Combe Classic is big hit
Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence
The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014.
“I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...
Donington Festival growsMotor Sport Trophy a key cog in the 2014 line-up | by Paul Lawrence
The 2014 Donington Historic Festival will be the biggest such event yet, with racing on each of its three days from May 3-5.
The line-up spans more than 60 years of racing, starting with the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-war sports cars. A full grid from the 1920s and 1930s is anticipated,...
The famous Willhire 24 Hours of the 1980s and early 1990s will be recalled at Donington Park on October 18, with a two-hour race into the night for production sports and touring cars.
Britain’s first round-the-clock race ran at Snetterton from 1980-1994 and was a great success at the peak of its popularity. Support eventually dwindled, however, and the race petered out.
Now, 20 years on, historic...
Cleland back in VectraBTCC champ joins Super Touring revival racers. By Paul Laurence
John Cleland will return the wheel of his 1997 Vauxhall Vectra to contest the new Super Touring Trophy this season.
The 60-year-old double BTCC champion has bought the Triple Eight-built Vectra, after being inspired to join the series when it was launched at Autosport International in January.
Cleland hopes to...
Dirty HurryLydden Hill, February 22: European Rallycross drivers gather for pre-season testing
Lydden Circuit presents a Festival of Motor Sport: racing cars, bangers, karts and rallycross."
I have the programme still, dated May 31, 1976. It was one of my earliest trips to Lydden — and the venue hasn't greatly changed during the subsequent 37 years.
Back then the paddock was packed with Commer...
Busy festival for May weekend
MSV and Masters group to offer classic bank holiday race package
Brands Hatch is to host a new historic race meeting in 2007. MotorSport Vision and Masters Racing Series Ltd have joined forces to promote a packed programme for the May 27-28 bank holiday weekend. And the event will be in association with Motor Sport magazine. Feature events promised for the Masters...
Some people look down their noses at this prolific sports racer, but they shouldn’t: the evergreen MGB has always been a useful track tool
By Richard Heseltine
Oh, how we scoffed. When the last MGB skulked off the production line in October 1980 it was a relic, a passé throwback blighted by corporate indifference to a globally revered marque. That and US safety regulations which had resulted in...
Series to rival MastersTwo new historic race series will compete directly with existing classes from Masters Historic Racing in 2011.
A new series for pre-1960 touring cars from Julius Thurgood and a four-race series for World Endurance Championship cars from 1968-71, which will be organised by Jason Wright, will rival the Masters Oldies but Goldies and World Sportscar Masters classes...
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A cheery evening in the bar led to a challenge what would be the daffest racer? GORDON CRUICKSHANK
I. ntrigued by anyone who can make a Nash Metropolitan go quite so fast in the St Mary's Trophy, I'm threading through the deep-hedged lanes of Sussex, convinced I'm in the wrong place, looking for CCK
Historic. Then, through a narrow gate, I spy a race-prepped Volvo PV544...
Licence pulled on safety grounds
Just weeks before the meeting planned to mark the 80th anniversary of racing at Chimay, the Belgian track has lost its licence to hold car races.
Promoters at the street circuit, which was first used in 1926, have had to cancel the Historycar Festival scheduled for 22/23 July because the track licence has suddenly been withdrawn by the RAC of Belgium.