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CHRISTMAS CRACKER RUN 2019
Classic quizzes on Christmas Cracker Run Organised by MG Cumbria, the 22nd edition of the Christmas Cracker Run on 1 December once again attracted entries from a wide area, reports Graeme Forrester. Open to classic and interesting cars of any age, the oldest was the 1926 Bentley of Graham Miller of Thursby and the youngest, Gordon Southward’s Morgan Plus 6. The event started at the Rheg...
CSCC SPECIAL SALOONS & MODSPORTS SERIES
Exciting changes to Special Saloons & Modsports Series For 2020, the Classic Sports Car Club’s Special Saloons & Modsports Series will feature separate classes for pre-1994 cars that utilise post-1993 engines and technology, to encourage more cars to the grid and to lower running costs. The CSCC Special Saloons & Modsports rules and regulations have gone broadly unchanged sinc...
ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2019
McCormack and Mitchell win 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally Click to view our Gallery.  Marty McCormack and Barney Mitchell won the 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally (21-25 November) after a fabulous battle with Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke on the 13th edition of this unique rally, report Paul Lawrence.   During four-and-a-half days, covering 300 stage miles in 31 special stages, McCor...
RAC HISTORIC AWARDS 2019
The inaugural Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards Somebody once described the palatial Royal Automobile Club premises on London’s Pall Mall as being ‘The Vatican of motordom’. I find it hard to disagree, writes Peter Baker. Before the current incumbents took over the keys back in 1902, this facsimile of the nearby Ritz Hotel had been home to Lord Palmerston. And one only has...
DWM'S HEALEY ENDURANCE CAR
DWM celebrates Healey’s achievements Denis Welch Motorsport is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its ‘Healey Endurance Car’s’ record-breaking results. Built by DWM, the Healey established world-beating performances that still stand today. Driven by owner Martyn Corfield and Jeremy Welch, the car became the fastest normally-aspirated Healey 100 in the world, clocking 15...
LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2019
Minis, Michelin memorabilia and more Words and images by Peter Baker I don’t remember a Classic Motor Show at the NEC, Birmingham (or anywhere else for that matter) being so well attended, by both exhibitors and the general public at large. A credit to Show Director Lee Masters. Friday, not the cheapest day, was packed, as indeed was Saturday and Remembrance Sunday. Personally, after som...
HSCC FINALS SILVERSTONE 2019
Superb Finals for HSCC at Silverstone Click to view Gallery.  Strong grids, superb racing and an end-of-term atmosphere made the 2019 Silverstone Finals Meeting from the Historic Sports Car Club a tremendous weekend on 19-20 October, reports Paul Lawrence. After thrilling racing and close finishes across 21 races, a number of season-long contests were settled, including in a bumper gri...
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB IS CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019
Club of the Year accolade goes to the BDC at Historic Motoring Awards 2019 The Bentley Drivers Club capped a magnificent year when it was named Club of the Year at the prestigious Historic Motoring Awards 2019, in association with Octane magazine, held in London on Thursday 17 October, reports Stewart Newman. President Duncan Wiltshire accepted the Club of the Year honour on behalf of the BDC fr...
ANDREW COWAN OBITUARY
Andrew Cowan 1936-2019  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images: WRC Images and R. MacKenzie Andrew Cowan, who died in hospital on the 15 October at the age of 82, was born December 1936 into a farming family in the Scottish border town of Duns and a friend and neighbour of future F1 world champion Jim Clark, who was the same age and also a farmer. Very much an endurance rally specialist, perhap...
JEFF CHURCHILL OBITUARY
Jeff Churchill 1943-2019  Appreciation and images by Ken Davies Often described as the Welsh Roger Clark in the 1960s and 70s, Jeff was a prolific competition driver from the moment he competed in his first event, showing a prodigious and versatile talent behind the wheel, and although he tried road rallies, he was far happier on gravel. Born in Tonypandy in July 1943 – where father ...
MECSEK RALLYE 2019
2019 Championship decided in Hungry  Report by Jeff Carter The no1 Lancia Delta Integrale of ‘Lucky’ and Fabrizia Pons finished the 53rd Mecsek Rallye in Hungary, on 10-12 October, at the head of the leader board and crossed the finish line as 2019 FIA European Historic Sporting Rally Category 4 Champions. The Italian crew finished 43 seconds ahead of the Category 3 no3 Porsche...
DRM AT DTM HOCKENHEIM FINAL 2019
The real stars of the weekend weren't in the DTM pit lane  Words and images by Roman Klemm DRM revived at Hockenheim 5-6 October 2019"Modern motorsport is boring, the current racing cars are over-engineered labs and their drivers are just figurines without any charisma." This is how most over 50-year-olds define what is happening on today’s racing tracks. Many of them gave up and simp...
NK HTGT AT DIJON MOTORS CUP MEETING 2019
Erwin van Lieshout wins NK HTGT 2019 Championship  Images by Senten Images. The Dutch pre-’66 championship, the Catawiki NK HTGT, visited Dijon-Prenois in France for the final two races of the 2019 season. With three candidates still in with a chance, points leader Erwin van Lieshout had to make sure he finished both races. Dijon is not an easy track at the best of times, and a rainy p...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT DIJON 2019
Simac tops Historic Formula 2 points after Dijon final   Robert Simac, Mark Goodyear, Martin Bullock, Martin O’Connell and Steve Weller were the big winners in the 2019 HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series following the final races of the season at Dijon-Prenois in France on 5-7 October, reports Paul Lawrence.   While Matthew Watts (Martini Mk19/22) and Andrew Smit...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT SPA SIX HOURS MEETING 2019
Spa-Francorchamps rounds off Masters European Season Report and images from Masters Historic Racing  The fickle Ardennes weather played a huge part in many of the weekend’s races for the final round of the Masters 2019 European tour at the Spa Six Hours meeting on 27-29 September. Only the Friday saw some qualifying sessions held on a dry track but on the two remaining days the ci...
2019 FUCHS LUBRICANTS MOTORSPORT UK BHRC : TRACKROD RALLY
Webster and Rogers clinch BHRC title  Report by Paul Lawrence  Simon Webster and Jez Rogers were confirmed as 2019 BHRC champions on Saturday 28 September after the final round of the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship.  While Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis took back-to-back victories on the Trackrod Historic Cup, Webster and Rogers saw off the ch...
CREDIT SUISSE HISTORIC RACING FORUM
Racing legends reveal the thrill of ‘Motor Racing in the 1970s’ A full house of VIPs and members of the media flocked to the iconic Race Control building at Goodwood Revival on Saturday 14 September 2019 for the highly anticipated Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum, reports Rebecca Leppard. Before track action officially got under way, the star-studded panel of Derek Bell MBE, Alai...
HSCC BRANDS INDY MEETING 2019
Champions crowned at Brands  Cameron Jackson and Adrian Langridge were crowned as champions at Brands Hatch on Saturday 21 September as the Historic Sports Car Club’s one-day race meeting delivered some first class racing, reports Paul Lawrence. Though Jackson was twice headed by Richard Tarling in Historic Formula Ford, he was still able to clinch the title with two second places. Me...
RALLYDAY 2019
The International Rally Drivers Club to celebrate 50th birthday at Rallyday Rallyday 2019 – the country’s most-loved rallying event – descends on Wiltshire’s Castle Combe Circuit on 21 September, bringing with it some of the sport’s biggest stars and cars from over the years, and among the anniversaries is the iconic Metro 6R4, celebrating 35 years since being launc...
RALI BAE CEREDIGION 2019
Victory for Osian Pryce.… and closed-road rallying! Rali Bae Ceredigion, the first competitive stage rally ever to take place on closed public roads in Wales, took place in balmy, late summer weather on Sunday 8 September, reports Ken Davies. The start, finish and service were at Aberystwyth University and scrutineering took place on the town’s famous Victorian esplanade Saturday a...