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NK HTGT AT THE HISTORIC ZANDVOORT TROPHY 2019
Hans Hugenholtz and Bob Stevens winners at Zandvoort The Dutch pre-’66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, visited Zandvoort for the 43rd running of the Historic Zandvoort Trophy meeting over the weekend 11-12 May 2019. Race 1 was held on a drying track, so driver ability and fresh tyres made all the difference. Hans Hugenholtz made a rocket start in his Cobra, but Andy Newall soon took co...
MASTERS AT 4 HOURS OF MONZA 2019
D'Ansembourg and Tandy split the wins at Monza Christophe d’Ansembourg and Steve Tandy took a win apiece in the Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends (prototypes and GTs 1995-2012) races at the 4 Hours of Monza weekend, 10-12 May 2019. The first race saw d’Ansembourg wrestle the win from pole man Michel Frey’s hands after a fierce battle between their two cars. The Lola-As...
HSCC AT 2019 DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL
HSCC races feature at Festival  Report by Paul Lawrence  Five races from the Historic Sports Car Club were at the heart of the Donington Historic Festival on May 3-5 as Cameron Jackson and Richard de la Roche claimed Formula Junior doubles and Julian Thomas/Calum Lockie took a thrilling victory in the opening round of the Jaguar Classic Challenge.   The 32-car Jaguar field made a ...
2019 FUCHS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC - PIRELLI HISTORIC RALLY
Robinson wins BHRC counter in Kielder   Matthew Robinson and Dave Robson were the toast of Kielder when they won round two of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship on the Pirelli Historic Rally on Saturday 27 April, reports Paul Lawrence.   While first round winners Nick Elliott and Dave Price crashed out on the long Forks stage, Robinson repeated h...
NEW HERITAGE HUB LAUNCHED IN TURIN
FCA launches Heritage HUB  Click to view Gallery. The FCA (FIAT Chrysler Automobiles) Heritage department launched the Heritage HUB in Turin on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 – its mission to safeguard the heritage of the Group’s Italian brands. Set in the former Officina 81 site in Via Plava, part of the enormous Mirafiori industrial area, the Heritage HUB not only houses a remarkable d...
NK HTGT AT LE CASTELLET MOTORS CUP 2019
Korsten and Campagne first winners of the 2019 Catawiki NK HTGT The 2019 Catawiki-sponsored NK HTGT, the Dutch historic championship for touring and GT cars, got underway at Le Castellet Motors Cup, held at Circuit Paul Ricard over the weekend 30-31 March. The two one-hour races were shared with fellow competitors from the Masters Historic Racing series. Among the touring cars, Bart-Jan Deenik q...
HSCC 2019 SEASON OPENER
HSCC season starts in style at Donington Park  Report by Paul Lawrence The 2019 racing season for the Historic Sports Car Club got off to a superb start at Donington Park on Saturday 30 March, with close and exciting racing and strong grids across a busy eight-race programme. With a tremendous spirit in the paddock, superbly-presented cars, warm sunshine and first-class facilities at Doning...
2019 FUCHS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC - RALLY NORTH WALES
Elliott takes maximum BHRC points Nick Elliott and Dave Price got their season off to a flying start by taking maximum points in the opening round of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, Rally North Wales on Saturday 30 March, reports Paul Lawrence. The forests of Wales were in prime condition and there was even dust as a bumper historic entry gathered in Dolg...
PRACTICAL CLASSICS CLASSIC CAR & RESTORATION SHOW 2019
Restoration Show is biggest and best The 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, on 22-24 March was bigger and better, with more halls, clubs and visitors than ever before, reports Andrea Seed. One hundred and seventy-four motoring clubs filled the halls and over 1,300 vehicles were on display. The Show attracted 28,846 visitors, most being interested in the ...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 FIA INTERNATIONAL SERIES
Record interest in HSCC Historic F2   The Historic Sports Car Club has reported record levels of interest in the Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, with the grid for the season-opening races at Hockenheim more than half-full seven weeks ahead of event, reports Paul Lawrence. Throughout the winter there have been clear signs that Historic Formula 2 is heading for a successful ...
PRESCOTT WELCOMES BACK WORKS 59/50B BUGATTI
Works 59/50B Bugatti returns to Prescott after 80 years The world-famous works 59/50B Bugatti is to return to Prescott Speed Hill Climb in May 2019, as part of the Bugatti Owners’ Club 90th anniversary celebrations, reports Rebecca Leppard. This car has not appeared at Prescott in 80 years and Chris Rogers, General Manager of the Bugatti Owners’ Club said, “We are delighted th...
THE HSCC 2019 DUNLOP SALOON CAR CUP
Touring Car aces to be honoured  Former touring car aces Tom Walkinshaw, Tim Harvey and David Leslie will be celebrated in the 2019 Dunlop Saloon Car Cup as three eras of touring cars come together on one grid, reports Paul Lawrence.   The memory of Walkinshaw and Leslie will be honoured, while current BTCC pundit Harvey will also be celebrated as cars spanning three decades race in the...
JAN MEESTER OBITUARY
Jan Meester 1943-2019  Appreciation by Keith Baud It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Jan Meester, a gentle caring man who will be greatly missed by the many competitors and organisers who knew him, not only in Holland but right across Europe. Jan was born in a small town on the River Ijssel called Wijhe, and for many years ran the family business there. Jan was so ...
RACE RETRO 2019
Record crowds at 2019 Race Retro  Report from Andrea Seed. Images by Peter Baker.  Visitors to this year’s Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, were treated to motorsport stars, rally legends and glorious sunshine at Stoneleigh Park over the weekend 22-24 February. Some 24,212 enthusiasts attended the show, an increase on 2018’s 23,100 attendees, to see the mix of rally and ...
THUNDERSPORTS SERIES IS BACK
HSCC revives Thundersports title  The Historic Sports Car Club is bringing back the famous Thundersports brand, reports Paul Lawrence. HSCC Thundersports is the fresh branding for the Club’s pre ’80 Endurance Series, which will have pairs of half-hour races on the Silverstone and Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuits as well as a double-header at Spa-Francorchamps.   The new tit...
VSCC POMEROY TROPHY 2019
‘Pom’ victory for Chevron B8  Words and images by Peter Baker I have my doubts as to whether the late Mr. Lawrence Pomeroy would have rated a racing Chevron B8 as the definitive ‘touring’ car. However, ‘rules is rules’, so it is only fair and proper to congratulate Alex Ames on winning outright the 2019 Pomeroy Trophy in his Chevron B8. Simon Diffey, who...
HSCC HISTORIC ROAD SPORTS
Evolution for Historic Road Sports  Classes for FIA specification cars, a dedicated Porsche Challenge Cup, a fresh calendar and the chance to race for an entry fee of just £99 are key evolutions for the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Road Sports category in 2019, reports Paul Lawrence.   The Historic Road Sports Championship is for production sports and GT cars built a...
JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE 2019
High-profile dates for Jaguar Classic Challenge The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2019 Jaguar Classic Challenge, will feature a superb schedule of five high-profile race dates as well as an invitation race at the Dijon-Prenois circuit in France, writes Paul Lawrence. With Donington Park, Silverstone GP, Brands Hatch GP and Spa-Francorchamps all on the schedule, joined by a debut visit to the...
RALLYE MONTE-CARLO HISTORIQUE 2019
Weather required many wheel changes  Words and images by Peter Baker Four men and a car. Or to be more precise, a Chrysler Sunbeam Ti, crewed by Clive Berry and Rupert Barker, competed in Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique 2019, backed up by Michael Kilby, ably assisted by yours truly. The plan was always, first to finish, something that I am happy to report became a reality after five days bat...
FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC 2019
2019 BHRC event information  More event details for the 2019 FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship have been announced, reports Paul Lawrence. Five gravel events will be held in Wales, Kielder and Yorkshire, along with the closed-road Ulster Rally and the asphalt roads of Epynt on the Harry Flatters Rally. The full schedule is:-   Saturday 30 March: Rally ...