Both 50th anniversary of Can Am races were won by Kirk Benne (Shadow DN4) from the similar car of Dave Handy

Dan Davis of US Magazine Victory Lane Reports

America’s biggest gathering of historic racing cars takes place in August each year when American owners and drivers from all over this vast country, and many from abroad, converge upon the Laguna Seca race track, and their car-collecting cousins invade the whole of northern California’s Monterey Peninsula for what has become known as Monterey Auto week.

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Peter Horsman leads the HGPCA pack Photos Phil Rainford

Report by Alan Cox

In this, the 50th anniversary year of organising club the HSCC, it was decided to celebrate the Oulton Park Gold Cup’s history by creating a Historic Gold Cup trophy to be awarded to the winner of the meeting’s main race. For its first commemorative running, on the bank holiday weekend of August 27-29, the HGPCA were invited to field a grid of pre-’66 GP Cars, a category that featured prominently in the early history of the Gold Cup when Grand Prix stars and the latest works cars would travel to Cheshire for a race on a weekend away from normal championship pressures.

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The Dutch GT and Touring Car Championship (NK GTTC) for cars from ’66 to ’81, produced a hec c eld of 57 cars Photos Charlie Wooding

Tim Havermans Reports

In 1948 was the very first time the Zandvoort racetrack hosted a race for Grand Prix cars.  Organised by the British Racing Drivers Club, Prince Bira won the race in his Maserati.  A tradition was born.

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Misty Madgwick Trophy honours went to Andy Newall’s 23B after a penalty demoted the winner on the road Joe Twyman (Elva MK7) to fifth place Photo Eric Sawyer

New Winners at Goodwood Extravaganza

Marcus Pye Reports

Maiden Goodwood Revival race victories for Joe Macari, Calum Lockie, Andy Newall, Malcolm Harrison, Rob Huff, Richard Woolmer, Andrew Hibberd and Nick Fennell took the annual event’s roll of honour past the 150 mark (excluding heats) in its 19th edition on September 9-11. Anchored by nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen, South London Ferrari specialist Macari’s success in the new programme-opening Kinrara Trophy Pre-1963 GT enduro set the standard.

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