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2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Mighty HSCC Historic F2 entry for Brands Hatch   The sensational sight and sound of period Formula 2 cars on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit during the Masters Historic Festival on 26-27 May will herald rounds three and four of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, reports Paul Lawrence.   A stunning 27-car entry will tackle one of the be...
HSCC AT CADWELL PARK
Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy 2018 next for HSCC  The Wolds Trophy meeting at Cadwell Park this weekend, 19-20 May, is the next event in the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 race programme, reports Pau Lawrence.   The spectacular three-dimensional Lincolnshire track sits in a glorious parkland setting and will play host to an annual visit from the HSCC for 22 races over two days, many...
VSCC AT OULTON PARK
Formula Vintage Oulton Park 2018 The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Formula Vintage returns to Oulton Park on Saturday 19 May with Round 2 of the Championship. A 10-race programme includes Vintage, Pre-war, Standard and Modified Sports Cars, Pre-1961 Racing Cars and the Special Pre-war Sports Cars, as well as invited grids from the Pirelli Ferrari Classic Formula Series, AR Motorsport Morgan C...
SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2018
Epic 2018 Silverstone Classic Preview Held in and around Silverstone's iconic Wing complex and using the full Grand Prix track, the 28th Silverstone Classic preview delivered the perfect curtain-raiser to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, appropriately staged at the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’ from 20-22 July 2018, reports Ken Davies. Formula 1 stars, Le Man...
DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2018
Donington Historic Festival, 4-6 May 2018  It may be less spectacular than its Silverstone equivalent but the 2018 Donington three-day Historic Festival this Bank Holiday weekend not only pays homage to the 1993 European Grand Prix, but provides some great classic motor sport, both on and off track, at a fair price. And advance tickets will still be available on line until midday on Wednesda...
HSCC AT DONINGTON
HSCC races to feature at Donington Historic Festival  Four grids from the Historic Sports Car Club will feature at the 2018 Donington Historic Festival on 4-6 May, writes Paul Lawrence. The opening rounds of the Jaguar Classic Challenge, Super Touring Car Challenge and Derek Bell Trophy will be joined by four races for the FJHRA/HSCC Silverline Formula Junior UK Championship.   Headin...
PIRELLI RALLY 2018
BHRC heads north for Kielder challenge  The FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship will continue with round two, the Pirelli Rally, on Saturday 28 April, writes Paul Lawrence. As well as being the second of eight BHRC rounds, the Pirelli Rally is also the second round of the BHRC Forest Challenge and the new BHRC2. The BHRC field is packed but absent will be Rally North W...
MOPAR MUSCLE: BARRACUDA, DART & VALIANT - 1960 TO 1980
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Mopar Muscle: Barracuda, Dart & Valiant - 1960 to 1980 At the beginning of the sixties manufacturers in America went for the ‘power’ option, luring the younger buyer with high performance. Innocent hot-rodding, almost overnight, turned into full-blown drag racing with the likes of Don Garlits using the 426 ‘Hemi’ to hit 200mph-p...
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...