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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 ...
BOVINGTON STAGES 2017
Bovington starts Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship The 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will start this weekend 4/5 March on the Bovington Stages with an excellent field of 15 cars on the entry list, writes Paul Lawrence.   The high-quality historic entry will gather in Dorset for the event that covers 80 stage miles over six stages each day. The fast...
OLD FART'S LASH 2017
Loughborough Car Club's Old Fart’s Lash  Loughborough Car Club’s 2017 Old Fart’s Lash takes place on Tuesday, 21 March. A 55-mile route for 12 cars, with a twist on the concept of easy navigation, the rally will use some of the best roads in South East Leicestershire. Starting and finishing at The Pug & Greyhound, Great Glen – MR 141/654 975 – signing-on w...
BROOKLANDS CLASSIC BREAKFASTS 2017
Classic Breakfast at Brooklands   The first of the 2017 Classic Breakfasts at Brooklands Museum gets underway at 8.00am on Sunday 19 February. This is a chance to meet up with like-minded vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, have breakfast and admire the cars and motorbikes on show. The Motoring Village displays open at 9.00am and the rest of the Museum will be open as usual from 10.00...
RED KITE STAGES 2017
Mintex MSA BHRC kicks off on Red Kite Stages  The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will start with the Red Kite Stages on Sunday 19 February, the historics tackling 45 miles of classic Welsh stages on the Llandovery-based event, writes Paul Lawrence.   As the BHRC starts its third season under the management of the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, Jason Pritchard...
POMEROY MEMORIAL TROPHY 2017
The VSCC Pomeroy Memorial Trophy   The Pomeroy  Memorial Trophy gets the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2017 race season underway at Silverstone this Saturday 18 February. Not strictly a race, the 'Pom’, established back in 1952, is more a series of tests designed to establish the best all-round touring car. Fun is the name of the game so expect to see a whole raft of unusual a...
LEGEND BOUCLES A BASTOGNE 2017
2017 Legend Boucles a Bastogne 18/19 February  This very popular Belgium stage rally, that also includes a regularity event set at 60kph, takes place on 18/19 February, starting from the town of Bastogne in the Ardennes. Spectators need to be in the town centre early on the Saturday when, after 07.00, the splendid colour programme (10 euro) goes on sale, containing a complete list of stage...
ROOF OF ENGLAND CHALLENGE 2017
MG Cumbria's Roof of England Challenge  MG Cumbria will be running the Roof of England Challenge on Sunday, 26 March 2017. A popular event, the route takes in the highest parts of the Pennines, stopping at places of interest. Starting at the Hayton Farm Shop near Carlisle on the A69, with a lunch halt close to Kielder and finish near Penrith. The tour takes in Cumbria, Northumberland, Count...
VSCC NEW YEAR DRIVING TESTS BROOKLANDS 2017
The VSCC tackles Brooklands' Tests The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2017 New Year Driving Tests takes place on Sunday 29 January at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. See around 60 pre-war cars tackling a range of driving tests against the clock. Brooklands’ Test Hill, Finishing Straight and Members’ Banking show no mercy as vehicle and driver are put through their paces. This year, ...
2017 WINTER TRIAL
Winter Trial – 22-27 January 2017 Classic Events' Bart Rietbergen knows a thing or two about rally organisation, therefore, the Winter Trial is a good old-fashioned, endurance event, where the rally goes looking for tough conditions instead of the other way round. This suits British crews who love a challenge, and with John Abel/Andy Pullan entered in a Ford Escort RS2000 there could be ...
HRCR 2017 OPEN DAY
Open Day and Motoring News Championship Forum The Historic Rally Car Register continues to go from strength to strength and once again hosts its incredibly popular Open Day at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon in Warwickshire on Saturday 14 January. This is the only time of the year when everyone in the historic rallying world, and that includes organisers, competitors and purveyors of relative...