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HSCC FINALS SILVERSTONE 2019
Superb Finals for HSCC at Silverstone Click to view Gallery.  Strong grids, superb racing and an end-of-term atmosphere made the 2019 Silverstone Finals Meeting from the Historic Sports Car Club a tremendous weekend on 19-20 October, reports Paul Lawrence. After thrilling racing and close finishes across 21 races, a number of season-long contests were settled, including in a bumper gri...
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB IS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019
Club of the Year accolade goes to the BDC at Historic Motoring Awards 2019 The Bentley Drivers Club capped a magnificent year when it was named Club of the Year at the prestigious Historic Motoring Awards 2019, in association with Octane magazine, held in London on Thursday 17 October, reports Stewart Newman. President Duncan Wiltshire accepted the Club of the Year honour on behalf of the BDC fr...
ANDREW COWAN OBITUARY
Andrew Cowan 1936-2019  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images: WRC Images and R. MacKenzie Andrew Cowan, who died in hospital on the 15 October at the age of 82, was born December 1936 into a farming family in the Scottish border town of Duns and a friend and neighbour of future F1 world champion Jim Clark, who was the same age and also a farmer. Very much an endurance rally specialist, perhap...
JEFF CHURCHILL OBITUARY
Jeff Churchill 1943-2019  Appreciation and images by Ken Davies Often described as the Welsh Roger Clark in the 1960s and 70s, Jeff was a prolific competition driver from the moment he competed in his first event, showing a prodigious and versatile talent behind the wheel, and although he tried road rallies, he was far happier on gravel. Born in Tonypandy in July 1943 – where father ...
MECSEK RALLYE 2019
2019 Championship decided in Hungry  Report by Jeff Carter The no1 Lancia Delta Integrale of ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons finished the 53rd Mecsek Rallye in Hungary, on 10-12 October, at the head of the leader board and crossed the finish line as 2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Category 4 Champions. The Italian crew finished 43 seconds ahead of the Category 3 no3 Porsche...
DRM AT DTM HOCKENHEIM FINAL 2019
The real stars of the weekend weren't in the DTM pit lane  Words and images by Roman Klemm DRM revived at Hockenheim 5-6 October 2019"Modern motorsport is boring, the current racing cars are over-engineered labs and their drivers are just figurines without any charisma." This is how most over 50-year-olds define what is happening on today’s racing tracks. Many of them gave up and simp...
NK HTGT AT DIJON MOTORS CUP MEETING 2019
Erwin van Lieshout wins NK HTGT 2019 Championship  Images by Senten Images. The Dutch pre-’66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, visited Dijon-Prenois in France for the final two races of the 2019 season. With three candidates still in with a chance, points leader Erwin van Lieshout had to make sure he finished both races. Dijon is not an easy track at the best of times, and a rainy p...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT DIJON 2019
Simac tops Historic Formula 2 points after Dijon final   Robert Simac, Mark Goodyear, Martin Bullock, Martin O’Connell and Steve Weller were the big winners in the 2019 HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series following the final races of the season at Dijon-Prenois in France on 5-7 October, reports Paul Lawrence.   While Matthew Watts (Martini Mk19/22) and Andrew Smit...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT SPA SIX HOURS MEETING 2019
Spa-Francorchamps rounds off Masters European Season Report and images from Masters Historic Racing  The fickle Ardennes weather played a huge part in many of the weekend’s races for the final round of the Masters 2019 European tour at the Spa Six Hours meeting on 27-29 September. Only the Friday saw some qualifying sessions held on a dry track but on the two remaining days the ci...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : TRACKROD RALLY
Webster and Rogers clinch BHRC title  Report by Paul Lawrence  Simon Webster and Jez Rogers were confirmed as 2019 BHRC champions on Saturday 28 September after the final round of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship.  While Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis took back-to-back victories on the Trackrod Historic Cup, Webster and Rogers saw off the ch...
CREDIT SUISSE HISTORIC RACING FORUM
Racing legends reveal the thrill of ‘Motor Racing in the 1970s’ A full house of VIPs and members of the media flocked to the iconic Race Control building at Goodwood Revival on Saturday 14 September 2019 for the highly anticipated Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum, reports Rebecca Leppard. Before track action officially got under way, the star-studded panel of Derek Bell MBE, Alai...
HSCC BRANDS INDY MEETING 2019
Champions crowned at Brands  Cameron Jackson and Adrian Langridge were crowned as champions at Brands Hatch on Saturday 21 September as the Historic Sports Car Club’s one-day race meeting delivered some first class racing, reports Paul Lawrence. Though Jackson was twice headed by Richard Tarling in Historic Formula Ford, he was still able to clinch the title with two second places. Me...
RALLYDAY 2019
The International Rally Drivers Club to celebrate 50th birthday at Rallyday Rallyday 2019 – the country’s most-loved rallying event – descends on Wiltshire’s Castle Combe Circuit on 21 September, bringing with it some of the sport’s biggest stars and cars from over the years, and among the anniversaries is the iconic Metro 6R4, celebrating 35 years since being launc...
RALI BAE CEREDIGION 2019
Victory for Osian Pryce.… and closed-road rallying! Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first competitive stage rally ever to take place on closed public roads in Wales, took place in balmy, late summer weather on Sunday 8 September, reports Ken Davies. The start, finish and service were at Aberystwyth University and scrutineering took place on the town’s famous Victorian esplanade Saturday a...
FIA HISTORIC FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CUP 2019
Two out of two for Christian Olsen  Report by Jeff Carter Reigning Historic Formula 3 European Cup Champion Christian Olsen won the first of the two 25-minute races at the 2019 Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix weekend on 6-8 September, over 14 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. After early heavy rain the track was dry with damp patches in places, so some teams elected for wets and some s...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT ZANDVOORT 2019
Watts and Smith share wins at Zandvoort Matthew Watts and Darwin Smith were the winners in rounds nine and ten of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix on 6-8 September, reports Paul Lawrence.   Two races for the capacity field of Formula 2 cars were among the highlights of this major date on the historic r...
NK HTGT AT GAMMA RACING DAY 2019
Roger Grouwels and Andy Newall win at Assen  The fourth round of the Dutch pre-66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, made its annual trip to the Assen TT track for the Gamma Racing Day on 16-18 August 2019.A dry Saturday afternoon changed into a very wet one just seconds before the start of race 1. Alexander Schluchter made a super start in his nimble Lotus Elan but it was Roger Grouwels wh...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2019
Sunshine Saturday, showery Sunday The 31st Cumbria Classic adn Motorsport Show weekend, organised by Wigton Motor Club on 17-18 August 2019, enjoyed mixed fortunes with the weather, reports Graeme Forrester. Saturday’s weather was wonderful for the Rose and Thistle Challenge Tour, which took 75 crews from the start at Houghton Hall into the Borders and a lunch halt at Gilsland Spa Hotel. ...
COTSWOLD ECONOMY DRIVE 2019
Steam lorry upsets economy  Words by Peter Baker. Every year since 1999, during the third week of August, the Cotswold Economy Drive, sponsored by Retro-Speed Magazine, has attracted more or less a full entry on its highly enjoyable classic car tour. And 2019 was no exception, with 50 cars, ranging in size from Bentley to Mini, setting off from the Evesham Hotel & Spa early on Sunday m...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : ULSTER RALLY
Orr dominates BHRC in Ulster  Report by Paul Lawrence Stanley Orr and Graham Henderson were the dominant force in round six of the 2019 FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, the Ulster Rally on Saturday 17 August. The local crew took control of the BHRC pack right from the start of the nine special stages and were fastest on five of the nine tests in their For...