Tim Tyler

SGMW welcomes…

We’ve recently swelled the ranks of the SGMW, welcoming three new members: Tim Pitt, Tyler Heatley and Phill Tromans. Tim has a wide range of experience as a motoring journalist, having previously worked on 4×4 magazine and Which? Car. He’s currently employed by automotive agency Motoring Research, and his main outlets are the MSN Cars website, City AM newspaper and …

SGMW Xmas Lunch 2016

Southerners dine ’50s style

An authentically decked out 1950s diner was chosen as the venue for the SGMW Christmas lunch Our search for a motoring- themed venue at Christmas time brought us to the fabulous 7 Hotel & Diner. Located in Polhill, near Halstead in Kent, it’s got a real 1950s American diner theme, with vintage Coca-Cola machines, handmade furniture and a great ice …

SGMW AGM 2016

All the action from the AGM

Many positive discussions and resolutions made at AGM, which was superbly hosted by Honda The 2016 SGMW Annual General Meeting took place in February at an event kindly hosted by Honda. The talented PR team of Karen Parry, Simon Branney, Ellie Ostinelli and David Rogers were joined by the new Honda press fleet manager, Tom Lynch, making his debut at …

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A day at the races

SGMW members went behind the scenes with Honda’s most successful racing team during the first race weekend of 2016 It’s an important year for Honda’s official BTCC race team. Not only are they hoping to retain their team champion crown, driver Matt Neal wants 2016 to be the year he nails his fourth overall championship win, an achievement that’s only …

McLaren Technology Centre

The future looks bright

SGMW members are treated to an exclusive tour of the high-tech McLaren car production centre Under the flightpath into Farnborough Airport, which many of us have experienced on car launch trips, there is a striking piece of architecture to be seen near Woking. This flowing confection of glass and steel, reflected in an adjoining lake, is the architectural icon that …

Suzuki SGMW event

Something old…

…and something blue; SGMW members drive latest Suzukis and remember epic 1980s Rhino Rallies Suzuki went the extra furlong and treated SGMW members to an event that is becoming rare – a partners’ weekend at the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club, which borders the racecourse in the heart of the Surrey countryside. Alun Parry, Jade Wells and the …

SGMW karting 2016

Ford wins on final corner

Seconds before the chequered flag, Ford seizes victory in SGMW GP After trailing the Fiat team in second place for 55 minutes, Ford’s Jake Cassetta spotted his chance to gain victory in the 2016 SGMW Karting Grand Prix. “I got within sight of the Fiat kart two laps before the end of the race and did my best to catch …