The event surrounding the Historic Six Hours at Spa is now one of the busiest classic race meetings of the season. The 2003 edition was no different, with hundreds of entries across the packed three-day programme.
The headline event, running into the darkness of Saturday evening, turned into a Ford GT40 contest as the car of Aaron Hsu and sometime TGP front-runner Christian Glasel emerged with a...
The Historic Sports Car Club's 2002 season began in fine style at Donington Park in early April with bumper grids and close racing being the order of the day.
Some highlights included Simon Cranad's tail-happy BMW 2000 taking the HRSR/HSCC Historic Saloon Championship spoils, despite severe pressure from Miles Townshend's Mustang that only eased when the big Ford fell back because of overheating...
HSCC Mallory Park
The Formula Junior pack turned in one of the best races during the Historic Sports Car Club's annual Mallory Park meeting. With teenager Edwin Jowsey recovering from a slow start, Robin Longdon had to race hard in his Lola Mk5A to see off the challenge of Steve Smith (Cooper T59), Mike Hibberd (Lotus 22) and the charging Jowsey.
In Classic Racing Cars, Michael Scott gave his...
With 1100 entries for 24 races, there is no doubting the scale of the Silverstone Classic. But this is an event that extends beyond simply a race meeting, with displays, live music, parades and more. A record crowd suggests that the promoters have got the mix right, but by any measure it is a vast event.
Fifty years on from his victory at Silverstone during his dominant 1963...
Historic Formula Junior
Edwin Jowsey added yet another Formula Junior victory to his growing tally at Snetterton in late July.
He romped to victory in the AMOC Miller Oils Championship round, winning by more than a minute once the similar Lotus 22 of Mike Hibberd had retired. Paul Smeeth (Lotus 22) led the chase.
HSCC: Donington Park
Simon Hadfield began his 2003 in fine style by registering two wins at Donington Park in April. Victory in his ex-Keke Rosberg Chevron B40 at the HSCC's season-opener followed a win in the Cloth Cap enduro at the previous day's JCC meeting with David Clark aboard their Elva Mk7.
Hadfield surged past the Lola T400 of Edwin Jowsey at the Old Hairpin and was never headed again...
Wolf huffs and puffs but Juniors bring house down
Top Hat Festival: Donington Park
The FORCE Classic Grand Prix Car races pitched Formula One cars against F5000s, and the opening race developed into a battle between Mike Littlewood (Wolf WR1) and Peter Williams (March 761).
Littlewood led from the start and was breaking away from the ex-Brian Henton March until the traffic got in his way. An...