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VSCC COTSWOLD TRIAL 2017
Cotswold Trial next for the VSCC Just a week after the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Lakeland Trial, comes its Cotswold Trial on Saturday 18 November. Based at the Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington near Cheltenham, this is the VSCC’s only Trial that features a class for Novices, and spectators are afforded ample opportunity to watch what is going on and to compare the different ca...
BROOKLANDS MUSEUM'S MILITARY VEHICLES DAY 2017
2017 Military Vehicles Day at Brooklands Brooklands Museum will be hosting its 15th annual Military Vehicles Day on Sunday 19 November, with over 130 vehicles confirmed to attend.Appropriately, the event is on the first weekend that visitors will be able to see the new exhibition in the Brooklands Aircraft Factory, which is housed in the restored Bellman Hangar, originally built 77 years’ ...
LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker  Lancia Delta Integrale  Author Peter Collins and I go back a long way and over the years, as well as enjoying the odd drink together, have visited most European race tracks in each other’s company, and have even rallied to Monte Carlo in the same car, my Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF. You soon learn that Peter is not only passionate about Italian cars, ...
RAC RALLY OF THE TESTS 2017
HERO’s RAC Rally of the Tests 2017 Another sell out event for the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation, the ever popular RAC Rally of the Tests follows a long tradition of road rallying by starting from Chester on 9 November. The 750-mile route includes around twenty regularly sections and thirty special tests before arriving at the finish in Harrogate on Sunday 12 November. Of the 9...
ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2017
Roger Albert Clark Rally is GO!   One of the most anticipated rallies of the season is nearly here as the Roger Albert Clark Rally on 10-13 November pitches 95 rally crews against the forests of Wales, Northumberland and Scotland, writes Paul Lawrence.   This epic four-day challenge is the biggest challenge in British special stage rallying for more than 20 years and has a particul...
GULLIBLES'S TRAVELS
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Gullibles’s Travels This is two books in one, and as both are ripping good stories, it makes Gullibles’s Travels at £30.00 exceptional value, perhaps a perfect Christmas present. Part one reprints the original Alan C. Hess account of his epic three-car journey during the grim winter of 1947 (including pictures)when, on behalf of the Austin Mo...
SILVERSTONE WALTER HAYES TROPHY 2017
2017 Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone The 2017 Walter Hayes Trophy, Formula Ford’s end-of-season, two-day extravaganza, is at Silverstone this weekend 4/5 November. Organised by the Historic Sports Car Club in conjunction with James Beckett, the meeting also includes Closed Wheel races for saloons, GT and sports racing cars, with a special Ladies Handicap race. After the 15-lap Walter H...
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN 2017
2017 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run As dawn breaks over London's Hyde Park on Sunday 5 November the first of some 450 pre-1905 veteran cars will cough and splutter into life prior to starting the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Although many crews will face some sort of mechanical downtime during the 60-mile journey, most will eventually benefit from taking in the sea air as they drive...
LOMBARD RALLY BATH 2018
Lombard returns The Lombard name returns to rallying next year with the Lombard Rally Bath 2018, taking place from 19 to 21 October. In the seventies and eighties Lombard was associated with the UK’s sporting event that attracted the largest number of spectators, the Lombard RAC Rally. Alongside the social side of the event, the Lombard Rally Bath’s main element will be a tour on t...
2017 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Dijon final for HSCC Historic Formula 2 Three titles in the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series will be decided during the final event of the season at Dijon this weekend (7/8 October), writes Paul Lawrence.  The weekend marks rounds nine and ten of the year, which has seen excellent support for the Championship across double-header races at Donington Park, the Nurbu...
BROOKLANDS AUTUMN MOTORSPORT DAY 2017
2017 Autumn Motorsport Day at Brooklands Museum Brooklands Museum’s sixth annual Autumn Motorsport Day is this Sunday 8 October. The Museum’s 2017 end-of-season motor sport event will highlight everything from grass-roots competition to Grand Prix racing, and there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Alongside the displays and club stands there’ll be lots of action ta...
CASTLE COMBE AUTUMN CLASSIC 2017
Castle Combe’s 2017 Autumn Classic It could be said that the best of our one-day historic race meetings this season has been kept to last, the 2017 Autumn Classic Meeting taking place at Castle Combe this Saturday, 7 October. A bumper seven-race programme includes everything from VSCC Pre-War Sports Cars and Historic Formula Junior to Pre-66 Jaguars, and a one-hour outing for the GT and S...
AMOC RACING SILVERSTONE 2017
AMOC Racing – Silverstone National This coming Saturday (30 September) sees the Aston Martin Owners Club Racing’s 2017 St. John Horsfall meeting taking place at Silverstone National Circuit. Highlights will be the very well supported Aston Martin GT Challenge incorporating the AMOC Intermarque Championship and the 3-Hour Equipe GTS Classic Relay. The four-race programme also includes...
TRACKROD HISTORIC CUP 2017
Mintex MSA BHRC showdown in Yorkshire   The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will conclude in style with a winner-takes-all final on the Trackrod Historic Cup in the famous Yorkshire forests on 29/30 September, writes Paul Lawrence.   This season has been all about two crews: defending double champions Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke and pretenders to the crown, N...
PRESCOTT AUTUMN CLASSIC 2017
2017 Prescott Autumn Classic 30 September/1 October The popular annual two-day Prescott Autumn Classic takes place this weekend and as ever will provide families, and the motor racing enthusiast alike, with a whole host of memorable experiences. Prescott will host championship hill-climbing alongside all things American, including live rock and roll, spectacular vehicle displays and the 'Demon ...
HSCC SNETTERTON 2017
Historic Formula Fords star at HSCC Snetterton  Historic Formula Fords, both in 1600 and 2000 categories, will take centre stage at the Historic Sports Car Club’s race meeting at Snetterton on Saturday 23 September, writes Paul Lawrence.   Unusually, the one-day race meeting does not feature any closed-cockpit cars and each of six grids will have a pair of races after qualifying ...
LOTUS 18 - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF STIRLING MOSS'S '912'
BOOK REVIEW  By Peter Baker Great Cars 10: Lotus 18 – The autobiography of Stirling Moss’s ‘912’ Miss out Chapter 1 and you could easily believe this latest offering from Porter Press is actually no more than another Stirling Moss story. Fact is, the Lotus was inextricably tied to Moss from birth, thus the connection cannot be avoided. It was Moss who drove chassis...
VSCC PRESCOTT 'LONG COURSE' HILL CLIMB 2017
VSCC tackles Prescott’s Long Course This popular event taking place on Saturday 23 September, organised by our friends at the Vintage Sports-Car Club, allows pre-1932 cars to compete on what could be termed as the 'new' course. Usually, VSCC competitors miss out the long left (Orchard Corner), the challenging Ettore’s Bend and the enjoyable straight that leads up to Pardon. Prescott ...
RALLYDAY 2017
Castle Combe’s annual Rallyday This Saturday (23 September) Castle Combe in Wiltshire will once again be bursting at the seams with all things rallying. As well as plenty of action on track and a huge static display, a host of personalities will be on-hand to chat and sign your programme. Think Elfyn Evans, Malcolm Wilson, Jari-Matti Latvala, Harri Toivonen, plus many more, some being in...
BRSCC AT MALLORY PARK 2017
BRSCC Raceday at Mallory Park   Mallory Park, this Sunday 24 September, is not only host to the British Racing and Sports Car Club, but also includes historic action by way of the Historic Racing Drivers Club. The HRDC is holding two races; its Academy and A-Series Challenge and the very popular Coys Trophy. Couple these with a round of the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship plus more, and for j...