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Clevedon April Issue 2014




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ighteen acts played to more than 200 exuberant fans during 12 hours of fantastic music at Winterfest 2014, which was held in the Princes Hall in Clevedon Community Centre. It was the event’s third year of Winterfest, which has established itself as a solid platform for original up and coming local acts. Highlights ranged from two-piece band Hacksaw, who performed in wrestling masks and implored the crowd to bombard each other with toilet rolls, to Arankas Cackle, who played Ramshackle energetically with their brand of reggae, while five piece Trailer Park brought their tight set fuelled by sax, with a motown feel and manic frontman. Clevedon’s folk terrorists M.O.D stood on chairs to play their own peculiar and energetic take on folk while the audience barked at them. Vanessa Hartley gave a beguiling performance, with her beautiful self-penned songs, captured the audience’s hearts and a fine collection of acoustic songs from Jimi and Wilf were a particular highlight. Gagarin brought their shimmering guitars to the proceedings and the whole day was topped off with an epic pummelling performance from Clevedon favourites, Mr Zippy. The all day indoor music festival, which ran from midday to midnight, is organised by Marlens, the local community organisation devoted to the restoration and renovation of Clevedon’s seafront and all proceeds from the day go towards funding the main Marlens Festival held on the Salthouse Fields every CALL JEFF on 07435 332409 September. Visit our website at or email

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The Jacko Ambulance was a familiar sight around the town; The drawing of a man was done by a patient and pokes fun at some of the local gentry; The badge was a popular theme for patients of the hospital. Both drawings were taken from an autograph book that belonged to Rose Norton Harper, one of the nurses who served at Oaklands from November 1914 to 1917 when she joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and served in France. She also drove the Jacko ambulance

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he Clevedon Lions annual 46th Charter Lunch was attended by more than 60 guests. At the event, chairman of Clevedon Town Council, Pat McNeil, handed over a cheque to help site a new defibrillator in the town. The actual position will be announced later this month. Thanks go to Lion Gray Bloxham for his efforts in this project and all who contributed. The Lions also had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for £1000.00 to Annie Smith, manageress of The Barn in Clevedon, who will use this money to purchase equipment for her special needs group of youngsters including a sensory wall area with soft cushions and book storage space with easy access. This good news followed hot on the heels of the Lions’ February meeting, when four new members were sworn in and ‘badged up’ swelling the membership to 14 and thus ensuring the Lions will continue their work of helping those less fortunate both in the local community and abroad. Future events include a ‘jumble sale’ and an exciting time for little ones called ‘Tot’s Toddle’ details of both will be available soon. If you would like to know more about the Lions, telephone Lion Jean on 875819.

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ounity es Revamp for West End Post Office in 1991, are excited by the move and said: “We have decided to do this to make the business more viable long term, to ensure our customers have a local shop and Post Office here for many years to come. “The extended opening hours means that people who find it difficult to make the current opening times will be able to come after work and pick up parcels etc. as well as a bottle of wine or bar of chocolate. There will also be parking directly outside at the front. We are hoping the changes help us reach a wider audience.” Angela is keen to stress that the Post Office will retain all of the best bits as before.

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West End Post Office in Clevedon will be changing this month as it moves into the Londis shop next door – and the move will make the post office experience for residents in the town even better. The Post Office has been at 169 Old Church Road, Clevedon, since 1955 and is popular in Clevedon for its service and friendly staff, so much so that it’s not just Clevedon residents who use it but also those from surrounding towns. The modernised Post Office will officially open from May and will operate from 8am-8pm seven days a week – the only Post Office in Clevedon that does. There will be three counters providing a wide range of Post Office products as well as some new features. The Post Office will also be part of a shop offering a wide range of different and exciting products. Owners Angela and Sonny Lim, who took the Post Office over in 1987 and then bought the newsagent next door


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hose who fancy some scrumptious food in a quirky, unusual setting can’t go wrong at The Lye Cross Farm Shop Bus Cafe. Those who regularly drive along the A38 in Redhill , just past Bristol Airport, might have spotted the bus which is situated at the Lye Cross Farm Shop. Sarah Welch, Manager of the Lye Cross Farm Shop, said: “We’ve had the bus since November 1 last year and a lot of people drive past and don’t know we’re here. But it’s really starting to build up and weekends are proving very popular. Come along and pay us a visit.” They are introducing a new Spring Menu, lots of home-made favourites and delicious local food to enjoy, including breakfast, Carwardine’s coffee, teas, homemade sausages and afternoon specials all under one roof of a bus. Whatever day of the week you visit the Lye Cross Farm Shop Bus Cafe you

are guaranteed a friendly welcome and you will see lots of friendly faces. In more exciting times at the Lye Cross Farm Bus Cafe, they are extending their opening hours from Tuesday, April 1, to Monday-Friday from 8ambutchery, cheese, delicatessen and 4pm, Saturday from 8am-4pm and bread counters, with milk, bread and Sunday from 10am-4pm and there is fruit and veg delivered daily from the also an outdoor seating area for those local market. warm summer afternoons. The wheels on the bus might D.C. PLASTERING not go round anymore but that Trowelling Up doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a trip on board the -Free quotes Lye Cross Farm -No job too small Shop Bus Cafe The Lye Cross Farm Shop itself boasts fresh, locally sourced produce including fantastic

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2014 worth the wait with PS Travel

inter weary travellers desperate for a break will be more than ready to get away from it all this spring and PS Travel has a new coach holiday programme for 2014. Over the past 18 years PS Travel has


built a successful local company with a family feel and a reputation for a friendly and personal service. This year they have worked hard to bring you a great programme of tours across the UK and Europe, with something to suit all tastes and interests. Whether you’re looking for seaside views, a peaceful escape in the countryside with stunning scenery, riverside retreats or city centre luxury in some of the country’s most beautiful cities, PS Travel has a variety of handpicked hotels to choose from. As always, your holiday starts from the moment you leave your home as PS Travel has a number of pick up points available. For your convenience and ease they will tailor-make an individual pick up point and return point to suit you, with free collection from home, or as close as possible. Continuing with the theme of taking the stress out of your holiday, you

will travel in comfort, with no hidden extras so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. To check availability or make a reservation, telephone 01275 792223.

aster Egg-citing time at Indulgence


t’s that egg-citing time of the year again and Indulgence, 12A Hill Road, Clevedon is bursting with beautiful and, of course, delicious Easter gift inspiration. Give the boring supermarket eggs a miss this year and head up to Hill Road, where you will receive a warm welcome and plenty of individual gift ideas to suit all ages. They include chocolate novelty bunnies and chickens, pretty foiled eggs in all sizes ready for Easter hunts, cardboard eggs to fill yourself and even chocolate eggs to hang on your Easter trees. Finally, who could forget their cabinet full of gorgeous handmade chocolates ready for you to select into stunning boxes, or into their amazing chocolate egg shells. You will not be disappointed.

Easter holiday activities at The Blue Room, Nailsea


e all know that kids love to be creative, but it can be difficult to think up new ideas, or find the bits for the idea you might have had. The Blue Room, The Sion, Crown Glass Place, Nailsea, hosts workshops for youngsters in the Easter holidays that can solve this problem by providing both the ideas and most of the bits to help make them. And because all the children must work with an adult, you will learn how to make the chosen project too. So, if the new skills are a hit, you can go off and make lots more at home. From pottery painting and simple sewing projects to button jewellery and Easter garlands, The Blue Room offers something for everyone. For more information, telephone 07456 517086. The Blue Room will be hosting an exhibition by Diana Figueiredo featuring original paintings, illustrations, and prints from Friday, March28 until Saturday, April 5 and all visitors will have the opportunity to win one of Diana’s prints.

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aster Portishead Easter trail to celebrate Fit Feet Week


s the Society of Shoe Fitters launch Keep Fit Week starting on April 12, family footwear retailer Solelution in Portishead High Street and Clifton Village will be holding two weeks of activities to highlight the importance of looking after our feet. In a massive giveaway there will be prizes galore with a number of the activities which include a design a

shoe competition and an Easter trail. Keep Feet Fit week has been organised to remind that ensuring we wear appropriate and well fitting shoes is key to keeping healthy. The number of people suffering from complaints that can attributed to ill fitting footwear is on the rise and these range from the obvious like bunions and hammer toes to the less obvious neck, back, shoulder, hip knee and leg pains. Moe worrying is that these conditions are being seen by GPs in patients at a much earlier age than ever before. Tanya Marriott, owner of

Solelution, has organised a range of activities for all the family to enjoy

throughout the Easter holidays, while also providing the opportunity to find out more about how to keep our feet in tip top condition. Entry forms will be available from Solelution from April 5 - 21. It costs £1 to enter with the proceeds going to local children’s charities Springboard and Children’s Hospice South West. Find out more by calling 843399.


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Easter art weekend


he Easter Charity Art Exhibition and Sale of Paintings will be held once more at The Hawthorns, Elton Road, Clevedon over the Easter weekend. CLEVEDON RAMBLERS GROUP APRIL WALKS

This will be the 16th successive year the exhibition has been held in this impressive setting thanks to the generosity and hospitality of the management, staff and residents at the Hawthorns. A large number of high quality paintings by a wide variety of artists will be on display for the public to enjoy and purchase, with the proceeds being divided between a Cystic Fibrosis charity and the Children’s

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Hospice South West Memory Mug Project, which is the Clevedon Lions Club’s designated charity for this event. During the exhibition, coffee, tea and cookies will be available in The Hawthorns’ atrium. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 19-Monday, April 21. On the Saturday and Sunday it will be open from 10am–1pm and 2.30–5pm and on the Monday from 10am–1pm and 2.30–4.30pm.

Civic Society meetings C levedon Civic Society will be welcoming speaker Anton Bantock to talk about the history of Berkeley Castle at their public meeting on Thursday, April 10. Visitors are welcome at a cost of £3. The Society’s Local History Group will then meet on Thursday, April 17 April

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to hear Sandy Tebbutt speaking about The Great Houses of the Gordano Valley. Sandy is a local historian from Portishead and an active member of the Gordano Society. Both meetings are held at the St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Road, Clevedon, at 7.30pm.


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Clevedon Music Club

he Clevedon Music Club ends its successful 2013/2014 concert season in the Teignmouth Room of the Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon on Tuesday, April 15. A brief Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm will be followed by a programme at 8pm performed by flautist Clarissa Payne with pianist Andre Shlimon, playing music by Bach, Haydn, Copland and Piazzolla. Music Club Members are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM, and visitors will be warmly welcome for the concert. Admission is £5 at the door..


Winslow Boy for Players

levedon Players next production will be The Winslow Boy at the Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon, from Thursday, April 3-Saturday, April 5. Set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the age, The Winslow Boy is based on a father’s fight to clear his son’s name after the boy is expelled for stealing a fiveshilling postal order. Had they not cleared his name, they would have been shunned by their peers and society. The production will start at 7.30pm on all three evenings and tickets priced £8 with concessions £6 on the Thursday, can be purchased from 07816 158445.


What's on Mandolin and guitar evening in Walton in Gordano


mandolin and guitar evening takes place in the Walton in Gordano Village Hall on Saturday, April 12 from 7.30pm. David Griffiths on mandolin and Helen James on guitar are Duo Recado and their repertoire ranges from Italian, Gypsy and Swing to Latin and Classical styles. This will be a relaxing, fun and social evening - bring your own food, drink and a glass. Tickets are £5 in advance please from Emma at Cross Tree Stores, Walton Street, Walton in Gordano. There are only a limited number of tickets available. For more information, telephone Graham on 01275 873408.

Tea Dance


levedon Flower Show and Festival will be holding a Tea Dance at St Andrews Community Hall, Old Church Road, Clevedon, on Wednesday, April 2 from 2-4pm. A wide range of refreshments will be available and if you don’t dance then why not go along and listen to the music? Admission is £2.50 and there will be ample parking available.

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ith amazing sights, ancient history, beautiful scenery and diverse culture, a journey through Southeast Asia offers incredible and unforgettable travel experiences. Cruise between limestone cliffs in Halong Bay, stand in awe before Angkor Wat, meet the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand or wander between ancient temples in undiscovered Burma. Whichever part of South East Asia you may be thinking of experiencing, join Global Independent Travel and Wendy Wu at the Walton Park Hotel, Clevedon, on Thursday, April 24 to find out more about this most enchanting region. It will start at 7pm and to book your free tickets visit www. or telephone 01275 774886.

Food & Drink


The Lambing Shed

here are many reasons to take a visit to Bullock Farm in Kingston Seymour, be it the beautiful fishing lake, the walks and the camp site. But there hides another special place on the site in Back Lane – The Lambing Shed. The cafe, which is situated on the beautiful fishing lake, is being run by the team who ran Hazel’s Tea Room at Brackenwood Nurseries for the last three years.

The cafe has been completely refurbished and the team are serving up hot and cold snacks and drinks to eat in or take away with the menu boasting: full breakfasts, breakfast baps, jacket potatoes, paninis, cottage pies, lasagnes, daily homecooked specials, homemade cakes and lots of local produce. A Sunday carvery is available between 12-2.30pm.We also provide a carvery to eat at your peg whilst fishing. The Lambing Shed is not just a great place for food either. The venue is also on the North Somerset Arts Trail and will be hosting various arts & crafts events throughout the year. In addition, The Lambing Shed is situated near the Strawberry Line, a popular route for both cyclists and

walkers in the area, making it the perfect place for them to stop of and re-fuel for the rest of their journey. The Lambing Shed would also welcome any cyclists or walkers who would like to set up cycling or walking Clubs to get in contact with us’. The Lambing Shed is open from 7.30-3.30pm Wednesday to Sunday but if you would like food provided outside of these hours or to book a Sunday carvery please telephone the team on 07429 934719and they will be delighted to help.


Also serving homemade soups, light snacks, main meals & delicious homemade cakes SUNDAY CARVERY Walking & Cycling Parties welcome Open Wednesday – Sunday from 7:30am-3:30pm

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Perfect portrait of your pet


professional photograph of a loved one is a treasured possession. But

what about those family members who are often forgotten when it comes to portraits? Paws In Time Photography, Clevedon, offers natural portraits of your favourite pet, with pictures captured in your own home, on a walk, at an event or a place special to you. Animals and photography have been photographer Corinne Routley’s two main passions in life and she photographs all kinds of pets, from dogs and cats to horses and small stick insects. A session will last around two hours and Corinne’s aim is to create a fun and

relaxed atmosphere for you and your pet, capturing their unique personality. She caters to each animal’s individual temperament, creating images that you can treasure forever. For more information call 07500080743, email Corinne. or visit

Spring has sprung at Aarons Pets S


pring is finally here and Aarons Pets Ltd, 121 Station Road, Nailsea and 14, Old Church Road, Clevedon, has a great selection of wild bird feed and accessories to bring the birds back to your garden. Why not try suet pellets or dried mealworms as they are two of Aarons Pets most popular products and seem to go down well with the local birds. They also have a great range of locally handmade bird tables. With Easter round the corner, don’t forget your dog and cat. You can get safe Easter Eggs for pets in a range of sizes, as well as a great selection of other treats and toys for all pets. Aarons Pets has also introduced a new loyalty card scheme with some of their manufacturers, including James Wellbeloved, Royal Canin and Burns. For more information on that please ask in store. Offers in store at the moment include Whiskas 12 pouch at two for £5, James Wellbeloved Adult 15kg now contains 20 per cent extra free and Hills Dog food Adult 12kg is only £36.99. All offers are while stocks last. Finally, to keep up to date with great offers and news, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Telephone the Nailsea store on 01275 852030, or the Clevedon one on 01275 340677.

Health & Beauty


Chance to increase sporting opportunities for local disabled players

n the same month as the Sochi 2014 Paralympics will be broadcast globally, North Somerset Council is supporting local sports clubs, coaches and volunteers to develop new sporting prospects for disabled players. The council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles team is driving forward its Sportarray initiative to encourage more than 500 disabled young people and adults in North Somerset to play sport regularly. One of the main barriers to young disabled people taking part in local sport is a lack of volunteer support and this is where local people can help. To help local sports clubs, coaches and volunteers to get started, the initiative is running a free, inclusive sport practical training session on Sunday, March 30 at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, Weston, from 10am-1pm. To reserve a place email or telephone 01275 882734.


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Health & Beauty All smiles for Portishead dental clinic


Portishead-based dental training clinic is helping to put the smile back on the faces of local patients with its high-quality yet cost-effective dental implant treatment. Dentale, which operates out of a state-of-the-art clinic on the Middlebridge Business Park, in Bristol Road, Portishead, runs a programme of introductory and advanced courses that enable fully-qualified dentists to acquire not just the theoretical knowledge, but also the hands-on surgical experience they need to learn implant dentistry. And because of its status as a fullysupervised education and training clinic, Dentale is able to offer dental implant treatment for around 40 per cent cheaper than the industry average. Lucy Worsley, practice manager of Dentale, explained: “Especially in


challenging economic times, dental implants can be seen as an expensive solution to replace a missing tooth, with some people actually choosing to go abroad to obtain cheaper treatment. “Now though, patients have a viable option to receive cost-effective, highquality treatment right here on their doorstep in Portishead.”

Alternatively Dentale’s highly experienced dental implant tutors are available for private consultation. They also offer general dentistry and additional treatments such as teeth whitening. For further information telephone 01275 848257, email or visit

Health & Beauty Exercise of the Month:

Health & Beauty Flat Bench Press. NOT!

By: Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor


very month top personal trainer Matt Bembridge, AKA Gym Professor, provides an exercise of the month for readers to try. Starting an ‘Exercise of the Month’ article with a NOT joke is a little unorthodox. However, the reason is that almost everyone (certainly every man) who’s stepped foot in a gym has performed a Flat Bench Press. The Flat Bench Press is seen as a king among lifts and a supposed marker of physical prowess. I do not agree. I encourage you NOT to perform the Flat Bench Press for at least the next month. Instead, I’ll outline a couple of reasons which bring me to this conclusion and some alternate exercises to perform. First, for most, the rotator cuff (comprising four muscles - teres minor, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and subscapularis - which in concert help to stabilise the shoulder) is the weak link during a Flat Bench Press. Therefore, the rotator cuff is prone to injury performing a Flat Bench Press - in particular, the supraspinatus

muscle and/ or tendon when reaching exchange the Flat Bench Press for or driving out of the mid-position of a Neutral-Grip Incline Dumbbell Press. Flat Bench Press. You should find a lesser range-ofThe risk is significantly increased if movement at the mid-position the weight is not lifted in a controlled (helping to reduce strain on your manner i.e. trying to reverse the rotator cuff ) and greater contraction of downward inertia caused by the pectoralis major at the start/endperforming the movement too quickly. position. Secondly, although to complete a Flat Should you wish to return to Flat Bench Press the arms return to their Bench Press in future, your weak link pressed position (perpendicular to should be stronger and your pectoralis the torso), the range-of-movement major adequately stimulated does not allow for full-contraction of performing an alternate exercise. You the pectoralis major (chest muscles). may find you’re stronger. Personally, I It’s quite short. Full-contraction is choose not to perform Flat Bench Press being achieved when the arm’s drawn at all. forward and across the body, not Foot Health forward and out to the side. So, what do I recommend? Practitioner Leave the ego at home. First, Home Visits pick up some small weights and start training your rotator cuff Nails Cutting regularly in order to increase Corns and Callus mobility and strength. You can find exercises and workout ideas Routine Foot Care on the Gym Professor website. Kim Shepherd RGN SAC Dip FHP Secondly, with lighter weights Telephone 07865 057044 for appointment than you’d typically press with,

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reating your dream kitchen or bedroom means endless possibilities. There are many different designs which embody various styles and themes and it is important that you choose one suitable for you. Thankfully Cadbury Kitchens in Yatton are on hand to help

and make the process as smooth as possible. Design is what Cadbury Kitchens are known for and they can make your ideas become a reality. For design consultation Cadbury Kitchens offer a free no obligation visit to your home to get a feel of the kind of kitchen or bedroom you would like. Started by Sue and Keith Fieldhouse in 1994, the family business is recognised as one of Bristol’s leading kitchen and bedroom design companies. So whether you are looking for ultra modern, classic, shaker or something completely unique, Sue, Keith and the team can help and provide a professional, friendly and personal service. When it comes to fitting, Cadbury Kitchens have a small team of fitters who are tried, tested and proven installers and who have worked alongside them for many years, completing installations to the highest standard. For more information or to make an appointment visit the showroom at Unit 15, Market Industrial Estate, Yatton (by Yatton railway Station) or telephone 01934 876321.

National Gardening Week


arden lovers will be getting set for National Gardening Week 2014, which takes place from Monday, April 14-Sunday, April 20. National Gardening Week was launched by the Royal Horticultural Society to get the nation growing. There are many benefits of gardens and gardening and through National Gardening Week, thousands of people across the country will come together to help keep Britain beautiful by sharing and celebrating everything about gardens and gardening. Communities and organisations are pulling out all the stops to host garden open days, garden parties, plant swaps and a wealth of other activities to share advice. Visit www.nationalgardeningweek. to find out what’s going on in the local area.


Hoe & arden New faces and vehicles at fast-growing NYPD HomeShield


ne of North Somerset’s leading providers of comprehensive plumbing and heating solutions has started the year in fine fashion, with new vehicles and an expanded workforce to meet growing demand for its services. Nigel Yates Plumbing Department, better known locally as NYPD, has operated in the Bristol and Somerset area since 2002. Following an exceptionally busy 2013, Gas Safe-registered NYPD is growing

In addition, NYPD has taken on two new full-time members of staff, heating engineer Martin Bidwell and office apprentice Samantha Yates, at its head office in Timberlake Barn, Congresbury. Nigel Yates, director at NYPD, said: “When it comes to issues like boiler maintenance and repair consumers are not just looking for good workmanship, they also want someone they can trust to do the job properly and call on in an

dependability, which is evident by the fact we are now expanding our operations to provide even more coverage for an ever-growing group of satisfied customers and new referrals.”

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Trees can add value to your home, regulate the temperature of your neighbourhood and provide food for wildlife. Tree care starts from the minute you select a tree and as your tree grows you may find you need the services of a professional to keep it healthy, safe and looking good.

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McLaren P1 Hypercar


he McLaren P1 is the long awaited successor to the mighty McLaren F1 of 1994, and as such represents the pinnacle of achievement as far as McLarens expanding range of road cars is concerned. For the time being it is, says McLaren, if not the fastest car in the world - that title almost certainly belongs to Ferrari’s even more potent, slightly lighter LaFerrari - the most exciting hypercar to drive the world has ever seen. The P1 costs £866,000 and there will only ever be 375 examples built, which McLaren claims have now all been sold. At its core the P1 boasts a two-seater carbon fibre tub, much like that of a Le Mans prototype racing car. It is propelled by two distinctly different power sources. The first is a twin-turbo

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3.8-litre V8 engine that produces 727bhp at 7300rpm and 531lb ft of torque at 4000rpm. The second involves an electric motor that uses a brace of lithium ion batteries to produce a further 176bhp and 192lb ft of torque. This provides the P1 with a combined output of 903bhp and 664lb ft of torque. As you’d expect, the car is made from all sorts of exotic materials beneath its carbon fibre outer skin, but the key statistic is a kerb weight of just 1450kg. This gives it a power-to-weight ratio of well over 600bhp per tonne, and that, says McLaren is enough to fire the rearwheel-drive P1 to 60mph in just 2.8sec, to 100mph in well under six seconds and to 200mph in under 20sec. In the light of what happened to initial The usual response!



F1 sales, which suffered back in the 90s, no one is going to blame McLaren for erring on the side caution when it comes to build numbers, especially not when they have created such an extraordinarily brilliant car. The P1 deserves all the success it gets. It is, for the time being, the most exciting car to drive in the world.





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