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MONACO GRAND PRIX HISTORIQUE 2018
High-class racing on the very edge!  Words and images by Roman Klemm This year’s Monaco Grand Prix Historique was the 11th edition of Automobile Club de Monaco’s sensational historic event. The initially, innocent parade of racing cars presented to the Prince some 20 years ago by the ACM’s has developed into the best event of its kind in Europe. Even the attitude of the co...
VSCC WISCOMBE PARK 2018
Julian Grimwade shines in spring sun Round 2 of the Vintage Sports-Car Club’s 2018 Speed Championship was held at the beautiful Wiscombe Park Hill Climb on Sunday 13 May in wonderful spring weather. In the absence of last year’s winner, Terry Crabb (1937 ERA 12C), Fastest Time of the Day fell to Julian Grimwade in his 1934 Frazer Nash Single Seat Special with a time of 48.10 seconds...
JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE 2018
Jaguars star at Donington Historic Festival  Report from Paul Lawrence  The opening round of the Jaguar Classic Challenge, organised by the Historic Sports Car Club, was one of the star races at the eighth Donington Historic Festival on 4-6 May. From a superb 37-car field, Julian Thomas and Calum Lockie overcame two penalties and strong opposition to win the hour-long race. Heading int...
HSCC AT 2018 DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL
HSCC races feature at DHF  Report from Paul Lawrence  The opening rounds of the Super Touring Car Challenge and Derek Bell Trophy as well as four races for the FJHRA/HSCC Silverline Formula Junior UK Championship featured in the stellar programme for the Donington Historic Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend, 4-6 May.   The categories from the Historic Sports Car Club were prom...
ERA'S 10TH FLYING SCOTSMAN
Rare Alta wins 10th Flying Scotsman  Click to view our Gallery. Gareth Burnett and Matthew Vokes in a rare 1939 Alta were overall winners of the 2018 tenth anniversary running of the Flying Scotsman rally, organised by the Endurance Rally Association, from 26-29 April, writes Andrea Seed. Burnett has won the event twice before in 2013 and 2016, both at the wheel of a Talbot 105 Alp...
VSCC CHAMPAGNE RALLY 2018
Inaugural Champagne Rally for the VSCC  Click to view Gallery. Under a new umbrella, Rally Revival, the Vintage Sports-Car Club held its inaugural Champagne Rally at Wyck Hill House & Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold on 28-29 April 2018. The VSCC welcomed both new and past rally participants to Saturday’s presentation on all aspects of rallying, which included car preparation, cockpit managem...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT IMOLA
Masters 2018 season-opener at Motor Legend Festival, Imola  Images by Jon Bunston The inugural Motor Legend Festival at Imola, from 20-22 April,provided lots of exciting racing in perfect sun-drenched conditions, to start off the 2018 Masters season. Two first-time winners, Mike Cantillon and Martin O’Connell, took a win each in the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship. Canti...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - PIRELLI RALLY
Barrett tops BHRC in Kielder  A glorious battle between Paul Barrett and Matthew Robinson marked round two of the FUCHS LUBRICANTS MSA British Historic Rally Championship during the Pirelli Rally on Saturday 28 April, reports Paul Lawrence.   After a fierce but entirely sporting contest, Barrett and Dai Roberts took victory by just 8.6s over the similar Ford Escort Mk2 of Robinson and ...
2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Peter at the double in HSCC Historic F2 at Hockenheim  Report from Paul Lawrence   A double victory for German racer Hans Peter got the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series off to a fine start when a strong entry contested the opening two races at Hockenheim over the weekend 21-22 April.  The Formula 2 races played a leading role in the event that celebrated...
BOSS GP 2018 AT HOCKENHEIM HISTORIC
Gerstl’s flying Toro Rosso and two fast lady-racers  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. The BOSS GP (Big Open Single Seaters – past and present) series for Formula 1 and GP2 cars opened its 2018 season with two races in Hockenheim on 21-22 April. Favourite Ingo Gerstl won both races rather convincingly. But the 20,000 fans also saw very strong outings of BOSS...
HSCC 2018 SNETTERTON 200
Historic Road Sports star at Snetterton  Report from Paul Lawrence  Some tremendous racing from the Historic Road Sports Championship contenders capped the day as the Historic Sports Car Club organised the racing on the Snetterton 200 circuit on Saturday 21 April.   The Historic Road Sports Championship, now into its 24th season, delivered a strong field headed by the mighty Morga...
VSCC SCOTTISH TRIAL 2018
Nail biting conclusion to 2017/2018 Championship An enthralling day of traditional Vintage Sports-Car Club Trials was enjoyed by many competitors at The Scottish Trial on Saturday 14 April, writes Alexandra Elliot. The final round of the 2017/18 Championship was based near Biggar in Scotland where over 50 pre-war cars tackled the 13 tough sections. Winner of the Scottish Trial, receiving the C...
HSCC 2018 SEASON OPENER
Fantastic start to HSCC season at Donington Park  Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to view our Gallery.  The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2018 racing season got off to a fantastic start at Donington Park over the weekend 7-8 April. From a busy 15-race programme, the Historic Formula Ford pack delivered some epic racing as good battles ran across all categories.   In the weekend...
MK CLASSIC CAR TOUR 2018
All in aid of a good cause   Nearly 200 crews gathered at Poplars Garden Centre near Dunstable early on Sunday 8 April for the 2018 MK Classic Car Tour, held in aid of the Little Lives Appeal which supports the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital. Participants were looking forward to an event that was to include during its 80-mile route, two laps of the 'Alpine' circuit at...
2018 FUCHS MSA BHRC - RALLY NORTH WALES
Awesome opener for BHRC on Rally North Wales  Nick Elliott and Dave Price got the FUCHS Lubricants MSA British Historic Rally Championship off to a fantastic start on Rally North Wales on Saturday 24 March with a mighty historic victory at the head of a tremendous field, reports Paul Lawrence.   As well as being the first of eight BHRC rounds, Rally North Wales was also the first round o...
THE HSCC 2018 HISTORIC FORMULA 2
Major interest in 2018 Historic Formula 2 series Interest in the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA-sanctioned International Series is booming with a number of fresh cars and drivers due to join the grid this season, reports Paul Lawrence.   The season starts at Hockenheim on 21-22 April and the Formula 2 races will play a prominent part in celebrating the life of Jim Clark, who died at the German...
VSCC HEREFORDSHIRE TRIAL 2018
Snow stopped play on Sunday The weather played a major role over the weekend 17-18 March at the Vintage Sports-Car Club Herefordshire Trial based around the historic How Capel Court, reports Alexandra Elliot. A maximum entry of 110 competitors, and the same number of marshals, braved the freezing temperatures and snow showers on Saturday morning to take on the challenge of the eight sections sc...
GOODWOOD'S 76TH MEMBERS' MEETING
Members’ Meeting triumphs against all the odds  Words and images by Peter Baker Well-founded reports of impending bad weather meant the 76th Goodwood Members’ Meeting was, until the very last minute, a case of touch and go. In the end, thankfully, apart from the bike races, the event went ahead as planned, a tribute if one were needed, to the sheer determination, tenacity and in...
CELEBRATORY CHEVRON B8 RACE AT OULTON PARK 2018
Big response to Chevron B8 anniversary race  There has been a positive response to the 50th anniversary for the Chevron B8 at the Historic Sports Car Club’s Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting over the 2018 August Bank Holiday weekend, reports Paul Lawrence.   Chevron B8 racers are invited to come along to Oulton Park and join in the celebrations for this iconic sports-racing car, with ...
ERA'S ROAD TO SAIGON 2018
Bentley reigns supreme  Words by Andrea Seed, Images by Gerard Brown, ERA. Graham and Marina Goodwin and their 1925 Bentley Super Sports reigned supreme on the Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon rally. Rallying over 8,600kms in 27 days, around 35 crews took on a series of challenging regularity and speed trials as they journeyed through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The G...