Walk of Stars Fame for Nigel Mansell

August 17, 2011 by  
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a popular attraction in the United States, and it is an honor for celebrities to have their names placed on this piece of pavement. In Birmingham, the United Kingdom, there is also a pavement that displays a host of names, paying tribute to the achievements of those who have made valuable contributions in sport, literature, music, business, film, radio, television and theater, namely the Broad Street Walk of Stars. Its latest inductee is the very deserving Nigel Mansell, who made his mark on the Formula 1 racing industry and is still respected for his achievements.

Born on 8 August 1953, Nigel Mansell grew up with a love for auto racing. He reflects back on his childhood with fondness, remembering how he had to be escorted home after police caught him racing his carts in the streets. He enjoyed fifteen successful seasons in the Formula 1 circuit, and in the year 1992 he won the Formula 1 World Championship. His last two years in racing he spent driving in the CART Series where he won the CART Indy Car World Series in 1993. He also made history by winning the CART Indy Car World Series, as it was the first time this title was won by someone making their debut in this division.

He completed his racing career with thirty-one victories behind his name, and finds his name on the winners list with Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost ahead of him. Mansell was listed as one of the ten best Formula 1 drivers in the world, and is listed at number nine on the Times Online listing of top drivers of all time. On this list he again finds himself in the company of Formula 1 icons such as Jim Clark, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Nigel Mansell is still considered to be the best Formula 1 diver to have come out of Britain.

Murray Walker, a Formula One commentator, is also on the Birmingham Walk of Stars, and Nigel Mansell’s name will now be alongside other celebrity names, such as Ozzy Osbourne, Frank Skinner, Jasper Carrott and Noddy Holder. Mansell commented that it was a great honor to be recognized and added to the Birmingham Walk of Stars, and that it was a privilege that he is very proud of.

Golden Age of Formula 1 Exhibition 2010

September 28, 2010 by  
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Ranier Schlegelmilch has been photographing Formula 1 events since the 1960’s, and has amassed a staggering collection of images of more than three hundred and fifty thousands. His new book, which will feature two hundred pages of his work has just been published and to celebrate the release of his book and the sport of Formula 1, the Proud Gallery in Camden kicked of their Golden Age of Formula 1 Exhibition 2010, on 16 September, which will run till 24 October 2010.

Visitors to the exhibition can look forward to five decades of thrilling Formula 1 action, which has been captured by his lenses. For more information, visit the Proud Gallery website at http://www.proud.co.uk/exhibition-The-Golden-Age-of-Formula-1-Photographs-by-Rainer-Schlegelmilch_63.aspx.

Date: 16 September – 24 October 2010
Venue: Proud Gallery
City: Camden, London
Country: United Kingdom

Formula One British Grand Prix 2009

June 10, 2009 by  
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Be in on the action at Silverstone for this thrilling leg of the Grand Prix.

Date: June 21, 2009
Venue: Silverstone Circuit
City: Northhamptonshire
Country: England

Eastbourne Motorshow 2009

June 10, 2009 by  
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If new vehicle shopping seems like a daunting task, however you are unable to resist the smell and sitting in a brand new vehicle, the Eastbourne Motorshow 2009 is the place to be. On the 11th and 12th of July 2009, more than twenty five manufacturers will have their vehicles on display, offer over three hundred cars to look at.

For more information please visit the website at http://www.motorshowevents.co.uk/

Date: July 11, 2009
Venue: Sussex Downs & Park College
City: Eastbourne
Country: United Kingdom

Bug Jam VW Festival 2009

June 10, 2009 by  
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The Bug Jam VW Festival is hands down the most thrilling and action packed celebration of VW vehicles, in all shapes, sizes, models and ages. Over and above VW racing and drag racing events, VW enthusiasts are invited to camp for the weekend and enjoy other activities and entertainment such as Wheelie Cars, Jet Bugs, Concerts, stunts, exhibitions, Black Nights parachute display, traders, fun fair and much, much more.

For more information in regard to this fun weekend, visit the Bug Jam website at http://www.bugjam.co.uk/

Date: July 17, 2009
Venue: Santa Pod Raceway
City: Podington, Wellingborough
Country: United Kingdom

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