It’s back! It’s what you asked for. The end of waiting. The new RV8 Resource is here. Bigger, better and ever so slightly cheaper.

It’s all change at There are now five books on TVR and the RV8 engine published by Writewheel UK. Go to the TVR and RV8 page . One of the books is free.

The latest addition to the catalogue is the RV8 Resource. Almost legendary, and after lots of request, a much improved version of the guide to servicing your Griffith or Chimaera, or any RV8-engined TVR is back, and not before time. Go to the RV8 Resource page to see what all the fuss is about.

Recently published is The Chimaera. A celebration of one of the great sports cars. There are also a number of car-related articles that will interest anyone keen on cars and motor-racing. Please visit Old Blugger. You could also enjoy a view on life from the standpoint of someone who has always been somewhat bemused by ‘things’ going on around him. Comments welcomed, as are explanations as to why I’m so confused.

I hope you enjoy your stay on Writewheel UK and, even better, buy some books. We use the well-respected Ecwid online shopping system. You can shop safely on Writewheel UK.

Derek, aka Harvey Yates

Sir Stirling Moss

I was quite surprised that the report of Sir Stirling Moss’ death got to me. I should have known.

He was the reason I became thrilled with both writing and motor sport. Jenkinson’s report of their record breaking win in the Mille Miglia was a classic of thrilling factual reporting. When I met Moss, a few years later, he was at the height of his fame, yet he seemed happy to chat to a kid and his father on the morning of him entering the premier sports car race in this country. See the full story here. The image of him drifting the Scaglietti-bodied, short wheelbase 250GT Ferrari around Clearways is as clear now as it was at the time.

Magic memories. Thanks, Stirling, for your driving abilities on track and your approachability off track.