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R.A.C. HISTORIC ASPHALT RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Smith on top of Fuchs R.A.C. contenders  Report from Paul Lawrence  Rob Smith and Alun Cook were the top scorers during rounds five and six of the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Championship on Rally Isle of Man on 14-16 September.   Rounds five and six of the asphalt championship ran to a double-header format over the famous closed roads of the Isle of Man as the event ...
2017 MINTEX MSA BHRC - RALLY ISLE OF MAN
Pritchard takes BHRC double on Isle of Man  Report form Paul Lawrence  Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke were the stars of the historic section of Rally Isle of Man during rounds 7 and 8 of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship on 14-16 September 14-16.   Pritchard and Clarke were faultless as they dominated the historics and took a maximum score to set up a winne...
SPA SIX HOURS 2017
A Spectacular Spa Six Hours  Report and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery. One word to sum up Spa Six Hours 2017? Mega. Three days of unadulterated ‘let’s get on with it’ historic motor sport, superbly organised by Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard, where a full house of teams take on Spa-Francorchamps, the most demanding circuit in Europe. The three days inclu...
PEKING TO PARIS 20TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION
Vintage cars and drivers celebrate 1997 Peking to Paris rally The day before heading off to the 2017 Goodwood Revival to compete in the Brooklands Trophy in his 8C Triumph Dolomite, Jonathan Turner hosted a 20th anniversary reunion for those who had taken part in the historic and pioneering 1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. Jonathan, his 1929 4.5-litre Bentley was one of the first to cross...
GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2017
Revelling at the Revival  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery.2017 Goodwood Revival 8-10 SeptemberOver the past fifty years I have travelled the globe, witnessing motorsport of all types and at all levels, from drag racing in Malta to regularity rallying in China, from racing in Macau and Le Mans to club-level Irish auto-testing in the company of Paddy Hopkirk. Bu...
TARGA FLORIO CONQUERS AUSTRALIA
Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2017 For the first time in its history, the long established history of Targa Florio will be celebrated outside of Italy, writes Pierfranco Garcea. Starting from Melbourne, over 150 racing classic cars will compete in the 2017 Targa Florio Australian Tribute from 29 November to 3 December across the beautiful landscapes of Victoria State. Targa Florio boasts ove...
DENIS WELCH MOTORSPORT AT ZANDVOORT
Silverware for DWM at Zandvoort Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix, 1-3 September Rain dominated early qualifying sessions but on a drying track for Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars, Julian Thomas in his Ford Falcon qualified 6th overall and 1st in class with a time of 2:10.705, which was set on his last lap. A huge grid of 48 cars assembled for the race which included cars competing for the Dutch Histor...
FERRARI CELEBRATIONS AT MONZA
Ferrari celebrates its 70th  Words and images by Roman Klemm Ferrari celebrations at the 2017 Italian Grand Prix on at Monza. Well, ‘celebrated’ is maybe exaggerated. The well-advertised event that should have recalled the great history of the world’s most famous car maker was rather a disappointment. It looked like a random rendezvous of wealthy owners of some Ferrari ge...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT 2017 ZANDVOORT HISTORIC GP
Voyazides/Hadfield, Stretton and Soper reign in the dunes At the 2017 Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix on 1-3 September, Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield won both the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car and Stena Line Masters Gentlemen Drivers races. Martin Stretton converted one of his two poles into a win in FIA Masters Historic Formula One, while the Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars race saw Steve Soper...
OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2017
HSCC Gold Cup shines at Oulton Park  Report by Paul Lawrence  Big grids, close racing, fine weather and a top quality programme made the Historic Sports Car Club’s Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting on 26-28 August one of the best yet. Capping the race action was a mighty Historic Formula 2 double victory for Northern Irishman Darwin Smith.   With 21 races across Sunday afternoon ...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2017
Wigton MC’s Cumbria Classic The 2017 Wigton Motor Club’s Cumbria Classic Weekend on 19/20 August proved to be one of the most successful yet, reports Graeme Forrester. Around 80 cars took part in the Rose & Thistle Challenge Run on the Saturday, from Carlisle to Duns to visit the Jim Clark Rooms which is being refurbished, and a donation of £1,000 is being made to the Jim ...
COTSWOLD ECONOMY DRIVE 2017
2017 Cotswold Economy Drive  Words and images by Peter Baker The 19th Cotswold Economy Drive, sponsored by Retro-Speed magazine and supported by the International Rally Drivers Club, attracted an entry of some 50 cars that ranged from a 1988 Bentley through the regular collection of Austin Healeys and Mercede-Benz Coupes, to such rarities as a SAAB Sonnet and Daimler convertible. As alway...
FIA MASTERS HISTORIC FORMULA ONE - NURBURGRING 2017
Ken Tyrrell would love it!  Report and images from Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. The climax of the 45th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix on 11-13 August at the famous Nurburgring was, for most of the spectators, the FIA Masters Formula One Championship races. The series for Formula 1 cars built from 1966-1985 saw 18 cars on the grid for the fifth round of 2017. Friday’s qualifying took ...
NK HTGT - ASSEN 2017
Spectacular historic racing at Gamma Racing Days Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Senten Images. The NK HTGT powered by Gamma wowed the crowds at Assen with great racing and loads of action on 5/6 August. Saturday's race was between Tom Kuiper in the Corvette Fuelie and Bob Stevens’ Lotus Elan. Kuiper had a small advantage in the beginning, but Stevens managed to find a way past o...
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB SILVERSTONE 2017
The BDC 2017 Silverstone Race Meeting  Words and images by Peter Baker  For the 68th time the Bentley Drivers Club gathered at Silverstone on Saturday 5 August for their annual race meeting. A nine-race programme, with morning qualifying and then, after the lunchtime Members’ Parade, a full afternoon of motor sport competition, was blessed with rather better weather than that ex...
2017 MINTEX MSA BHRC - HARRY FLATTERS RALLY
Pritchard heads Mintex MSA BHRC on Epynt  Report from Paul Lawrence  Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke took an important victory in round six of the 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Harry Flatters Rally on Epynt on Sunday 30 July.   The result gives Pritchard and Clarke a shot at a third title if they can take maximum points from the remaining three rounds. ...
R.A.C. HISTORIC ASPHALT RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Smith heads Fuchs R.A.C. Historic Asphalt on Epynt  Report from Paul Lawrence  Rob Smith and Alun Cook took their second victory in the 2017 Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Historic Asphalt Rally Championship on round four, the Harry Flatters Rally on Sunday 30 July.   For the first time this season, the Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship and the Fuchs Lubricants R.A.C. Histo...
HSCC AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2017
HSCC races to the fore at Silverstone Classic  Report from Paul Lawrence  Four categories from the racing portfolio of the Historic Sports Car Club were in action at the Silverstone Classic from 28-30 July, with double single-seater victories taken by Michael O’Brien and Sam Wilson.   Historic Formula Ford, the Jaguar Classic Challenge, Super Touring Trophy and Formula Junio...
SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2017
Some sensational racing at Silverstone  Words and images by Peter Baker Billed as the biggest and best historic motoring festival in the world, with over 100,000 visitors, the 2017 Silverstone Classic from 28-30 July was as ever unmissable, and even if the weather was best described as 'changeable', heavy rain in fact only intervened on two occasions, the rest of the three days allowing rac...
HRDC CASTLE COMBE RESULTS 2017
HRDC at Castle Combe’s 2017 BRSCC weekend The 45-minute Historic Racing Drivers Club Coys Trophy, held at Castle Combe on Sunday 16 July was a runaway win for the Ford Lotus Cortina shared by the father-and-son team of Mike and Andrew Jordan. They finished 1m 22.713s ahead of Michael Squire (Ford Mustang) who in turn beat the Ford Falcon of Andy Edwards into a distant third place, two laps...