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NK HTGT BARCELONA 2021
NKHTGT celebrates in Spain  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images courtesy NK HTGT. The NK HTGT, powered by Nolte Kuchen, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. For our loyal drivers there was a gift: a free race. There was a catch, however. To receive it, they had to travel to the Circuito de Catalunya, the Formula 1 circuit near Barcelona in Spain for the 3-5 September meeting. Many d...
OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2021
Watts wins Gold Cup at HSCC Oulton Park  Report by Paul Lawrence  Once again, the Historic Sports Car Club’s Oulton Park Gold Cup weekend, 28-30 August, delivered some outstanding racing on the beautiful parkland circuit in Cheshire. With bumper grids for most races, fine weather, a large and enthusiastic crowd and lots of off-track attractions, it all added to a great weekend of...
FIA EHRC 2021 - RALLY DE ASTURIAS HISTORICO
‘Zippo’ and Piceno Win the 2021 Rally de Asturias Historico  Report by Jeff Carter A hot and sunny day in Northern Spain saw the final seven special stages of the 2021 Rally de Asturias Historico run in the hills surrounding Pravia. The no1 Audi quattro of Italian duo ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno took the fastest time on five of the seven stages to finish the rally 24 se...
SALON PRIVE 2021
Blenheim hosts best in the world  Report and images by Peter Baker I cannot visit Blenheim Palace without expecting Winston Churchill to emerge from the crowd, chomping on a cigar, and complaining loudly to all within earshot re tyre marks cutting into his freshly mown lawn, before disappearing into the next convenient champagne tent. That aside, Blenheim Palace, built back in the 18th cent...
DRM REVIVAL AT SPIELBERG 2021
Another great reminiscence  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. 4 September 2021It is quite a nice phenomenon of the last few years that race-promoters (and those around Mr. Mateschitz at the Red Bull Ring in particular), increasingly, often present the history of motoring as part of their modern sports events. In Germany, there already exists two championships of rela...
5TH HISTORIC MINARDI DAY
Motorsport is still alive in Imola! Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. After a forced two-year break, the team around the former head of F1 and F2 teams, Giancarlo Minardi, managed to organise the 5th edition of his 'Minardi Day' at the Grand Prix circuit in Imola on 28-29 August 2021. The free demonstrations around the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, which began as a kind of...
FIA EHRC 2021 - LAHTI HISTORIC RALLY
Silvasti and Pietilainen win Lahti Historic Rally  Report by Jeff Carter The no101 Audi quattro A2 of Ville Silvasti and Risto Pietilainen won the 2021 Lahti Historic Rally, the Finns ending the day by 53.8 seconds ahead of the no104 Audi of Kari Kivenne and Hannu Kemppinen. After sunshine and warm temperatures on day one, the weather decided to add another dimension to the event with heav...
TED'S OPEL VAUXHALL RUN 2021
The 14th Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run Report from Ted O'Connell  On a hazy Saturday morning the cars started to congregate at the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney for the 14th Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run. The rain held off until the first award of the day was presented, the winner of the first Special Award chosen by a staff member of the Mills Inn went to Jim Ahern for his 1963 Vauxhall Victor FB, it wa...
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB AT SILVERSTONE 2021
Eastick triumphs as Bentley celebrates 100 years of motorsport success  Report from Stuart Newman. Ben Eastick took the plaudits when he won the 50th anniversary Times Trophy Bentley scratch race at the Bentley Drivers Club’s 73rd annual Silverstone race day on Saturday 7 August. The meeting – an institution on the British club motor-racing calendar – saw another day of fa...
TRIBUTE TO PAUL SIMMS
Paul Simms to be remembered at Oulton Park Gold Cup  Formula Ford racer and engineer Paul Simms will be remembered during the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2021 Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting on 28-30 August, writes Paul Lawrence. The Paul Simms Memorial Trophy will be presented to the aggregate winner from the two HSCC Historic Formula Ford 1600 races run on the Sunday of the high-profile...
NK HTGT ASSEN 2021
Campagne scores twice at Assen  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images courtesy NK HTGT. Belgian Lotus driver Luc de Cock bagged pole in Friday’s qualifying session at Jack's Racing Day at Assen on 7-8 August. Heavy rain meant that qualifying only lasted three minutes. Those who were up to speed immediately were lucky, the rest could forget about setting a meaningful time. Michiel Cam...
GRAHAM ROBSON OBITUARY
Graham Robson 1936-2021  Appreciation by Ray Hutton. Reproduced courtesy Guild of Motoring Writers If you are an enthusiast as well as a journalist the chances are that you will find Graham Robson on your bookshelf. In 50 years as a professional author, he produced nearly 170 books on motoring subjects, ranging from marque histories to biographies of designers and engineers and stories of r...
30TH CLASSIC AT SILVERSTONE
Successful return for The Classic  Report by Ken Davies Despite an enforced 2020 lockdown sabbatical, The Classic 2021 on 30 July-1 August bounced back with renewed style and vigour, encouraging record crowds, capacity grids and quintessential British weather, which failed to dampen participant’s enthusiasm. Challenging racing conditions, umbrellas and mud underfoot were the order of ...
HSCC AT THE CLASSIC, SILVERSTONE 2021
F2 and Thundersports feature at The Classic  Report by Paul Lawrence Two major grids from the Historic Sports Car Club were part of the stellar race line-up at The Classic 2021, Silverstone on 30 July-1 August. The biggest historic racing festival returned after an enforced absence in 2020 and marked the 30th edition of the event. From the HSCC portfolio, Historic Formula 2 and Thunderspor...
NK HTGT ZOLDER 2021
Let’s forget Zolder, onwards to Assen  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes Jaap van der Ende was the NK HTGT, powered by Nolte Kuchen, race winner during the 2021 Supercar Madness weekend at Zolder on 16-18 July. With his Ford Falcon, van der Ender took the lead at the start, ahead of Norbert Gross in a similar Falcon. Fighting for third place were Mark Dols in the Marcos and Niek van Gils...
FIA EHRC 2021 - RALLYE WEIZ 2021
Alonson Villaron and Carrera Estevez win Rallye Weiz  Report by Jeff Carter Winners of round 4 of the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship, Rallye Weiz on 15-17 July were Daniel Alonso Villaron and Candido Carrera Estevez. The no104 Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 of Alonso Villaron and Carrera Estevez finished the final day at the head of the Rallye Weiz to extend their championship lead...
DRAGSTALGIA 2021
The tenth anniversary  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view our Gallery. Dragstalgia, on 9-11 July, brought together as many fans of this exciting sport as could be crammed into Santa Pod Raceway, while at the same time respecting Covid guidelines. And with most electing to camp alongside their treasured cars, a unique trans-Atlantic atmosphere was guaranteed. The weather, mostly ...
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2021
Stars, cars, rain and sun - FoS is back!  Report and images from Ken Davies. Click to view Gallery. Following its enforced 2020 sabbatical, the Mastercard Goodwood Festival of Speed returned with a bang - including spectacular pyrotechnics - on 9-11 July after being chosen as a pilot event by the UK Government's Event Research Programme. To add credibility to this decision, the Right Hon Oli...
HSCC LEGENDS OF BRANDS SUPER PRIX 2021
Wrigley and Stretton top at Brands  Report from Paul Lawrence The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2021 Legends of Brands Hatch Super Prix delivered an outstanding three days of historic race action on both the Indy and Grand Prix circuits on 9-11 July. Conditions on Saturday were particularly challenging when light rain left the track very slippery and a number of red flags and safety car ...
FIA EHRC 2021 - 54TH MECSEK RALLY
‘Zippo’ wins in Hungary to claim second overall victory  Report by Jeff Carter After leading overnight, the Italian crew of the no3 Audi quattro, ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno held onto the top spot during the nine special stages on the second leg of the 54th Mecsek Rally to take their second overall victory of the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship. It wasn&r...