Dubtoberfest Festival 2016
Racing Team Vee had the honour of being asked to display the Sheane at Dubtoberfest at the weekend.
This is a great little festival for the VW camper van brigade, with a Bavarian theme and a family-friendly atmosphere, held at Throckmorton airfield near Pershore.
Displaying both the new JooVuu and RTV stickers in public for the first time, we joined Gary Richardson and David Leniewski with our three very different Vee’s on display.
With live music playing all through the day, loads of food on offer, a 2000hp ‘Mental Breakdown’ dragster, dog agility course, show & shine car competition, archery, and some rather nice partying each evening (in lederhosen, no less!), a great time was certainly had by all of us – and the equally friendly crowds of people seemed to be enjoying themselves just as much.
Some of them (including James’ fiancée, Julie) even got to experience riding on the Dodgems with a load of ultra-competitive Formula Vee racers!
It’s a great festival, still in its early days, and I’d heartily recommend it for next year!
Massive thanks to Damian Cottrell for the invite, organising things, and his hospitality! As a racer himself (and pretty good by all accounts) and being a local, it’d be good to see him back out on a grid again soon!
I’ll leave you with some pictures from the weekend.
RTV – The Newest Race Team in Formula Vee
I’ve hinted before about the pending formation of a race team, both to give Glenn more credit for his untiring work on the spanners, and to also make it clear that we are a team when we get more cars out of track.
I can now proudly announce the formation of RTV – Racing Team Vee.
The name is inspired by the professional Super Vee teams of the mid-70s, who used similar naming styles, and reflects our focus to both push and strengthen Formula Vee in the UK and across the globe.
Combined with the new stickers on the car for our sponsor JooVuu, it’s been an exciting few weeks!
I have made this page for RTV, where you will find race reports, updates on the other cars/drivers, and maybe even some history. I’ll even see if I can coax some Super Vee information out of Glenn, as there isn’t much around about that.
But don’t worry! I’ll still be doing my thing over at www.JamesCaterRacing.com – in depth warts ‘n all reports, thoughts, answering your questions, and giving my perspective of things!
So please like/subscribe/follow the new RTV page on Facebook and WordPress.
A huge thank you to everyone for your support, and contact me if you want to get involved in any way.
RTV – Racing Team Vee:
Facebook: RTV – Racing Team Vee
Welcome to RTV – Racing Team Vee!
RTV run in the Ravenol UK Formula Vee Championship, currently with a Class B Sheane.
Glenn Hay – Glenn started racing in Formula Vee in the early 70’s, winning the UK championship himself in 1979, having a brief stint in Super Vee in the mid-70’s, and racing his championship winning Scarab into the 90’s. He then ran cars for Robert Cowburn (winning the Class B championship in 2009), and latterly for James Cater.
James Cater – The current driver competing in Class B in his first ever season of racing. For his more in-depth views, blogs and thoughts, please go to www.jamescaterracing.com.
This is a new site – please check back for regular updates!