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THE 2019 WINTER TRIAL
Winter Trial 2019  Arguably the most difficult of the classic winter rallies, the 6-day Winter Trial, organised by Classic Events of The Netherlands, gets underway from the Berchtesgarden in the Bavarian Alps from .09.00 on Sunday 27 January, finishing in Salzburg lunchtime on 1 February. Thirty-five cars are competing in the tough ‘Trial’ class, headed by possible winners John ...
BREAKFAST AT GOODWOOD 2019
Goodwood Breakfast Club 2019 dates The themes and dates for the ever-popular Breakfast Club events at the Goodwood Motor Circuit throughout 2019 are: 3 March – Estate Car Sunday The 2019 Breakfast Club season begins with the workhorses of the automotive world – expect to all kinds of estate cars, from fast German uber-wagons to rare Italian-designed shooting brakes. 5 May –...
CASTLE COMBE TO CELEBRATE FORMULA FORD'S HALF-CENTURY
50 years of Formula Ford Half-a-century of Castle Combe’s circuit-based Formula Ford 1600 championship will be celebrated at the circuit’s opening race meeting of the 2019 season on Easter Monday, 22 April. A bumper collector’s programme will be full the exciting history, images and memories. Fifty years after the opening race in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship, the...
HSCC AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2019
HSCC to honour Formula 5000 at Autosport show   The Historic Sports Car Club will celebrate 50 years of Formula 5000 in a spectacular display at the 2019 Autosport International at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 10-13 January, reports Paul Lawrence.   Marking the 50th anniversary of the UK debut of the spectacular category the Club will feature a six-car display of...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 DATES FOR 2019
HSCC confirms expanded Historic F2 calendar  The Historic Sports Car Club has announced an extended calendar in 2019 for the Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, reports Paul Lawrence.   As the schedule increases from five to six double-header race weekends, a superb range of prime European race tracks will join the previously announced date at the Silverstone Classic (26-28 Ju...
LE JOG 2018
The 2018 Le Jog The 2018 Edition of Le Jog (The Land’s End to John o’ Groats Reliability Trial), organised by HERO Events gets underway at 07.30 on Saturday 8 December, with the first car of the 71 entries due over the finishing-line on Tuesday 11 December at around 10.30, having completed 1,450 miles. In between crews will face a series of challenges designed to make Le Jog the mos...
VSCC COTSWOLD TRIAL 2018
The VSCC’s 13th Cotswold Trial Taking place this Saturday (17 November) and based around Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire, the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2018 Cotswold Trial has attracted a full entry of over 100 pre-war cars. After visiting a several local challenges the crews arrive at Prescott around midday where they take on the three final tests, and spectators are w...
RALLY OF THE TESTS 2018
HERO’s 2018 Rally of the Tests Organised by HERO Events, and supported by the Royal Automobile Club and RAC Motoring Services, Rally of the Tests, from 8-11 November 2018, represents UK regularity road rallying at its very best. There’s plenty of hard work – 30 special tests and 20 regularities crammed into three days – for both driver and navigator, so whichever crew win...
BIRKETT SIX HOUR RELAY RACE 2018
The 750 Motor Club’s ‘Birkett’ relay race You know the season is coming to a close when the Birkett Six Hour Relay Race preview appears, taking place around the Silverstone GP circuit on Saturday 27 October. Up to 70 teams (currently 63) with between four to six cars each take part, some going for outright victory, others using the handicapping system to pull off a different ...
HSCC SILVERSTONE FINALS 2018
HSCC titles to be settled at Silverstone Finals  Six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s season-long championships will be decided at the Club’s annual Championship Finals Meeting at Silverstone this weekend, 20-21 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   During a busy 20-race weekend, the closest title contests will come in the Historic Formula Ford, Historic Touring Car and 70s Road...
LOMBARD RALLY BATH 2018
Lombard Rally Bath, 19-20 October One hundred and twenty-five period rally cars will be participating on the Lombard Rally reunion based in the West Country at the Bath Spa Hotel, and re-visiting famous special stages of the past on Saturday 20 October Amongst the legendary names on the tour are Jimmy McRae, Stig Blomqvist, Louise Aitkin-Walker, Rosemary Smith, and Team Retro-Speed members invo...
HSCC AT DIJON MOTORS CUP 2018
Mighty Historic F2 grid for Dijon decider  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series will wrap up in style with a fabulous 27-car grid for the final two races of the season at Dijon-Prenois in France this weekend, 13-14 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   The sight and sound of another fabulous Historic F2 field racing at the three-dimension...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT DIJON 2018
Master at Dijon Motors Cup, 12-14 October As to be expected, entries for this end of the season Masters Historic Racing-dominated meeting, are on the thin side, and although better than Zandvoort when just nine drivers made the grid, 15 cars for this weekend's FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship is not much better. Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012), currently on very good form, should come a...
TARGA FLORIO CLASSIC 2018
Targa Florio Classic, 4-7 October 2018 On Friday 5 October some 160 crews will gather in Palermo prior to starting this nostalgic three-day retrospective that is euphemistically described as a ‘regularity race’. There is no early age limit but the cut-off date is 1976 and the event forms part of the Italian EPOC Championship. The route of 676km is split into nine time controls and 10...
CHRISTMAS CRACKER RUN 2018
MG Cumbria’s Christmas Run This 2018 Christmas Cracker Run organised by MG Cumbria takes place on Sunday, 2 December. Starting from the Rheged Discovery Centre near J40 of the M6 at Penrith, there will be coffee and biscuits before the 70-mile route, which takes in new roads north of the Lake District. A two-course lunch has been arranged near Braithwaite and is included in the entry fe...
BHRC DATES FOR 2019
The 2019 FUCHS Lubricants MSA BHRC calendar  The dates for the 2019 FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been announced, with a seven-event calendar covering both gravel and asphalt events.   A features of the 2019 calendar is a return to the Ulster Rally, the major sail-away event of the season. The compact one-day format is sure to be attractive to competitor...
TRACKROD HISTORIC CUP 2018
Yorkshire finale for BHRC  The 2018 FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship reaches its season finale in the Yorkshire forests during the Trackrod Historic Cup on 28-29 September, writes Paul Lawrence   As well as being the sixth and final BHRC round, the Trackrod Historic Cup is also the final round of the BHRC Forest Challenge, supported by Rally and Competition Equ...
2019 ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY
The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally will be the toughest yet, with 300 stage miles in five days of rallying when the 12th edition of the rally runs in November 2019, reports Paul Lawrence.  After the runaway success of the 2017 edition, Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall has confirmed that the 2019 rally will build on that success when it runs from 21 to 25 November 2019. While the event has stron...
FORD ESCORT 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT BRANDS HATCH
Ford Escort celebration tops HSCC Brands Hatch weekend  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 50th anniversary celebration races for the Ford Escort top the Club’s 2018 race meeting on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit this weekend, 22-23 September, reports Paul Lawrence.   As well as two races dedicated to Ford Escort Mk1s and Mk2s, a busy programme takes in nine other HSCC champions...
SPA SIX HOURS 2018
HSCC racers head to Spa  Nearly 150 racers from the Historic Sports Car Club will head to Belgium this weekend, 14-16 September, for the 2018 Spa Six Hours meeting, reports Paul Lawrence. The high-profile classic weekend features three grids dedicated to HSCC members, with rounds 10 and 11 of the Silverline Formula Junior UK Championship, the final race of 2018 for the Jaguar Classic Chall...