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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 ...
COTSWOLD ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2018
Over the hills and far away  Words by Peter Baker. Images by Pete Austin. Click to view Gallery. Classic Cotswold Drive 2018 This very popular classic car event, celebrating its 20th anniversary on Sunday 19 August, was again based in Evesham, Worcestershire and began with a fully subscribed pre-event dinner. Participants enjoyed driving a route of some 110 miles, punctuated with a relaxed ...
HSCC AT CROFT NOSTALGIA 2018
Grant headlines HSCC action at Croft  Report from Paul Lawrence  A double Formula Ford 2000 victory for Callum Grant topped the 2018 Croft Nostalgia Weekend on 4-5 August, as the Historic Sports Car Club delivered a busy 18-race programme on the challenging track.   The two strands of period Formula Ford 2000 racing ran together as the Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship and t...
VSCC FORMULA VINTAGE AT CADWELL PARK 2018
Fabulous Formula Vintage at Cadwell Park Images by Peter BakerCadwell Park, often described as the Nurburgring, provided our racing drivers with some thrilling, and nail-biting racing for Formula Vintage, Round 3 on Sunday 22 July, reports Alexandra Elliot. In the first race, the Melville Trophy for Special Pre-War Sports Cars, Dougal Cawley took the honours in his 1929 GN/Ford Piglet, 8.40 seco...
HSCC AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2018
HSCC series shine at the Silverstone Classic  Report from Paul Lawrence  Three categories from the Historic Sports Car Club were on the bill at the 2018 Silverstone Classic on 20-22 July; Formula Junior, Road Sports and Super Touring. The event included four Formula Junior races as two huge grids each raced twice to wrap up the Diamond Jubilee World Tour in spectacular style with an ...
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...