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NK HTGT AT SPA SUMMER CLASSIC 2019
Sweden and GB take the spoils at a sweltering Spa-Francorchamps The third round of the Dutch pre-’66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, took place during the Spa Summer classic over the weekend 28-30 June 2019. Swedish driver Kaj Dahlbacka kept his head cool to win Saturday afternoon´s race at a blistering hot Spa-Francorchamps. At the start the pair of Corvette Grand Sports leapt a...
HSCC INAUGURAL ANGLESEY MEETING 2019
Fabulous Anglesey weekend for HSCC racers  Report by Paul Lawrence  The Historic Sports Car Club’s inaugural race meeting at the Anglesey track in North Wales on 13-14 July delivered a fabulous weekend of racing as drivers loved the track and its coastal setting. The first Tom Pryce Memorial Meeting featured 20 races, a total entry of more than 170 cars and a very special tribute...
TOURENWAGEN CLASSICS AT NORISRING 2019
Sweet memories  Words and images by Roman Klemm Tourenwagen Classics, 6-7 July 2019 The new director of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) championship, Gerhard Berger has a lot of trouble filling the supporting programme of his racing weekends. After the disappearance of the Formula 3 European Championship the programme has a huge gap, which is often filled with a sentimental look-bac...
NIKI LAUDA REMEMBERED AT 2019 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
Remembering Niki Lauda  Words and images by Roman Klemm On 28-30 June at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix, it was a year since Niki Lauda came down with a deadly pneumonia (according to the author) while stepping out of his 1973 Alpine BMW, which he was driving in the Legends DRM show at the Red Bull Ring. At the end of May, the three-time world champion succumbed to his illness and the organi...
LE MANS CLASSIC, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
Classic Days Le Mans 2019  Words and images by Peter Baker . Click to view Gallery. I decided to give the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed a miss. But one needs an antidote to counteract annoyingly persistent withdrawal symptoms. Simple, clear off to France for a long weekend. So, come Saturday 6 July, the trusty SAAB, hood down, was sitting on the P&O ferry ready to transport us via near...
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE 2020
Full circle....  An update from Keith Baud  The organisers of The Arctic Circle, Timo Rietbergen and Keith Baud, have just returned from a successful month-long route recce for the 6000km-event which will take place in June 2020. Just like the original event twenty years ago, The Arctic Circle will take competitors on an adventurous drive of discovery north through Poland, the Baltic St...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 MAGNY COURS 2019
Tomlin takes Historic F2 double at Magny Cours  The Grand Prix de France Historique at Magny Cours on 28-30 June was the setting for rounds five and six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, where David Tomlin scored a double victory in his Motul, reports Paul Lawrence.   As the series reached the mid-point of the six-event, 12-race schedu...
LAKE DISTRICT CLASSIC AND TARGA RALLY 2019
The 31st Lake District Classic There was an international feel to this year’s Lake District Classic and Targa Rallies on Sunday 23 June, with entries from Ireland and Scotland as well as from all parts of the UK, reports Graeme Forrester. The new base for 31st Wigton Motor Club-run event was the Penrith Rugby Club. The Classic Rally was for historic cars built prior to 1989 and the Targa...
HSCC LEGENDS OF BRANDS HATCH MEETING 2019
HSCC racers battle the heat at Brands Hatch  Report by Paul Lawrence  Soaring temperatures were a major feature of the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2019 Legends of Brands Hatch meeting over the weekend 29/30 June as a busy 17-race schedule delivered some outstanding racing on the Grand Prix circuit.   Two half-hour Thundersports races delivered a fine grid of glorious cars wit...
MASTERS AT GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE HISTORIQUE 2019
Masters drivers are all heroes in the heat of Magny-Cours Stretton, Ferrer-Aza and the pairings of Voyazides/ Hadfield and Thomas/Lockie, all winners at Magny-Cours for the second running of the French Historic Grand Prix on 28-30 June 2019. In FIA Masters Historic Formula One, Martin Stretton converted pole into victory in the first race but a gearbox issue prevented him from starting his Tyrrel...
PORSCHE AT PRESCOTT 2019
PCGB championship rounds at Prescott  Report and images by Ken Davies Porsche Club GB took centre stage at Prescott on Saturday 22nd June with a brand new event, organised by the progressive Bugatti Owners Club in conjunction with the Porsche Centre Tewkesbury, featuring the PCGB’s two popular championships. The Club’s National Hillclimb Championship fielded 13 examples of...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : RED KITE STAGES
Webster tops BHRC on Red Kite Stages  Report by Paul Lawrence Simon Webster and Jez Rogers scored their first championship win on round four of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, Sunday’s Red Kite Stages on 23 June. The very popular win came at the end of a wonderful day-long contest with Steve Bennett and Osian Owen in the forests of South Wales....
MOTORING AT THE MANOR 2019
Wales’ top hotel hosts first exclusively motoring event  Report and images by Ken Davies. Click to view Gallery.  Situated in 2,000 acres of stunning Monmouthshire countryside the Celtic Manor golf, spa and leisure resort near Newport has a reputation as one of the UK’s top hotels, hosting a memorable European victory in the very wet 2010 Ryder Cup as well as NATO&r...
HSCC WOLD TROPHY MEETING 2019
Barter and Clark share victories at Cadwell Park  Report by Paul Lawrence  Charles Barter and Jeremy Clark emerged from Cadwell Park with a 70s Road Sports victory each after the Historic Sports Car Club's 2019 Wolds Trophy meeting on 15-16 June.   On a weekend when heavy rain showers mixed with sunshine to deliver some tricky conditions, double wins were taken by Cameron Jackson ...
2019 FUCHS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : CARLISLE STAGES
Robinson wins again in Kielder  Report from Paul Lawrence  Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis won round three of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship on the ATL Carlisle Stages on Saturday 8 June.   On a tough day in Kielder forest, many crews hit problems and retirements included former championship leaders Joe Price and Chris Brooks with engine pro...
MARIO ANDRETTI CELEBRATED AT THE 2019 INDY500
Indy500 celebrates 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s triumph  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery.  Indianapolis, 26 May 2019 May 30, 1969 the day of the 53rd edition of the ‘greatest race in the world’ – the Indy500. This day was to bring the sweetest triumph on US soil to a certain 29-year-old emigrant from Italy, Mario Andretti. He won i...
HISTORIC INDYCARS AT 2019 INDY500 : Roman Klemm
What a surprise, historic IndyCars flourish in the US  Words and images by Roman Klemm. Click to view Gallery. Indianapolis, 24-26 May 2019 I travelled to Indianapolis ready, perhaps for everything. The accreditation was fine, I had a list of current personalities at hand, I was looking forward to a visit of a (probably) sensational museum and was glad to meet the current Indy500 drivers, ...
HSCC SNETTERTON 200 MEETING 2019
Jackson makes it five at Snetterton  Report by Paul Lawrence  Cameron Jackson made it five wins from the opening five rounds of the 2019 Historic FF1600 Championship on the Snetterton 200 circuit on Saturday, 1 June, during the Historic Sports Car Club’s race meeting.  Jackson’s Winkelmann dominated rounds four and five of the Historic Formula Ford Championship to exte...
MASTERS HISTORIC FESTIVAL BRANDS HATCH 2019
Five different winners over five races Stretton, Hartley, Beebee/O’Connell, Thomas/Lockie and Fenn/Hill were all winners at the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch on 25-26 May 2019.Martin Stretton (Tyrrell 012) prevailed in the first FIA Masters Historic Formula One race, keeping young guns Michael Lyons (Williams FW07B) and Matteo Ferrer-Aza (Ligier JS11/15) at bay the whole race. ...
STRATFORD AUTOJUMBLE 2019
Success for inaugural Stratford Autojumble  Report from Tom Ashmore Stratford-upon-Avon’s Racecourse is renowned as the home of horsepower and Sunday 12 May was no exception, as the first Stratford Autojumble was filled with the sound of cars, motorbikes and visitors. The 2019 Stratford Autojumble marked the start of the jumble season in Warwickshire. Sponsored by RH Insurance, the A...