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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
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...
 
Ben's Brief - BRITISH HILLCLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence at Prescott Speed Hill Climb  Click top right to view Ben's images.  We went to Prescott on Sunday 5 September for rounds 23 and 24 of the British Hillclimb Championship 2021. Wallace Menzies came into this event leading the Championship from Alex Summers, but in the first run-off Alex Summers won by four-hundredths of a second from Menzies. In the second ...
 
Ben's Brief - THREE CASTLES TRIAL 2021
Junior Reporter Ben Lawrence follows the Three Castles Trial  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to the Three Castles Trial on Thursday 2 September, it was a three-day event carrying on through Friday and Saturday. Due to Covid the Trial was delayed from June and postponed to September. The route included special tests and regularity sections. Around 80 cars started the day from...
 
OULTON PARK - PRESCOTT HILL - CASTLE COMBE : Peripatetic Peter
A Gold Cup, a Garden Party and GT cars   Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Castle Combe Countdown images. Even before the first maternal thrush had returned with its early worm yours truly was well on his way north via the M5 and M6, destination Oulton Park, located as we all know in that fair and financially solvent county of Cheshire. The editorial MG ZT-T, having recently...
 
Ben's Brief - OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2021
Junior Reporter Ben Lawrence visits Oulton Park for the Gold Cup  Click top right to view Ben's images We went to Oulton Park for the three-day Gold Cup meeting. Saturday was testing and most of qualifying. Sunday was all racing, starting off with the Historic Formula Fords’ first race and the man on pole keeping his lead through the duration of the race was Tom McArthur, and in secon...
 
HISTORIC RALLY FESTIVAL 2021 - A Personal Perspective : Stephen Mosley
Country house hosts historic rally cars  Words and images by Stephen Mosley The rally stage, in the UK at least, belongs as much to the tarmac drives of the country house estate as to the rutted gravel tracks of the forest. Although the hard-core enthusiast will walk miles into the wilderness of Kielder, many will have experienced the raw excitement of a road going car dancing on the limit ...
 
THE COTSWOLD REUNION TOUR 2021 - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
Empty ford and gates galore  Words and images by Peter Baker Time passes faster than air from a punctured tyre on a rainswept night. It seems only yesterday we were welcoming crews to our first Cotswold Economy Drive, run on behalf of the Historic Rally Car Register, but actually it was way back in 1999, that’s err, 22 years ago! Goodness me, at least 10 of this year’s drivers h...
 
BDC SILVERSTONE TO VSCC PRESCOTT - Editorial Ramblings - Peter Baker
Bentley battles at Silverstone and Prescott's pre-war entertainment  Words and images by Peter Baker Whatever the pundits might have you think, nothing in this country, regarding our weather has changed much over the past hundred years. Just ask those who holiday in Blackpool, or play village green cricket. Enough said then about climate change, or lack of it, because you all know...
 
Ben's Brief - LOTON PARK INTERCLUB MEETINGS 2021
Junior reporter Ben Lawrence visits Loton Park  Click top right to view Ben's images Interclub Meetings, Loton Park Speed Hillclimb 7-8 August The early August event at Loton Park was a low-key club meeting but still had a full entry of 125 cars including some classics. The morning was damp and drizzly, but it dried out in the afternoon. The day consisted of two practice runs in the mornin...