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Tristam Barden, Rover Mini driver in Quaife Intermarque Championship,
Invitation Class, age 35.

BARC SEC: OK green flags – lets go: how did your adventure with motorsport get started?
ristam Barden: I started racing in 1991 in a Mini on Autograss, in my first ever race I hit a Skoda up the back and then I crashed through the fence in the farmer’s field!

BS: You're behind the wheel of your Rover Mini. What is your dream racing car?
T.B.: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997).

BS: What is your dream motorsport event you want to take part in?
T.B.: I would love to compete in either the Bathurst or Sandown 500 in V8 Supercars. I think that it is by far the best touring car series in the world and enjoy seeing Alex Sidwell’s car in the QMN.

BS: Hard braking now – are there any other sport disciplines you're familiar with?
T.B.: Ice Hockey, you can blame Rod Birley for that! I go when I get chance to support the Invicta Dynamos. Not a football fan!

BS: Racing is on weekends – what are you doing weekdays?
T.B.: Heating and plumbing engineer with my father. We run M. B. Barden and Son Heating, Plumbing, Bathrooms and Kitchens.

BS: Who are your motorsport and non-motorsport heroes?
T.B.: I do enjoy cheering on Mick Sworder (Brisca F1 Stockcars) and Tony Stewart (Nascar). Non-Motorsport, Music groups such as Elbow and Snow Patrol. If we are talking heroes, I would like to mention all the people who give up time for free to make the racing happen. Marshals and all of the BARC SEC

BS: What are your expectations for 2014?
T.B.: I am only doing limited events this year due to budget but hope for a strong showing at the Lydden festival. Winning the second race in the tin tops in 2009 was a really special moment.

BS: Very tricky corner now – imagine there are no cars in the world, what would you do?
T.B.: Hover board! Or build a time machine, go to the 1900's and leave blueprint of how to make a car!

BS: And finish line – it's time for a drink. What's your favorite one?
T.B.: Red wine and the odd glass of Jim Beam at Christmas.

BS: Thanks and good luck.

ristam Barden

Next Race Meeting:

1st-2nd April 2018
Brands Hatch

Latest Galleries:

Latest gallery BARC SEC Awards Night,
20th January 2018

Latest gallery Quaife Modified Saloons with Cannons TinTops,
5th November 2017

Latest gallery Scrapco Avon Intermarque,
4th November 2017

Latest gallery Quaife Cannons TinTops,
4th November 2017

Last Race Results

Quaife Modified Saloons:

1. Andy Banham
2. Graham Crowhurst
3. Matthew Turner
See full results

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

1. Rod Birley
2. Dan Fisher
3. James J.J. Ross
See full results

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

1. Malcolm Blackman
2. Matt Simpson
3. Daniel Smith
See full results

2017 Champions (Confirmed):

Quaife Modified Saloons:

Rod Birley
See full standings

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

Dan Fisher
See full standings

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Malcolm Blackman See full standings