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HSCC TO MARK 50 YEARS OF SUPER SALOONS
50 years of Super Saloons  By Paul Lawrence The 50th anniversary of the creation of the Super Saloons category will be a key celebration at this year's Croft Historic Festival and Weekend Show on 10-11 August.The Historic Sports Car Club will once again be coordinating the racing element of this spectacular event, and the club's Historic Modsports and Special Saloons Series will be one of th...
DEJA VU MONTE CARLO 2024
Winter stages in the summer  Report from Peter Barker  Crews in a variety of cars, both classic and modern, enjoyed the latest tour of Monte-Carlo stages, organised by Dr Beatty Crawford and his team, led by Frank Scanlon. Irish co-driving legend Beatty now lives in Bandol, France so he has knowledge of the local roads and suitable accommodation. Fine weather graced the four-day Deja ...
VSCC CADWELL PARK 2024
VSCC’s Race Meeting  Report from Tania Brown The Vintage Sports-Car Club’s (VSCC) recent Cadwell Park Race Meeting experienced bumper crowds through sunshine, showers, and everything in between.  The afternoon timetable began with crowd favourite - the Owner Driver Mechanic (ODM) grid. Chris Mann in his Alfa Romeo 8C Monza romped home in this second race of the 2024...
HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC 2024 - DRM AND DTM
Heger and Kelleners dominate at Hockenheimrig  Report by Roman Klemm What would a great historic event in Germany be without DRM and DTM? The ADAC Hockenheim Historic 2024 also made a name for itself with the huge starting fields of these championships. And it was fitting that the really ‘big names’, Altfrid Heger and Ralf Kelleners won! Saturday: Mucke's Zakspeed-Capri beaten...
SPORTSCARS AT HOCKENHEIMRING 2024
Briton Michael Lyons ruled at Hockenheim  Report from Roman Klemm  The combined Momo Sportscar Supercup and SportsCars-Challenge championships had several winners in Hockenheim: Britain's Michael Lyons - Gebhardt Cosworth won the Momo Trophy twice, Bejnamin Hotz - Ligier-Peugeot won the SCC on Saturday, Marco Fink - PRC BMW on Sunday. Saturday: Lyons in a class of his own ADAC Hockenh...
HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC - JIM CLARK REVIVAL 2024
Fomula Junior: A golden double for Richards´ Lotus  Report from Roman Klemm After Saturday's horrific collision, without any casualties, both races of the weekend in the Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior at ADAC-Hockenheim-Historic were won by an excellent Clive Richards in a Lotus 22. Saturday: Richards rejoiced at the gold, Kriknoff and Rey at the fact that they were still alive The...
NASCAR = SPEED, DANGER AND FUN!
Sam Mayer scores NASCAR Xfinity series photo finish  Report from Ken Davies, images by Ken Davies and Texas Motor Speedway Experiencing the unique flavour of Texas Motor Speedway, on Saturday 13 April 2024, proved a pleasant departure from Europe’s spring motor racing and boy, it didn’t disappoint!  After running high against the outside wall in typical NASCAR fashion, 20-y...
HSCC 2024 CLASSIC FF 1600
A three-car all-female team is planned for 2024  Teenage sisters Grace (16) and Murron (15) Parkington and 26-year-old Isla MacKenzie will team up to compete in the 2024 Historic Sports Car Club's Classic Formula Ford 1600 Championship, reports Paul Lawrence. The trio will race three pre-1981 Crossles from Ballpark Motorsport, headed by Ian Parkington, father of Grace and Murron. The projec...
WALTER ROHRL AT THE TRAUMWERK MUSEUM
An audience with Walter Rohrl  Words and pictures by Roman Klemm Legendary Walter Rohrl mused about his adventures with Porsche For the first time after the ‘flu break‘ the owner of the ‘Traumwerk museum, Mr. Hans-Peter Porsche (son of the great Ferry), organised a meeting of motoring friends called ‘Benzingesprache’ (Gasoline Conversations) in his premises n...
WILSON FITTIPALDI JR. OBITUARY
Wilson Fittipaldi Jr.  Appreciation by Roman Klemm  The world of motorsport has just received sad news. Wilson Fittipaldi, the older brother of two-time F1 world champion Emerson, died on 23 February 2024 in his native Sao Paulo at the age of 80. The Brazilian had long suffered from a type of Parkinson's disease, underwent several complicated surgeries and had been hospitalised since Ch...
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...