As Formula 1 fans discussed the merits of their sport’s new sound and quality, the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship blasted into life with a 31-car grid in Barcelona – and it produced some tremendous racing.
Steve Hartley (Arrows A4) won both parts of the Spanish double-header, his first success coming after leader Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E) and pole qualifier Simon Fish (Ensign N180) both...
David Clark gave his ex-Chris Amon Elva victory in its first race for 38 years, while Neil Fowler and Steve Maxted took thrillers -- Report by Paul Lawrence, photography by Charlie Wooding
In the car's first race since 1967, an elated David Clark guided the ex-Chris Amon Elva Mk8 to victory in the Classic Sports Car race as the HSCC season opened at Donington.
Thrilling wins for Neil Fowler in...
Fredy Kumschick scored again
Fredy Kumschick scored his second Thoroughbred Grand Prix win of the season, at Donington Park in May, his Williams FW07 finishing four seconds clear of the Brabham BT49 of Christian Glasel.
The combination of Win Percy andJaguar D-type '774 RW' was the class act of a brace of BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship races at Snetterton. With Frank Sytner...
Your guide to what’s coming up
Life begins at 40 for HSCC
Donington Park: HSCC
The scene is set for a memorable 40th anniversary season of racing for the Historic Sports Car Club, which kicks off at Donington Park. Full or near-to-full grids are expected for all nine races on the programme, as the new-look pits and paddock are used for the first time.
The meeting will include the opening...
Nelson Rowe was the toast of the Historic FF1600 pack during the HSCC’s annual visit to Croft when he inflicted two defeats on arch-rival Neil Fowler. In dry conditions on Saturday and again in the rain of Sunday, Rowe kept his Crosslé 20F ahead of the Lola T200 of multiple champion Fowler. Nigel Bancroft (Crosslé 20F) and Westie Mitchell (Merlyn Mk20) rounded out the two podiums.
Street action heads south -- GP do Porto Portugal, July 9/10:
The inaugural Grande Premio do Porto is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the 2005 historic racing programme. Over the weekend of July 9/10, the clock will be turned back 45 years to the second and final Portuguese Grand Prix at the daunting street circuit in Oporto.
Though now shortened to 2.7 miles, the new Boavista track is...
Gallego's TGP title on home ground
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Local hero Rodrigo Gallego's allaction drive in the concluding round of the Thoroughbred Grand Prix series was sufficient to secure the fiercely contested title. At the front, American real estate developer Duncan Dayton soaked up the pressure aboard his Williams FIVO7 from Joaquin Folch's FW08 and the Brabham BT49D of Christian Glasel, and...
Viaro takes dream win in Brescia -- Mille Miglia, May 19-21
The 23rd annual Mille Miglia Retrospective was a landmark event for former Italian rally champion Luciano Viaro, who finally achieved a long-held ambition in winning the famous event.
Still running over a largely original 1000-mile route, the Mille Miglia of the 21st century is a rather more sedate regularity rally than in the heyday of...
HSCC Classic Sports Championship
The HSCC Classic Sports Car series remains something of an enigma. Grids ranged from overflowing to paltry and the invitation class sports-racing cars that invariably set the pace did not qualify for championship points.
Beneath those facts were some good races for the Appendix K GTS cars that remained at the core of the championship, and it was the MGB of Simon...