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HSCC'S 2017 AWARDS
HSCC celebrates 2017 winners  The Historic Sports Car Club celebrated the winners and champions from the 2017 season during its Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Presentation at Whittlebury Hall near Silverstone on Saturday 18 November, reports Paul Lawrence. Over 260 members and their guests were on hand to applaud the winners from the racing season, with former Le Mans winner and Formula 1 r...
ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2017
McCormack wins 2017 R.A.C. Rally  Report from Paul Lawrence  Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell won the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally (10-13 November) after four days, 270 stage miles and 29 special stages in the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland.   The Northern Irish crew battled hard with leaders Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke over the first two days and moved ahea...
VSCC LAKELAND TRIAL 2017
Tied overall winners for 2017 Lakeland Trial The 49th edition of the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s famous Lakeland Trial was held on Saturday 11 November. Almost 100 pre-war cars, dating from 1921 to 1937, had an excellent days’ trialling under the glorious blue skies that covered the Lake District. A dozen tricky trials hills were set up to the west of Keswick to challenge competitor...
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN 2017
Veterans complete another historic car run Click to view Gallery. More than 400 pioneering veteran cars gathered in Hyde Park on Sunday 5 November waiting for daybreak to signal the start of the 2017 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, supported by Hiscox. Acknowledged as the longest running motoring event in the world, this year’s Run featured the largest entry in recent year...
DENIS WELCH MOTORSPORT AT THE ALGARVE CLASSIC FESTIVAL 2017
Fun in the sun  Report and images from DWM 2017 Algarve Classic Festival, 27-29 October Fantastic weather and close racing saw over 400 cars competing at Autodromo Algarve near Portimao, the last major race meeting of the season for the DWM team. GT and Sports Car Cup Julian Thomas in his low drag E-type was the fastest DWM-prepared car. Co-driven by Calum Lockie, Julian made a great start...
RAC'S 2017 MOTORING BOOK OF THE YEAR
Damon Hill wins Motoring Book of the Year The entertaining and revealing autobiography of Damon Hill scooped the Royal Automobile Club’s Motoring Book of the Year Award for 2017, reports Rebecca Leppard. Watching the Wheels: My Autobiography (published by Pan Macmillan) received high praise from several of the judges, and Hill was on hand to receive the prestigious Award at a special cere...
HSCC HISTORIC ROAD SPORTS RESULT 2017
Plant and Coffey share Historic Road Sports title  The Historic Sports Car Club has confirmed Will Plant and Dick Coffey joint champions in the its 2017 Historic Road Sports Championship after they could not be separated by a tie-break, reports Paul Lawrence. After the final race of the season at Silverstone on 21/22 October, they were level on points and had an identical results profile so...
VSCC AUTUMN SPRINT 2017
2017 Autumn Sprint at Rockingham Around 100 vintage and pre-war cars entered the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s final speed event of the season, the Autumn Sprint, at the Rockingham National Circuit on Saturday 21 October. In addition to the full day's programme, the Club held a lunchtime presentation for all the 2017 VSCC Speed Championship Class Winners. The prize-giving, conducted by regula...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT ESTORIL CLASSIC 2017
2017 Estoril Classic, Portugal 21/22 October  Report and images from Masters Historic Racing Masters Historic Racing ended its European season in fine fashion under the Portuguese sun at the Estoril Classic on 21/22 October. Jason Wright and Nick Padmore shared the FIA Masters Historic Formula One wins while Manfredo Rossi was a runaway winner in the final FIA Masters Historic Sports Car ra...
HSCC FINALS - SILVERSTONE 2017
HSCC Finals deliver superb racing at Silverstone  Report by Paul Lawrence  Two days of superb racing on the Silverstone National circuit on 21/22 October brought the Historic Sports Car Club’s championship season to a fitting finale as season-long titles were decided.   Those who claimed championship titles included Richard Tarling (Historic Formula Ford), Steve Platts (Hist...
VSCC WELSH WEEKEND 2017
Autumn sunshine for Welsh Weekend The Vintage Sports Car Club’s 2017 Welsh Weekend on 7/8 October saw 152 members turnout for its rally and vintage trial based at Presteigne, reports Alexandra Elliot. On the Saturday a fine array of 39 pre-war cars entered the Scatter Rally, and by the end of a fun day set amongst some fantastic scenery a total of 13 awards were attained. In the main clas...
SOLWAY HISTORIC AND TARGA RALLIES 2017
Solway Historic Rally and Solway Targa Rally Wigton Motor Club ran their final round of the 2017 Gates Tyres Historic Rally Awards on Sunday 15 October, the Solway Historic and Targa Rallies, based at the Energus Centre in West Cumbria, and supported by Whitehaven Development Corporation, reports Graeme Forrester. Crews came from all over the north of England and Scotland , with three crews hav...
NIGEL RAEBURN
Nigel Raeburn   Sadly, we have to report the death of our friend Nigel Raeburn, on Thursday 12 October 2017, someone I have known seemingly forever, writes Peter Baker. Possibly, many of you already know Nigel was not only one of the most successful rally navigators the UK has ever produced, but also at the same held down a senior position with IBM for over thirty years. Shortly before he d...
HSCC HISTORIC F2 AT DIJON
Forward March at Historic Formula 2 Dijon final  Dean Forward was the big winner in the final two races of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2017 Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series at Dijon in France on 7/8 October, reports Paul Lawrence.   Forward’s March 782 swept to a commanding double win and that result earned him victory in the class championship, the...
NK HTGT - DIJON 2017
Mark Dols is the 2017 Dutch pre-'66 HTGT Champion Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Senten Images. The NK HTGT powered by Gamma set up shop in the French Burgundy region for the deciding races of the Dutch pre-'66 championship. With two rounds to go there were three major candidates left: Mark Dols in the Marcos 1800 on 55,6 points, the experienced pairing of Jaap van der Ende and Martin ...
VSCC AT CASTLE COMBE 2017
VSCC Formula Vintage at Castle Combe A superb grid of 27 Vintage Sports Car Club members took up the invitation from Castle Combe for their Autumn Classic on Saturday 7 October, writes Alexandra Elliot. Despite the teeming rain, the practice session saw all entrants complete at least three laps, apart from Mark Reece, whose MG J4 was to give him ‘issues’ throughout the meeting. Pole...
CLASSIC CARS CHALLENGE CHINA 2017
Classic Cars Challenge China, 9-21 October  Words and images by Peter Baker After the first two days of Classic Cars Challenge China (4C) we have reached the city of Qingzhou in 13th position. The 1961 Alfa Romeo of my driver Leslie Yuen still going perfectly, with just one blown hose blotting its copybook performance. Saturday 14 October is a free day for exploring and car maintenance be...
2017 MINTEX MSA BHRC - TRACKROD HISTORIC CUP
Pritchard and Clarke clinch BHRC hat-trick Report  from Paul Lawrence  Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke have won the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship for the third time in a row after a nail-biting climax on the final round, the Trackrod Historic Cup on 29/30 September.   It was a winner-takes-all showdown in the Yorkshire forests between Pritchard/Clarke and Nick Ell...
BLUE TRAIN CHALLENGE 2017 RESULTS
1938 Riley wins inaugural Blue Train Challenge Blue Train Challenge, 16-22 September 2017 The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Blue Train Challenge reached a dramatic conclusion in Cannes, writes Andrea Seed. The Cadillac that had been leading right from the start of the five-day rally ‘fried a wheel bearing’ and had to retire on the final regularity. This gave the win...
NK HTGT 2017 UPDATE
NK HTGT prepares for a gripping finale at Dijon-Prenois  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Senten Images. The NK HTGT powered by Gamma series held two races at Holland's most prestigious classic event, the 2017 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort held on 1-3 September. The race format was a bit unusual, as the big field was divided into two as the races were combined with those of the Mast...