20th June 2006

Formula 3 Activity
Following the sale of his Fiat Abarth 850 TC to Switzerland, Phil Jones has just acquired a 1985 Ralt RT30 Alfa Romeo Novamotor.  This is an ex-Formula 3 car that has lately been campaigned successfully in Speed Events with a "liberated" F3 Alfa Romeo engine.  The car is currently in the Middle Barton Garage workshop undergoing a precautionary strip down, check and rebuild and should be ready to re-enter the fray at the end of August.
Abarth Activity
At the time of composing this news report final preparations are being made for the annual trip to Italy, taking in the hillclimbs at Castell 'Arquato Vernasca and Val Saviore.  This year the TC-M Abarth 1000 TCR is taking a rest and the "scuderia" consists of Peter Rigby's Abarth Osella PA2 and Phil Ward's Moretti.
It is hoped that some Middle Barton Garage prepared cars will once again compete at the Colerne sprint meeting.