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VSCC FORMULA VINTAGE AND SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 DATES
The Vintage Sports-Car Club will open entries for both its 2018 Formula Vintage and Speed Championship series at 09.00 on Wednesday, 20 December 2017. Six Race meetings will run under the VSCC Formula Vintage banner and take place at Silverstone, Oulton Park, Mallory Park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton. The Club’s return to Donington Park on 24 June will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the ...
FERRARIS AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM
The Design Museum hosts Ferrari: Under the Skin exhibition  Click to view Gallery. ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ is a major exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of Ferrari and is being shown at The Design Museum in London until 15 April 2018. Seventy years of passion, glamour and design innovation are depicted in this important exhibition which has been beautifully curated and i...
HRCR OPEN DAY 2018
HRCR showcases MG Metro 6R4 at Open Day The HRCR (Historic Rally Car Register) 2018 Open Day takes place on 13 January at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire from 10.00am to 3.00pm. As ‘the Home of Historic Rallying’, the HRCR Open Day is a social gathering where the rally community comes together to meet friends, view a selection of rally cars from the ‘50s through...
LE JOG 2017
Land’s End to John o’Groats HERO’s 2017 Le Jog, 8-12 December It’s that time of the year again when hardened rally crews from across Europe assemble at Land’s End, that weather beaten corner of the UK overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, preparing to take on one of the biggest road rally challenges, Le Jog. Four days of special tests, night navigation and long reg...
FORD GT40 - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF 1075
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Great Cars 11: Ford GT40 – The autobiography of 1075 On 7 April 1968, as a fan of long distance endurance racing, no way was I going to miss the BOAC 500 at my local circuit, Brands Hatch. Strongly supported, it promised an enthralling six-hour battle dominated by Ford with the new Alan Mann-entered F3L. The less exciting Jacky Ickx / Brian Redman Gulf Fo...
RACRMC HISTORIC ASPHALT CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 DATES
The calendar for the 2018 Fuchs Lubricants RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship has been announced, comprising seven rounds at six events.   Organised by the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club alongside the MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Championship is for two-wheel drive historic cars from up to the end of 1990. The 2018 calendar replicates the 2017 schedule and highl...
SUPER TOURING CAR CHALLENGE 2018 CALENDAR
The Historic Sports Car Club has confirmed the 2018 schedule for the Super Touring Car Challenge covering 12 races at six high-profile race meetings.   The Super Touring Car Challenge is home to the 2-litre Super Touring Cars of the 1990s and pre-1990 Group A cars, while a new class was added this year for pre-2006 FIA S2000 and invited BTC cars. A 46-car field battled it out at the Silverst...
HSCC 2018 RACE CALENDAR
The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 race programme will be capped by major summer events on the Brands Hatch and Silverstone Grand Prix circuits. The nine-event championship schedule starts in April with an extended two-day meeting at Donington Park and concludes with the two-day Finals Meeting at Silverstone in October. “Donington Park is a great way to start the season and we’...
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM
Motor Car Club celebrates at Brooklands The 120th anniversary of the very first British motor races organised by the Motor Car Club is to be commemorated at Brooklands Museum on Wednesday, 29 November 2017. In 1897, as a first anniversary celebration of their Emancipation Run from London to Brighton, the Motor Car Club organised a series of races for De Dion Bouton motor tricycles on the quarte...
2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2 SCHEDULE
The Historic Sports Car Club has unveiled its schedule for the 2018 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series. The series will cover 10 races at five race meetings, on the Grand Prix circuits at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, as well as the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix and Dijon Motors Cup, with the season starting at Hockenheim in late April. The Championship is open to cars built to period re...
VSCC COTSWOLD TRIAL 2017
Cotswold Trial next for the VSCC Just a week after the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Lakeland Trial, comes its Cotswold Trial on Saturday 18 November. Based at the Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington near Cheltenham, this is the VSCC’s only Trial that features a class for Novices, and spectators are afforded ample opportunity to watch what is going on and to compare the different ca...
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM'S MILITARY VEHICLES DAY 2017
2017 Military Vehicles Day at Brooklands Brooklands Museum will be hosting its 15th annual Military Vehicles Day on Sunday 19 November, with over 130 vehicles confirmed to attend.Appropriately, the event is on the first weekend that visitors will be able to see the new exhibition in the Brooklands Aircraft Factory, which is housed in the restored Bellman Hangar, originally built 77 years’ ...
LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker  Lancia Delta Integrale  Author Peter Collins and I go back a long way and over the years, as well as enjoying the odd drink together, have visited most European race tracks in each other’s company, and have even rallied to Monte Carlo in the same car, my Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF. You soon learn that Peter is not only passionate about Italian cars, ...
RAC RALLY OF THE TESTS 2017
HERO’s RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 Another sell out event for the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, the ever popular RAC Rally of the Tests follows a long tradition of road rallying by starting from Chester on 9 November. The 750-mile route includes around twenty regularly sections and thirty special tests before arriving at the finish in Harrogate on Sunday 12 November. Of the 9...
ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2017
Roger Albert Clark Rally is GO!   One of the most anticipated rallies of the season is nearly here as the Roger Albert Clark Rally on 10-13 November pitches 95 rally crews against the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland, writes Paul Lawrence.   This epic four-day challenge is the biggest challenge in British special stage rallying for more than 20 years and has a particul...
GULLIBLES'S TRAVELS
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Gullibles’s Travels This is two books in one, and as both are ripping good stories, it makes Gullibles’s Travels at £30.00 exceptional value, perhaps a perfect Christmas present. Part one reprints the original Alan C. Hess account of his epic three-car journey during the grim winter of 1947 (including pictures)when, on behalf of the Austin Mo...
SILVERSTONE WALTER HAYES TROPHY 2017
2017 Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone The 2017 Walter Hayes Trophy, Formula Ford’s end-of-season, two-day extravaganza, is at Silverstone this weekend 4/5 November. Organised by the Historic Sports Car Club in conjunction with James Beckett, the meeting also includes Closed Wheel races for saloons, GT and sports racing cars, with a special Ladies Handicap race. After the 15-lap Walter H...
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN 2017
2017 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run As dawn breaks over London's Hyde Park on Sunday 5 November the first of some 450 pre-1905 veteran cars will cough and splutter into life prior to starting the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Although many crews will face some sort of mechanical downtime during the 60-mile journey, most will eventually benefit from taking in the sea air as they drive...
LOMBARD RALLY BATH 2018
Lombard returns The Lombard name returns to rallying next year with the Lombard Rally Bath 2018, taking place from 19 to 21 October. In the seventies and eighties Lombard was associated with the UK’s sporting event that attracted the largest number of spectators, the Lombard RAC Rally. Alongside the social side of the event, the Lombard Rally Bath’s main element will be a tour on t...
2017 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Dijon final for HSCC Historic Formula 2 Three titles in the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series will be decided during the final event of the season at Dijon this weekend (7/8 October), writes Paul Lawrence.  The weekend marks rounds nine and ten of the year, which has seen excellent support for the Championship across double-header races at Donington Park, the Nurbu...