Will Beaumont (@will_beaumont88) — Freelance writer and driver for hire. For more on my cars follow @garage_wrb 
Got another little go in this last year for an @officialevomagazine shoot. It’s
Got another little go in this last year for an @officialevomagazine shoot. It’s such a fun and exciting car, if only the new Civic Type-R looked this good/subtle and had a 8000rpm rev limit. Still, I’d take the new one if I had the choice – it’s just as much fun as the EP3 (if not a little bit livelier) and so incredibly capable too. #Honda#HondaCivic#HondaCivicTypeR#HondaCivicTypeREP3#Civic#CivicTypeR#CivicTypeREP3#TypeR#TypeREP3#CTR#CTREP3
21.01.2019 11:39:30
The feature including both of these cars I did while at evo has gone live on evo
The feature including both of these cars I did while at evo has gone live on evo.co.uk. These two are some of the best cars I have ever driven, so go and have a read of it. Plus, there’s some photos by @astonparrott that are far better than these snaps. Not as many skids in the final edit than I would have liked, but I can never see too many skid shots. #Porsche#Porsche911GT3RS#GT3RS#997GT3RS#MercedesBenzCLK63AMGBlackSeries#MercedesBenzCLK63AMG#BlackSeries#CLK63AMG#MercedesBenz#CLK63AMGBlackSeries
14.01.2019 11:02:00
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I’ve set up a new account purely for my cars: @garage_wrb No, it’s not one of th
I’ve set up a new account purely for my cars: @garage_wrb No, it’s not one of those creepy accounts where someone pretends an inanimate object actually writes the posts – freelance life hasn’t sent me insane just yet. Instead, it’s somewhere to document what I’m doing with the cars and where I can go into detail about making brackets, bending pipes and, eventually, driving the bloody things. This account won’t turn into a selfie-fest, it’ll still be mostly cars (including my BMWs) but I’ll just save the more nerdy stuff for @garage_wrb. Why WRB? They’re my initials, that simple. 1st shot by @astonparrott#BMW#BMW2002#BMW02#2002BMW#2002fanatic#BMW02Club#BMWE36#E36BMW#BMW318is#E36Sedan#BMWClub#Bimmer#Bimmers#Bimmerfest#BMWfans#BMWgram#UltimateDrivingMachine#UltimateKlasse#BMWClassic#Neueklasse#DriveTastefully#ProjectCar#CarProject#GarageBuilt#GarageLife#GarageWRB
13.01.2019 13:12:10
#ThrowbackThursday Some photos I took after I sneaked into the pit lane of the 2
#ThrowbackThursday Some photos I took after I sneaked into the pit lane of the 2010 Le Mans Classic. I found these, along with the Shelsley Walsh pics I posted a little while ago, while backing up some work. #Porsche#Porsche908#Porsche356#DeTomaso#DeTomasoPantera#BMWCSL#E9#BMW3LitreCSL#BMWBatmobile#BMWM1#LeMans#LeMansClassic
10.01.2019 10:25:03
I’d only ever taken a GT4 for a little spin around the block before, so it was f
I’d only ever taken a GT4 for a little spin around the block before, so it was fantastic to get a better go in it at Bedford. It felt incredible through the fast turns when it was a little damp, then sublime everywhere when it was wet. Now I need a go when it’s dry… The feature, written by @antonyingram in the Car of the Year issue of evo, also includes a GT-R and an Evora. I didn’t get as much time in them, but enough to remind me that they’re also pretty darn excellent. #Porsche#Cayman#PorscheCayman#CaymanGT4#GT4#PorscheMotorsport#Nissan#NissanGTR#GTR#Lotus#Evora#LotusEvora
01.01.2019 15:50:30
And my car if the year is *pointless drum roll because you can see it above* @re
And my car if the year is *pointless drum roll because you can see it above* @retrofordltd’s Zetec-powered Mk1 Cortina. I know what you’re thinking, ‘Will, come on, is this old Ford really better than a Ferrari 812 Superfast or an 800bhp-plus McLaren 720S?’ Well, in many respects, no it isn’t – those cars are, in almost every respect, more accomplished. They are faster, more practical, significantly more refined and way more usable. But the single minded attitude of Retroford’s Cortina means that there’s nothing to distract you from all the best things a drivers’ car has to offer. And it has all those attributes in abundance; it makes the most incredible noise, it communicates absolutely everything you need to know, its limits are accessible, there’s some proper performance and it looks like a delicate 1960s saloon. It’s utterly wonderful. #Ford#Retroford#FordCortina#Cortina#Mk1Cortina
30.12.2018 13:37:40
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I’ve driven some amazing cars this year, so although you’ll read many car of the
I’ve driven some amazing cars this year, so although you’ll read many car of the year type tests, another one (where I let you know my favourite) won’t hurt you. I’ll announce the winner (ooo errr, how grand!) later but, in no particular order, here are the new or significantly updates or tuned cars that impressed me most in 2018: #Ferrari812Superfast#RetroFordCortina#AlpineA110#FordFiestaST#CelticTuningAlfaRomeoGiulia#VolkswagenUpGTI#JaguarProject8#DMSMcLaren720S#AudiR8RWS
29.12.2018 09:55:38
Merry Christmas 🎄 It’s unlikely we’ll get a white Christmas here, so have some s
Merry Christmas 🎄 It’s unlikely we’ll get a white Christmas here, so have some snowy, festive (or as festive as I have got on my phone) shots by @astonparrott from our trip to Lapland this year. #MerryChristmas#Christmas#WhiteChristmas#Subaru#SubaruBRZ#BRZ@SubaruUK
24.12.2018 19:37:17
While backing up some work I found some photos I took years ago. These film shot
While backing up some work I found some photos I took years ago. These film shots were of a Lotus event at @shelsleywalsh. I’ll post up the digital shots I took when I blagged my way into the pit lane of the 2010 classic Le Mans soon, too. #Lotus#LotusCortina#Ford#FordEscortMk1#EscortTwinCam#FordEscortTwinCam
13.12.2018 11:44:43
After six years of working at evo, I have left to go freelance. I had a truly wo
After six years of working at evo, I have left to go freelance. I had a truly wonderful time driving, writing and designing on the mag, but I needed a change. These shots (by @astonparrott) are from one of the last bits I wrote, you can find the RS500 v RS3 shots in the latest mag. #Ford#FordFocusRS#RS500#FocusRS#FocusRSMk2#FordFocusRS500#Audi#AudiRS3#RS3#RS3Sportback
05.12.2018 15:18:39
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Lovely pic of the ‘02 when it was still running, by @ianeveleigh. Rather depress
Lovely pic of the ‘02 when it was still running, by @ianeveleigh. Rather depressingly it was taken in 2013, the year I took it off the road, the year I last drove it. #BMW2002#BMW#ClassicBMW@bmwclassic#Trackday#BedfordAutodrome
30.11.2018 13:27:23
Only one more week to get hold of the current issue of evo, where you can read h
Only one more week to get hold of the current issue of evo, where you can read how the VW Up GTI compares to the Renault 5 GT Turbo. I didn’t think the Renault would be quite so entertaining in wet and slippery conditions, what with the lack of ABS and all. Actually, it’s soft chassis and small size meant it was huge fun. But, so was the Up. 📷: @astonparrott#Renault#Renault5#Renault5GTTurbo#5GT#5GTTurbo#5Turbo
27.11.2018 08:13:55
Trying to decide what to do about my grilles. Cut up the NOS ones (that I spent
Trying to decide what to do about my grilles. Cut up the NOS ones (that I spent way to much money on) to make them fit around the oil cooler, or clean up and cut about my old ones. #BMW2002#BMW#2002BMW#M10b20#Bilstein#Eibach
18.11.2018 12:52:43
Some of @astonparrott’s pictures showing just how great @retrofordltd’s Mk1 Cort
Some of @astonparrott’s pictures showing just how great @retrofordltd’s Mk1 Cortina looks and how glorious the Leicestershire countryside can be. You can find out what it’s like – the car, not the countryside – in the current issue of evo. #Ford#RetroFord#FordCortina#Cortina#FordCortinaMk1#Mk1Cortina#CortinaMk1#ThrottleBodies#IndividualThrottleBodies#Zetec
13.11.2018 09:16:13
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Both @antonyingram and I took almost the exact same photo when we had this littl
Both @antonyingram and I took almost the exact same photo when we had this little feature overlap a few months ago. The 182 Trophy appeared in the mag a few issues ago and the 5 GT Turbo is up against the Up GTI in the latest one. #Renault#RenaultSport#Clio182#ClioTrophy#5GTTurbo#Renault5#VW#Volkswagen#VWUpGTI#UpGTI
03.11.2018 11:25:04
New issue of evo is out now. You can see more of this in it, @retrofordltd’s glo
New issue of evo is out now. You can see more of this in it, @retrofordltd’s glorious Zetec-powered Mk1 Cortina. #Ford#RetroFord#FordCortina#Cortina#FordCortinaMk1#Mk1Cortina#CortinaMk1#ThrottleBodies#IndividualThrottleBodies
31.10.2018 18:11:56
The engine’s only bloody running. It’s so smooth, especially considering the car
The engine’s only bloody running. It’s so smooth, especially considering the carbs haven’t been balanced or jetted and the timing hasn’t even been touched. #BMW#BMW2002#M10#M10b20#Dellorto#DHLA
28.10.2018 18:11:43
This car has so much attitude. More on @mmrperformance’s tuned BMW 1M Coupe in t
This car has so much attitude. More on @mmrperformance’s tuned BMW 1M Coupe in the current issue of evo. #BMW#BMW1MCoupe#1MCoupe#E82#E821M#1M
23.10.2018 07:16:46
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