MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// 2014 RALLY POLAND (26.6.2014 – 29.6.2014) /// AND THE COOKIES & GOLD STARS GO TO…

2014 marked the return of the second oldest event in rallying, Rally Poland, which first sent car out in 1921 and last participated in the World Rally Championship in 2009.  In fact, the rally has (only) seen WRC action once prior to the 2009 round, in 1973.  But, in 2014, it was back.  In all … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// 2014 RALLY POLAND (26.6.2014 – 29.6.2014) /// AND THE COOKIES & GOLD STARS GO TO…

MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// 2013 RALLY DE PORTUGAL (11.4.2013-14.4.2013) /// AND THE MOST JERRY MATT REVIEW VIDEO IS…

2 0 1 3  V O D A F O N E   R A L L Y   D E   P O R T U G A L [ 1 1   A P R I L   2 0 1 3   –   1 4   A P R I L … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// WRC /// 2013 RALLY DE PORTUGAL (11.4.2013-14.4.2013) /// AND THE MOST JERRY MATT REVIEW VIDEO IS…

MOTORSPORT /// FIA PROM NIGHT 2012 (7.12.2012) /// AND THE COOKIES & GOLD STARS GO TO…

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA, the overlord of most international motorsport organizations) hosted their annual Prize Giving Gala night on 7 December 2012, honouring the best in driving over the past year and capturing some eyebrow-raising photographs through the night.  As night fell on the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul - not Constantinople (now, it … Continue reading MOTORSPORT /// FIA PROM NIGHT 2012 (7.12.2012) /// AND THE COOKIES & GOLD STARS GO TO…

MOTORSPORT… wrc 2012: and the cookies & gold stars go to (the naughty list)…

According to Dutch legend, Saint Nicholas handles the 'nice' list, whilst pawning the 'naughty' list off on his peon, Black Peter (Zwarte Piet).  Yes.  Go figure.  Anyway...  To celebrate the holiday season, the end of the 2012 World Rally Championship season, and the (fast approaching) beginning of the 2013 season, Cookies & Gold Stars opened … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… wrc 2012: and the cookies & gold stars go to (the naughty list)…

MOTORSPORT… wrc 2012: and the cookies & gold stars go to (the nice list)…

Usually, when Cookies & Gold Stars compiles a list of favourite moments, it is a celebration of snark.  Rather than point out the (actual) highlights, we (not unlike chimps, grooming one another) tend to pick out the most ridiculous moments and absurd details.  Then, we offer our interpretation of the situations and (in our inevitable … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… wrc 2012: and the cookies & gold stars go to (the nice list)…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 wales rally great britain (13.9.2012-16.9.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

2 0 1 2   W A L E S   R A L L Y   G R E A T   B R I T A I N [ 1 3   S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 2   -   1 6   S … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 wales rally great britain (13.9.2012-16.9.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rallye deutschland (23.8.2012-26.8.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

2 0 1 2   A D A C   R A L L Y E   D E U T S C H L A N D [ 2 3   A U G U S T   2 0 1 2   -   2 6   A U G U S T … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rallye deutschland (23.8.2012-26.8.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally finland (1.8.2012-4.8.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

2 0 1 2   N E S T E   O I L   R A L L Y   F I N L A N D [ 1   A U G U S T   2 0 1 2   -   4   A U G U S T   2 … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally finland (1.8.2012-4.8.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally new zealand (21.6.2012-24.6.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

2 0 1 2   B R O T H E R   R A L L Y   N E W   Z E A L A N D [ 2 1   J U N E   2 0 1 2   -   2 4   J U N E   2 … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally new zealand (21.6.2012-24.6.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 acropolis rally (24.5.2012-27.5.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

2 0 1 2   A C R O P O L I S   R A L L Y [ 2 4   M A Y   2 0 1 2   -   2 7   M A Y   2 0 1 2 ] You know the drill.  We pick our favourite … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 acropolis rally (24.5.2012-27.5.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

When it came to handing out our post-World Rally Championship event token prizes, the 2012 Philips Rally Argentina took some thinking.  It was an event of beautifully smooth driving, but little drama.  Which was quite mesmerising to watch.  But, well, little drama leads to fewer photo and video captures making rounds.  Which translates to less … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally argentina (26.4.2012-29.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally de portugal (29.3.2012-1.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

The 2012 Vodafone Rally de Portugal has come to an end.  And so we reflect on the cooler and more ridiculous moments of the event.  Under the circumstances, this one was difficult.  But, if the drivers could make it through the mess that was Portugal without losing their minds, the least we could do was … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally de portugal (29.3.2012-1.4.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally mexico (8.3.2012-11.3.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…

In no (specific) order, other than the order they popped into mind, these were a few of our favourite moments of the 2012 Rally Guanajuato Mexico... Mikko Hirvonen goes to Mexico and finds Jarmo Lehtinen has gone native This is the promotional video which all others will have to live up to.  It kicks off … Continue reading MOTORSPORT… 2012 rally mexico (8.3.2012-11.3.2012): and the cookies & gold stars go to…