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BIRKETT SIX HOUR RELAY RACE 2018
The 750 Motor Club’s ‘Birkett’ relay race You know the season is coming to a close when the Birkett Six Hour Relay Race preview appears, taking place around the Silverstone GP circuit on Saturday 27 October. Up to 70 teams (currently 63) with between four to six cars each take part, some going for outright victory, others using the handicapping system to pull off a different ...
HSCC SILVERSTONE FINALS 2018
HSCC titles to be settled at Silverstone Finals  Six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s season-long championships will be decided at the Club’s annual Championship Finals Meeting at Silverstone this weekend, 20-21 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   During a busy 20-race weekend, the closest title contests will come in the Historic Formula Ford, Historic Touring Car and 70s Road...
LOMBARD RALLY BATH 2018
Lombard Rally Bath, 19-20 October One hundred and twenty-five period rally cars will be participating on the Lombard Rally reunion based in the West Country at the Bath Spa Hotel, and re-visiting famous special stages of the past on Saturday 20 October Amongst the legendary names on the tour are Jimmy McRae, Stig Blomqvist, Louise Aitkin-Walker, Rosemary Smith, and Team Retro-Speed members invo...
HSCC AT DIJON MOTORS CUP 2018
Mighty Historic F2 grid for Dijon decider  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series will wrap up in style with a fabulous 27-car grid for the final two races of the season at Dijon-Prenois in France this weekend, 13-14 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   The sight and sound of another fabulous Historic F2 field racing at the three-dimension...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT DIJON 2018
Master at Dijon Motors Cup, 12-14 October As to be expected, entries for this end of the season Masters Historic Racing-dominated meeting, are on the thin side, and although better than Zandvoort when just nine drivers made the grid, 15 cars for this weekend's FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship is not much better. Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012), currently on very good form, should come a...
TARGA FLORIO CLASSIC 2018
Targa Florio Classic, 4-7 October 2018 On Friday 5 October some 160 crews will gather in Palermo prior to starting this nostalgic three-day retrospective that is euphemistically described as a ‘regularity race’. There is no early age limit but the cut-off date is 1976 and the event forms part of the Italian EPOC Championship. The route of 676km is split into nine time controls and 10...
CHRISTMAS CRACKER RUN 2018
MG Cumbria’s Christmas Run This 2018 Christmas Cracker Run organised by MG Cumbria takes place on Sunday, 2 December. Starting from the Rheged Discovery Centre near J40 of the M6 at Penrith, there will be coffee and biscuits before the 70-mile route, which takes in new roads north of the Lake District. A two-course lunch has been arranged near Braithwaite and is included in the entry fe...
BHRC DATES FOR 2019
The 2019 FUCHS Lubricants MSA BHRC calendar  The dates for the 2019 FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship have been announced, with a seven-event calendar covering both gravel and asphalt events.   A features of the 2019 calendar is a return to the Ulster Rally, the major sail-away event of the season. The compact one-day format is sure to be attractive to competitor...
TRACKROD HISTORIC CUP 2018
Yorkshire finale for BHRC  The 2018 FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship reaches its season finale in the Yorkshire forests during the Trackrod Historic Cup on 28-29 September, writes Paul Lawrence   As well as being the sixth and final BHRC round, the Trackrod Historic Cup is also the final round of the BHRC Forest Challenge, supported by Rally and Competition Equ...
2019 ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY
The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally will be the toughest yet, with 300 stage miles in five days of rallying when the 12th edition of the rally runs in November 2019, reports Paul Lawrence.  After the runaway success of the 2017 edition, Rally Manager Colin Heppenstall has confirmed that the 2019 rally will build on that success when it runs from 21 to 25 November 2019. While the event has stron...
FORD ESCORT 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT BRANDS HATCH
Ford Escort celebration tops HSCC Brands Hatch weekend  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 50th anniversary celebration races for the Ford Escort top the Club’s 2018 race meeting on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit this weekend, 22-23 September, reports Paul Lawrence.   As well as two races dedicated to Ford Escort Mk1s and Mk2s, a busy programme takes in nine other HSCC champions...
SPA SIX HOURS 2018
HSCC racers head to Spa  Nearly 150 racers from the Historic Sports Car Club will head to Belgium this weekend, 14-16 September, for the 2018 Spa Six Hours meeting, reports Paul Lawrence. The high-profile classic weekend features three grids dedicated to HSCC members, with rounds 10 and 11 of the Silverline Formula Junior UK Championship, the final race of 2018 for the Jaguar Classic Chall...
ZANDVOORT HISTORIC GRAND PRIX 2018
Superb Historic F2 grid for Zandvoort  The success story of Historic Formula 2 in 2018 will continue at this weekend’s Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix on 31 August-2 September, when a spectacular field of 27 cars will contest rounds seven and eight of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series as the season resumes after a summer break, writes Paul ...
CLASSIC MOTOR SPORT FOR ALL
Something for everyone Two international-level historic race meetings take place this weekend, 1-2 September; FIA Masters Historic Formula One is headlining the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix Meeting 2018, while a few hundred miles further south, the Peter Auto-organised Dix Miles Tours du Castellet at Circuit Paul Ricard has once again attracted a superb entry. Nearer home, the Aston Martin Ow...
ASTON MARTIN ULSTER
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Exceptional Cars 5: Aston Martin Ulster – The remarkable history of CMC 614 Thanks to social media, not that long ago it became a generalised opinion within the print industry that their days were numbered. Nobody would buy books or magazines anymore. Even worse, nobody in the future would write books or provide copy for magazines. Well, thankfully, and al...
OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2018
HSCC racers set for 2018 Oulton Park Gold Cup  The annual Oulton Park Gold Cup organised by the Historic Sports Car Club takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend 25-27 August, writes Paul Lawrence. A superb 19-race programme includes the very special Chevron B6/B8 50th anniversary race, a dedicated race for the B8s and the earlier, similar B6s. Three B6s are due and a rare B4 is coming f...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2018
2018 Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show The 30th Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show at Dalemain, near Ullswater, on Sunday, 19 August has attracted a fantastic 876 entries. The event is part of the Cumbria Classic Weekend and is organised by Wigton Motor Club. This year’s event celebrates 70 years of Land Rover and the Citroen 2CV, along with 60 years of the Austin Healey Sprite and 50 y...
TEWKESBURY CLASSIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL 2018
The Tewkesbury Annual Classic Vehicle Festival  The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury’s annual Classic Vehicle Festival takes place on Sunday 19 August at Tewkesbury School Playing Fields. Over 1000 classic vehicles will be on display, from the dawn of the motoring era, to pre-war, post-war, American classics, custom cars, hot rods to supercars. Everything from a crazy 970 Z28 Camaro 454 big b...
VSCC AT MALLORY PARK
Formula Festival at Mallory Park 2018 The Vintage Sports-Car Club returns to the glorious Mallory Park for Round 4 of its Formula Vintage championship on Saturday 11 August. A 12-Race Programme is scheduled, including an exciting line-up of Historic Racing and Pre-war Sports Car grids, as well as the inaugural running of the Herbert Austin Challenge with competitors from both the VSCC and 750 M...
AVD OLDTIMER GRAND PRIX 2018
Masters moves to Germany The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship 2018 arrives at the Nurburgring this weekend, 10-12 August, for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. Seventeen drivers will compete in two more races of the Championship on the Saturday and Sunday. In support will be rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship, Masters Endurance Legends and Masters Gentlemen Drivers...