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TONY DRON OBITUARY
Tony Dron 1946-2021  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Ken Davies and Tony Dron archiveTony Dron, who died on 15 November after a long illness, was an exceptional writer as well as a successful racing driver from 1968-2011, competing professionally 1974-79. He qualified at Chelsea College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering and, in common with other impecunious drivers of the time, began com...
ECURIE COD FILLET REUNION 2021
Irish eyes were smiling   Founded by Roy Fidler and John Hopwood in 1955, the latest Reunion of Ecurie Cod Fillet, ‘a gathering of the good and great from the golden years of rallying’, took place in Cheshire on 20 November, reports Andrew Haill. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of trophies to Ulstermen Paddy Hopkirk MBE and Robin Eyre-Maunsell in recognition of...
FIA EHRC 2021 - RALLY COSTA BRAVA
Stajf and Zelinka secure Category 2 title  Report from Jeff Carter  Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka secured their first FIA European Historic Rally Category 2 Championship victory after a titanic battle with Ernie and Karen Graham on the final day of the 69th Rally Costa Brava, round 9 of the 2021 FIA European Historic Rally Championship. The Czech crew were the overnight leaders an...
FIA HRRT 2021
Stanislaw and Anna Postawka win 2021 FIA Trophy for Historic Regularity Rallies  Report from Jeff Carter The final day of the Rally Poland Historic, on 11-14 November, saw a tight battle at the head of the leader board between the Polish-entered no1 FSO of father-and-daughter team Stanislaw and Anna Postawka and the no4 VW Golf GTI of Ilya Kashin and Boris Kostyrko from Russia. At the end o...
HSCC F2 WINNERS 2021
Historic F2 winners celebrated  The major winners for the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 Series have been confirmed and it is Matt Wrigley (March 782) who has taken the Bruno Giacomelli Trophy class by a single point, reports Paul Lawrence. From 10 races at five events, top overall scorer was Nick Pancisi (March 712) who claimed the Jochen Rindt Trophy for the 1600cc Fo...
BHRC 2021
Friend takes long-awaited BHRC title   Ben Friend and co-driver Cliffy Simmons became 2021 Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Champions at the weekend with a stellar performance at the final round of the season, the Carlisle Stages Rally on 23 October. The duo performed faultlessly in their Ford Escort Mk2 to tame the notorious stages in and around the Kielder Forest complex, to grab t...
FIA EHRC 2021 - RALLYE INTERNATIONAL DU VALAIS
Victory in Switzerland for Stajf and Zelinka  Report from Jeff Carter  The no204 Opel Kadett of Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka has won Round 8 of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship after a close battle on the final day of the Rallye International du Valais with the no205 Ford Escort RS1600 of Marty McCormack and James Potter. The third leg of the rally in Switzerland fea...
HSCC SILVERSTONE FINALS 2021
Great racing at HSCC Finals  Report by Paul Lawrence Close and exciting racing and championships settled in the sunshine was the story of the 2021 HSCC Finals Meeting on the Silverstone national circuit on 16-17 October. The Classic Formula Ford Championship races were as good as any with up to five cars delivering a slipstreaming barn-stormer in the sunshine of Saturday. It was Jordan Harr...
NK HTGT DIJON 2021
NKHTGT ends the season on a high  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images courtesy of NKHTGT Over 30 drivers enjoyed the sunshine and the beautiful Dijon-Prenois track as the NKHTGT powered by Nolte Kuchen ended the 2021 season in the French Bourgogne region on 8-10 October. We were especially pleased to welcome a large Swedish delegation who had made the long trek South. Local hero Jose Be...
DTM LEGENDS AT NORISRING 2021
Old-stars Ludwig and Danner made their mark at Norisring  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery.Norisring, 9-10 October 2021Not only DTM did complete its final races at Norisring, the 'Legends of DTM' also set off for the last time in the 2021 season. The fastest driver of the weekend was Christian Danner, a former F1, DTM and ITC driver. The debutant of this championship wa...
BEING COVID-COMPLIANT ON THE CONTINENT
Yes, it was worth it!  Words and images by Peter Baker Okay. Being back at Spa Six Hours was an itch that had to be scratched. So, I read the advice, filled in the forms, gained accreditation, made any essential bookings and, on Thursday 30 September, headed for mainland Europe in the MG ZT-T. Was it an easy three days? Not entirely. Working flat out (I covered 55,000 steps) and having to w...
SPA SIX HOURS ENDURANCE RACE 2021
Brits beat opposition at Spa  Words and images by Peter Baker Every racing driver loves Spa Francorchamps, except at night, when it’s raining, and they are tired, having been ‘at it’ for six hours. That’s what makes this test of endurance so special. Old cars, mostly old drivers, and the same old ever-changing weather. Welcome to the Ardennes in October. After a lon...
DTM LEGENDS AT HOCKENHEIM 2021
'King' Ludwig ruled on Saturday only  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. 2-3 October 2021 The penultimate meeting of the successful DTM Legenden championship was held last weekend at Hockenheim. Saturday's race was won by the truly legendary 'Konig von Hockenheim' Klaus Ludwig, and on Sunday, by Dutch veteran Patrick Huisman. Saturday: Ludwig benefited from Huisman's ...
RALLYDAY 2021
Such a great day!  Report by Ken Davies. Click to view Gallery. Since its inauguration in 2001, Castle Combe-based Rallyday has established itself as the ‘go to’ event for rally fans, and bounced back on Saturday 25 September with vigor after being forced off the 2020 calendar due to the pandemic. As a result, the organisers of Europe’s biggest one-day rally show were deter...
FIA EHRC 2021 - RALLY ELBA STORICO
Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner win in Elba  Report from Jeff Carter After struggling with fuel pump issues on the first leg of Rally Elba Storico the no9 Porsche 911 SC of Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner had a much better day on the final day of the rally, finishing as the top EHRC car and winning Category 3. The second leg featured five stages, with the first seeing Wagner outpace the overnigh...
GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2021
Great historic racing and the best British eccentricity returns  Words by Ken Davies, Images by Peter Baker. Opened September 1948 and closed in July 1966, Goodwood’s world-famous racing circuit was resuscitated in 1998 with an annual Revival meeting which, 23 years later, 17-19 September, has grown to become not only a parody of its former self, but also the most successful UK motor ...
HSCC MALLORY PARK 2021
Champions decided at HSCC Mallory Park  Report by Paul Lawrence. Click to view Ben Lawrence's images. At least two Historic Sports Car Club racing champions for 2021 were crowned as the Club returned to Mallory Park for the first time in a decade for a weekend of racing on 18-19 September. The weekend delivered some great racing in generally warm and sunny weather, despite a torrential down...
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...