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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 Event:

20th January 2018
BARC SEC Dinner and Dance Awards Night

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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 (Provisional):

Quaife Modified Saloons:

Rod Birley
See full standings

Quaife / Cannons TinTops:

Dan Fisher
See full standings

Scrapco / Avon Intermarque:

Malcolm Blackman See full standings