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LOST AND FOUND : Roman Klemm
The unbelievable story of Egon Hofer’s Ferrari 212E Montagna  Words and images by Roman Klemm The 1969 season had a remarkable little surprise for all fans of the red cars from Maranello. Enzo Ferrari decided to enter his factory team not only in Formula 1 and the manufacturers’ world championship but, for the first and last time, also in the European Hill Climb Championship. Th...
 
BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB AT SILVERSTONE 2019
Celebrating Bentley’s centenary in style  Words by Stewart Newman. Images by Phil Kroll and Peter de Rousset-Hall The Bentley Drivers Club’s 71st annual race meeting at Silverstone – an institution on the British motor-racing calendar – once again saw another day of fantastic club racing at its very best on Saturday 3 August 2019. This year’s meeting was extra-...
 
THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC RETRORUN 2019 : Peripatetic Peter
Silverstone via Stowe House and Jaguar Classic  Words and images by Peter Baker On Saturday 27 July we took a break from being trackside at the 2019 Silverstone Classic and joined in with two hundred others taking part in the official RetroRun, starting nearby at Stowe School and finishing back at the circuit in time for an afternoon of racing. Yes it was wet, but hey, it didn’t matte...
 
ENNSTAL-CLASSIC 2019 : Roman Klemm
Jewels on wheels thundering through the Alps  Words and images by Roman Klemm  27th Ennstal-Classic, 26-28 July 2019 Helmut Zwickl has been the most influential Austrian motor sport‘s journalist alongside Heinz Pruller since the mid-1960s. He was a close friend of Jochen Rindt, whose adventures on the racing circuits of the world he reported to the Alpine community and, once tran...
 
CHATEAU IMPNEY 2019 - From the Perimeter Track: Stephen Mosley
Less polished than Goodwood but popular with the people  Words and images by Stephen Mosley Chateau Impney is a stereotypical 19th century French-style stately home built near the less-than-stereotypical-for-this-kind-of-thing Droitwich. Defying established conventions still further, a group of locals decided to hold a hill climb in the beautiful and elegantly manicured grounds from the late...
 
GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2019 : Ken Davies
Electrifying Goodwood Festival of Speed  Words and images by Ken Davies Goodwood’s 2019 Festival of Speed theme was ‘Speed Kings’, celebrating motor sport’s record breakers and several associated anniversaries. It’s 50 years since the first of Jackie Stewart’s three F1 world championship driver’s titles, 25 years since the first of Michael Schumach...
 
ROB MACKIE INTERVIEW : Ken Davies
Ken Davies interviews Rob Mackie  Images from the Rob Mackie Archive   An extraordinary career in motor sport Born in war-ravaged 1940 London, Robert J.L. Mackie, known simply as ‘Rob’, was swiftly evacuated to stay with family living near Market Drayton in rural Shropshire. On the outcome of peace, Rob returned to the capital to be schooled before going on to study a...
 
PROCAR BMW M1 REUNION : Roman Klemm
Series reunion after 40 years  Words and images by Roman Klemm The promoters of the 2019 Speedweek at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremburg on 6-7 July had a nice surprise in the support programme this year; good old ProCar BMW M1s were running around ‘Hitler’s tribune’ in addition to the modern DTM, Porsche Cup and W Series.The creator of the ProCar project, Jochen Neer...
 
LEGENDS AT THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX 2019 : Roman Klemm
Racing legends in modern supercars  Words and images from Roman Klemm Austrian Grand Prix, 28-30 June 2019 Dietrich Mateschitz and his Project Spielberg organisation know very well from past experience how to spice up the modern Grand Prix. It has become a wonderful tradition that the Austria Grand Prix’s support programme always includes some legendary drivers in equally legendary ...
 
IRISH JIG SAW : Peripatetic Peter
Wexford to Waterford and Johnstown Castle to Huntington Castle : Words and images Peter Baker The morning of 14 June 2019 saw us parked up in the Daimler Conquest 190 miles from home, in darkest Wales, waiting for the ferry to Rosslare and looking forward to a rain-free long weekend in Southern Ireland with our friends from the Guild of Motoring Writers. Three-and-a-half hours sailing time late...
 
MOTOR RACING HISTORY.... IN A GARAGE NEAR YOU? : Ken Davies
The things you find in lock-up garages!  Words and images by Ken Davies.  It’s amazing just what people store in garages. Lawnmowers, bikes, wine, furniture and, just occasionally, cars. But on a recent visit to a leafy English village I uncovered ten unique pieces of motor racing history, immaculate and ‘on-the-button’ in an admittedly larger-than-average garage. Fir...
 
MASTERS HISTORIC RACING AT DONINGTON - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
Drive to Donington or fettle the Daimler  Words and images by Peter Baker The two-day 2019 Masters Historic Race Weekend, on 8-9 June, was all but washed out on Saturday, with only hardy photographers like Jeff Bloxham ignoring the deluge. Me? I was at home busy getting the Daimler Conquest ready for its trip to Ireland later the following week. Well, that’s my story and I’m sti...
 
THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM : Roman Klemm
Indy Motor Museum is impossible to top!  Words and images by Roman Klemm Guess it would be just a waste of ink, space and time trying to describe the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum with enthusiastic and flowery words. In short, it is simply an optimally conceived stand that offers a perfect look back at the history of this track. It is almost impossible to top this beautifully presented ...
 
EXPERIENCING HISTORY AT THE INDY500 : Roman Klemm
The annual meeting of veteran drivers  Words and images by Roman Klemm Indianapolis, 24-26 May 2019 The Americans love to define their Indianapolis 500 as the ‘greatest race in the world’ – and taking a detailed look, one must admit that they are probably right. But it is by far not only the high-speed three-hour race around a relatively primitive 2.5-mile oval, which ma...
 
THRUXTON MOTORSPORT CELEBRATION - Editorial Ramblings : Peter Baker
Great ‘club’ atmosphere to the meeting  Words and images by Peter Baker Having picked up a rotten cold last week (my fault for wandering the marshy outfield of Prescott without suitable boots, trying for that ‘special’ Bugatti 90th shot) it was with intrigue, but with some reluctance, that I set off in the SAAB for the inaugural Thruxton Motorsport Celebration, power...
 
Prescott via Yorkshire: Peripatetic Peter
Ninety years of Bugatti, Wings and Wheels, and a day trip to Yorkshire  Words and images by Peter Baker Another UK bank holiday started for me on the Friday (24 May) with an informal visit to Prescott Speed Hill Climb prior to the massive, all-weekend, 90-year Bugatti celebration. It was a chance to say a quick hello to main movers, Chris Rogers, Rebecca Leppard and Angela Hucke, whose combi...
 
VSCC OULTON PARK 2019 - From the Perimeter Track : Stephen Mosley
Oulton Park the Vintage Special  Words and images by Stephen Mosley My second visit to our newly local track, Oulton Park, was 18 May 2019. The first had been for the GT race series, but this time the motoring fare was to be more in keeping with my own personal tastes. I've been following the GT series for years now, truth be told though my heart belongs to the pre-war cars as exemplified b...
 
PORTER PRESS INTERNATIONAL : Advertising Feature
Advertising Feature Porter Press International Porter Press International claims to have the best team in motoring book publishing in the world. With authors of the calibre of Doug Nye, Philip Porter, Mick Walsh, Ian Wagstaff, Richard Heseltine, Keith Bluemel, Mark Cole and James Page, supported by editors Mark Hughes, James Page and Giles Chapman, it's a formidable team and that's far from a c...
 
DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2019 : Peter Baker
'Mad Jack', mixed weather, great racing  Words and images by Peter Baker Donington opened for car racing way back in March 1933. Two years later 'Mad' Jack Shuttleworth (Alfa Romeo P3) won the first Donington Grand Prix, although it is the victories by Rosemeyer and Nuvolari in 1937/1938 driving the famous Auto Union 'Silver Arrows' that still capture the imagination. That said, the memory ...
 
WIGTON MC RAISES FUNDS FOR CHARITY : Dorothy
Club's Drive It Day raises £1,600 for charities  Dorothy endorses Wigton Motor Club  Over 270 cars attended Wigton Motor Club’s 2019 Drive It Day event at Dalemain House near Penrith on Sunday 28 April. Whilst most of the vehicles came from within a 50-mile radius, some had come from much further afield, with a classic camper driving down overnight from Tiree and a WMC comm...