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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...
TED'S OPEL VAUXHALL RUN 2018
Ted’s 11th Opel Vauxhall Run  The 11th edition of Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run takes place on Saturday 11 August. A wide array of Opel and Vauxhalls, old and new, from all over the country will assemble at the Mill's Inn, Ballyvourney. Registration begins at 09.00am with the cars departing at 10.15. The route takes in Bothar Aban, Furihy, Ballingear and Ballylickey before stopping for lun...
CROFT NOSTALGIA WEEKEND 2018
Croft for HSCC racers  The hugely successful Croft Nostalgia Weekend is the next date for the Historic Sports Car Club when many of the Club’s categories race at the North Yorkshire track in an 18-race programme on 4-5 August, reports Paul Lawrence.   An excellent field of cars will contest rounds eight and nine of 13 in the HSCC 70s Road Sports Championship. Former Formula Vee c...
THE PERFECT CAR: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN BARNARD
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker The Perfect Car: The Biography of John Barnard - Motorsport’s most creative designer If ever I was stuck on a desert island this outstanding biography of John Barnard, written by Nick Skeens, is the one motor racing book I’d want with me. Simply because it runs to nearly 600 pages, every one so chock-a-block with facts and figures I would have to read...
SHELSLEY WALSH - CLASSIC NOSTALGIA 2018
Nostalgia plus classic championship rounds One of the most idyllic motor-sporting venues in the country, Shelsley Walsh is hosting its annual two-day Classic Nostalgia meeting this weekend, 28-29 July, and promises plenty of action both on and off the hill. Highlight on both days will be the Formula One 'Through the Ages' demonstrations. And the organisers, Midland Automobile Club, have arranged ...
HARRY FLATTERS RALLY 2018
Asphalt switch for BHRC contenders  The FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship 2018 moves to asphalt for round five, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 29 July, as the championship contenders head to the challenging Epynt ranges in Wales, reports Pau Lawrence.   As well as being the fifth of eight BHRC rounds, the Harry Flatters Rally, organised by Brecon Motor Club, ...
IRISH HISTORIC RACING FESTIVAL 2018
  Derek Bell Trophy to star at Mondello Park The Historic Sports Car Club’s Derek Bell Trophy will play a leading role in the 2018 Irish Historic Racing Festival, which marks 50 years of Mondello Park over the weekend of 18-19 August, reports Paul Lawrence.   As well as celebrating the Irish circuit’s half-century, the event will also be a celebration of the life of Mondello...
GLOUCESTERSHIRE VINTAGE & COUNTRY EXTRAVAGANZA 2018
The South West’s largest festival of vintage transport The 2018 Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza takes place over the weekend 3-5 August. This is the 44th annual show held at South Cerney Airfield near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and over recent years has raised over £180,000 for charity. An incredible 1000 cars will be on display, together with 335 motorcycles...
CHATEAU IMPNEY HILL CLIMB 2018
Motor sport at Chateau Impney This two-day hill climb event, reliving the competition history of Chateau Impney takes place this weekend (7-8 July 2018) and since its return in 2015 just keeps getting better. As usual Saturday is given over to practice, a good time to take time out, maybe have lunch in the hotel, or enjoy the many side attractions that make this such a great venue. While on Sund...
FROM SEND TO SYRACUSE: THE HISTORY OF CONNAUGHT
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker From Send to Syracuse: The History of Connaught The fact that an author such as Graham Rabagliati can compile such a book as this is in itself remarkable. Not only does he need immense depths of passion and self-determination, Rabagliati also requires a memory capable of pulling forward at any one time all the relevant facts that bring each chapter to life. I ...
COPPA D'ORO DELLE DOLOMITI 2018
Regularity rally around the Dolomites Now in its 71st year, the 2018 Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, organised by Automobile Club Belluno together with Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), will take place from 19-22 July. For the first ten years (1947-1956) Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti was a speed race around these ‘most beautiful mountains in the world’ (the Dolomites are a ...
JAGUAR E-TYPE: FACTORY AND PRIVATE COMPETITION CARS
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Jaguar E-type: Factory and Private Competition Cars This comprehensive history revolving around the Jaguar E-type, and in particular its development as a competition car by ‘privateers’ (over 450 listed), fills a gap in this very busy section of the market and deserves a place on every enthusiast’s bookshelf. It’s not perfect, and the s...
LEGENDS OF BRANDS SUPER PRIX 2018
Brands Hatch Grand Prix next for HSCC A key race meeting of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 season will be the Legends of Brands Super Prix on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend 30 June/1 July, reports Paul Lawrence.   A fabulous entry has been assembled for the event, which includes a fine entry of 50 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, spli...
FLYWHEEL 2018
The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel The Flywheel weekend, 23-24 June, two days of great entertainment with demonstrations both on track and in the sky at Bicester Heritage. This is almost the perfect venue, offering plenty of space for exhibitions, classic car clubs and an area dedicated to pre-1976 vehicles, while the grass airfield means almost constant arrival and d...
RED KITE STAGES 2018
Red Kite next for BHRC contenders   The FUCHS Lubricants 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship continues with round four, the Red Kite Stages on Sunday 24 June, as the championship contenders head to the superb, and very little used, stages of South Wales, writes Paul Lawrence.   As well as being the fourth of eight BHRC rounds, the Red Kite Stages is also the fourth round o...
LAKE DISTRICT CLASSIC AND TARGA RALLIES 2018
Top Class entry for the Lake District Classic  Wigton Motor Club is delighted with the quality of the entry for its 30th Lake District Classic (formerly the Cumbria Classic Caper) and Targa Rallies on Sunday 24 June. Crews from as far as Fife are entered in the events which are run over the same route and tests, and count towards the Gates/Protyre Historic Rally Championship. Car number 1,...
BROOKLANDS DOUBLE TWELVE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL 2018
Speed trials, concours and driving tests  Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival 2018, organised in association with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, is held on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the original opening of Brooklands race track in 1907 and takes place on 16-17 JuneOver the two days the Festival features speed trials, driving tests and the Double Twelve Concours, and th...
AND YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE..!
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker “And you'll love this one…!” The story of Terry Sanger, his exciting international racing career and his fascinating friends told by Ken Davies. Books don't have to be big and expensive to be good. Sometimes a hard-to-put-down, soft-back gem like “And you'll love this one…!” comes along, and one has to wonder, how can it s...
DEREK BELL - ALL MY PORSCHE RACES
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Derek Bell – All  my Porsche races According to Derek Bell, MBE, if Klaus Ludwig had obeyed Porsche team orders, instead of ‘playing silly buggers’ at Le Mans in 1988 and pitting to refuel on the right lap, chances are they would have stolen Jaguars moment of glory. I like that, telling it as it is. That’s what makes this a special ...