Monday 31 October 2011


Spookworks would like to thank all our partners and friends for their help in 2011 and for making our success possible.


 In particular, to Alcon for their simply mind blowing brakes, Superpro for their rock solid bushes, Eibach for their springs, Steve and Gordon at Proflex for their support and advice, Mark Rawlings Photography for the world class imagery, all the guys and gals at RAFBF who have helped the team get to where we are today.  Thanks also to Chris Cawthorne at CCM for such a wonderful car and for all the constant support and advice.  Also thanks to everyone who sent in their best wishes and congratulations and everyone who has supported us this year.  Last but not least thanks to all the guys at Spookworks HQ for all your hard work - it's been emotional but well worth the effort - we are more than the sum of our parts.....

Sunday 30 October 2011


Spookworks have clinched the 2011 RAF Rally Championship title with a goliath killing 3rd in Class and an amazing 10th overall in the Fat Albert Stages at Keevil this weekend!!

The 2011 Champions Wreath now joins the 2010 Wreath on the Spookworks Impreza
The crew did not have it all their own way.  Phil Bruce put up a spirited fight and did not give up a single tenth of a second.  Half way through the event the foes were neck and neck when some spirited driving on the slippery Keevil stages and some luck meant that Phil dropped back to sixth in class while Spookworks came home in third.

More details to follow....

Friday 28 October 2011

Twas the night before battle......

The final day before the final event and Spookworks are pleased to announce that the car is in great shape and raring to go on our toughest challenge yet.  

With a 73 point lead going into the final event,  its a good place to be but only a 6th place in class will seal the championship.  That sounds easy enough, but the class reads like a who's who of rally machinery over the last 15 years - Escort Cosworths a plenty with a decent sprinkling of recent WRC machinery makes it a tough call around the stages at Keevil.  
Ready to go over the top......Spookworks Impreza waits patiently  for the big push....

Phil Bruce knows this event well, is extremely quick and his car is in equally good shape, so it could be the most ferocious battle ever seen in the RAF Rally Championship to date. Make no doubts about it - he will be going hell for leather and will be a formidable opponent!  

By our calculations, although Spookworks is on the right side of the points differential, only a finish within 5 places of Phil in class will secure the 2011 Championship.

Locked and Loaded - the Spookworks gets a good nights sleep prior to the big  event.
With rallying being rallying anything can literally happen so hold on to your hats for the showdown of the year and stay tuned for more news.....

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Latest News - Spookworks seeded at 35 for the Fat Albert

This weekend sees Spookworks in action at the last event of the RAF Rally Championship calendar  - the Fat Albert Stages.  The team are seeded at 35th, which although a bit higher than expected, should not prove any issues as the crew look to fight for their first title defence of the RAF Rally Championship.
Spookworks Impreza undergoes some last minute fettling at a secret location prior to this weekends title defence 
The Spookworks Impreza (shown above at a secret Spookworks Engineering Facility) has undergone some significant upgrading since the Woodbridge Stages where the Spookworks Team gained an excellent 3rd in Class and 10th overall. Most significantly the car has been fully equipped with Superpro Bushes and the initial signs are extremely impressive.  The car is so much firmer and the steering response seems smoother and more direct.  The team can't wait to get out on the stages to put the bushes through their paces and you can read a full report on how the bushes perform right here in the very near future.  It may of interest that the Spookworks service crew were amazed at how easy the bush upgrade was to install and the front end of the car was completed in just a few hours.  The bushes pushed easily into place and the more difficult to access ones came in 2 pieces which meant that once the old ones came out the the new ones just simply slipped into place. They don't half look the business as well!

Can a bush be described as beautiful? betcha it can!

Thursday 13 October 2011

Update from Spookworks

In just over 2 weeks, Spookworks will be back in action - in perhaps the toughest fight to date - The Fat Albert Stages.

 With a 73 point lead over our nemesis Phil Bruce, Spookworks will have their work cut out if it is to take the RAF Rally Championship for the 2nd year running.  This is for 2 reasons; 1.  Phil never gives up and 2.  He is pretty quick!  Looking at the current entry list, if Phil wins his class (highly probable!) we will need to finish 4th or higher in our class ( a very tall order against all those WRC cars)....

But things have been happening at Spookworks HQ, in fact the Spookworks Impreza has been moved to a secret location in Bedfordshire for some final tweaking before the season ending showdown.  For starters;  our new partners Superpro have provided some of their industry leading  products which are currently being fitted as you read this...this will give us some enormous improvements over the standard set up.

These little babies now on a Spookworks Impreza near you!!!

But is there something else going on.....??

Wednesday 5 October 2011

A little support from our friends....

Spookworks would like to thank the RAFBF for their kind words and support for our recent success at Woodbridge. If you could spare the time - please check out their website here to learn more about a genuinely wonderful organisation.  Enter their competition and you could win a flight in a SPITFIRE!