* The Chevron B8 that John Lepp drove in 1969 has returned to racing in the hands of Ed Lovett. The son of former touring car and Chevron racer Peter acquired the car from the museum at Stavelot in Belgium, and it is thought to have gone un-raced for at least 15 years. The B8, recently restored by Simon Hadfield, will run in Guards Trophy and World Sportscar Masters races.
* The three Morgan SLRs were reunited at Silverstone in mid-May for the first time in history. The three cars from the early 1960s, now owned by Keith Ahlers, John Emberson and Simon Orebi-Gann, had never been in the same race before, but now the Emberson car has been returned to the UK after 20 years in California.
* American Le Mans Series racer Liz Halliday will return to racing at the Monza Coppa Intereuropa in June and the Silverstone Classic in July, driving a rare Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca owned by her father, Don. Halliday hasn’t raced since the end of the 2008 season and has since been concentrating on riding in competitive horse trials.
* The Roger Albert Clark Rally will open with special evening stages in Dalby forest on Friday November 26. Event manager Colin Heppenstall has negotiated use of the famous Yorkshire forest for the rally, and the first leg will represent a tough start to the four-day event. The rally will again start from Pickering.
* A new race for sports and saloons cars of the 1950s and ’60s will be run at the Castle Combe 60th anniversary meeting on July 31/August 1 as a precursor to a three-race mini-series next year. The race is the idea of promoter James Beckett, who hopes to have some notable Castle Combe names in the field for the celebration meeting.
* Vic Elford will be the grand marshal for the inaugural Legends of Motorsports event on June 11-13 at Watkins Glen. “With Porsche as our featured marque, Vic is a perfect fit,” said series co-founder Bobby Rahal. “He achieved great success with Porsche and is the only driver to race every version of the 917.”