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GIL DE FERRAN OBITUARY
Gil de Ferran  Appreciation and pictures by Roman Klemm Gil de Ferran dies at the age of 56   The Indy 500 winner, two-time IndyCar champion and former McLaren sporting director of Brazil dies following a heart attack in Florida. As part of the ‘Brazilian wave of new Sennas’, which included Rubens Barrichello, Pedro Diniz, Christian Fittipaldi, Riccardo Rosset and Tar...
ERICH ZAKOWSKI OBITUARY
Erich Zakowski  Appreciation and pictures by Roman Klemm The icon of German motorsport, founder of the Zakspeed brand, Erich Zakowski, has died. If the name ‘Schnitzer’ was the term for the non-plus-ultra-sports tuning of BMWs from the 1960s, then the same was true for the name ‘Zakspeed’ regarding Fords. But Zakspeed from Niederzissen in West Germany went even furth...
7TH HISTORIC MINARDI DAY 2023
Gian Carlo knows how to do it  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click HERE to view Roman's images. 26-27 August 2023 When Gian Carlo Minardi, and his brothers Nando (who died last year) and Giuseppe decided in 2016 to organise a gathering of friends and former colleagues to celebrate their time in motorsport, they probably did not guess that they had just laid the foundation stone of one of ...
HSCC AT SILVERTSONE FESTIVAL 2023
HSCC racers feature at Festival  Report and image by Paul Lawrence Sam Wilson, Michael Lyons, Henry Chart and Kevin Kivlochan were the big winners as HSCC grids played an important role in the Silverstone Festival on 25-27 August. On track, the Historic Sports Car Club race organising team was at the helm and steered the event successfully through a range of incidents, some changing weather ...
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2023
Star drivers and cars celebrate 30 years of memorable motorsport  Words by Ken Davies. Images courtesy of Goodwood and Ken Davies.Celebrating 30 years this year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, sponsored by Mastercard, welcomed many motorsport legends. McLaren factory driver Marvin Kirchhofer won the sensational Sunday afternoon Shootout final in the recently unveiled McLaren Solus GT, while...
SUPERSIXTIES AT SPA SUMMER CLASSIC 2023
SuperSixties by NK HTGT  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Carlo Senten. In qualifying Turn 7 was the deciding factor for the SuperSixties at Spa-Francorchamps, with many track limit infringements and some more serious excursions that resulted in loads of gravel on the track. Through it all came the Peter Thompson/Charles Allison TVR Griffith to claim pole from Kennet Persson in the ...
SUPERSIXTIES AT ZANDVOORT 2023
SuperSixties by NK HTGT  Report from Jan-Barts Broertjes. Images by Chris Schotanus SuperSixties was pleased to back at the Historic Zandvoort Trophy. Sander van Gils was fastest on track in qualifying, but he was too eager, going all out before the session had actually started. It would give him something to do in the afternoon, as he was docked five places on the grid. We still had an all...
HSCC DONINGTON PARK 2023
Great racing Donington Park weekend  Report and image by Paul Lawrence The Historic Sports Car Club’s Donington Park race weekend on 24-25 June was a great success with some fantastic racing, notably from Formula Ford and Formula Junior, as very warm weather marked the mid-summer weekend. The opening Historic Formula Ford race was an absolute stormer as five drivers battled might...
RED BULL RING CLASSICS 2023
What good PR can do  Report and images by Roman Klemm. Click to View Gallery. Mobility, and even modern motorsport, is heading madly towards electric monotony. So it's no wonder that more and more organisers and circuit owners are discovering ‘Revivals’ and ‘Classics’ as the new - and soon perhaps the only - way to show the real fan roaring racing machines. That's why...
HSCC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY SILVERSTONE 2023
HSCC action on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit Report and image by Paul Lawrence Strong grids, close racing and warm sunshine made the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2023 International Trophy meeting at Silverstone a great success over the weekend of 27-28 May. The annual race weekend on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone is one of the highlights of the HSCC racing season and this year t...
GROUP C SUPERCUP AT HOCKENHEIM
Unequal competition at Hockenheimring  Report and images by Roman Klemm The Group C Supercup project, which is mainly supported by the former prototype manufacturer Gebhardt, presented itself as a historic series with great prospects last year, though it must be admitted that it stagnated somewhat in Hockenheim this year. Yes, there were three Group C Gebhardts, one Cheetah and one Spice in ...
HSCC AT CADWELL PARK 2023
Kings crowned at Cadwell Park  Report and image by Paul Lawrence Samuel Harrison and Graham Fennymore were among the double winners during the Historic Sports Car Club’s Wolds Trophy at Cadwell Park on ‘Coronation’ weekend, 6-7 May. After rain towards the end of Saturday's programme, Sunday proved a better day and there was some excellent racing across both days. Harrison...
HSCC HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT 2023 HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC
Thomas Amweg's double triumph  Report and images by Roman Klemm  Among other things, the Historic Sports Car Club’s Formula 2 International Series arrived in Hockenheim with a sensational power. The 22-car strong field speaks for itself. Fittingly, for this class, it was dominated by March (11), supplemented by Chevron (six), Ralt (two), Brabham (two) and one Lotus. Race 1: The ap...
MASTERS RACING LEGENDS AT HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC 2023
Like the good old Cossie days… Report and images by Roman Klemm It felt like the best days at the ‘Ring’ in the 70s and 80s: over 50,000 people came to watch over the weekend 5-7 May. The Masters Racing Legends for 66/85 F1 Cars field consisted of over two dozen cars and the races were exciting. Who needed the pumped-up circus in Miami last weekend, when the ‘real’...
GOLDEN ERA OF DTM AT HOCKENHEIMRING
Fantastic entry of touring cars at Hockenheimring  Report and images by Roman Klemm The largest field of the Hockenheim Historic 2023 weekend was presented by the class of touring cars from the golden era of DTM and DRM - ‘Goldene Ara’. Forty-two cars filled the track during their practice sessions! This happened especially thanks to the numerous visits of guests from Switzerland...
SUPERSIXTIES HOCKENHEIM 2023
SuperSixties kicks off at Hockenheim  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by Carlo Senten Hockenheimring hosts inaugural SuperSixties races, organised by NK HTGT. With 43 drivers from nine countries there was a great variety of pre-1966 machinery. In qualifying, Michiel Campagne planted the Corvette Grand Sport on pole, only to be pipped by the Sautter/ Newall E-type. Next was a gaggle o...
HSCC SNETTERTON 2023
Great racing typifies HSCC season opener  Report and image by Paul Lawrence  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2023 racing season opened in fine style at Snetterton over the weekend 22-23 April, with a packed paddock and some great racing. Despite the un-spring like weather on Sunday, the Autosport Three Hours was a great success as the HSCC brought this famous race back onto the h...
GOODWOOD'S 80TH MEMBERS' MEETING
Nobody does it better  Words and images bg Peter Baker When driving my 2003 MG ZTT, I always remember the quip in Motorcar magazine comparing the car to a Bentley. “All it needs is some polished wood about the cockpit,” they said. I’m not sure designer Pete Stevens agreed, after all, his brief from then owners BMW was to transform the dowdy Rover 75 into an appealing sporti...
DORIS CONTINUES HILL CLIMBING IN 2023
New season, new challenge  This season yours truly has moved up a notch, competing in the much loved and ever so slightly more serious FASSI Classic Speed Championship organised by our friends in the Bugatti Owners’ Club. Thus, one very wet morning in late March I found myself at Loton Park near Shrewsbury, home of Sir Michael Leighton where, frankly, it was a case of careful driving on...
CASTLE COMBE MEDIA AND TRACK DAY 2023
Test day for teams and competitors  Castle Combe Racing Club successfully previewed its 2023 racing season to the media on Saturday 18 March with a Media and Track Day providing an opportunity for drivers and teams to test cars and meet journalists and snappers from motorsport magazines, including Autosport and Motorsport News, before the season starts in earnest at Howards Day, Easter Monda...