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HSCC SILVERSTONE FINALS 2018
Sunshine and superb racing at HSCC Silverstone Finals  Under glorious autumn sunshine, a weekend of tremendous racing marked the conclusion of the Historic Sports Car Club’s season-long championships at its Finals Meeting at Silverstone on 20-21 October, reports Paul Lawrence.   Across the 20-race weekend there was plenty of superb racing as titles were settled and the big winners...
MERCEDES LEAVES DTM
Mercedes‘ farewell to DTM series  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. Over the weekend of 13-14 October 2018 many star drivers from the past came to celebrate as Mercedes said farewell to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series at Hockenheim. The great German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has decided to leave the prestigious DTM after 30 successful years of participat...
VSCC ANNUAL WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Welsh weather did not deter the VSCC Presteigne, on the English-Welsh border, was host to the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2018 Welsh Trial over the weekend 13-14 October, along with its Welsh Scatter Rally on Saturday 13 October. The wet and windy weather did not deter competitors as they tackled muddy hills and driving rain. Clerk of the Course Paul Tebbett had his work cut out prior to the...
HSCC AT DIJON MOTORS CUP 2018
Mitchell wins at Dijon as Simac takes major F2 prize  Ben Mitchell and Robert Simac were the big winners as the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series finished its 2018 season in style with two fine races from a 26-car field at Dijon-Prenois in France on 13-14 October, reports Paul Lawrence.  The high-profile Dijon Motors Cup featured rounds nine a...
THE SOLWAY HISTORIC AND TARGA RALLIES 2018
Noel Cochrane and Olly McCullum Historic victors Wigton Motor Club’s Solway Historic Rally based around Workington on Sunday 14 October saw the honours go across the Irish Sea to Ulstermen Noel Cochrane and Olly McCullum in their Austin Healey Sprite. Although nearing the end of the season, the Solway attracted an excellent 40-car field with most of the NESCRO regulars turning up, with Ch...
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE 2020
A circular drive of discovery  An update from Classic Events In June 2000, 84 vintage and classic cars set out on an epic Arctic adventure from Palace Het Loo in Holland. The purpose of their 7000km-journey across Europe the Baltic States and Scandinavia, was to celebrate the Millennium Midsummer above the Arctic Circle, whilst at the same time completing a full circle of the Baltic, the fi...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - TRACKROD HISTORIC CUP
Home rule for Robinson and Collis in BHRC final  Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis scored a popular home victory on the Trackrod Historic Cup on 28/29 September during the sixth and final round of the FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship, reports Paul Lawrence.   Meanwhile, Brian Hodgson was confirmed as champion co-driver in this year’s MSA BHRC. With champion ...
FAREWELL BARRIE
A fitting farewell for Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams  Words and images by Peter Baker On Saturday, 29 September 2018, along with many others, I attended the BRDC Clubhouse at Silverstone to say a final farewell to Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, perhaps the most gifted and natural motor sport 'all-rounder' of recent times. He made his name by winning the Welsh Rally way back in ...
HSCC BRANDS HATCH INDY MEETING 2018
Imps star in the Brands Hatch rain  Report from Paul Lawrence  A brace of Hillman Imp wins for Adrian Oliver and Steve Platts were highlights of a wet weekend at Brands Hatch on 22-23 September, as the Historic Sports Car Club’s event also honoured 50 years of the Ford Escort.   Both Historic Touring Car races ran on Saturday in wet and greasy conditions. The opening race wa...
RALLYDAY 2018
Miki Biasion stars at 2018 Rallyday  Words and images by Ken Davies. Click to view Gallery. Typical showery British rally weather greeted the thousands of spectators who turned up at Castle Combe for the 18th running of Rallyday on Saturday 22 September, but they weren’t disappointed. Star cars, included charismatic WRC Subarus, Ford Sierra Cosworths, a plethora of Lancia Integrales ...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT SPA SIX HOURS 2018
Christophe d'Ansembourg is home hero at Spa  Words and images from Masters Historic Racing Christophe d’Ansembourg was the home crowd’s hero at the 2018 Spa Six Hours meeting as he spoiled himself with three wins at his home track. The Belgian took a double win in Masters Endurance Legends and a first and second place in the two FIA Masters Historic Formula One races. Sunday wa...
ERA'S ALPINE TRIAL 2018
Fourth time lucky on Alpine Trial     Having competed in all four of the Endurance Rally Association’s Alpine Trial events, American driver Jim Gately and British navigator Tony Brooks finally claimed the winner’s trophy, writes Andrea Seed. Competing in a 1937 Cadillac, the pairing completed the challenging final day less than a minute ahead of the second-placed 1934 ...
CREDIT SUISSE HISTORIC RACING FORUM
A fascinating insight into Le Mans   The Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum at the 2018 Goodwood Revival welcomed a distinguished panel to discuss ‘The challenge of Le Mans’ on Saturday 8 September, reports Rebecca Leppard. VIPs, motor-racing personalities and members of the press attended Goodwood’s Credit Suisse Race Control building before the day’s on-track acti...
VSCC SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP AT LOTON PARK 2018
New VSCC record achieved at Loton Park Hill Climb The Vintage Sports-Car Club held Rounds 7 and 8 of its 2018 Speed Championship at the Loton Park Hill Climb in Alberbury, Shrewsbury, reports Alexandra Elliot. As well as returning to the popular September date and new double-round format, a new VSCC record was achieved by James Baxter in David Hawkins’ beautiful 1934/35 Riley ERA. On Sat...
BARRIE 'WHIZZO' WILLIAMS OBITUARY
Barrie Williams 1938-2018  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images by Peter Baker. The death of Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams on Saturday 8 August at the age of 79, following a brief illness, has robbed British motorsport of one of its most imperishable characters. For over 50 years Barrie raced anything with four wheels, later becoming a renowned exponent of historic racing, helped by his sublime car ...
MASTERS AT ZANDVOORT 2018
Padmore and Wolfe share Zandvoort wins with locals Hart, Pastorelli and Coronel  Words and images from Masters Historic Racing While Nick Padmore grabbed double historic formula one glory, with Andy Wolfe driving solo to a strong Masters Gentlemen Drivers win, the other spoils at Zandvoort’s Historic Grand Prix 2018 meeting were claimed by local hero David Hart and his DHG Racing team...
DIX MILLE TOURS DU CASTELLET 2018
Peter Auto series back in action   Images by Julien Hergault  Drivers in the Peter Auto-organised race series were back in action at the 2018 Dix Mille Tours du Castellet, after a two-month summer break following Le Mans Classic. The championships continued at Circuit Paul Ricard over the weekend 1-2 September with nine grids, the drivers putting on a spectacle as they battled fo...
JACKY ICKX AT THE 2018 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX
Jacky Ickx celebrates 50th anniversary of his 1st GP win  Words and images by Roman Klemm The promoters of the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix, on 26 August, arranged something special for the fans; the corner leading to the Blanchimont straight was renamed after Jacky Ickx and, more importantly, the great maestro was allowed three laps of the circuit in a Ferrari 312B, recalling his first Grand Pr...
OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2018
HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup is a hit  Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to view our Gallery.  A unique celebration of the Chevron B8 capped the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend, 25-27 August.   Some first class racing, a bumper crowd and a raft of off-track attractions all played a role in a memorable weekend, but it was ...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2018
Escort wins as it celebrates 50 years The 30th Cumbria Classic Weekend, organised by Wigton Motor Club, on 18-19 August proved to be a huge success, report Graeme Forrester. Saturday’s Rose and Thistle Challenge Tour started in Cockermouth and headed through the western lakes for lunch at the Lakeland Motor Museum where many varied exhibits are on display. The route then headed north via ...