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NK HTGT AT ESPIRITU DE MONTJUIC 2017
Dutch historic racers conquer Spain Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Senten Images. The 2017 NK HTGT powered by Gamma series hooked up with Masters Historic Racing for its Season opener at Espiritu de Montjuic weekend held at the Circuito de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday 9 April. No less than 41 competitors made the trip, showing that the Dutch pre-'66 championship is in rude health. W...
MASTERS' 2017 SEASON STARTS IN SPAIN
Masters Historic Racing at Barcelona The Masters Historic Racing 2017 season started at the Espiritu de Montjuic weekend on 8/9 April at Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. Unbroken blue skies welcomed the FIA Masters Historic Formula One, FIA Masters Historic Sports Car, Masters Three Hours, Masters Pre-66 Touring cars. Lotus 91 driver Greg Thornton won the opening race of the Historic F1 Champions...
MK CLASSIC CAR TOUR 2017
11th MK Classic Car Tour Click to view our Gallery   The 2017 MK Classic Car Tour, held on Sunday 9 April, continues to go from strength to strength in raising funds for the Little Lives Appeal. A perfect spring morning, glorious wall-to-wall sunshine that was to last all day, saw 215 cars leave Poplars Garden Centre at Toddington near Dunstable, en route to Millbrook Proving Grou...
HSCC 2017 OPENING MEETING AT DONINGTON
Perfect start for HSCC season at Donington Park Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to our GalleryBig grids, fine racing and glorious spring weather added up to the perfect start for the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2017 season at Donington Park on Saturday 8 April. A full nine-race programme with 250 entries was capped by a fantastic 55-car line-up for Historic Formula Ford 1600 and a sensati...
FLYING SCOTSMAN 2017
MG takes on the big engines to win The Endurance Rally Association’s 9th Flying Scotsman Rally ended in a nail-biting finish, as the winning crew of Paul Crosby and Ali Proctor suffered two break downs in their 1939 supercharded MG TB on the final run for the chequered flag at Gleneagles, Scotland, writes Andrea Seed. The event started at Slaley Hall in Hexham, Northumberland, with over...
2017 MINTEX MSA BHRC RALLY NORTH WALES
Elliott takes Mintex MSA BHRC double  Report from Paul Lawrence  Nick Elliott and Dave Price made it two wins from two rounds in the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship with a resounding victory on the historic section of Rally North Wales on Saturday 1 April.   The Ford Escort Mk2 crew finished with a winning margin of 1m21s over defending champions Jason Pritchar...
HSCC DONINGTON
Family affair at HSCC 2017 season opener A remarkable total of 12 parent and off-spring teams will be racing at the Historic Sports Car Club’s season-opening meeting at Donington Park on Saturday 8 April, writes Paul Lawrence. Although it has become quite common to see father-and-son partnerships in the HSCC’s longer two-driver races, the 2017 season opens with five father-and-daugh...
SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2017 TASTER
New races and more off-track entertainment for 2017 Silverstone Classic  The organisers of the 2017 Silverstone Classic held their Media Preview Day on Thursday 23 March showcasing highlights of this year's Classic on 28-30 July. All of Europe’s leading historic racing championships for Formula One, single-seater, GT, touring and sportscars will be represented at the Silverstone Class...
IAN STEWART OBITUARY
Ian Stewart 1929-2017  Appreciation by Ken Davies Ian Macpherson M Stewart, who sadly died on 19 March, aged 87, was known as one of the founding members of Ecurie Ecosse, the iconic Scottish racing team and also as the designer of the team’s evocative badge and distinctive metallic blue and white livery which became well known and respected globally. After serving his National Servic...
WIGTON MOTOR CLUB
Newcomers and Novice Autotest 2017 Wigton Motor Club held an autotest training day for newcomers and novices on Sunday, March 19 at Maryport Business Centre, attracting some 15 participants including several of our younger drivers, reports Graeme Forrester. The day started with coffee, followed by a short talk and presentation on the types of autotest, rules and regulations, and how to organise...
SIR CLIVE BOSSOM, BT OBITUARY
Sir Clive Bossom, Bt 1918-2017 Appreciation by Ken Davies Sir Clive Bossom, Bt who passed away on Wednesday 8 March, just a month after his 99th birthday, was a talented and multifaceted character who played a significant part in British and international motor sport during the seventies and eighties. Initially a committee member of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC), Sir Clive’s great enth...
JOHN SURTEES, CBE OBITUARY
John Surtees, CBE 1934-2017  Appreciation from Ken Davies Probably one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of British sport, John Surtees died peacefully on Friday 10 March at the age of 83 after being admitted to St George's Hospital, London in February. His wife Jane and daughters Leonora and Edwina were at his side. His enduring legend is assured by virtue of being the only man ...
GATES TYRES HISTORIC RALLY AWARDS 2017
Round 1 – White Heather Tests  Organised by Wigton Motor Club, the north of England’s 2017 historic rally season got under way with the White Heather Tests at Kirkbride airfield on Saturday 4 March, reports Graeme Forrester. The opening round of the Gates Tyres Historic Rally and Targa Awards saw a healthy entry with several newcomers doing their first event. Based on four loo...
R.A.C. HISTORIC ASPHALT RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
  Bailey tops Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt opener  Report from Paul Lawrence  Jerry Bailey and Graham Lacey scored a tremendous victory on the opening round of the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, the Bovington Stages on 4/5 March.   After 12 fast and flowing stages at the Dorset venue, Bailey/Lacey ended the weekend with just 19s in hand over...
GREAT WESTERN CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2017
Success for revamped classic car show It was a weekend to remember at the 2017 Foortman James  Great Western Classic Car Show on 11/12 February, with the expanded event drawing a huge crowd to explore the hundreds of classic vehicles on display, reports Jack Harrison. With a new heated marquee and more stands than ever before, the February 11-12 show enjoyed a 15 per cent boost in attendan...
HISTORIC MOTORSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017
New historic motorsport show a success The inaugural Historic Motorsport International 2017 has been hailed a resounding success. Held alongside the London Classic Car Show over four days, 23-26 February, at ExCeL in London’s Docklands, HMI welcomed more than 37,000 visitors. Motor sport legend, Belgian Jacky Ickx (72), whom many regard as the best-ever all-round competition driver, opene...
HSCC 2017 CLASSIC F3 CHAMPIONSHIP
Classic F3 Championship heads to Zandvoort A double-header at the superb Zandvoort circuit in The Netherlands is one of the headline dates for the Historic Sports Car Club’s Classic Formula 3 Championship in 2017, reports Paul Lawrence.   Two 25-minute races will be run within the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix weekend from 1-3 September, as the event celebrates the circuit’s Form...
HSCC CLASSIC RACING CARS
New momentum for Classic Racing Cars  A pre-season test day and the chance to race on the street circuit at Pau in France are among the new initiatives for the Historic Sports Car Club’s Classic Racing Car category in 2017, reports Paul Lawrence.   The Classic Racing Car category is open to single-seater racing cars of the 1960s and early 1970s, including Formula 2 cars up to 197...
RACE RETRO 2017
Race Retro 24-26 February  Words and images by Peter Baker We all said it: Race Retro was a show passed its best, seemingly left by the organisers to slowly fade away. They were disinterested, and in growing numbers, so were their supporters and the paying public. Then, last year, Clarion Events took over. Clarion operates worldwide, employs some 760 people and is best known by UK classic ca...
VSCC'S 2017 POMEROY MEMORIAL TROPHY
Original works rally BMW 2002 triumphs  Report from James Taylor. Click to view gallery. Any fears of a ‘Last Night at the Pom’ were spectacularly quashed as an entry of almost 150 pre- and post-war cars lined up to take part in the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s celebrated Pomeroy Trophy at Silverstone on Saturday 18 February. An undoubted highlight of the Club’s annual ...