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Beechdean AMR have kicked off the British GT season with some phenomenal races and wins, including a GT3 win at Oulton Park, and GT4 victories at both Rockingham and Silverstone.
Andrew Howard, owner of both Beechdean Ice Cream Group and Beechdean Motorsport, and Jonny Adam, Aston Martin Factory Driver, are currently 5th in the British GT GT3 Championship standings. Off to a great start, with Jonny Adam claiming fastest GT3 lap at the Silverstone 500, with four more rounds to go.
Beechdean AMR’s GT4 youngsters, Ross Gunn and Jamie Chadwick, have proven unstoppable with two recent wins in their class at Rockingham and Silverstone, leaving them 2nd in the British GT GT4 standings. They have shown great potential, especially after helping drive the GT4 Aston Martin Vantage to victory in Silverstone’s Britcar 24-Hour – an effortless win for the Beechdean team.
Visit www.beechdeanmotorsport.co.uk/news for all of the latest race reports and for more information on how the Ice Cream Team are getting on in the 2015 Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Beechdean are the proud sponsor of Wycombe Wanderers FC and would like to congratulate Gareth Ainsworth as League 2 Manager of the Year, and celebrate an incredible season which ended with reaching Wembley. Bring on 2015/16!
With over 14,000 tickets already bought by Blues fans for the Sky Bet League 2 Play-off final at Wembley on Saturday 23rd May, pupils at John Hampden Grammar School helped celebrate the town’s success on the football pitch by replacing their school flag with the Wycombe Wanderers club flag. The students were joined by WWFC squad members Sido Jombati and Nathan Evans, who took time out of their busy schedule to visit the school.
As goalkeeper Matt Ingram’s former school, the pupils and staff will be keeping a keen eye on the game, many attending in person to support their WWFC stars, all while the Wanderers flag proudly hangs over the school for the weekend, helping paint the town blue in support for the Chairboys.
Celebrations at the school kicked off with dairy ice cream treats from the club’s main sponsor, Beechdean Ice Cream, kindly donated by chairman of WWFC and owner of Beechdean Ice Cream Group, Andrew Howard
“The club are delighted to have been inundated with support from fans, businesses, sports clubs and schools across the local area and we’re thrilled to have the backing of John Hampden Grammar School, who are proudly flying the flag for us as we look ahead to the play-off final at Wembley.
“We’d love to be able to say thanks to every individual who has got behind the team for this special occasion and hope that the gesture of handing out free Beechdean ice cream goes some way to showing our appreciation to the pupils at the school.”
Wycombe Wanderers have also succeeded in extending ticket sales, which are now available to buy online until noon on Friday and on the day at Wembley Stadium. This followed high demand from WWFC supporters for tickets; following the closure of the box office on Wednesday 20th May at noon.
For more information and to buy tickets for the game of the year at Wembley, visit wwfc.com.
Beechdean also visited the training ground today to drop off a few treats…
We are thrilled to announce that Beechdean’s SpongeBob Vanilla Ice Cream is now available on Ocado!
The perfect treat for all the family this Summer.
Get yours now while it’s on offer!
Currently £1.49 on Ocado (RRP £1.99)
Two years ago today we hit the press with our April Fools stunt that our Pedigree Jersey Cows were fed luxury strawberries and meringue’s to produce Loseley Eton Mess ice cream.
It was a big hit in the press, with The Grocer even getting involved:
“Loseley’s flavour development process is cutting edge – I have tasted the product and it is delicious. It is an exciting innovation for the ice cream category.“ Vince Bamford, FMCG Editor at The Grocer.
Today, Andrew Howard, owner of Beechdean Ice Cream Group, revisited the April Fools event on BBC Radio Jersey – listen to the interview above.
Now available on Ocado!
The perfect Spring/Summer fruity refreshment
Buy yours now for £1.99
Paul Hollywood, the nation’s best-known baker and star of the Great British Bake Off, took part in his inaugural race for Beechdean AMR this weekend, as he officially announces his move into the motorsport field.
Hollywood has taken part in his first ever competitive race in the Britcar Sports and Touring car Championship at Silverstone, alongside 2013 British GT champion Andrew Howard. Paul and Andrew finished a creditable 2nd in class in both races with a 4th overall in the last of the televised events.
Paul has now fulfilled a lifelong dream to get behind the wheel of a high performance racing car in a competitive event, and he will continue to race in the Beechdean GT4, culminating in an appearance at the Le Mans Festival in June 2015.
The overall objective is to work towards Paul racing at the highest possible level, taking part in the Le Mans itself in future is the ultimate dream. Andrew Howard, owner of Beechdean AMR said “Paul’s enthusiasm for cars and racing comes across strongly. Once he was behind the wheel, it quickly became apparent that he is a focussed racing driver and has the talent to race a car. The aim is to take Paul through various categories of competitive racing, from GT4, GT3 through to GTE and then, backing dependent, on to the big prize; the time we’ve spent together on the track and his first race performance suggest that this is attainable.”
Hollywood, a long term racing fan, has been working with Andrew – who also owns Beechdean Ice Cream Group, one of the UK’s largest ice cream producers – for the past few months to reach a competitive level. Paul comments “I thought baking was difficult to learn, but racing takes it to a whole new level. I hoped that I’d be a natural and that it would be intuitive but I’ve really had to work for it. It’s been no piece of cake.”
He will be racing at Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, and ultimately the Le Mans Festival.
“There’ll be more to come from Beechdean Ice Cream Group and Paul – watch this space…” comments Howard.