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VSCC MALLORY PARK 2017
VSCC Mallory Park 2017   This weekend, Saturday 12 August, the VSCC moves to Mallory Park for its Bob Gerard Memorial Trophies race meeting, where 11 grids will include everything from Edwardians, through to pre-‘61 racing cars. Practice begins from 09.30 with competition starting after lunch. There is special parking for vintage cars, while tickets, at just £12, are available o...
AVD OLDTIMER GRAND PRIX 2017
45th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the 45th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring this coming weekend 11/13 August. And it's great value at 52 euros for a weekend pass that includes Friday qualifying plus two rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, one round of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship and everything els...
HSCC AT CROFT NOSTALGIA 2017
HSCC racing at 2017 Croft Nostalgia Festival The Historic Sports Car Club will provide the race action at this weekend’s Croft Nostalgia Festival on 5/6 August as the North Yorkshire track hosts one of the most popular events of its type, writes Paul Lawrence.   Two full days of racing for HSCC categories will be supplemented by a host of off-track activities and displays, both on th...
VSCC PRESCOTT 2017
The annual VSCC Prescott weekend This is a big weekend for the Vintage and Sports-Car Club, with some 250 pre-war and other classics appearing at its 2017 Prescott Speed Hill Climb weekend on 5/6 August. Plenty also going on off track with auto jumble, trade stands and special displays. Children are well catered for with their own Children's Entertainment Area. Practice takes place on Saturda...
HSCC SERIES AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2017
HSCC series to feature at Silverstone Classic Four categories from the racing portfolio of the Historic Sports Car Club will be at the 2017 Silverstone Classic on 28-30 July; Historic Formula Ford, the Jaguar Classic Challenge, Super Touring Trophy and Formula Junior. Though not rounds of the Championship the two Historic Formula Ford grids are full with 12 reserves entries. At the head of the ac...
WELLAND VALLEY WANDER 2017
The Wreake and Soar join the Welland Valley Wander 2017 Welland Valley Wander, Sunday 13 August.The most popular HRCR scenic tour of 2016 ventures to new country this year, so it may need to be re-named. Starting from the fascinating Quorn Station on the preserved double-line Great Central Railway, the route winds through the little-known Charnwood Forest before travelling on to High Leicesters...
FUCHS R.A.C. HISTORIC ASPHALT CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Epynt return for 2017 Historic Asphalt Championship  Local ace Neil Williams head the contenders in the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship into round four, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 30 July, writes Paul Lawrence.   For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Ch...
2017 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Gold Cup awaits HSCC Historic F2 winner at Oulton Park    Two races in the HSCC 2017 Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series will be one of the key attractions at the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 26-28 August, writes Paul Lawrence.   The fabulous Formula 2 cars from 1967 to 1978 will make a welcome return to one of Britain’s most scenic and rewarding tracks for the ...
HARRY FLATTERS RALLY 2017
Mintex MSA BHRC heads for Epynt  The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship stays on asphalt for round six, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 30 July, and after this event there is a summer break before the season continues on the closed public roads of the Isle of Man, writes Paul Lawrence.   The Harry Flatters on the challenging Epynt ranges in Wales is an important rou...
JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF 49 FXN
BOOK REVIEW  BY Peter Baker Great Cars 8: Jaguar Lightweight E-type – The autobiography of 49 FXN  A few years ago, more than a few people were strongly suggesting that the Internet was well on its way to replacing books, and I readily admit to being one of them. But I was wrong. Book sales have never been stronger, which goes to prove yours truly knows nothing. One reason for ...
ROSS TRADERS HISTORIC RALLY 2017
The 2017 Ross Traders historic road rally  The next round of the successful HRCR Clubmans Road Rally Championship, the Ross Traders, takes place this Saturday 22 July. As usual the rally has attracted a very healthy entry, including last year's winning duo Howard Warren/Iain Tullie. However, to make it two in a row they will have to beat the likes of Matt Warren/Andy Pullan (Ford Escort), S...
BROOKLANDS' CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND RETROJUMBLE 2017
Show and Sell at Brooklands Museum The annual Retrojumble organised by the Brooklands Trust Members is on Sunday 23rd July, where there’ll be around 100 stalls and car boot sellers. The event also includes a Classic Car Show with immaculate pre-war saloons to the latest supercars and motorcycles on display around the Museum site. Starting life many years ago, Trust Members ran an auto-ae...
CLASSIC NOSTALGIA AT SHELSLEY WALSH 2017
Rally cars and the Campbells celebrated at Classic Nostalgia Classic Nostalgia 2017 at Shelsley Walsh takes place this weekend 22/23 July and will be celebrating Group A rallying, the 20th anniversary of the World Rally Car, and the Campbells’ speed records. Following last year’s success with Group B, Shelsley Walsh will be welcoming Group A rally cars which took over from 1987, and...
SUPERCAR SUNDAY BROOKLANDS 2017
Brooklands Museum’s 2017 Supercar Sunday, 16 July The 1968 bright green Lamborghini Miura S, once owned by fashion model Twiggy, will be one of the highlight cars at the annual Supercar event at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 16 July. Twiggy’s Lamborghini is now owned by classic car collector Jane Weitzman. Other marques amongst the dozens of Porsches, Maseratis and Aston Martins expe...
INAUGURAL BUGATTI FESTIVAL AT PRESCOTT 2017
Prescott' first Bugatti Festival  Organised by the Bugatti Owners’ Club (BOC), the inaugural Bugatti Festival 2017 takes place on Saturday 15 July at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Many different types of Bugatti in two different classes, cars up to 1500cc and Grand Prix cars, will tackle Prescott’s ‘hill’. Entries include the little B...
VSCC CADWELL PARK 2017
Cadwell Park next in VSCC Formula Vintage Race Season After two rounds the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Formula Vintage season moves onto Cadwell Park for Round 3 on Sunday 23 July. The day’s title Shuttleworth, Nuffield and Len Thompson Trophies race will feature a quartet of celebrated ERAs. They will star alongside a stunning array of racing and road-going machinery such as Alta, Al...
HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION TEAM KARTING CHALLENGE 2017
HSF Team Karting Challenge at Brooklands Taking place at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands next Tuesday 11 July, the Henry Surtees Karting Challenge 2017 is an endurance charity race that brings together a whole raft of teams from the world of motor sport and motorsport journalism. What's more, the day's entertainment is free to spectate. Entry also includes the special exhibition dedicated to Joh...
CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB 2017
Chateau Impney Hill Climb 8/9 July Chateau Impney 2017 promises even more exciting family entertainment to augment the hill climb itself, where over 200 cars are expected to take part over the two days. Footman James will be sponsoring a Concours d'Elegance recognising the very best of the 'fast and beautiful'. The weekend will also feature a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight-o...
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB 1000 MILE TRIAL 2017
The Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial Departing on 10 July, the HERO-organised 2017 Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial route will include visits to Curborough, Shelsley Walsh, Chepstow Race Circuit and Castle Combe before finishing at Brooklands Museum on 14 July. Daily distance will be between 175-200 miles and included is a total of around 30 regularity sections and some 25 special test...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2017
Wigton MC’s Cumbria Classic Weekend Wigton Motor Club’s 2017 Cumbria Classic Weekend takes place on 19/20 August. The event goes from strength-to-strength, with increased entries every year. In 2016 the Show broke the 700-car mark and this 29th edition promises to be the biggest one yet. The Weekend continues its successful format with the Rose & Thistle Challenge tour on the Sa...