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HSCC FINALS SILVERSTONE 2019
Championship showdowns at Silverstone  With 21 races over two days, over 270 entries and at least eight titles to be decided, the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2019 championship season will conclude at the Silverstone Finals Meeting on 19-20 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   Among the key championships to be resolved is the Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship, which has drawn ano...
AUTUMN MOTORSPORT DAY - BROOKLANDS MUSEUM 2019
Brookland’s end-of-season celebration The ninth annual Autumn Motorsport Day at Brooklands Museum is on Sunday 13 October, organised in conjunction with Ginger Beer Promotions. This is the Museum’s end-of-season celebration of all things motorsport, highlighting everything from grass-roots competition to Grand Prix racing. As well as displays and club stands, there’ll be plenty ...
AUTUMN CLASSIC, CASTLE COMBE 2019
Annual Autumn Classic race meeting An unmissable day of historic motor sport at Castle Combe on Saturday 5 October. Public admission from 08.00 followed by morning qualifying, high-speed demonstrations and then an action-packed afternoon of racing. Castle Combe is one of the country’s most challenging circuits, enjoying some of the best spectator viewing points. The Autumn Classic is a f...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT 2019 DIJON MOTORS CUP
Historic F2 finale at Dijon  Another capacity field of cars will contest the deciding rounds 11 and 12 of the HSCC’s 2019 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at Dijon-Prenois in France this weekend 5-7 October, reports Paul Lawrence.  The big story at the Dijon Motors Cup meeting is accomplished historic racers Martin O’Connell and Miles Griffiths concluding a seaso...
TRACKROD RALLY 2019
BHRC set for Yorkshire showdown  The seafront at Filey will be a tense place on Saturday afternoon 28 September. That’s the setting for the final reckoning for this year’s FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, writes Paul Lawrence.   Seldom, if ever, have five crews gone into the final round chasing the title and last year the late cancella...
THE MGC GTS LIGHTWEIGHTS - ABINGDON''S LAST RACERS
Out now, from Veloce Publishing Ltd., The MGC GTS Lightweights – Abingdon’s Last Racers , written by David Morys. Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our ‘Buy a Book’ page. ...
HERO CHALLENGE TWO 2019
Second HERO Challenge event of 2019  This one-day event on Saturday 28 September, organised by HERO Events and aimed primarily at novices, mixes simple map reading with a series of regularity sections and special tests over a 140-mile route that starts and finishes at The Tally Ho Hotel near Bicester. Challenge Two includes a Master Class, with entrants vying for the class award, but who are ...
SPA SIX HOURS WEEKEND 2019
Six-hour race attracts 110 cars Unmissable, the 2019 Spa Six Hours meeting, run by Roadbook Organisation from 25-29 September, is a down-to-earth, no nonsense historic motor sport fans’ paradise. The main event attracts some 110 entries, including a whole host of Ford GT40s and AC Cobras, racing into the night. Not enough, well add two rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Champio...
CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS ANGOULEME 2019
Rallye de Charente, Concours and Circuit des Remparts Better known to enthusiasts as just 'Angouleme’, this weekend (13-15 September 2019) the town will again play host to the very best of historic racing and classic cars including, on Friday, a spectacular Concours, followed on Saturday by the incredibly popular Rallye International de Charente. However, it is Sunday that provides the ici...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT 2019 ZANDVOORT HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
Historic Formula 2 contest continues at Zandvoort A capacity field of 38 cars will contest rounds nine and ten of the HSCC’s 2019 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at this weekend’s Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix on 6-8 September, reports Paul Lawrence.   The magnificent field of Formula 2 cars will be one of the highlights of this major date on the historic racing cale...
GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2019
Good tips for Goodwood Revival As I write this there are still single day tickets available for this year's Goodwood Revival 13-15 September. However, Saturday is sold out as are three-day passes, but Friday is £59 and Sunday £79 for basic admission. Grandstands are extra, as are programmes. First-timers guide to Goodwood Revival That the Revival continues as a top-end, social sell-o...
2019 FIA EHSRC - RALLY ALPI ORIENTALI HISTORIC
61 cars for Rally Alpi Orientali Historic  After the gravel roads of Finland, the 2019 European Historic Sporting Rally Championship heads south to Italy with the Rally Alpi Orientali Historic. The two-day event is situated in the north east of the country, with the city of Udine hosting Round 7 on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August. This will be the first of two visits to Italy, with th...
HISTORIC GRAND PRIX ZANDVOORT 2019
Quality racing guaranteed at Zandvoort Held over the weekend 6-8 September, the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix is the ideal destination for those historic race fans wanting to spend a late weekend away on the continent. It is easy to reach and although enjoying a beachside location, Amsterdam is only a bus ride away, a fact many fans in the past have come to regret knowing. As always, the highli...
MUST DO EVENTS 2020
Essential events for your 2020 diary Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, 29 January-1 February 2020 The 23rd edition of this sell-out event combines nostalgia with five days of serious regularity competition with start points spread across Europe, leading some 300 crews across France, eventually finishing harbour-side in Monaco. A great event to follow in the comfort of your modern car – a nig...
OULTON PARK GOLD CUP 2019
HSCC set for Oulton Park The Historic Sports Car Club’s season moves to Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24-26 August, for the annual Gold Cup historic race meeting, writes Paul Lawrence.   Some of the most spectacular single-seaters of a generation will contest two races for the HSCC’s XL Aurora Series. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the...
CUMBRIA CLASSIC WEEKEND 2019
2019 Cumbria Classic and Motorsport Show Organised by Wigton Motor Club, the 31st Cumbria Classic Weekend taking place over the weekend 17-18 August, promises to be the biggest yet The weekend continues its successful format with the Rose & Thistle Challenge run on the Saturday which this year takes in many of the less known parts of north Cumbria and the Borders. Sunday sees the Cumbria C...
JOHN FITZPATRICK GROUP C PORSCHES
Out now, from Porter Press International - Ultimate: John Fitzpatrick Group C Porsches – The Definitive History, written by Mark Cole.Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our ‘Buy a Book’ page, and order via Retro-Speed to receive a special discount....
BROOKLANDS RELIVED 2019
Celebrate the 1930s at Brooklands Museum The annual Brooklands Relived, on Sunday 11 August, will recreate the heyday of society racing when vintage motor cars and motorcycles take to the surviving parts of the original race track. Vehicles will take part in ‘race starts’, parades and be blasting up the Test Hill, including some notable entries that actually raced at Brooklands befor...
TED'S OPEL VAUXHALL RUN 2019
The 12th Opel Vauxhall Run  Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run 2019 takes place this coming Saturday 10 August. This is the 12th running of the event, and is based at the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. where accommodation is available at the rate of 50 euro per person. The route takes in some breath-taking scenery and some iconic rally stage roads, with the scenic route incorporating Top of Coom, ...
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB SILVERSTONE MEETING 2019
Special demonstration run planned for four iconic race cars  Four iconic race cars are set to share the track for the first time ever in what will undoubtedly be one the main highlights at the Bentley Drivers Club’s 71st annual race meeting at Silverstone on Saturday 3 August. A high-speed demonstration run, featuring the Barnato-Hassan Special, Pacey-Hassan Special, Napier-Railton an...