Vauxhall is a mark of British motoring prowess, with every model from the always-reliable-runabout the Corsa, to the refined beauty and brilliance of the Insignia exuding a high-quality build and safety wherever you take it on the road. However no matter how good a car or manufacturer might be, there will come a time when, due to a whole array of different reasons, you will be searching for Vauxhall parts in Worcester – and while this might be a struggle in other areas of the country, you are lucky here because we at Viking Auto Dismantlers are the professional Vauxhall breakers, making a whole range of parts easily available. Continue reading →Posted in Truck Racing News | Tagged Vauxhall Parts Worcester | July 9, 2012
The Viking Vauxhall team were in good spirits after last weekend at Donnington where Nic finished 1st and 2nd.
At Brands Hatch, the heavens opened for qualifying, which usually the team would be delighted about. In session 1 of qualifying which was 10 minutes Nic posted a good time and qualified 2nd just behind Steve Dance. The pickup’s set up was for a dry qualifying session as the Viking team did not know what the weather was going to do with dark clouds looming all around the track. Qualifying 2 started straight after Q1 giving the team no time to change the set up. Two minutes before Q2 ended the Viking Vauxhall team noticed Nic had failed to make it around the track, infact he had approached the heir pin too fast and ended up in the gravel, Nic claims it was a problem with his brakes, but crew chief Karl has other ideas.
Nic’s incident left him 3rd in Q2 and left the Viking Vauxhall team a job of vacuuming his engine – atleast they were kept busy! Luckily for Nic and the Viking Vauxhall team no damage had been caused to the engine, this was because as Nic was heading for the gravel he had managed to turn the engine off.
After the palarva of the gravel, Karl took Nic for a quiet word in how to drive the full length of the circuit! The Viking Vauxhall team were ready and raring to go for Race 1. The race got underway and it was an absolutely fantastic nail biting race, with Steve Dance and Carl Boardley fighting for around 10 laps to eventually decide the winner that was to be Carl Boardley. Nic was running a close 3rd but backed off slightly towards the end.
After finishing 3rd, Nic was hungry for a 1st podium. The break between Race 1 and 2 was very short, just giving the Viking team enough time to weigh and check the truck. All of the Pickup Truck Racing teams were struggling with what tyres to choose as the track was quickly drying but the heavens looked to be opening again – a few crossed fingers for the weather to hold off and it did until the last 2 laps.
The battle for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th was fantastic to watch with the pack constantly changing positions every lap, Nic did manage to fight his way through to 1st and hold off Carl Boardley who was yet again having a battle with Steve Dance for 2nd and 3rd place. This allowed Nic to get a slight lead of the chasing pack, but one mistake could of changed it all. Nic came across the line 1st and Carl Boardley followed in a close 2nd with Steve Dance even closer in 3rd.
Video to follow shortly with plenty of action!
The next Pickup Truck round is 28th-29th July at Thruxton.
Posted in Truck Racing News | June 14, 2012
Cars are a vital mode of transportation for many across the UK; but with the cost of running your car at an all-time high, it can seem like a never ending drain on your finances, especially if your car needs repairing. If your car has developed a mechanical fault which affects its performance or safety on the road, or you have had an accident which has damaged the external bodywork of the car – don’t panic! Here at Viking Auto Dismantlers we offer effective and affordable Vauxhall repairs Birmingham that don’t cost the earth. Continue reading →Posted in Truck Racing News | Tagged Vauxhall Repairs Birmingham | May 30, 2012
The Pickup’s head to Knockhill on Sunday 10th June for event number 4 of the championship, after Rockingham where Nic finished 2nd and 3rd after spinning himself out in the first race and catching the rest of the pack up after they had a lead of 1/4 lap on him. It was very exciting to watch as he battled his way to the front, only to be pipped at the post, a fantastic race for all to watch at Rockingham, just how Pickup racing should be!
A short video will soon follow of Rockingham although the Viking Auto Dismantlers team were that busy they forgot to turn the camera on for Race 1!
Posted in Truck Racing News | May 10, 2012
If you’re a Vauxhall car driver then at Viking Auto Dismantlers, we can be your one stop shop for all of your motoring needs. We are an experienced and professional Vauxhall breakers Leicester, and we have been trading in spare and new parts for twenty years, as well as the dismantling, repair and part replacement of Vauxhalls, Rovers and MGs.
We understand that you want to ensure you retain the superior driving experience you get with a Vauxhall, which is why we strive to complete every job to the very highest of standards.
When you think you might have a problem with your Vauxhall you want two things; firstly for the problem to be diagnosed correctly, and secondly for the issue to be resolved effectively.
At Viking, we offer an unrivalled and advanced diagnostic service which has seen us recognised by the AA and RAC for the quality of our work. In terms of repair and replacement, we can provide guarantees on all of our new, used and reconditioned Vauxhall parts to give you peace of mind.
Whether you require an entire new engine or just a spare wing mirror, we can help. Unlike some breakers, we can also fit your new part for you, so if you’re not too sure how to do it yourself, you can count on us to get your car back up and running.
We stock spare parts for a large number of Vauxhall models including Corsas, Astras and Vectras.
If you’re looking to get rid of your car then our team of professional breakers can take it off your hands for a competitive price. It is important that you dispose of your car with a reputable breaking firm, and at Viking we are licensed by the Environmental Agency, DVLA and the local council. We are also members of the Motor Vehicle Dismantler’s Association and Car Takeback.
To find out more about our Vauxhall breakers Leicester service or the spare parts we have in stock for your Vauxhall, Rover or MG, give us a call on 0121 459 6866 or alternatively you can send us your question via our online form on our contact page.
Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Viking Auto Dismantlers. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Viking Auto Dismantlers, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.Posted in Truck Racing News | Tagged Vauxhall breakers Leicester | April 16, 2012
Motoring is an expensive business. Paying your insurance premium, taxing your vehicle, filling up with fuel – all of these costs soon add up to make running a car one of your biggest outgoings. It can be inconvenient enough when your car breaks down, but what if you simply don’t have the funds to fix your vehicle? This is where Viking Auto Spares and Repairs Ltd can help. As a specialist provider of high-quality Vauxhall spares Leicester, we can provide the affordable parts that you need to return your car to full working order, without having to pay the premium that some garages would charge for spares.
It can be difficult to source spares for your car, particularly if you are driving an older Vauxhall model. With a great range of vehicles in our breakers yard, it will be easy to find parts which are the perfect match for your car. Every part that we supply is extensively tested to ensure that it is in full working order, and our reconditioned spares are an affordable alternative to ordering brand new parts from a Vauxhall dealer. There is simply no reason to spend a fortune on spares when you can take advantage of our fantastic range of affordable parts, which offer the same great quality as new parts without the hefty price tag.
Whether you nip around town in a little Corsa, or transport your family in a Zafira, we are sure to have the parts you need to get your car back to its best. From second-hand alloy wheels, to a reconditioned engine to get an older car back on the road, you will be able to find just what you are looking for when visiting Viking Auto Spares and Repairs Ltd.
At Viking Auto Spares and Repairs Ltd, we are in our thirtieth year as a leading supplier of Vauxhall spares Leicester, and as an AA and RAC approved company, you can feel confident that you are choosing the best when choosing the services of our expert team. For the best Vauxhall parts at the best prices, look no further.
Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Viking Auto Spares and Repairs Ltd. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Viking Auto Spares and Repairs Ltd, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.Posted in Truck Racing News | Tagged Vauxhall spares Leicester | April 6, 2012 Posted in Truck Racing News | April 2, 2012
Please note these points are only provisional.
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#16 Steve Dance 626
#22 Nic Grindrod 590
#41 Carl Boardley 586
#2 Dave Briggs 584
#63 Phil White 560
#12 Paul Tompkins 549
#93 Michael Smith 526
#20 Charlie Weaver 474
#33 Danny Brosnan 469
#37 Neil Tressler 460
#82 Paul Jones 454
#88 Dave Weaver 435
#98 Anthony Hawkins 367
#8 David O’Regan 165
Posted in Truck Racing News | April 2, 2012
Qualifying Session 1:
#22 Nic Grindrod 1:02.060
#16 Steve Dance 1:03.073
#63 Phil White 1:03.446
#2 Dave Briggs 1:03.851
#12 Paul Tompkins 1:04.130
#41 Carl Boardley 1:04.318
#20 Charlie Weaver 1:05.001
#93 Michael Smith 1:05.081
#98 Anthony Hawkins 1:06.237
#33 Danny Brosnan 1:08.572
#37 Neil Tressler 1:09.387
#82 Paul Jones 1:09.549
#88 Dave Weaver 1:09.886
Qualifying session 2:
#22 Nic Grindrod 1:02.810
#16 Steve Dance 1:02.865
#41 Carl Boardley 1:03.122
#63 Phil White 1:03.528
#12 Paul Tompkins 1:03.689
#2 Dave Briggs 1:04.332
#98 Anthony Hawkins 1:05.141
#20 Charlie Weaver 1:05.276
#82 Paul Jones 1:06.625
#33 Danny Brosnan 1:07.970
#37 Neil Tresser 1:08.988
#88 Dave Weaver 1:09.075
Race 1 Results:
Fastest lap #22 Nic Grindrod 1:02.594
Race 2 Results:
Fastest Lap #16 Steve Dance 1:02.957
Race 3 Results
Fastest Lap #12 Paul Tompkins 1:03.501Posted in Truck Racing News | April 2, 2012
The Viking Vauxhall Team came home from a sunny weekend in Pembrey with 2 trophies in tow.
Nic aimed to come home with 70kg extra ballast but only managed 50kg after being spun out in the final. The damage to Nics truck certainly says “if you aint rubbin you aint racin!”
Qualifying went well for the Viking team finishing 1st in both sessions which put Nic 10th on the grid for heat 1 and heat 2. With not too many alterations to the car, the team were ready for heat 1.
Within the first lap Nic had made good head way and was fighting his way through the pack. After a tough battle, Nic was leading, and managing to make good headway whilst the others were fighting for positions. After 12 laps Nic crossed the line first with last years champion #16 in tow.
With Saturdays race over, the Viking Vauxhall team reflected on how the truck had handled, what could they do to improve the truck, and talked of ways to shave time off Nic’s lap times.
Bright and early Sunday morning was heat 2, a much closer and more exciting race than heat 1! The battle between Nic and Steve Dance continued for much of the 12 laps with them changing positions constantly. By lap 11 going into the first corner, Steve tried to overtake Nic, but Nic was to “shut the door” on Steve. The rest of the pack were having battles with eachother which made for fantastic entertainment. Across the line they came with Nic in 1st much to the delight of the Viking Vauxhall team.
With 16 laps for the final, the team were unsure whether Nic’s tyres would hold out as they were struggling after around 10 laps throughout the first 2 heats, but despite this Nic remained confident he could win yet another race, but this wasn’t to be as our good luck was about to turn bad! The Viking team knew the only way they could possibly win was to break out within the first few laps, a task Nic was happy to oblige too. After lap 1 it was clear that Nic was going to have to drive the best he possibly could if he was to battle through the pack and break away. Nic was caught up in one or two ruts which involved other trucks spinning out (none of which were Nic’s fault may we add).
Nic was now fighting for 3rd place with another truck, unfortunately Nic was taken out and ended up at the back of the pack. The damage to the truck was unfortunate and now Nic had no control over the back end of his truck. With current champion #16 breaking away at the front of the pack, there wasn’t much chance of Nic taking home another trophy! The Viking Vauxhall team had suspected a puncture at first but when Nic drove past pit lane it was clear that the damage was much worse. However, like the experienced driver Nic is, he carried on and crossed the line 11th after battling with his truck.
Minus the final race, an fantastic weekend for the Viking Vauxhall team and they look forward to Brands Hatch on Sunday 22nd April!
Nic would just like to thank for Viking Vauxhall team and Exon race engines for their hard work over the weekend.
Below is a photo of Nics wheel rim after the final!
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