The Green Hell welcomes its 10th decade with a special Eifelrennen event on June 16-18 – an unfortunate clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours. Those choosing the Eifel mountains over north-western France will be rewarded with a grid of about 180 GT and sports saloons from 1947 to 1993 contesting a three-hour showpiece, 90 years to the day since Rudolf Caracciola won the circuit’s first car race in 1927.
Pre-war leviathans will venture out onto the full circuit to mark Caracciola’s victory, DTM cars will return to the ’Ring for the German Touring Car Classics race and the HSCC is taking across its Formula 2 grid – but only onto the modern GP circuit. Other highlights are almost too numerous to mention, but include historic ’bikes, an Uhlenhaut Trophy for Mercedes 300 SLs, Formula Juniors and much else.
Heveningham Hall Concours d’Élégance
HEVENINGHAM HALL, july 8-9
Held in the bucolic grounds of one of Suffolk’s finest Georgian mansions, this concours d’élégance is now in its second year. As well as 50 cars – including a Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 GTR and F1 GTR – it will play host to an array of vintage aircraft for the first time. The concurrent aviation concours has been created to celebrate engineering greatness.
Chateau Impney hillclimb droitwich spa, july 8-9
It is 50 years since motor sport originally ceased at this Worcestershire manor house. Chateau Impney’s revived hillclimb is an evolving gem on the historic calendar and this year’s event should be as eclectic as the previous two. The only class yet confirmed is for pre-1940 cars of 1100cc, but a Chaparral Mk2, a Ford 23T Bucket dragster and Group B cars are promised, too…