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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 ...
HSCC AT SILVERSTONE
HSCC focus moves to Silverstone Grand Prix circuit  One of the biggest events of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 race season will be the International Trophy meeting on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit this weekend 16-17 June, reports Paul Lawrence.   A superb array of categories will deliver 15 top quality races and excellent competitor support means many strong grids, inc...
2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Silverstone GP next for Historic F2  The spectacle of period Formula 2 cars on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will mark rounds five and six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at this weekend’s HSCC International Trophy meeting on 16-17 June, reports Paul Lawrence.   Another superb field of at least 25 cars will bring F2 action ...
THE CLASSIC MARATHON 2018
New territory for the Classic Marathon The Classic Marathon, taking place from 10-16 June, breaks new ground for 2018 by moving the event to Greece, starting and finishing in Athens. Over seven days the 62 crews will enjoy not only some intense competition made up of timed regularity sections and special tests on typical back roads, but time to visit many places of historical interest. Combined ...
CARLISLE STAGES 2018
BHRC heads back to Kielder The FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship resumes with round three on the ATL Carlisle Stages on Friday and Saturday 8-9 June, as the Championship contenders head back to the daunting challenge of the Kielder forest complex, writes Paul Lawrence. As well as being the third of eight BHRC rounds, the ATL Carlisle Stages is also the third round of the B...
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...