Our love for cars isn’t just for those in need of repair. We also have a passion for classic and sports cars too. In 2018 we got involved with motorsport for the first time by sponsoring a local aspiring racing driver on his journey through the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship.
Motorsport – the dream.
We’re excited to be looking after this Mazda MX-5 Mk1 for another racing season. Motorsport is an expensive dream and Matt Pollard knows this only too well. The Mazda MX-5 Championship is a perfect starting point for young drivers to get into motorsport. With tight regulations and very few modifications allowed, the Mazda MX-5 Mk1 is seen as a great entry route into club motorsport.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to Matt (pictured below) who instead of following in his Dad’s sporting footsteps, has had a love of cars since he was five years old. Keith Pollard is the Chairman of Berkhamsted Raiders so you might assume his son would be focused on the football dream, not the motorsport one. We’ve known the family for many years and already support the local football club in the form of our Car Magic water bottles used on the annual Bournemouth Tour.
The Mazda MX-5 was in need of some bodywork before we could give it the Car Magic finish. You can follow the repairs, the racing and our motorsport journey with Matt on the blog.
- Brake failures at Anglesey Trac Mon! September 10, 2019
For Round 4 of the BRSCC MX-5 Championship, Matt and his team headed out to Anglesey Trac Mon set on the west coast of Anglesey. The views of the Irish Sea and Snowdonia provide a scenic backdrop to this exciting and challenging racing circuit. Matt always takes the time to walk the track during a ...Read More
- Driving mistakes on the track July 19, 2019
Following on from his weekend in Pembrey Matt had been looking ahead with excitement to driving at Cadwell Park again. Last year saw Matt take his first podium at the circuit in Lincolnshire. This year though, the podium was a little out of reach thanks to a few driving mistakes on the track. Matt’s car ...Read More
- Pembrey Circuit – Matt finishes in 11th! May 30, 2019
Pembrey Circuit is the most challenging track in the UK with high-speed corners and a reputation as a real drivers circuit at 1.46 miles per lap. There are two circuit layouts, The National Circuit and The Clubmans Circuit. For the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship, it would be a chance to drive The Clubmans Circuit with a ...Read More
- Brands Hatch – First weekend of the BRSCC April 28, 2019
In 2018 we took a gamble and sponsored a local aspiring racing driver called Matthew Pollard. Matt’s Mazda MX-5 has been touring the race circuits of the UK emblazoned with Car Magic and Non Fault Car Accident Repair branding, in return for us looking after the car body repairs. We’ve covered the Mazda MX-5’s progress on our ...Read More
- Body repairs to start the 2019 racing season! March 5, 2019
Last year we embarked on our first foray into the world of motorsport. At Car Magic and Non Fault Car Accident Repair we decided to sponsor a local aspiring racing driver called Matthew Pollard. Matt and his Mazda MX-5 entered into the BRSCC Mazda-MX-5 Championship in 2018 and we were on hand for all necessary body repairs ...Read More
- First year as a Mazda MX-5 racing driver January 29, 2019
A month into the new year, Matthew Pollard is in a reflective mood. His journey as a Mazda MX-5 racing driver started before the 2018 BRSCC season. However, it was when he set eyes on his car 👇 that the dream became a reality. We didn’t get our hands on the car until after his Mazda ...Read More
- End of the season for BRSCC Mazda November 26, 2018
The last race weekend for the BRSCC Mazda Mx-5 Championship was held at Donington Park on the 20th and 21st October. Matt had never previously driven on the track at Donington before so he booked a track day in the week before the race. On the track day he was met with rainy conditions which wasn’t ...Read More
- Best race of the season at Rockingham October 15, 2018
If you follow motorsport you may know that after 17 years of racing, Rockingham Speedway is about to close. It’s a huge shame for the track but also for Matt who had his best race of the season there last month. Racing at Rockingham culminates with a two day celebration on 24th and 25th November with a ...Read More
- Anglesey – Great location, not so great finish. October 5, 2018
Over the summer Matt raced on a track that he had actually driven on before, back in 2017. Last time he drove a Mazda MX-5 BBR Mk3 in the Mazda Spring Series, but now it was the turn of our favourite Mazda MX-5 to visit Anglesey, in North West Wales. Anglesey – Breathtaking views The Anglesey Circuit ...Read More
- A bump at Silverstone August 19, 2018
Racing this time at the iconic Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, Matt and the Mazda MX-5 were all set for a sunny weekend. The BRSCC Mazda MX5 Championship has seen Matt take two podium places so far. One at Cadwell Park and one at Oulton Park and as Matt entered the Silverstone weekend with good test lap times, ...Read More
- Podium spot for the Mazda MX-5, despite torrential rain! August 4, 2018
On the weekend of the 16th June, the Mazda MX-5 visited Oulton Park in Cheshire for the first time. This was the fourth weekend in the eight weekend schedule for the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship. It was the first weekend racing with the Mazda MX-5 in its Car Magic and Non Fault Car Accident Repair ...Read More
- Go faster stripes for Matt Pollard July 12, 2018
Matt Pollard continues his racing debut in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship of 2018. Following his podium success at Cadwell Park where he took second place (and was interviewed for Motorsport TV ), we again had the Mazda MX-5 into the workshop for some repairs. This time, the repairs included some paint touch-ups before the car could ...Read More
- Podium finish for Matt at Cadwell Park June 25, 2018
Our BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship hopeful took to the track at Cadwell Park at the beginning of June. Despite some misty weather, an incident with the bonnet (eeek!) and a serious bump, Matt had a great weekend! Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire The circuit at Cadwell Park is one of the most technical and challenging in the UK. This ...Read More
- Race News – Car trouble but soon a new look! June 14, 2018
In our last blog Matt had just taken on his first race weekend at Snetterton which he described as a ‘learning experience’. After the bump and spin in Race 1, Matt was looking to recover and started 14th to fight his way through a group of cars. He broke away from the mid-pack only to miss ...Read More
- BRSCC at Snetterton – a learning experience! April 29, 2018
The BRSCC racing at Snetterton has been described by Matt and his team as a ‘learning experience’. As a new driver to the track, the qualifying times were good. However, the three races didn’t place Matt in the top half of the results. Here’s an official photo of the young driver from the beginning of ...Read More
- Spot the difference! One is a BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship hopeful. April 21, 2018
On the left we have Matt Pollard (our BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship driver). He recently completed his second weekend of racing in this Mazda MX-5 Mk1. On the right is our very own Stuart Hall, who is looking quite at home in this Mazda MX-5. It’s no wonder he is looking so pleased, when you ...Read More
- First look at the Mazda MX-5 Mk1 April 13, 2018
At the end of 2017 this Mazda MX-5 Mk1 caught the eye of aspiring racing driver Matt Pollard. He travelled to Newton le Willows on Merseyside with his Dad, to look at the ex-Championship winning car that was for sale. The car had a few dents but seemed to be in overall good condition and ...Read More