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BOSS GP 2018 AT HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC
Gerstl’s flying Toro Rosso and two fast lady-racers  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. The BOSS GP (Big Open Single Seaters – past and present) series for Formula 1 and GP2 cars opened its 2018 season with two races in Hockenheim on 21-22 April. Favourite Ingo Gerstl won both races rather convincingly. But the 20,000 fans also saw very strong outings of BOSS...
HSCC 2018 SNETTERTON 200
Historic Road Sports star at Snetterton  Report from Paul Lawrence  Some tremendous racing from the Historic Road Sports Championship contenders capped the day as the Historic Sports Car Club organised the racing on the Snetterton 200 circuit on Saturday 21 April.   The Historic Road Sports Championship, now into its 24th season, delivered a strong field headed by the mighty Morga...
VSCC SCOTTISH TRIAL 2018
Nail biting conclusion to 2017/2018 Championship An enthralling day of traditional Vintage Sports-Car Club Trials was enjoyed by many competitors at The Scottish Trial on Saturday 14 April, writes Alexandra Elliot. The final round of the 2017/18 Championship was based near Biggar in Scotland where over 50 pre-war cars tackled the 13 tough sections. Winner of the Scottish Trial, receiving the C...
HSCC 2018 SEASON OPENER
Fantastic start to HSCC season at Donington Park  Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to view our Gallery.  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 racing season got off to a fantastic start at Donington Park over the weekend 7-8 April. From a busy 15-race programme, the Historic Formula Ford pack delivered some epic racing as good battles ran across all categories.   In the weekend...
MK CLASSIC CAR TOUR 2018
All in aid of a good cause   Nearly 200 crews gathered at Poplars Garden Centre near Dunstable early on Sunday 8 April for the 2018 MK Classic Car Tour, held in aid of the Little Lives Appeal which supports the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Participants were looking forward to an event that was to include during its 80-mile route, two laps of the 'Alpine' circuit at...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - RALLY NORTH WALES
Awesome opener for BHRC on Rally North Wales  Nick Elliott and Dave Price got the FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship off to a fantastic start on Rally North Wales on Saturday 24 March with a mighty historic victory at the head of a tremendous field, reports Paul Lawrence.   As well as being the first of eight BHRC rounds, Rally North Wales was also the first round o...
THE HSCC 2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Major interest in 2018 Historic Formula 2 series Interest in the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series is booming with a number of fresh cars and drivers due to join the grid this season, reports Paul Lawrence.   The season starts at Hockenheim on 21-22 April and the Formula 2 races will play a prominent part in celebrating the life of Jim Clark, who died at the German...
VSCC HEREFORDSHIRE TRIAL 2018
Snow stopped play on Sunday The weather played a major role over the weekend 17-18 March at the Vintage Sports-Car Club Herefordshire Trial based around the historic How Capel Court, reports Alexandra Elliot. A maximum entry of 110 competitors, and the same number of marshals, braved the freezing temperatures and snow showers on Saturday morning to take on the challenge of the eight sections sc...
GOODWOOD'S 76TH MEMBERS' MEETING
Members’ Meeting triumphs against all the odds  Words and images by Peter Baker Well-founded reports of impending bad weather meant the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting was, until the very last minute, a case of touch and go. In the end, thankfully, apart from the bike races, the event went ahead as planned, a tribute if one were needed, to the sheer determination, tenacity and in...
CELEBRATORY CHEVRON B8 RACE AT OULTON PARK 2018
Big response to Chevron B8 anniversary race  There has been a positive response to the 50th anniversary for the Chevron B8 at the Historic Sports Car Club’s Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting over the 2018 August Bank Holiday weekend, reports Paul Lawrence.   Chevron B8 racers are invited to come along to Oulton Park and join in the celebrations for this iconic sports-racing car, with ...
ERA'S ROAD TO SAIGON 2018
Bentley reigns supreme  Words by Andrea Seed, Images by Gerard Brown, ERA. Graham and Marina Goodwin and their 1925 Bentley Super Sports reigned supreme on the Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon rally. Rallying over 8,600kms in 27 days, around 35 crews took on a series of challenging regularity and speed trials as they journeyed through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The G...
HSCC CLASSIC RACING CAR SERIES 2018
Strong 2018 calendar for Classic Racing Car Series The Historic Sports Car Club has re-affirmed its commitment to the Classic Racing Car Series, with a re-work of car eligibility and an attractive calendar of races for 2018, reports Paul Lawrence.   For the coming season the focus will return to the category’s origins as a series for racing cars from the era before wings and slicks ch...
VSCC POMEROY TROPHY 2018
Simon Smith takes 'The Pom'  The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Race and Speed season opened in perfect style with an eye watering 143-car entry for The Pomeroy Trophy at Silverstone on Saturday 24 February, reports Alexandra Elliot. Competitors enjoyed a full day of sunshine, although the temperature was flirting with zero degrees throughout the day. Overall winner, taking The Pomeroy Trop...
HSCC PRE '80 ENDURANCE SERIES 2018
Can-Am cars added to Pre ’80 Endurance Series  The Historic Sports Car Club has unveiled the 2018 Pre ’80 Endurance Series, which will feature an invitation class for mighty Can-Am cars for the first time, reports Paul Lawrence.   There will be races at three high-profile UK historic racing festivals along with a visit to Spa-Francorchamps for the series that attracts some ...
RACE RETRO 2018
The International Historic Motorsport Show  Words and images by Peter Baker Always regarded as the traditional 'springboard' into the forthcoming historic race season, Race Retro 2018, sponsored primarily by Motor Sport magazine, took place over the weekend 23-25 February at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry in Warwickshire. In fact, the show covers every motor sport discipline, not just rac...
HSCC'S SUPER TOURING CAR CHALLENGE 2018
Super Touring Car Challenge encourages later cars  The scope of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 Super Touring Car Challenge will be widened this season to fully embrace World and British Touring Cars from up to the end of 2005, reports Paul Lawrence.   To date the Challenge has focussed on the spectacular Super Touring cars from up to the year 2000, as well as earlier Group ...
VSCC EXMOOR FRINGE TRIAL 2018
Excellent conditions for first VSCC 2018 Trial Click to view Gallery  A large entry took to the traditional Devonshire hills around Exebridge on Saturday 17 February for the latest staging of the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Exmoor Fringe Trial, reports Alexandra Elliot. Cars were blessed with dry weather and sunshine for the day’s activities, though the rain in the weeks prec...
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 ...