Motorsports News

Peugeot Strikes Back at Imola

Peugeot Sport Total scored a 1 -2 finish in the 6 Hours of Imola in the third round of the 2011 Le Mans Series & the 4th round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup yesterday. Following their disappointment at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Bourdais in the no.7 Peugeot 908 took […]

Characters at the Nurburgring 24 Hours

Part of the fun in attending lots of motor racing events is meeting lots of really nice people. Although the week leading up to the Nurburgring 24 Hours 2011 was certainly damp there were no dampened spirits at the Travel Destinations private campsite at the circuit. As the Travel Destinations private trackside campsite filled up […]

Le Mans 24 Hours 2011 Qualifying report

The final qualifying sessions for the Le Mans 24 Hours 2011took place on thursday evening in the form of two sessions, each of two hours with frantic driving on the circuit and nail biting back in the garages. Despite both Peugeot and Audi claiming that they were preparing race set ups and not worrying about […]

Audi wins Le Mans 24 Hours 2011

At one of the most thrilling and dramatic 24 hour races in Le Mans history Audi technology has prevailed. At the fascinating thriller which kept 250,000 spectators at the race track and millions in front of their TV sets watching in awe Marcel Fässler (Switzerland), André Lotterer (Germany) and Benoît Tréluyer (France) in the innovative […]

Manthey Porsche wins Nordschleife thriller

39th ADAC Zurich 24 Hours Race 23rd to 26th June 2011 The 39th edition of the ADAC Zurich was won in spectacular style by the Manthey Porsche team of Marc Lieb (Germany) / Lucas Luhr (Switzerland) / Timo Bernhard (Germany) / Romain Dumas (Switzerland) in their #18 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, securing an astonishing and […]

Book now to join us at Le Mans 2012

June 2012 will see the 80th running of the 24 Heures du Mans and although this year’s race is only a matter of weeks old we are pleased to announce that we are now able to begin pre-registration for the Le Mans 24 Hours 2012. By pre-registering for the Le Mans 24hrs 2012 you will […]

Le Mans Series at Silverstone

The Le Mans Series 2011 will be returning to Silverstone from the 9th – 11th Septermber. If you missed this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race or just want to re-live all the on track action then this is must attend event for all motorsport fans. As this race forms part of the 2011 Intercontinental […]

Peugeot win at Spa

Peugeot recovered from a poor qualifying session on Friday to win the 1000km of Spa and put the pressure on Audi. The race at Spa had great significance for all the teams as it was part of the Le Mans Series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cupcompetitions. It was also the last competitive outing before […]

Review from the 1st Round of the Le Mans Series 2011

Henri Pescarolo’s race team made a winning comeback to Le Mans style racing by winning on its first outing in 2011. Team Pescarolo took first place in the first round of the Le Mans Series at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit. Greaves Motorsport won the LMP2 class and finished on the third step of the […]

Race day at Sebring

Race day at Sebring

At 9am on Saturday morning we found ourselves standing just over the pit wall on the track next to the Audis and Peugeots. It is Sebring tradition that before the race (which starts at 10:30am) all the cars are lined up along the grid and the public are allowed to wander amongst them and get […]

In Sebring

In Sebring

Driving down Highway 27 from Orlando, it soon becomes clear that somehing is going on. First you see a couple of Corvettes on the road, then a few Porsches. RVs are everywhere in this part of Florida anyway at this time of year but there is a definite concentration around Sebring this week. It is […]

At the track in Sebring

I mentioned earlier that there are plenty of similarities between Le Mans and Sebring. Well that is true. However their are just as many differences. The atmosphere at the circuit here in Sebring is electric. There is always something going on. Perhaps the biggest difference between here and Le Mans is the access that all […]

World Premiere for the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4

Following the unveiling of the 908 in February, a diesel hybrid version of the new car will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show. The newcomer has already been set ambitious targets for the 2011 season. The new 908 was designed to comply with endurance racing’s latest regulations and will play a part in […]

12 Hours of Sebring: Preview

With a resident population of less than 25,000 Sebring is usually a sleepy town in central Florida and yet, every March, Sebring comes alive to the sound of engines and race fans. This year sees the  59th running of the 12 hours race at Sebring, which this year not only marks the beginning of the […]

12 Hours of Sebring: Race Review

Below is a breakdown of the 12 Hours of Sebring as it happened. Hour 1 With 56 cars on the 3.7 mile track here at Sebring it was always going to be difficult race to call in all classes with traffic and stoppages likely to play a significant part. Within 2 laps the new 908 […]

More from our lady In Daytona

Friday 28th January 2011 Well this place just gets better and better! Sorry to rub it in but the sun is still shining and hotting up! After a bit of chasing around and getting people where they needed to be, the morning has been  a huge success. All our customers were offered the opportunity to […]

United Autosports make exciting driver announcement for Spa 24 Hours

Former Grand Prix drivers Mark Blundell (GB), Eddie Cheever (USA) and Stefan Johansson (Sweden) return to the Audi R8 LMS cockpit for a second consecutive year when they contest the Spa 24 Hours this summer for Britain’s only “official” Audi customer team United Autosports. The Leeds-based team returns to the prestigious Belgian race over July […]

Travel Destinations teams up with Porsche Club Motorsport

Travel Destinations are delighted and proud to be associated with Porsche Club Motorsport here in the UK and as one of the 2011 season sponsors we will be following the racing across the three series (GT3 Cup Challenge, Club Championship and Speed Championship) with keen interest. As the official travel partner for Porsche Club Motorsport, […]

Further along the Pacific Coast

I woke up this morning to the strange collective sound of about 30 wild turkeys!  Ugly things really but can’t help feeling sorry for them – Thanksgiving soon comes round. I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been with the weather here and everybody I meet tells me so – apparently I should be wearing gloves […]

On the Pacific Highway

On the Pacific Highway

Tuesday 1st February 2011 After getting up extremely early in Florida this morning for a six hour flight west,  it is still only 9.30am and I’ve already had breakfast and lunch!! I am now driving down the Pacific Highway in California and it is beautiful. Although I have never been here before I have been […]

A great finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Early morning mist and fog slowed the race to a yellow flag for a while this morning, but the sun burnt it off leaving it all to play for.  Sadly Doran Racing,  and our friend rookie Ross Kaiser, decided to cut their losses during the night after losing too many laps in a couple of […]

Race Day at Daytona

Saturday 29th January 2011 What an amazing day! I got to the track early this morning for our customers to get their hotlaps.  The incredible Hurley Haywood was their hotlap driver in a very nice Porsche Panamera.  Bit chunky for the track I hear you say?  Apparently not! I am still amazed at the spectator […]

Autosport International show 2011

Held at the NEC since 1991, Autosport International has been widely regarded as the World’s Greatest Motorsport Show. Running from the 13th – 16th of January 2011, this annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from Karting up to Formula 1. Once again the Travel Destinations team will be […]

Travel Destinations at the Autosport Show

The Autosport International Show was a big hit for sports car fans this year with numerous personal appearances by endurance racing legends and current stars. Current Le Mans champions Audi had both Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish at the show, whilst rivals Peugeot were represented by Anthony Davidson.  McNish and Davidson went head to head […]

Le Mans Through the Ages

The legend of the Le Mans 24 Hours has come to the Coventry Transport Museum. From the 21st January until the 2nd May this year, a new exhibition entitled “Le Mans through the Ages” is being hosted in the Ariel Gallery at the Coventry Transport Museum. There are a number of historically significant Le Mans […]

Reports from the Rolex 24 at Daytona

This week, on the Travel Destinations Blog, we are bringing you news direct from Florida. Rolex 24 Hours driver Ross Kaiser with Travel Destinations’ Helen Burman Helen from the Travel Destinations office, has traded Welwyn Garden City for Florida just in time for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. As the race week progresses we […]

McNish helps Audi launch Le Mans 2011 challenge

Audi has unveiled its latest sportscar which Britain’s Allan McNish hopes will enable him to score his third and the German manufacturer’s 10th Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race victory next June. McNish and his Audi Sport team-mates attended an unveiling of the Audi R18 at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt, Germany, last night (Friday […]

The Classic Motor Show

The Classic Motor Show took place at the NEC, Birmingham from the 12th – 14th November and as always the Travel Destinations team were all present on our stand next to the main entrance in Hall 4. This show is often described as the last car event of the season, and for many it is, […]

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An experience of the Nurburgring

After another of our group returned from our “Nurburgring Drivers Experience” we received the following letter. We don’t often publish this sort of thing, but we thought you might like to know how our customers got on: Dear Richard and Ben, Just a quick note to thank you for our Nurburgring Experience this weekend. As […]

Le Mans 24 Hours 2011: On Sale Now

Reservations are now open for next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race. Book now by calling (0844) 873 0203. We are able to offer a variety of travel, ticket and camping options for those wanting to be close to the action. We can also offer camping, B&B and hotel accommodation away from the circuit for […]