…This was more Roman arena, than London cat walk, with very desirable cars being consigned to the uncool wall, if not mauled by lions. Last chance to see whether good or evil prevail in the UK is tomorrow 15th November at Birmingham NEC, before we can gladly shout “it’s behind you !” and the show moves onto sunnier climes (well, Dublin actually).

Never mind, ’cause the crowd were loving it, and there was a wealth of motoring splendour to drool over in the main hall. Rather than trying to catalogue the whole show, we decided to restrict our cameras to the yellow beasties laid out, grid like, for the public’s delectation. Enjoy the photo gallery. We’ll be bringing you more posts from the show soon.
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