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2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
HSCC Historic Formula 2 starts at Hockenheim  The HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series starts with its opening two races at the Hockenheim Historic this weekend, 20-22 April, reports Paul Lawrence. The races will play a prominent part in the event that celebrates the life of Jim Clark, who died at the German track 50 years ago on 7 April 1968.   Carrying number ...
THE 2018 HSCC SNETTERTON 200
HSCC heads to East Anglia The Historic Sports Car Club will head to Snetterton in Norfolk on Saturday 21 April for a nine-race programme on the 200 circuit, with focus on sports and saloon car action from five of the Club’s championships.   Another excellent field of cars in the 70s Road Sports Championship will contest a double-header with an entry covering a dozen marques. At th...
BREAKFASTS AT GOODWOOD 2018
Goodwood Breakfast Club 2018 dates The dates and themes for the 2018 Goodwood Breakfast Club meetings are:- 6 May – Britain v USA: Transatlantic Sunday The first 2018 Breakfast Club will see some refined British beauties take on brutal American muscle – so who will win? 3 June – Supercar Sunday Showcasing the world’s greatest supercars and hypercars. 5 August – Cl...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING 2018
Masters at Motor Legend Festival, Imola  The Masters Historic Racing 2018 season gets underway this weekend in Italy at the inaugural Motor Legend Festival, Imola (20-22 April). Twenty-seven cars line up for the two 25-minute FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship races, while Team Retro-Speed will be represented in the 60-minute race for sports cars, the FIA Masters Historic Sports ...
JIM CLARK - THE BEST OF THE BEST
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Jim Clark – The best of the best It seems most appropriate that I should be writing this preview on a typically wet and miserable early spring day, very much like the weather at Hockenheim in Germany on 7 April 1968 where, fifty years ago, Jim Clark OBE died aged just 32, during the Deutschland Trophy race, first round of the European Formula 2 Championsh...
THE SCOTTISH MALTS 2018
HERO Events' 2018 Scottish Malts The popular five-day Scottish Malts classic regularity rally, organised by the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, starts and finishes at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire and between 16-20 April takes crews on a route of some 950 miles, via some of the most famous landmarks and distilleries in Scotland. There are no night sections and the organ...
HSCC 2018 SEASON STARTS AT DONINGTON PARK
HSCC season opens with 250 entries The 2018 racing season from the Historic Sports Car Club starts at Donington Park over the weekend of 7-8 April with 250 entries for a busy 15-race weekend, reports Paul Lawrence.   The event will remember Jim Clark on the 50th anniversary of his death at Hockenheim, with a grid gathering and a minute’s silence at 13.00 on Saturday, with everyone inv...
LIEGE-BRESCIA-LIEGE 2018
Diamond Jubilee for microcars rally Organised by Classic Rally Press, the 2018 Liege-Brescia-Liege for microcars, which marks its Diamond Jubilee this year, is taking place from 11-22 July. This once-a-decade event is for exactly the same cars and classes as in 1958 and the only vehicles accepted will be those of a type identical to cars that would have been eligible that year. Cars up 500cc wi...
HOBBO - MOTOR RACER, MOTOR MOUTH
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Hobbo – Motor Racer, Motor Mouth: The autobiography of David Hobbs Any team manager in the 1960s/70s looking for a consistent, dependable driver, but not necessarily favourite for outright victory, could do no better than hire David Hobbs. Hobbs’ non-aggressive 'must win at all costs' attitude at one time or another attracted the likes of Eric Broa...
RALLY NORTH WALES 2018
Stunning BHRC entry for Rally North Wales  The FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship will get off to a flying start on Rally North Wales on Saturday 24 March with around 60 registered contenders in a two-wheel drive entry that has outstanding quality to match quantity, writes Paul Lawrence.   As well as being the first of eight BHRC rounds, Rally North Wales is also ...
THE METRIC SERVICES EASYLARITY RALLY 2018
Loughborough Car Club’s 2018 Easylarity event The 2018 Metric Services Easylarity Rally, organised by the Loughborough Car Club, takes place on Sunday 20 May. Once again, the event’s HQ will be based at The Belvoir Brewery at Old Dalby, near Melton Mowbray, close to the A46. The 100-mile route will follow a tried and tested format used in previous years. This is an ideal first event...
AND YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE..!
COMING SOON And you’ll love this one..! Written by Ken Davies, Chairman of Castle Combe Circuit, the story of well-known driver Terry Sanger, his exciting international racing career and some of his fascinating friends Foreword by Autosport’s Marcus Pye “Ken Davies’ fascinating manuscript has illuminated his character and manifold abilities, enriched my understanding of...
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM'S MINI DAY 2018
2018 Mini Day at Brooklands Expect Mini madness at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 25 March as Brooklands hosts its annual Mini Day, and where many of the various Mini clubs will be in attendance.. Once voted the Best British Car Ever, expect to see over 1,000 Minis of all types as they fill the Museum site. Alongside the iconic Austin and Morris Minis, there’ll be examples of the Mini Cooper...
VAUXHALL HERITAGE CENTRE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
Vauxhall celebrates Heritage Centre’s 25 years Vauxhall Motors will be celebrating the Heritage Centre’s first quarter century at its 2018 Open Day on Sunday 10 June. The collection spans the Company’s 115-year history, from a 5hp, single-cylinder, chain-driven ‘horeseless carriage’ to the very latest 600hp VXR8 GTS-R. And in between, there’s the 1918 D-type ...
THE FIRST THREE SHELBY COBRAS
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Exceptional Cars 4: The First Three Shelby Cobras – The sports cars that changed the game I’m not sure what to make of this book. There is, after all, no shortage of books on this particular subject. Here in number 4 of the Porter Press International, mid-range series, Gordon Bruce sets out, within just 128 pages (including index), to tell what is...
HSCC AT RACE RETRO 2018
HSCC takes centre stage at Race Retro 2018 The Historic Sports Car Club will have a major eight-car display at Race Retro, 23-25 February, with the Club’s display in ‘Speed Street’ in the event’s main hall. Cars on show will represent the tremendous variety and depth of the Club’s racing programme, which opens its 52nd season at Donington Park in early April. &nbs...
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM
British Marques Day 2018 Brooklands Museum will be celebrating the best of British motoring when the Museum hosts its inaugural British Marques Day on Sunday 4 March. Building on the success of the popular Austin Morris Day, this event will encompass the scores of vehicles that were made, driven and loved up and down the country during the last 100 years or so. As well as Bentleys, Rolls Royce ...
ALFA ROMEO MONZA - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED 2211130
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Great Cars 12: Alfa Romeo Monza – The autobiography of the celebrated 2211130 With the publishing of this book, author Mick Walsh has taken the Great Cars series, published by Porter Press International, to a new level. In fact, the evocative, black and white, double-page spread that opens the story, alone makes purchase a must. It’s June 1933 and E...
WINTER CHALLENGE TO MONTE-CARLO 2018
Seafront start for Winter Challenge I was one of those who competed on this Philip Young-inspired event way back in the early 1990s, driving at first a Sunbeam Rapier then later a Sunbeam 90, followed by a Lancia Fulvia, writes Peter Baker. We dressed in duffle coats, made do with mechanical trip-meters and drove seemingly forever over snow-bound mountain roads on what was considered the ultima...
HSCC AT 2018 HMI
HSCC plans star line-up at HMI  The Historic Sports Car Club will have an impressive line-up of cars on show at the second edition of Historic Motorsport International, which runs from 15-18 February at Excel, London.   Marking the Club’s plans to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Escort, the ex-Frank Gardner Ford Escort Mk1 from Alan Mann Racing will be a star exhibit. The car beari...