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NKHTGT HOCKENHEIM 2022
NKHTGT season is underway  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images courtesy NKHTGT. No less than 36 cars went out in qualifying on the brilliant Hockenheim track. We were extremely happy to welcome a large number of NKHTGT newcomers from all over Europe: Marc Morawietz and Ralf Wagner from Germany, Bengt-Ake Bengtsson from Sweden, Antoine Darley and Basile Gronfier from France, Christophe Ger...
HSCC SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY 2022
Burton and the Llewellyn star at Silverstone  The Historic Sports Car Club’s Silverstone International Trophy meeting on 14-15 May delivered plenty of fine racing across two busy days with notable double winners including John Burton in Thundersports and father-and-son Tim and Oliver Llewellyn in the opening races for the new Griffiths Haig Trophy, reports Paul Lawrence. Top of the pac...
NEW BARN LAND ROVER INTERCLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
Doris goes hill climbing - Update  Round 2 - Loton Park Speed Hillclimb, 14 MarchFor those interested, the editor of Retro-Speed Magazine has entered the 2022 New Barn Land Rover Interclub Championship in Doris, his 1954 Daimler Conquest. And before you laugh, I should explain.Because it is run to handicap, in theory, the Daimler stands the same chance of outright victory as any of the other...
FIA EHRC 2022 - HISTORIC VLTAVA RALLYE
'Zippo’ and Denis Piceno win in Czech Replublic  Report from Jeff Carter  After finishing third at the end of the first leg of the 30th Historic Vltava Rallye, the no1 Audi quattro of reigning Category 3 Champions ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno posted the fastest overall time on four of the seven stages to take the finish 23.8 seconds ahead of the no6 Lancia Rally 037 of Vil...
NEW BARN LAND ROVER INTERCLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
Doris goes hill climbing - Update Round 1 - Prescott Speed Hill Climb, 23 MarchIt was not the best of starts for yours truly. With only one practice run (the second was cancelled due to innumerable red flag delays), and a reduction in handicap of three whole seconds, I lined up for my first ever competitive hill climb feeling both ill-prepared and hard done by. My time up a dry Prescott of 7...
HSCC SNETTERTON 2022
Formula Fords star at HSCC Snetterton  Some epic Historic Formula Ford racing topped the Historic Sports Car Club’s annual race meeting at Snetterton over the weekend 23-24 April, reports Paul Lawrence. The opening Historic FF1600 race resolved into a tremendous two-way battle between Tom McArthur in his Titan Mk4 and Callum Grant in his Merlyn Mk20. Initially, Samuel Harrison went...
GOLDEN FIFTY REVIVAL TOUR 2022
Reviving the Golden Fifty  Words and images by Peter Baker Organised by the Historic Rally Car Register on Easter Sunday, 17 April, the Golden Fifty Revival Tour covered some 130 miles. The day began with bacon baps at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, followed by a short auto test, finishing with a sit-down meal at The Talbot, Knightwick near Worcester. In between, participants relished in a run...
HSCC BRANDS HATCH 2022
Flying start for HSCC season  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2022 racing season got off to a tremendous start at Brands Hatch over the weekend 2-3 April with some great racing on the Indy circuit, reports Paul Lawrence. On a cold but dry weekend the 70s Road Sports Championship opened with a double-header and two enthralling races delivered victories for Kevin Kivlochan and Charles Bar...
FUCHS LUBRICANTS BHRC 2022 : RALLY NORTH WALES
Matt Edwards wins Rally North Wales   Three-time British Rally champion Matt Edwards stamped his name in the history books on Saturday 26 March with victory at round two of the 2022 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship, the WKD Trained Dogs Rally North Wales After a record breaking hat trick of back-to-back BRC titles, Edwards would continue his winning ways by taking t...
CASTLE COMBE MEDIA AND TRACK DAY 2022
Stellar Support for Media and Track Day  Words and images by Ken Davies With unusually balmy spring weather abounding, the motor racing calendar started with a bang at Castle Combe on Saturday 26 March when the Racing Club organised a well-supported Media and Track Day for competitors in the club’s 2022 races and championships. Remarkably, given the Wiltshire circuit’s disting...
FIA EHRC 2022 - RALLY MOTUL COSTA BRAVA
Perroud and Giraudet win in Spain  Report from Jeff Carter  A wet and cold final day of the Rally Motul Costa Brava, Round 1 of the 2022 FIA European Historic Rally Championship, saw the final six special stages run in tricky conditions in the mountains to the west of Girona. The no3 BMW M3 E30 of Swiss driver Pascal Perroud and his French teammate Denis Giraudet held off the challenge...
VICTOR 'VIC' ELFORD OBITUARY
Victor ‘Vic’ Elford 1935-2022  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images courtesy of the Vick Elford archive, Ford, and Porsche. The death of Vic Elford in Florida on 13 March, at the age of 86, has robbed Great Britain of one of its finest and most versatile endurance sports car drivers of the 1960s Victor Henry Elford was one of the most versatile and intuitive drivers of his era, dr...
WILLY CAVE OBITUARY
Willy Cave 1927-2022  Appreciation by Peter Barker. Images by Peter Baker  William Sturmy Cave (always known as Willy) was born in London on 29 January 1927, son of an army officer and landowner. In 1940 with the Blitz on London imminent, Willy was sent to live and attend school in Montreal, Canada for his own safety. As soon as he was able Willy volunteered for the RAF as a pilot. Will...
DORIS GOES HILL CLIMBING - UPDATE
The hills are alive with the sound of Doris  It was in July last year at Prescott that yours truly, after talking to scrutineer Dave Boyles and discovering how cheap and easy it was, decided hill climbing was a good idea. That night I dreamed of winning a championship. After all, competing against a load of old blokes sitting around the paddock munching spam sandwiches, with what‘s lef...
FUCHS LUBRICANTS BHRC 2022 : RIPONIAN STAGES RALLY
Robinson rules the Riponian  Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis enjoyed a perfect start to their 2022 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship campaign, dominating the Riponian Stages Rally, the opening round of the series, on Sunday 6 February. Robinson hustled his Ford Escort Mk2 to fastest time on each of the event’s six stages, taking victory by 47 seconds from nearest ri...
DORIS GOES HILL CLIMBING - UPDATE
Onwards and upwards my friend. However slow the journey. I live just twenty minutes from Prescott Speed Hill Climb, home of the Bugatti Owners' Club. They purchased this most desirable piece of Gloucestershire real estate back in 1937, and ran their first event a year later. The long course currently measures 1,128 yards and recently, in September 2021, Mr. Wallace Menzies, driving a 650bhp Gou...
RALLYE MONTE CARLO HISTORIQUE 2022
Homeward bound  Editor-in-Chief Following the 24th running of Rallye Monte-Carlo Rally Historique, organised by the ACM, the last leg is our thousand-mile journey home from Monaco, Team Retro-Speed entered five cars and four made the finish, with Peter Barker/Ian Wright leading them across the line and winning our unique in-house trophy. Sadly, Marcus Mussa had to retire following a collisi...
HSCC LAUNCHES HISTORIC MODSPORTS AND SALOONS
New series for the HSCC  The Historic Sports Car Club will run pilot races for a new Historic Modsports and Saloons category in 2022 as a lead-in to a fuller programme of races in 2023, with the inaugural races being at Cadwell Park during the Wolds Trophy meeting on 4-5 June, reports Paul Lawrence. The concept behind Historic Modsports and Saloons is to re-create a period of national racin...
NEW FESTIVAL FOR 2022 - SNETTERTON HISTORIC 200
MRL's Snetterton Historic 200  Motor Racing Legends, in collaboration with MotorSport Vision, will hold the inaugural Snetterton Historic 200 on 16-17 July 2022. This new festival celebrates Snetterton's motorsport heritage. The circuit, strongly associated with touring cars, is a perennial fixture on the British Touring Car Championship calendar and was home to the Willhire 24 Hour race for...
RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE 2022
Team-Retro-Speed is ready to go  Editor-in-Chief is in Reims  Thursday 27 January 2022. I’m here in Reims, France on a cold but dry day watching crews slowly assembling in the old city square. When the town hall clock strikes 19:01 this evening the first of some 270 cars competing in Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2022 will be flagged away by the mayor into the night. Ahead, the v...