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HSCC OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2022
Gold Cup is a hit  report and image by Paul Lawrence  The Historic Sports Car Club’s annual Oulton Park Gold Cup race meeting was another great success with quality grids, a big crowd and some good racing, all set in the wonderful parkland setting of Oulton Park on 29-31 July. Around 370 entries were taken for 18 races, featuring an eclectic mix of categories ranging from the Vin...
PADDY HOPKIRK OBITUARY
Patrick ‘Paddy’ Barron Hopkirk, MBE 1933-2022  Appreciation by Ken Davies The motorsport world was saddened to hear of the death of legendary rally and race driver Paddy Hopkirk, who passed away on 21 July aged 89. Paddy first hit the headlines during January 1964 when he and Henry Liddon won the glamorous Monte-Carlo Rally after starting in Minsk, driving a red and white Britis...
HSCC BRANDS HATCH GP 2022
Sizzling action at Superprix  Report and image by Paul Lawrence High temperatures and excellent racing marked the Historic Sports Car Club’s Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix on 9-10 July on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. There were several double winners including Martin Stretton, Andrew Smith and Michael Lyons but the biggest winner was teenager Samuel Harrison who took four d...
FIA EHRC 2022 - RALLYE WEIZ
‘Zippo’ and Piceno Win in Austria  Report from Jeff Carter The Audi quattro of Italian crew ‘Zippo’ and Denis Piceno returned to the winner’s podium at Rallye Weiz on 14-16 July in Austria, the Audi running faultlessly after the technical issues that had cost them the win in Switzerland and Hungary The Audi took the fastest overall time on seven of the eight s...
DTM CLASSICS AT THE NORISRING 2022
Even ‘Strietzel’ Stuck could not beat more modern technology  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. Supplementing and supporting the modern DTM race series with older DTM Classic cars, or even older machines from the DRM era, is one of Gerhard Berger's excellent ideas. At the Norisring street circuit in Nuremnberg, 1-3 July, this series was presented with a hea...
NKHTGT SPA 2022
Two podiums for Kenent Persson  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images by NKHTGT A burst of sunshine and a mainly dry track greeted us for qualifying at the Spa Summer Classic, 23-26 June. Fireworks were to be expected from the two GT40s and two Corvette Grand Sports, and indeed it was Kaj Dahlbacka who took the pole in the white Corvette. However, Andy Newall was only 0.1 second behind in t...
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2022
McMurtry fan car conquers 2022 FoS  Word and images by Ken Davies  Former F1 driver Max Chilton, driving an innovative Batmobile-like EV-equipped vehicle with a pair of fans creating 2000kg of downforce, provided an impressive climax to Goodwood’s mid-summer motorsport soiree. Followed by an impressive swirl of dust as it whooshed along, the diminutive car’s stealth-fighter-...
FIA EHRC 2022 - MECSEK RALLYE
Erdi and Csoko win Mecsek Rallye byjust 0.9 seconds  Report from Jeff Carter  Tibor Erdi Jnr and Zoltan Csoko took their debut win in the FIA European Historic Rally Championship in their home event in Hungary on 24-25 June, but the loss of four-wheel drive on the final two stages nearly allowed the Lancia Rally 037 of Ville Silvasti and Risto Pietilainen to spoil the party. The Finns f...
HSCC DONINGTON PARK 2022
  Tilley stars at Donington Park  Report and image from Paul Lawrence The Donington Park weekend for the Historic Sports Car Club on 18-19 June proved to be a challenge on Saturday in particular when steady rain made conditions tough for everyone. Thankfully, the weather improved and the circuit dried on Sunday for another full day of racing. Good grids, and lots of close and exciting ...
NEW BARN LAND ROVER INTERCLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2022
Doris goes hill climbing – Update  This, the third round of the Championship took place at the picturesque Gurston Down Hill Climb, near Salisbury on Sunday 19 June. Luckily, the threat of rain never materialised and 11 Championship contenders enjoyed dry conditions on all four runs (two practice and two qualifying). Handicapping takes place beforehand, with any necessary revisions ma...
FIA MASTERS HISTORIC FORMULA ONE 2022
Historic F1 at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. The latest venue for FIA’s Masters Historic Formula One Championship was Austria’s Red Bull Ring on 12-13 June. After the ‘massacre’ in Monaco some four weeks ago, there was just a rather small field present, but it still produced glorious racing. The wins went to Lotus,...
NKHTGT ZANDVOORT 2022
Two out of two for Kennet Persson  Report from Jan-Bart Broertjes. Images courtesy NKHTGT A sunny Zandvoort welcomed the NKHTGT competitors for the traditional ‘Pinksterraces’ on 4-5 June 2022. Kennet Persson posted a 2:01.5 lap in his Ford GT40 to take pole. Bob Stevens snatched second at the last moment in his Lotus Elan, Roelant de Waard qualified third in his Shelby Mustang w...
FIA EHRC 2022 - RALLYE DU CHABLAIS
Valliccioni takes home win in Switzerland on FIA EHRC debut  Report from Jeff Carter After eight gruelling stages on the second day of the Rallye du Chablais in Switzerland on 3-4 June, the #2 BMW M3 E30 of Marc Valliccioni and Yoann Raffaelli was the first European Historic Rally Championship car home on the team’s championship debut. Overnight leaders Mats Mysell and Esko Junttila ...
HSCC CADWELL PARK 2022
McArthur in the Park at Cadwell  Report and image by Paul Lawrence The annual visit to Cadwell Park by the Historic Sports Car Club coincided with the Platinum Jubilee on4-5 June and some traditional grim British Bank Holiday weather. It was Tom McArthur who best mastered the conditions to win two Formula Ford races in Sunday’s rain. Despite Sunday's terrible conditions, the full prog...
PRESCOTT HISTORIQUE 2022
Historic cars on the hill  Words by Peter Baker. It was a win, win situation at Prescott on Saturday 28 May. I won my class in the BOC All Comers Handicap Class 2 1947-1961, reducing my personal best time, admittedly with the help of perfect conditions, by 3.01 seconds. And Prescott won the appreciation and respect of the very large crowd by producing a new, star-studded event into their alr...
FUCHS LUBRICANTS BHRC 2022 - PLAINS RALLY
Second win for Matt Edwards and Hamish Campbell  Three-time British Rally champion Matt Edwards stormed to a second Fuchs Lubricants British Historic Rally Championship win in a row on Saturday 21 May, taking his FIAT 131 Abarth to a convincing Plains Rally victory. Edwards and co-driver Hamish Campbell sealed their second maximum points score from two starts in spectacular fashion, taking ...
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE 2022 -Part 1
That was some sharp racing in the principality - Part 1  Words and images by Roman KlemmYes, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique actually exists only because the Automobile Club de Monaco wanted to give its then Prince Rainier a nice birthday present. It was supposed to be an innocent parade of all the race cars that had started here - in the form of historic races.‘Historique’ wa...
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE 2022 - Part 2
That was some sharp racing in the principality - Part 2  Words and images by Roman KlemmRace C: Front-engined-sports cars built between 1952 and 1957 - The Vittorio Marzotto TrophyFastest qualifier in the only non-monoposto class of the event was the Cooper-Jaguar T38 of Frederic Wakeman, ahead of the Maserati 300S of Lukas Halusa. The sports cars set off for the race as the only field of the...
GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE 2022 - Part 3
That was some sharp racing in the principality - Part 3  Words and images by Roman KlemmRace F: F1 cars from 1977 to 1981 –-The Gilles Villneuve TrophyEnglishman Max Smith-Hilliard surprised everybody in qualifying, by placing his Fittipaldi F5A on pole position in front of favourites such as Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E, 1977, ex-Rupert Keegan), David Shaw (Williams FW06, 1978, Ex-Alan ...
CHARLES LECLERC AT MONACO HISTORIQUE
Embarrassment for Leclerc in Monaco  Words and images by Roman Klemm Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc is incredibly popular in Italy, France and, of course, especially at home in Monaco. This first logical successor to the great Louise Chiron, as a world class racer native of Monaco, even has a realistic chance of becoming world champion this year. Therefore, it's no wonder that the organiser...