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MONTE-CARLO CLASSIQUE 2022 - Purely Personal : Ian Glass
Team Marauder enters Monte-Carlo Classique 2022  Words and images by Ian Glass Team Marauder entered the Monte-Carlo Classique in February this year, but like many events had to be postponed. The team consisted of BSN 823, MBP 2 and OUG 777. All cars have a competition history, with BSN 823 originally campaigned in Scottish events alongside the special by Jamie Gibbon, MBP 2, one of only t...
 
Ben's Brief - OULTON PARK RALLY 2021
Junio Reporter Ben Lawrence at Oulton Park  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to Oulton Park Circuit for the first round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship on Saturday 6 November 2021. There were eight stages throughout the day. Each two stages were different from the others and the last two stages ran into the dark. There was a varied entry of R5s, Ford Escort Mk...
 
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN 2021 : Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Chugging along with old crocks  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery. I’m standing by the side of what used to be the old Brighton Road, just south of Cuckfield, on a sunny Sunday lunchtime in November and, like the cluster of gathered enthusiasts around me, waiting wistfully for another pre-1905 ‘old crock’ to appear. This is the 125th anniversary of the ...
 
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTORING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 : Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
The premier motoring and motorsport book awards  Words and images by Peter Baker My long day in our capital city (London) started with a train journey, the first I’ve made for goodness knows how long, followed by a double-decker bus ride through the West End streets of London. A silent experience owing to the supplant of AEC diesels by electric motors and, in Leicester Square, a distin...
 
Ben's Brief - CAMBRIAN RALLY 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence out and about on the Cambrian Rally  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to the Welsh forests for the Cambrian Rally on Saturday 30 October. There was a good entry of 130 cars and seven stages to tackle through the day. SS1 and SS4 was Gwydir, SS2 and SS5 was Penmachno, SS3 and SS 6 was Alwen and SS7 was Twin Lakes which was an all-tarmac stage but wit...
 
Ben's Brief - CARLISLE STAGES 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence in Kielder Forest  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to Kielder Forest for the 2021 Carlisle Stages Rally on Saturday 23 October. A 90-car entry with five stages, which included Wauchope as SS1, Florida SS2, Ogre Hill SS3, Hyndlee SS4 and SS5 Ricarton. In the Historics, Stage 1 was a three-way tie between Ben Friend, Simon Webster and David Condell, ...
 
MASERATI'S LEVANTE TROFEO SUV : Ken Davies
Forty-five short minutes with an Italian legend  Words and images by Ken Davies Without doubt, a meaningful road test requires at least 24 hours, even a few days.… and nights. The longer the test, the better the results. As a paradox, a mere 45-minute speculative Maserati taster was my brief but exciting introduction to Maserati’s luxury SUV – enter the Levante Trofeo. I...
 
GOODWOOD'S 78TH MEMBERS' MEETING 2021 : Editorial Rambling : Peter Baker
Magical Members' Meeting  Words and images by Peter Baker There is something very Brigadoon about Goodwood. And in case you didn’t know, Brigadoon was created years ago by Hollywood as a place of dreamy fictional perfection that only appeared one day in every one hundred years. Naturally, entry was ticket only. Even so, it was a guaranteed sell-out, and everybody returned to the real ...
 
SOUTHPORT CLASSIC AND SPEED 2021 : Stephen Mosley
Bentley and Jaguars in force but Silver Ghost takes the honours  Words and images by Stephen Mosley. Southport, just north of Liverpool is perhaps one of the least well-known motor sport venues in Britain despite being one of the first to be established here. A speed trial was first held at Southport in 1903, attracting a strong entry including the legendary S. F. Edge on his Napier, with v...
 
Ben's Brief - DANSPORT ROAD RALLY 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence in the Peak District  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to the Peak District for the Dansport Road Rally on Sunday 10 October. It was a day of road regularity sections and special tests with a wide variety of pre ‘86 historic cars. There were eight special tests and road regularity sections on Saturday night and Sunday. The winner of the even...
 
BMW CLASSIC AT NORISRING : Roman Klemm
BMW supports DTM Legends  Words and images by Roman Klemm One of the pleasant phenomena of last weekend's (9-10 October 2021) DTM Legends at Norisring was the unmistakable increased involvement of the BMW brand in the area of sponsorship and PR. The Munich manufacturer became more visible through advertisements around the track, but also through events in the paddock. One of them was the su...
 
JOCHEN RINDT REMEMBERED : Roman Klemm
Nina Rindt and Sir Jackie Stewart in Salzburg  Words and pictures: Roman Klemm 4 October 2021Mr. Dietrich Mateschitz, currently probably the richest Austrian, can be criticised for having more money than his family could spend in 100 lives - but one thing he must be recognised for is investing millions, largley in sport, especially motorsport. Without Mateschitz's cash, Mercedes would not ...
 
Ben's Brief - RALLYE PRESCOTT 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence at Prescott  Click top right to view Ben's images Despite many people believing rallying is all about Welsh forests and mud, Prescott Speed Hill Climb held the first hill climb for rally cars. The event featured 50 rally cars from the early 1950s up to modern day machinery taking to the Cotswolds hill, with three practice runs and two timed runs. The quickest ti...
 
OXFORD TO GOODWOOD - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
One great wedding, followed by two aspirin, and a classic Revival  Words and images by Peter Baker I’ll cut out all the superfluous bits. We left home early Friday, not the 13th, and headed south towards Goodwood Revival. However, first the small matter of a wedding in Oxford, not just Oxford, but Worcester College no less. Founded 1748. Yes, we were also impressed. Anyway, just time ...
 
Ben's Brief - HSCC MALLORY PARK 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence at Mallory Park  Click top right to view Ben's images. We went to Mallory Park for a two-day Historic Sports Car Club meeting, with slightly depleted grids due to the Goodwood Revival meeting. On Saturday we started off with five qualifying sessions before nine races in the afternoon. The first of which was the 70s Road Sports and 80s Production cars. The Porsche...
 
AERAUTODROMO MODENA : Roman Klemm
Visiting the degenerate site of a once famous track  Words and images by Roman Klemm 24 September 2021 Modena, the city responsible for the yellow background of the Ferrari emblem, is one of the centres of the 'industrial belt' in northern Italy. In the middle of the last century, it was even the dominant centre of global motor sport. After all, in addition to the aforementioned, Scuderia ...
 
Ben's Brief - VSCC LOTON PARK 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence at Loton Park  Click top right to view Ben's Images We went to Loton Park on Saturday 11 September, day one of a two-day Vintage Sports-Car Club hill climb. There were 130 unique and very varied vintage cars, some up to the age of 120 years old. The day started with two practice runs and then in the afternoon two timed runs. It was very entertaining to watch, a ...
 
HARALD GROHS AT AUSTRIAN DTM 2021 : Roman Klemm
Grohs tests Porsche 935  Words and images by Roman Klemm What was the biggest spectacle of the Austrian DTM weekend? Harald Grohs in a Porsche 935, of course! Nothing against the nice GT Ferraris, Mercedes and BMWs on the DTM grid in Spielberg - but it was another driver/ car combination that had the upper hand. Former top driver of the DARM, DTM and World Sports Car Championship, Harald...
 
REFLECTIONS OF THE 1966 TOUR OF EPYNT - Purely Personal : Ken Davies
Gibbs and Morgan win in Willment Cortina GT  Words and images by Ken Davies It was 1966 and the Beatles had just released Eleanor Rigby, which was continually playing on my crackly car radio. I’d joined Swansea Motor Club that March and started gaining experience in every type of motorsport I could enter: rally, autocross, autotest, sprint, hill climb, anything, and everything, someti...
 
'TESTING' HISTORIC F3 CARS - Purely Personal : Roman Klemm
Roman gets to 'test' historic F3 cars  Words by Roman Klemm. Images by Walter Falbesoner and Roman Klemm Only at historic events I can find racing cars that (from my point of view) still have a 'real history' and arouse respect for their designers, mechanics and brave pilots - something I simply do not feel about cars since the beginning of the 'carbon period'. Sometimes I try to go a litt...