In 2018, we’d like a new FF1600 website to cover the full array of UK championships – National, Northern, Scottish, Super Series, Castle Combe, Champion of Brands, Northern Irish and ideally Historic and Classic too – with sharp and informative online reports published within 10-45 minutes of the chequered flag for every qualifying session and race, written by reporters in the paddock.
There’ll be news and features between races too, including round-ups to ensure the full field gets coverage as well as just the frontrunners. We’d also like to include video posts with edited highlights from onboard footage supplied by competitors.
Another key part of the plan is a monthly downloadable magazine, containing more in-depth, feature-style long-form reports from each meeting, plus interviews, columns from FF1600 figures and regular items such as:
* My FF1600 memories – Drivers, team personnel, organisers and journalists reminisce about the races and incidents that made FF1600 part of their lives
* How to go fast in a… – Tips for drivers from those who’ve succeeded in particular chassis types, covering popular choices for the older classes and series as well as the likes of the current Firman/Ray/Spectrum/etc
* On this week in FF1600/FFord history – Delving into the archives to remember who was making waves in FF1600 on a given week in the 1960s/70s/80s/90s and 2000s
The website will also have some permanent ‘guide to’ sections to introduce FF1600 to new audiences. We want it to be not only the place where the existing FF1600 community and fans go for information and entertainment, but somewhere to entice more and more drivers to get themselves on an FF1600 grid.