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FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA BHRC 2018
Rich heads BHRC2 at mid-season  The Ford Anglia of Malcolm Rich and Arwel Blainey heads the new BHRC2, supported by Sherwood Engines, after four of the season’s eight events, reports Paul Lawrence. Over 20 crews have already scored points in BHRC2, which has been created to turn the spotlight on the REIS Category 1 (pre-1968) cars and all other up to 1600cc cars in the FUCHS Lubricant...
MOST HISTORIC GRAND PRIX 2018
Two duels between Williams and Ligier, but too few competitors  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery.  Formula One 2018 is not just for Le Castellet, Red Bull Ring or Silverstone. It may surprise you that from 22-24 June the highest class of motor sport returned to the Czech Republic after some years of absence. The FIA Masters Historic Formula One championship already...
LEGENDS OF BRANDS SUPER PRIX 2018
HSCC delivers fabulous weekend on Brands Hatch GP circuit  Report from Paul Lawrence  Tremendous racing from big grids made the Historic Sports Car Club’s Legends of Brands Super Prix on 30 June/1 July a runaway success.   In hot and sunny weather and in front of an appreciative audience, the weekend was typified by exciting races run in a genuinely sporting atmosphere. As e...
MASTERS AT MOST 2018
Four double winners for Masters Words and images from Masters Historic Racing Nick Padmore, Michael Gans and Andy Wolfe all climbed the top step of the podium twice during the Most Historic Grand Prix weekend in the Czech Republic. Padmore doubled up in FIA Masters Historic Formula One while Gans and Wolfe won the Masters Gentlemen Drivers race together in their AC Cobra and added wins in FI...
VSCC FORMULA VINTAGE AT DONINGTON 2018
80 year celebration for Formula Vintage Festival  The Vintage Sports-Car Club celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Club's first stand-alone race meeting, on Sunday 24 June with the 2018 Formula Vintage Festival at Donington Park. Thijs de Groot's trip from The Netherlands was well rewarded as he drove his 1934 MG P Type to a great win in the Pre-War All-Comers Handicap, beating the fourth ...
LAKE DISTRICT CLASSIC AND TARGA RALLIES 2018
Wigton MC’s 30th Lake District Classic Superb weather greeted competitors in the third round of the Wigton Motor Club 2018 Gates/Protyre Historic Rally Championship as they arrived at the Penrith Truckstop on Sunday 24 June, enabling many crews to do their route plotting outside, reports Graeme Forrester. Widespread entries came from the north of England and Scotland, Jim Hendry from Fif...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - RED KITE STAGES
Barrett bounces back to top Red Kite   Paul Barrett and new co-driver Will Rogers fought back from early delays to scoop maximum points in round four of the FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Red Kite Stages on 24 June,reports Paul Lawrence.   As the event took rallying back into the forests of South Wales for the first time in four years, a fabulous batt...
BROOKLANDS DOUBLE TWELVE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL 2018
Competitions and Concours The 2018 Brooklands Double Twelve Motorsport Festival, jointly organised with the Vintage Sports-Car Club, over the weekend 16-17 June, again attracted spirited competition from all the entrants. On the Saturday, round three of the VSCC Speed Championship was held at the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, where Terry Crabb on his 1937 ERA R12C took Fastest Time o...
SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY MEETING 2018
HSCC racers shine on Silverstone Grand Prix circuit  Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to view our Gallery  Fabulous racing typified the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 International Trophy meeting on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit over the weekend 16/17 June.   A superb array of categories delivered 15 quality races on the Grand Prix track and excellent competitor support...
2018 HISTORIC FORMULA TWO
Historic Formula 2 success story at Silverstone  Report from Paul Lawrence  Two superb races on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series delivered tremendous racing from an outstanding grid of 28 cars at the HSCC International Trophy meeting on 16/17 June.   Formula 2 racing was back at the home of the ...
GRAND PRIX DE L'AGE D'OR 2018
Loyal fans flock to the Dijon-Prenois circuit The 54th Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or on 8-10 June at the Dijon-Prenois circuit attracted some 15,000 spectators. And whilst the rest of France was affected by stormy conditions, the organiser Peter Auto’s nine-race programme was blessed with fine weather, as visitors relived motor sport with cars ranging from 1950 to 2000. The first r...
CLASSIC & PERFORMANCE CAR SPECTACULAR 2018
Countless classic cars and Cheshire’s giant autojumble It was a weekend to remember for the new owners of the Classic & Performance Car Spectacular and Cheshire Autojumble at Tatton Park, Cheshire on 2-3 June. Long standing events company Mortons Media Group successfully put on a brilliant automotive event attracting huge crowds. Visitors could explore the countless classic vehicles o...
MARTIN BIRRANE OBITUARY
Martin Birrane 1935-2018  Appreciation by Ken Davies Martin Birrane, who died on 9 June aged 82, was an Irish businessman and prolific racing driver with a career spanning 42 seasons and starting in a Ford Anglia saloon car in 1967. Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Birrane was educated at St Muredach’s College and went on to make his money in property development. Owner of the Peer Group...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - CARLISLE STAGES
Robinson wins Carlisle historics  Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis took a long overdue first BHRC victory when they won round three of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the ATL Carlisle Stages on 8-9 June, reports Paul Lawrence.   Over tough and dusty stages Robinson and Collis (Ford Escort Mk2) had a great battle with the BRM-powered Hillman Avenger of Ieuan...
MOTOR SPORT HALL OF FAME AWARDS 2018
Motor Sport inducts Hall of Fame class 2018  Report from Rebecca Leppard The mighty Porsche 917 and legendary Kiwi Bruce McLaren were among the inductees at the 2018 Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Suzi Perry at the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park estate on 4 June, with guests including Damon Hill, Derek Bell, Adrian Newey and Gordon Murray. More than ...
BAVARIA HISTORIC 2018
A celebration of motoring in Southern Germany  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. The 31st ADAC Bavaria Historic, from 31 May to 2 June 2018; a 600km rally for historic cars, that was accompanied by Southern Germany’s biggest get-together of lovers and owners of veteran cars and motorcycles. Around Maxlrain Castle, not far from the spa town of Bad Aibling, more tha...
HSCC AT THRUXTON'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
HSCC races star at Thruxton  Report from Paul Lawrence Races from the Historic Sports Car Club, including two sensational Historic Formula Ford Championship rounds, were among the highlights of the hugely successful 50th Anniversary Meeting at Thruxton over the weekend 2-3 June. As a large and enthusiastic crowd basked in warm sunshine, 50 years of the challenging Hampshire track were cele...
VSCC FORMULA VINTAGE AT OULTON PARK 2018
Sunshine at Oulton Park  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery  We seem to be enjoying something of an early summer heat-wave here in the UK, which meant competitors taking part in Round 2 of the 2018 VSCC Formula Vintage Championship at Oulton Park on Saturday 19 May were in a most relaxed mood, although things were a little different on track. Race of the day was undo...
HSCC AT CADWELL PARK
Tremendous racing for HSCC at 2018 Wolds Trophy  Report form Paul Lawrence  Some superb racing played out in glorious sunshine made the HSCC’s annual visit to Cadwell Park for the Wolds Trophy on 19-20 May 19/20 a soaring success.   First out in front of a good-sized crowd on Saturday were the Historic Touring Cars, with an added group of invitation class cars from the over-...
MONACO GRAND PRIX HISTORIQUE 2018
High-class racing on the very edge!  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. This year’s Monaco Grand Prix Historique was the 11th edition of Automobile Club de Monaco’s sensational historic event. The initially, innocent parade of racing cars presented to the Prince some 20 years ago by the ACM’s has developed into the best event of its kind in Europe. Eve...