Welcome

Thanks for visiting VIPA Racing. This site / blog is dedicated to the trials and tribulations of Vicky Baldwin (was Pickles) and car #14 racing in the 750 motor club Locost Championship.

2017 is my twelfth season racing in the Championship and as you can imagine there have been some real highs and lows. For the first few years I was very good at updating this site after every race and I’ve left all of those early race reviews on here. They’re completely unedited as they were written in the post race excitement- its amusing to read them back, even if there are some bits that make me cringe a little.

Last time I updated this site properly the 2012 season was just about to start! Things have changed a lot since then and I’m mid way through giving it a spring clean, refresh and updating it with some more recent news. I’m also hoping to make it easier to navigate. Plenty of updates coming soon…

Vicky

2006 was my first ever season in Locost. See how I got on by reading my racing diary.

My first ever drive in a locost

The 2006 season

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Countdown to 2019 Season…

1st of February 2019 – Registration for the championship is open. Race dates are out. The countdown has begun… Date Circuit Number of rounds22 April Donington Park 2 1/2 June Croft 3 22/23 June Silverstone 3 20/21 July Cadwell Park 2 17 August Brands Hatch 2 14 September Oulton Park 2 12/13 October Snetterton 300… Continue Reading →

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2nd place at Cadwell Park

May 2011 Still grinning after a fantastic weekend at Cadwell Park. Qualifying was wet and, due to a liberal coating of oil round the entire length of the circuit, incredibly slippy. The 43 entrants were split into two sessions and we were first up. I clearly played it far too safe and found myself 10th… Continue Reading →

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2011 Calendar (with a couple of results)

Race 1: Brands Hatch – 17th of April – Finished 7thRace 2: Cadwell Park – 8th of May – Finished 2nd and 6thRace 3: Snetterton – 22nd of MayRace 4: Mallory Park – 12th of JuneRace 5: Donington Park – 2nd of JulyRace 6: Donington Park – 3rd of JulyRace 7: Snetterton – 31st of… Continue Reading →

The 2010 Calendar revealed

22.12.09 – the 2010 Calendar is out. Date Location Number of Rounds Apr 5 Castle Combe 2Apr 24/25 Brands 2May 29/30 Anglesey 2Jun 19 Brands 1Jly 10/11 Cadwell 1Jly 31/Aug 1 Pembrey 2Aug 28 Silverstone 1Sep 18/19 Snetterton 2Oct 2 Oulton 1

The rebuild is going well…

16.8.08 Site finally updated with new race reports and photos – sorry its taken so long Rebuild going well: now have new front end, radiator, nose cone, scuttle and bonnet. Now all I need to do is put it back together 🙂 I’ll be back for Snetterton

Quick News – Spring 2008

28 -02-08 Apologies for the long delay in updating the site. Lots of updates coming soon….heres some of the stories coming up soon: Cars nearly ready – with a few new improvements, I’ve won and award for racing and have a new sponsor to announce! 🙂 01-04-08 Only three days before we head off racing… Continue Reading →

Quick News – 2007

5.3.07 – After an amazing first season I’m back for another one. The Car’s been tested at Mallory and the count down timer is showing it isn’t long till Sunday! I can’t wait.. 11.3.07 – First Race of the Season and my first ever DNF! 😦 14.3.07 – Mallory race Report goes live (click on… Continue Reading →

Races 1 & 2 – Mallory Park

Mallory Park – 12th March 06 Race Report – Races 1 & 2 Mallory Park in Leicester was the venue for my first ever race meeting. Here’s how it went… Locosts were the first group out on track for Qualifying and as we all got queued up there was a long delay whilst we waited… Continue Reading →

PHOTO CREDITS: A big thank you to Laura Manning and Steve Cross from @SportscarFan917 for the fantastic photo they took in 2014 at Brands Hatch which I’ve used as the website header image and also to Reilly Studios, Full Frame Photographic and P21 Photos for allowing me to use some of their great photos on my site.

PHOTO CREDITS: A big thank you to Laura Manning and Steve Cross from @SportscarFan917 for the fantastic photo they took in 2014 at Brands Hatch which I’ve used as the website header image and also to Reilly Studios, Full Frame Photographic and P21 Photos for allowing me to use some of their great photos on my site.

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