Clapham North to star on BRSCC stand at Autosport International

Clapham North to star on BRSCC stand at Autosport International

05.01.2018: • Clapham North owner George Grant to be joined by former BTCC ace Dave Brodie at ASI • The historic garage business continues to be SuperCup

•    Clapham North owner George Grant to be joined by former BTCC ace Dave Brodie at ASI

•    The historic garage business continues to be SuperCup sponsor, with brand new windshield stickers to feature on all cars

•    Commercial partnership with motorsports commentary network Downforce UK

Historic garage business and official BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup support sponsor Clapham North will feature at Autosport International, with owner and SuperCup race-winner George Grant joined by British touring car legend Dave Brodie on the BRSCC stand.

To kick off the 2018 season, Grant’s Mazda MX-5 – which took a class victory at Cadwell Park, as well as an emphatic podium at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps last year – will be on display at ASI, showing the Clapham North windshield branding that will feature on all SuperCup cars this year, as the London-based business strengthens its successful partnership with the BRSCC.

Joining Grant at Europe’s most popular motor show is former BTCC star Brodie, who will be selling his exclusive four-volume limited edition book “Last Train to Cockfosters”, personally signed by ‘The Brode’ himself on Sunday.

Throughout the four-day event, the #69 Paul Sheard-run MX-5 will also be up for sale, listed at £14,959 – race ready and available immediately.

“Autosport International has really stepped it up this year and it’s great to have pure British motorsport right at the forefront of it still,” Grant said. “For this year, all Mazda MX-5 SuperCup cars will display windshield stickers bearing the Clapham North name and this will be demonstrated at the show on my car from last year.

“Having a legendary touring car racer like Dave Brodie accompanying us is also something special. I’ve been a huge fan of motorsport since I can remember, so it’s an honour to be joined by someone who has so many experiences and memories to share.”

Autosport International gets underway with two trade days on 11-12 January, before opening up to the public on 13-14 January.

Looking ahead to the 2018 season, the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup announced last year that it will support the much-anticipated maiden TCR UK programme and Clapham North is excited to be playing a role in its promotion.

“It’s great to see the SuperCup supporting what is sure to be one of the hottest championships in the country,” Grant enthused. “TCR has come a long way internationally and in other countries, so it’s fantastic that the SuperCup - which grew immensely in popularity last year - should be involved in its promotional launch in Britain.”

BRSCC Competitions Manager Dominic Ostrowski, said: “With the support of Clapham North last season, the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup enjoyed another fantastic year with strong support from the drivers. The partnership has worked very well so we are honoured that Clapham North has decided to increase its support for 2018, particularly as the SuperCup begins a new era as part of the exciting TCR programme.”

TCR UK CEO Jonathan Ashman, said: “The BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup was one of the first championships to sign up to be part of the TCR UK package and we were delighted to get their support so early on. All the indications are that the TCR UK events will provide competitors and spectators with a full programme of close, exciting racing and we see the MX-5 races as a key part of our race days.”

Clapham North is also delighted to announce its continued commercial partnership with live podcasting and motorsports commentary network Downforce UK.

Since 2014, Downforce UK has worked closely with recognised British motorsport brands and last year established a strong relationship with Clapham North, which they will renew for the 2018 season.

“We are delighted to be continuing and expanding our brilliant union with Clapham North in 2018,” said Downforce UK editor-in-chief Jake Sanson. “Of all the brands currently developing in British motorsport, there are few with such a fascinating and rich history, with some of the greatest names in the industry starting their careers within the very heart of the company. We couldn’t be pairing up with a better group of people.”

Join Clapham North on the BRSCC stand (number 7050 in Hall 7) at the NEC, Birmingham, for the Autosport International, from 11-14 January 2018.


Paul Sheard Racing Team:

Paul Sheard has been competing in UK motorsport for over 30 years, as well as instructing new drivers. The team has had a successful history in all forms of motorsport but, having run MX-5s since 2004, is now dedicated to supporting customers in either its cars or their own cars, in all Mazda-linked championships.


Coming Home:

Haig Housing’s latest fundraising campaign, Coming Home, offers a wide range of housing assistance and options for ex-Service personnel and their families. These specially adapted homes have been tailored to suit the needs of those in desperate need of housing following a traumatic or life-changing injury.

“Our task is to fix up these brave young men and women so that they are capable of leading the rest of their lives,” explains Help for Heroes founder Bryn Parry, who fully supports the campaign. “That’s where Coming Home can help. They provide them with somewhere appropriate and decent to live.”

Coming Home: taking over where Help for Heroes finishes

Haig Housing, along with Combat Stress, is a strategic partner of Help for Heroes. As such, the charity dedicated to helping those wounded in British conflicts looks to Haig Housing for support after their work is done.

As specialists in their field, Haig Housing is the ideal candidate to provide assistance in housing the serving and ex-Service personnel in specially adapted homes. With many costing somewhere between £150,000 and £300,000, their work relies on donations from the general public.

Haig Housing and Coming Home have already provided many badly injured ex-Service men and women with a home for life. Read their stories today and see the contribution your donation could make to others.

- Anthony Peacock -  Images Jonathan Elsey Photography


05.01.2018 / MaP

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