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RALLYE SALAMANDRE 2017
Belgium next for R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship  The 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship continues with round two on Sunday 23 April, Rallye Salamandre in Belgium, writes Paul Lawrence.   In an event with a superb capacity entry, around a dozen championship contenders will tackle this hugely popular event on closed public roads around the town of Beau...
SPECIAL EXHIBITION AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM
Dame Ethel Locke King Exhibition 2017 A special exhibition at Brooklands Museum from 1-30 April 2017 is highlighting the contributions of Dame Ethel Locke King to motor racing and hospitals in Surrey. Dame Ethel was instrumental in the construction and running of the Brooklands Race Track, and is the subject of an exhibition being held at the Museum during April to mark Surrey Museums Month, an...
JAGUAR XK 120 - THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF JWK 651
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Exceptional Cars 2: Jaguar XK 120 – The remarkable history of JWK 651 Co-written by Chas Parker and Philip Porter this high quality publication packs an incredible amount of history, supported by many period images, into its 128 pages. One of six, original factory-built competition Jaguar XK 120s, JWK 651 – chassis number 660040 – began its r...
HSCC 2017 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Entries build for Historic F2 season opener The entry list for the opening two races in the 2017 HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series is building strongly ahead of the high-profile Donington Historic Festival on 28-30 April, writes Paul Lawrence.   There are already 25 cars entered for the Donington event and there could be more to come yet as drivers prepare for the ...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING 2017
Masters at the 2017 Espiritu de Montjuic The European Masters Historic Racing Championship 2017 kicks off this weekend, 8/9 April, at the Espiritu de Montjuic meeting, near Barcelona in Spain, where twenty five cars are entered for rounds 1 and 2 of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship. Last year's overall winner Nick Padmore, driving a Fittipaldi FA5, will be taking on, among oth...
TOYOTA MR2 COUPES & SPYDERS 1984-2007
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Toyota MR2 Coupes & Spyders 1984-2007 If I were the owner, or indeed just looking to buy a Toyota MR2 then this 200-page, soft-bound book by Brian Long would provide me with all I needed to know, by way of much well-researched information. It opens with a worthy potted history of Toyota, before the story narrows down onto the MR2 story and 1982 when projec...
HSCC 2017 SEASON STARTS AT DONINGTON
240 entries for HSCC opener at Donington Park   A fantastic entry of over 240 cars will contest the Historic Sports Car Club’s season-opening meeting at Donington Park on Saturday 8 April, writes Paul Lawrence.   The Club’s 51st season of racing will start with full grids across a nine-race programme. Star-billing goes to the 56 Historic Formula Ford 1600s entered for the o...
THE FLYING SCOTSMAN 2017
ERA’s 9th Flying Scotsman The Endurance Rally Association’s 9th Flying Scotsman, the UK’s premier event for vintage cars, starts from Slaley Hall in Northumberland on Friday 31 March, finishing at Gleneagles on Sunday 2 April. Following a route of some 800 miles, the 2017 event will take competitors through the north of England and southern Scotland, with overnight stops at Ed...
BROOKLANDS' ANNUAL MG DAY 2017
Celebrating 50 years of the MGC The annual MG Era day on Sunday, 2 April at Brooklands Museum will be celebrating 50 years of the MGC. Alongside the MGC golden birthday at Brooklands, the marque will also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the post-war Y-Type, and all models from 1924 to the present day will be on display. At 1.15pm there will be a cavalcade of a wide variety of MG models on th...
RALLY NORTH WALES 2017
Rally North Wales next for 2017 BHRC  The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will continue with round two, Rally North Wales on Saturday 1 April with the historics tackling 45 miles of classic Welsh stages in some of rallying’s best-known forests, writes Paul Lawrence.   Mid-February saw the season start on a damp and foggy Red Kite Stages when three crews marked...
TOUR AUTO OPTIC 2OOO
Peter Auto’s Tour Auto Optic 2ooo: 24-30 April 2017 On 24 April, the 245 historic cars taking part in the 26th edition of Tour Auto Optic 2ooo will be on display under the magnificent glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris. Topping the bill is BMW the official Tour Auto Optic 2ooo vehicle partner. The German company’s 1600s, 2002 TIs and turbos, 2800 CSs and 3.0 CSLs will be prese...
PORSCHES ON THE PROM 2017
PCGB’s 2017 Porsches on the Prom Organised by the North West Region of Porsche Club GB, the annual Porsches on the Prom will take place on Sunday 21 May at Llandudno in North Wales. More than 400 Porsches, classics and moderns, are expected. There is no charge and PCGB members are invited to display their cars in the Le Mans-style line-up along Llandudno Promenade from 10.00am, with the d...
NEW BUGATTI TRUST EXHIBITION
Ettore Bugatti’s ‘Motocyclette perfectionnee’ ‘Motocyclette perfectionnee’ a New Bugatti Trust exhibition to coincide with the 2017 Prescott Bike Festival organised by the regional Blood Bike group, Severn Freewheelers, will run from 9 April to the autumn 2017. The Bugatti Trust is curating a small exhibition dedicated to the Bugatti family’s exploration of b...
MEMORY LANES ...THE BEGINNING
BOOK REVIEW  by Retro-Gnome Memory Lanes …the beginning Peter Robinson has now released ‘Memory Lanes …the beginning’ covering every one of the Motoring News (MN) rallies held between 1961 and to 1965. The latest in the Memory Lanes series to be published, and along with its companion volumes 'Memory Lanes …revisited' and 'Memory Lanes …the early ye...
THREE LEGS OF MANN 2017
HERO’s Three Legs of Mann This sell out, two-day regularity road rally, taking place on the Isle of Man and organised by HERO Events, gets underway on Friday 17 March. Pre-event scrutineering precedes the start by taking place at the TT Grandstand in Douglas on the evening before. The TT Grandstand also being the backdrop for the Friday start and finish on Saturday 18 March which is follo...
BROOKLANDS' ANNUAL MINI DAY 2017
Mini Madness at Brooklands More than 1,000 Minis are expected at Brooklands Museum for its annual Mini Day on Sunday 19 March. Mini Day at Brooklands will see Minis of all types filling every corner of the Museum site, and this year marks 50th anniversary of the launch of the first major upgrade of the original Mini, the Mk II of 1967. Alongside the Austin and Morris Minis there’ll be al...
2017 BREAKFASTS AT GOODWOOD
Goodwood Breakfast Club 2017 dates The dates and themes for the 2017 Goodwood breakfast meetings are:- 7 May – Supercar Sunday Supercars and hypercars as well as high performance exotica of all varieties. 4 June – Soft Top Sunday Whether it be a canvas-roofed classic, a modern four-seater cabriolet with folding hard-top, or no roof at all. 6 August – Classic Car Sunday For ...
RALLY NORTH WALES 2017
Rally North Wales next for Mintex MSA BHRC  The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will continue with round two, Rally North Wales on Saturday 1 April, and entries are building well for the event that covers some of rallying’s most famous gravel stages in the Dyfi region of Wales, writes Paul Lawrence.   As the BHRC starts its third season under the management of...
2017 AUSTIN MORRIS DAY AT BROOKLANDS
Minors to Maxis at Brooklands Museum Two of the most popular British marques will descend on Brooklands Museum on Sunday 12 March for the 24th Austin Morris Day. Visitors to the Museum will have the added attraction of seeing all types of Austin and Morris vehicles attempting the punishing Test Hill, as well as a cavalcade on the Mercedes-Benz World track. There’ll also be a gathering of...
TOUR OF CHESHIRE 2017
2017 Tour of Cheshire  The ever-popular Tour of Cheshire Historic Road Rally, organised by Knutsford and District Motor Club, and opening round of the HRCR Clubmans Road Rally Championship, takes place this Saturday 4 March. Over eighty entries have been received, with Matt Warren/Andy Pullan (Ford Escort) starting favourites. While running number two are Howard Warren/Iain Tullie (Porsche ...