Silverstone Real Ale Company
Located just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Silverstone racing circuit, it’s easy to understand why the Silverstone Real Ale Company has turned to the heritage of the track to market its product. Indeed, the four real ales—Ignition, Pitstop, Chequered Flag and Octane—have names connected with motor racing too. Director Morris Jones describes the company brewing art as “liquid engineering.” According to Jones, “Our mission is to celebrate the pioneering and flamboyant characters of the early days of motorsport by engineering their passion into our beers. We are totally committed to creating beers that have that special DNA of excitement and skill, a beer we’re proud to make and more importantly that our customers are proud to drink.”
Recently launched is the company’s “Racing Drivers Survival Kit,” a collection of three ales, a glass, a Silverstone Ales cap, and three coasters offered in a wooden presentation case. Priced at £35 (plus P&P worldwide) it is available, as are all the above ales, directly from the brewer throught its website:
Published periodically by Belgian automotive journalist Bart Lenaerts and his photographer wife Lies de Mol, the WAFT books can best be described as the hardbound offspring if Automobile Quarterly were to have a tryst with a modern art coffee table book. Each edition includes an eclectic mix of features covering everything from classics to modern supercars, as well as design studies, concepts and design personalities. Features gallery-worthy illustrations, a clean, high-concept layout and fascinating stories about interesting and obscure vehicles.
This fourth edition includes such topics as: Jaguar D-Type; Ed Welburn; Bugatti Brescia; Amko Leenarts; BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage; Unique & Limited; Mercedes AMG GT; Bucciali; Buchmann & Buchmann; Ford Mustang; Porsche 911 SC-RS; Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus; Cadillac Cyclone; Ferrari Testarossa; Mercedes C111; Paolo Martin and much more.
€40 standard version
€180 Limited edition (250 numbered copies, comes in a luxury box, handbuilt around a genuine music album featuring a cool car. Each copy is hence unique. It also comes with a picture of the Rainbow Porsche, on a 27×18 centimeter dibond, signed by Rainer Buchmann.)