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Video captures battling baristas racing their coffee vans in Vale of Belvoir drag race




A little spare time during lockdown gave battling baristas Mark Trevarthen, of Cafe Allez!, and Lauren Bradley-Muir, of Ginger & Blue Travelling Coffee Company, the chance to settle an age-old grudge: which is the fastest coffee van in the Vale of Belvoir?

The rivals decided that a socially-distanced quarter-of-a-mile drag race would determine the winner and Skydive Langar stepped in to offer the use of their runway. Film-maker Simon Wilkinson-Blake directed and produced the film and the end result is worthy of a Top Gear feature.

For Cafe Allez!, Mark was piloting Henri, a 1972 Citroen HY van. In the Ginger & Blue corner, Lauren competed with Este, a beautifully restored Renault Estafette van of the same era.


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