We are back from our extended Summer holiday, and launching straight back into action with a mélange of motorsport magic.

This month’s Road magazine features the exciting news of the Atom Cup UK – a one-make series for the amazing new Ariel Atom Cup race car; focusing on fun, close racing and fabulous hospitality on some of the UK’s finest circuits.

The series looks like being really cool to watch and compete in, different and exciting. We can’t wait for the first rounds, which will be televised, in 2013.

Also this month, our pal and superb photographer, Richard Seymour takes his lenses to the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed – capturing the action in his usual stylish manner. See his incredible work on his new look website.

Finally, we meet a classic, one-off, über-rare piece of MG motorsport history – the unbelievable MG X Power TF500 Extreme.

Stripped and space-framed and loaded with the very best racing goodies – including a 500bhp Le Mans Cosworth turbo engine and XTrac six-speed sequential transmission – this is no hairdresser’s MGF, it’s a mid-engined monster we fell for.

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