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DTM 2021 SEASON STARTS
Majestic Salzburgring kick starts Tourenwagen Classics season  Report and images from Roman Klemm. Click to view our Gallery. Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, 11-13 June 2021 DTM - for sure a big name in international motorsport. A concept that still 'pulls', although this series has moved far away from its roots in the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (1972). This year, promoter Gerhard Berger...
VSCC CADWELL PARK 2021
Unbeatable 'Bugs' in Williams Trophy Race  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view our Gallery. The combined efforts of the Vintage Sports-Car Club and MotorSport Vision, owners of Cadwell Park, went well rewarded last Saturday 19 June, where one of the best organised and enjoyable historic race meetings took place since the partial end of lockdown began. Of course, it helped that Cad...
E-TYPE 60
Swinging with E-types  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view our Gallery.  Fully respecting government guidelines, the Jaguar E-type Club celebrated the 60th anniversary of their star car at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in some style over the weekend 12-13 June 2021, with hundreds of owners taking advantage of the fine weather and picnicking within the confines of what must be the...
VINCE WOODMAN OBITUARY
Vince Woodman 1938-2021  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Captions as per images, courtesy of Vince Woodman Archive, John Gaisford and Bill Riley As a local west country hero, Vince Woodman, who died on 2 May, was a spectator’s favourite at Castle Combe circuit during an eminent national and international racing career that spanned more than three decades. Born in Bristol on 6 August 1938,...
NK HTGT ZANDVOORT 2021
We are finally racing again!  Report from Jan-Bart Broetjes. Pictures by Senten Images. The first race weekend of the 2021 NK HTGT, powered by Nolte Kuchen, on the Zandvoort GP track provided plenty of excitement on 4-6 june. Niek van Gils was the fastest qualifier in his TVR Griffith, posting a 2:02.0 laptime. Roelant de Waard (Shelby 350) was just 0.4 of a second slower. Jos Stevens (Lotus...
HSCC WOLDS TROPHY 2021
Successful Wolds Trophy at Cadwell Park  Report by Paul Lawrence. Click to view Gallery. Fine racing, excellent grids and warm sunshine made the Historic Sports Car Club’s Wolds Trophy another great success at Cadwell Park over the weekend 5-6 June. Headlining the programme were four races for the Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship, with a heat needed each day to accommodate a tre...
PRESCOTT ITALIA 2021
Scorpions, Prancing Horses and Raging Bulls  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view our Gallery. When the sun shines, there is no place on a summer’s day, better than Prescott Speed Hill Climb, nestling as it does in the hills of Gloucestershire, surely one of the most picturesque counties in the UK. And established way back in 1938, its long course still remains perhaps the bi...
MAX MOSLEY OBITUARY
Max Mosley 1940-2021  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images courtesy Max Mosley Archive and  the FIA Instrumental in changing Formula One into a major global sport Born in London on 13 April 1940, Max Mosley’s celebrity parents were Sir Oswald Mosley, the 1930s British fascist leader and Lady Diana Mosley, one of the six aristocratic, stylish and controversial Mitford sisters. As a...
JOHN SPRINZEL OBITUARY
John Sprinzel 1930-2021  Appreciation by Ken Davies. Images courtesy the John Sprinzel Archive Rally and Racing Legend Back in November 2017 it was a privilege to interview one of my schoolboy heroes whose book, ‘Sleepless Knights’, I spent many sleepless nights reading and was responsible for igniting my passion for motorsport. But there was so much more to John Sprinzel, who ...
HSCC SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY 2021
International Trophy delivers fabulous spectacle  Report by Paul Lawrence  Tremendous grids ensured a memorable weekend at the Historic Sports Car Club’s Silverstone International Trophy meeting on the Grand Prix circuit over the weekend 22-23 May, as spectators were admitted for the first time since the end of 2019. On Saturday Cam Jackson added yet another Historic FF1600 win ...
FIA EHRC 2021 - 29TH HISTORIC VLTAVA RALLYE
Zippo’ wins after titanic battle with Karl Wagner  Report by Jeff Carter At the end of day one (7 May) of the 29th Historic Vltava Rallye, it was reigning Category 3 champions Karl Wagner and Gerda Zauner in the lead by 17 seconds in the no3 Porsche 911 SC. The Austrians posted the fastest time on the first three stages of the day, while the 4th and 5th went to the no1 Audi quattro of...
DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2021
Festival fans feted with live streaming  Words and images by Peter Baker. Click to view Gallery.  Opened way back in 1931, the rolling expanse of Donington Park is as close as it gets to having Spa-Francorchamps right here in our own back yard. And make no mistake, the National Circuit at 1.979 miles may be shorter, but it’s just as fast, and with one after the other gradient and...
12TH GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE
Was this the greatest Formula 1 event of 2021?  Text and images by Roman Klemm Being forced to cancel its biennial event last year, the Automobile Club de Monaco pushed for a new date for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique in 2021. And it went well. It is simply a fact that nowhere else can you see the history of our sport in such a broad presentation and especially in such an authentic pl...
HSCC SNETTERTON 300 CIRCUIT
Jackson five at Snetterton Report by Paul Lawrence Cam Jackson was the star of the weekend as the Historic Sports Car Club held its first full programme of the season at the Snetterton 300 circuit on 17-18 April. Jackson won five races in Formula Ford and Formula Junior as a glorious spring weekend and a wonderful paddock atmosphere added together to make a fine start to the Club’s 56th ...
FIA EHRC 2021 - 36TH SANREMO RALLY STORICO
Da Zanche and De Luis victorious in Italy  Report by Jeff Carter Lucio da Zanche and Daniele de Luis (no2 Porsche 911SC) finished the second day of the 36th Sanremo Rally Storico where they started in the morning, holding a commanding lead over their nearest rivals to secure victory in Round 1 of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship. Their task was made slightly easier when the no1...
MASTERS HISTORIC RACE WEEKEND DONINGTON PARK
Season starts for Masters at Donington  Masters Historic Racing’s 2021 season started at Donington Park during the Easter weekend, 2-3 April, with seven races. In Masters Historic Formula One, Steve Hartley took two pole positions in his McLaren MP4/1, but Mike Cantillon and his Williams FW07C had the upper hand in both races. On Saturday, Hartley and Cantillon kept each other on thei...
HSCC 2021 SEASON STARTS
Historic F2 stars at Donington Park  Report from Paul Lawrence. Click to view Gallery. The Historic Sports Car Club’s 2021 Historic Formula 2 Series and Classic Formula 3/Classic Formula Ford 2000 Championship both opened at Donington Park on Good Friday and Easter Saturday during the Masters Historic Festival. After two wonderful races F2 victories went to Callum Grant and Andrew Smi...
HSCC THUNDERSPORTS 2021
Thrundersports Series receives strong response  Competitor response to the 2021 Carless Racing Fuels HSCC Thundersports Series is booming with two months still to go to the opening races of the season, reports Paul Lawrence. Carless Racing Fuels, the UK-based fuels brand of Haltermann Carless, was recently announced as the title sponsor of the series. The huge 50-car grid for the two half-ho...
JOHNNY DUMFRIES OBITUARY
Johnny Dumfries 1958-2021  A personal appreciation and images by Roman Klemm Go, go Johnny be good…. The name of Johnny Dumfries came across to us, attentive European fans, in 1984 when we were receiving regular reports of how this Scot beat the competition of the British Formula 3 Championship. Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle had just joined Formula 1 from this national champi...
MURRAY WALKER APPRECIATION
Murray Walker 1923-2021 Retro-Speed contributor and Chairman of Castle Combe Racing Club, Ken Davies, has sent us the following link of Castle Combe commentator Chris Dawes’ recording of a great audio appreciation to his hero Murray. Ken says: “It's far better than any written version?” And we tend to agree, so click to view at https://fb.watch/4guqhyfHFy/....