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ERA'S ALPINE TRIAL 2018
Snow joke....  In late November, early December 2017, and with the winter snows starting to blanket the Alps, we undertook the first recce for the Endurance Rally Association’s 2018 Alpine Trial, which takes place from 3-5 September, writes Keith Baud. One can normally get over all but the highest passes at this time of year, though in places a dog sled might have been of more use than...
RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE 2018
Final two stages challenging  As always, the final night loop on Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, which included the infamous regularity stages Sospel - Lantosque and Saint Sauveur sur Tinee - Beuil, was to spell heartache and joy to many crews with victory eventually falling to the Italian driver Gianmaria Aghem accompanied by Diego Cumino (Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1200). In second place we’...
VSCC NEW YEAR DRIVING TESTS 2018
Challenging Driving Tests at Brooklands Click to view Gallery  Forty-seven pre-1939 cars competed within the hallowed confines of Brooklands Museum on Sunday 28 January as part of the traditional New Year Driving Tests, writes Alexandra Elliot. A dozen fiendishly contrived tests which followed a ‘six before lunch and six after’ format were tackled by all entrants. Using the ...
HRCR STAGE MASTERS 2018
New tyres available for the 2018 Stage Masters Challenge  The West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters challenge has received a major boost for 2018 and is now able to offer contenders a tyre deal thanks to Midlands-based Mr Tyre Motorsport Ltd. Mr Tyre is a long-established market leader in the supply of rally, race and trackday tyres. Operating from its 100,000 square feet head office a...
RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE 2018
Valence, Saturday For all competitors taking part on the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, early morning weather conditions during the long overnight concentration run proved better than predicted, the snow being of the ‘fluffy’ variety, in other words dry and light instead of wet and freezing. This also extended to the first two timed stages, which came as a relief to all the British cr...
RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE 2018
Reims Start Thousands crowded the main square of Reims last night (Friday 3 February) cheering away the cars taking part in the 2018 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Included are four teams representing Team Retro-Speed; Tony and Steve Graham (Lancia Fulvia), David Mustarde/Willy Cave (Alfa Romeo Giulietta), Peter Barker/Peter Scott (Triumph TR4), and Nicholas and Peter Moss (BMW 2000Ti). The rally...
VSCC MEASHAM NIGHT RALLY 2018
Classic fog, ice and snow for the Measham The launch of The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2018 calendar saw the annual running of the long-established Measham Night Rally take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January in Leicestershire, reports Alexandra Elliot. Almost 50 VSCC members and their pre-1939 motor cars took on the gruelling challenge, set to test drivers’ fortitude, naviga...
DANIEL 'DAN' SEXTON GURNEY OBITUARY
Daniel ‘Dan’ Sexton Gurney 1931-2018  Appreciation by Ken Davies Daniel Sexton Gurney, known simply as Dan Gurney, who died in California on 14 January aged 86, was one of the first wave of American drivers to embrace and take on the European racing scene in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also notable for being the first Grand Prix driver to wear a full-face crash helmet in 1968 and...
FUCHS LUBRICANTS SPONSORS 2018 BHRC
FUCHS LUBRICANTS to partner 2018 British Historic Rally Championship   FUCHS LUBRICANTS is to be the title sponsor of the 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship, as well as the established FUCHS LUBRICANTS RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship, further strengthening its links with the Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club, reports Paul Lawrence.   The popularity of both ch...
BROOKLANDS' NEW YEAR'S DAY GATHERING
Over 1,100 celebrate New Year’s Day  Brooklands Museum celebrated the end of a momentous and record-breaking 2017 with an amazing turnout of 1,119 classics, sports and supercars and over 5,600 people at its New Year’s Day Classic Gathering, writes Paul Stewart. The Brooklands event, believed to be the biggest 1 January classic meeting in the UK, lived up to its billing with a ri...
FORMULA JUNIOR CARS AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2018
Six pivotal Formula Junior race cars at Autosport show Six landmark racing cars from the Formula Junior category will feature on the Historic Sports Car Club’s historic racing display at the 2018 Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC on 11-14 January, writes Paul Lawrence. Formula Junior is the best-supported class in historic racing and celebrates its 60th birthday in 2018, and t...
LE JOG 2017
HERO’s 23rd Le Jog  The 23rd Le Jog (Land’s End to John o’Groats) regularity event took place from the 8 to 12 December 2017, reports Kev Haworth. Fifty-three vehicles made the start at Land’s End with crews travelling from as far afield as Australia, USA, Canada and Europe to take place in the 1,550-mile endurance event which is hosted by the Historic Endurance...
BHRC AND RACRMC ASPHALT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Championships to launch at 2018 Autosport International The 2018 MSA British Historic Rally Championship and RACRMC Historic Asphalt Rally Championship will be unveiled at the 2018 Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC on 11-14 January, writes Paul Lawrence. The Roger Albert Clark Rally Motor Club will be on stand 6105 in Hall 6, where details of its future programme will be available w...
VSCC WINTER DRIVING TESTS 2017
Challenging Tests at Bicester Heritage Click to view Gallery  The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2017 calendar concluded with the Winter Driving Tests, followed by the Club’s annual Race and Speed Forum, on Saturday 2 December at Bicester Heritage. Seventy-five drivers rose to the challenging series of Tests set by Mark Elder and his team of organisers, who made the very best of...
VSCC COTSWOLD TRIAL 2017
Capacity entry heads for the Cotswolds A full entry of 110 vintage and pre-war cars took to the Gloucestershire countryside on Saturday 18 November for the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2017 Cotswold Trial. Only a week after the Lakeland Trial the capacity entry headed to the Bugatti Owner’s Club HQ at Prescott to sign-on, before tackling the 14 very wet and muddy sections. The choice...
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...