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NK HTGT 2020 CALENDAR
Dates announced for the NK HTGT 2020 Season The NK HTGT, pre-‘66 championship for touring cars, GTs and GTPs, is the oldest existing Dutch historic racing championship, with a track record of more than 20 years. Popular with drivers from across Europe, cars must apply to FIA Appendix K, the series covers a mix of cars, from small Minis and Ginettas to big Ford GT40s, Mustangs and Chevr...
NIKI LAUDA: HIS COMPETITION HISTORY
Niki Lauda: His comptetition history wirtten by Jon Saltinstall.Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our Buy a Book page.
ROGER ALBERT CLARK RALLY 2019
The 13th Roger Albert Clark Rally The 2019 Roger Albert Clark Rally, on 21-25 November, will be the best yet as a record entry tackles the 13th edition of this unique rally, writes Paul Lawrence. This year’s event features more days, more stage miles and more competitors and has drawn its most competitive field ever, with at least six serious victory contenders and more than another dozen...
HSCC 2020 CALENDAR
Dates announced for HSCC 2020 season The Historic Sports Car Club’s programme for the 2020 season covers nine weekends, including double-header events at the Grand Prix circuits of Silverstone and Brands Hatch. The Donington Park event moves to June and will be a full weekend, while the Oulton Park Gold Cup retains its August Bank Holiday dates. New for 2020 is a return to Pembrey as the ...
THE GREAT BRITISH RALLY: RAC TO RALLY GB - THE COMPLETE STORY
The Great British Rally: RAC to Rally GB – The Complete Story Written by Graham Robson and Martin Holmes. Click HERE to read to Peter Baker’s Review on our Buy a Book page.
RAC RALLY OF THE TESTS 2019
HERO’s RAC Rally of the Tests 2019 On Thursday 7 November, more than 80 crews taking part in the 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests, organised by HERO Events, will depart the Imperial Hotel car park in Torquay and head for Exeter Racecourse, where the first Test of the event takes place, beginning at 17.45. This evening session, or Prologue, is to get crews in the mood so to speak. The Rally retu...
PORTER PRESS : JAGUAR XK 120 SUPERSONIC BY GHIA
Out now from Porter Press International - Coachbuilt Cars: Jaguar XK 120 Supersonic by Ghia, written by Richard Heseltine.Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our ‘Buy a Book’ page. Order direct from Porter Press and use Retro-Speed's special discount code RETRO10 at the Checkout....
LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN 2019
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run It was in a manner of great excitement that, on a wet and miserable November Saturday way back in 1896, some ten thousand spectators witnessed what could loosely be called the first motor race to take place in the UK. After a hefty breakfast laid on by the Charing Cross Hotel in London's Strand, some 33 cars, powered by a mixture of steam, electricity and petr...
BHRC 2020 CALENDAR
Dates announced for the BHRC 2020 The calendar for the FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship has been increased from seven to eight rounds for 2020. Taking in five gravel events and three asphalt events, including two major closed-road rallies, the schedule sees the return of the Jim Clark Rally in May, which will offer outstanding closed-road stages in the Scottish...
THE FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI - A RACING HISTORY OF THE GT40
The Ford That Beat Ferrari – A Racing History of the GT40 written by John S. Allen and Gordon J. Jones. Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our Buy a Book page.
CHRISTMAS CRACKER RUN 2019
MG Cumbria’s pre-Christmas car run This popular winter event in the Lake District will be taking place on 1 December 2019, starting from Penrith and finishing near Keswick after a 70-mile route in the glorious Lake District and including some of the Run’s famous passes. It's all about fun and people, so is open to all cars. The route will be punctuated by check points where motoring...
HSCC FINALS SILVERSTONE 2019
Championship showdowns at Silverstone  With 21 races over two days, over 270 entries and at least eight titles to be decided, the Historic Sports Car Club’s 2019 championship season will conclude at the Silverstone Finals Meeting on 19-20 October, writes Paul Lawrence.   Among the key championships to be resolved is the Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship, which has drawn ano...
AUTUMN MOTORSPORT DAY - BROOKLANDS MUSEUM 2019
Brookland’s end-of-season celebration The ninth annual Autumn Motorsport Day at Brooklands Museum is on Sunday 13 October, organised in conjunction with Ginger Beer Promotions. This is the Museum’s end-of-season celebration of all things motorsport, highlighting everything from grass-roots competition to Grand Prix racing. As well as displays and club stands, there’ll be plenty ...
AUTUMN CLASSIC, CASTLE COMBE 2019
Annual Autumn Classic race meeting An unmissable day of historic motor sport at Castle Combe on Saturday 5 October. Public admission from 08.00 followed by morning qualifying, high-speed demonstrations and then an action-packed afternoon of racing. Castle Combe is one of the country’s most challenging circuits, enjoying some of the best spectator viewing points. The Autumn Classic is a f...
HISTORIC FORMULA 2 AT 2019 DIJON MOTORS CUP
Historic F2 finale at Dijon  Another capacity field of cars will contest the deciding rounds 11 and 12 of the HSCC’s 2019 Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at Dijon-Prenois in France this weekend 5-7 October, reports Paul Lawrence.  The big story at the Dijon Motors Cup meeting is accomplished historic racers Martin O’Connell and Miles Griffiths concluding a seaso...
TRACKROD RALLY 2019
BHRC set for Yorkshire showdown  The seafront at Filey will be a tense place on Saturday afternoon 28 September. That’s the setting for the final reckoning for this year’s FUCHS Lubricants Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship, writes Paul Lawrence.   Seldom, if ever, have five crews gone into the final round chasing the title and last year the late cancella...
THE MGC GTS LIGHTWEIGHTS - ABINGDON''S LAST RACERS
Out now, from Veloce Publishing Ltd., The MGC GTS Lightweights – Abingdon’s Last Racers , written by David Morys. Click HERE to read Peter Baker's review on our ‘Buy a Book’ page. ...
HERO CHALLENGE TWO 2019
Second HERO Challenge event of 2019  This one-day event on Saturday 28 September, organised by HERO Events and aimed primarily at novices, mixes simple map reading with a series of regularity sections and special tests over a 140-mile route that starts and finishes at The Tally Ho Hotel near Bicester. Challenge Two includes a Master Class, with entrants vying for the class award, but who are ...
SPA SIX HOURS WEEKEND 2019
Six-hour race attracts 110 cars Unmissable, the 2019 Spa Six Hours meeting, run by Roadbook Organisation from 25-29 September, is a down-to-earth, no nonsense historic motor sport fans’ paradise. The main event attracts some 110 entries, including a whole host of Ford GT40s and AC Cobras, racing into the night. Not enough, well add two rounds of the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Champio...
CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS ANGOULEME 2019
Rallye de Charente, Concours and Circuit des Remparts Better known to enthusiasts as just 'Angouleme’, this weekend (13-15 September 2019) the town will again play host to the very best of historic racing and classic cars including, on Friday, a spectacular Concours, followed on Saturday by the incredibly popular Rallye International de Charente. However, it is Sunday that provides the ici...