|Smoothline is the brain-child of Steve Glenney and Bernie Webb, the most competitive pairing in Australian Rallying. Steve and Bernie are widely renowned for the volume of time invested in their Stage Notes and their insurpassable attention to detail.Steve and Bernie have a long history of convincing rally wins, and not always in the fastest cars. Their immense knowledge of stage note writing has contributed to this success and is the rock on which the Smoothline legacy is built.|
From: Adelaide, South Australia
Steve Glenney is widely regarded as the fastest and most versatile driver in Australian Motorsport. Steve has recorded wins at National and International level in Circuit Racing and Rallying (both gravel and tarmac), including the pinnacle of Australian Rallying, Targa Tasmania. Equally comfortable on a racetrack or in the forest, no other driver (privateer or factory backed) has achieved comparable success in these forms of motor racing in Australia.
Steve began his motorsport career competing in motorkhanas and hillclimbs in 2001 in his road car, a HSV Commodore, before swapping into a Nissan Skyline GTR for his first tarmac rally (the 2002 Rally Tasmania). Steve’s first major result came the following year with a 2nd outright placing in Targa Tasmania.
In 2004 Steve turned his attention to the Australian Rally Championship (ARC), entering and winning the inaugural Subaru RS Challenge (one make series). Steve teamed up with his current co-driver and Smoothline cocontributor Bernie Webb the following year to take out the ARC Privateer’s championship. Steve’s first outright ARC win came in the 2006 Rally South Australia, before his attention was turned back to the tarmac. A string of outright victories came in the next few years including the 2008 Rally Tasmania, Targa Tasmania and Adelaide Hills Rally, 2009 Targa Wrest Point and 2010 Rally Tasmania.
Since then Steve has expanded his involvement to include circuit racing, where he has won multiple rounds of the Australian Production Car Championship and the 2010 World Time Attack Challenge.
Bernie Webb is one of Australia’s best known and most accomplished co-drivers. Having worked with more than 25 drivers over the last 15 years, Bernie’s list of successes includes multiple wins in national and international rallies on both gravel and tarmac.
Bernie began his career in 1997, entering State Championship events in a Mazda RX2, before taking on the ARC in 2001. An invitation to compete in Targa Tasmania came in 2002 signaling the commencement of Bernie’s association with tarmac rallying.
Bernie’s first major result came in 2004, with an outright win in the NSW Rally Championship which was quickly followed by a podium finish in the inaugural Targa West the next year. In 2005 Bernie began working with Smoothline co-author Steve Glenney, the pair taking out the ARC Privateers’ Championship in their first year together.
Over the next few years Steve and Bernie took outright honours in 5 national and international rallies together before being contracted to Mazda Motorsport. As well as producing Smoothline Stage Notes together the pair currently campaign the factory-backed RX8-SP in tarmac events.