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Free breakfast when you spend £100 on motorcycle protective wear

For the summer (let’s say until the end of August), we’re running a special promotion that kicks in when you spend over £100 on protective gear from our ’shop’ here in Guildford on a Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Spanish Grand Prix 2011 review - By Matt Upton

I couldn’t believe what had just happened on Sunday afternoon, because I had just witnessed an exciting Spanish Grand Prix! Not long ago, I would have rather watched a man watching paint dry.

It’s not that I don’t think that Catalunya is a great circuit, because I really do. It has lots of elevation changes and some fantastic corners (apart from that awful Mickey Mouse chicane they added recently). But the problem was that overtaking opportunities were limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Senna The Movie - A review by Matt Upton

When James Allen recently hosted a preview screening of the movie Senna, GPL were lucky enough to be invited along. Our plan was to write a review of the movie to let you know exactly what a treat you’re in for when the film hits cinemas this July. Fortunately for us however, a young man by the name of Matt Upton was also attending the screening, who has written articles for both Autosport, and the Motorsport News. So, rather than us write “It’s great, go and watch it”, here’s something a little more substantial.

But, seriously, go and watch it. It’s great! Read the rest of this entry »

This May, Minichamps is set to release a 1:43 scale limited edition replica of one of the most controversial Formula One cars never to race. The car was the brainchild of Colin Chapman and is, of course, the Lotus 88(B) that was tested during the 1981 season.

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The Grand Prix Legends Launch Centre

Formula One 2011 Launch Dates

With the first official F1 car launch just a few days away, we thought we would keep you up to date with what’s going on, and when, in preparation for the new season.

We will try to add some pictures from each launch for you to take a look at as well. Our advice is to bookmark this page, and check back on the following dates to see each launch. Read the rest of this entry »

Today is a hugely exciting day in the diecast calendar, as Minichamps has this afternoon confiormed its 2011 diecast new announcements.

There’s excitement for Rossi collectors with a tasty Valencia 2010 ‘Bye Bye Baby’ bike and figure set, as well as a host of new helmets, and a Laguna Seca 2010 figure.

Road car enthusiasts have got plenty to look forward to as well with the Ford Focus RS500 in Matt Black, McLaren MP4-12C, and the Bugatti Veyron Supersport all due in 1:18 scale.

Click here for the complete list of Minichamps 2011 New Announcements