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International Historic Hill Climbing

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The FIA European Hillclimb Championship has also been reworked to give competitors five events and the points rules revised accordingly:

11-12 July Trento Bondone

1-2 August   Ecce Homo Sternberk

28-30 August GHD Petrol Ilirska Bistrica 18-20 September Buzetski Dani

25-27 September Coppa Chianti Classico

More generally speaking, the FIA, its Historic Motor Sport Commission, ASNs but also organisers have been working very hard to ensure the safety protocols necessary for motor sport to resume would be as clear as possible but also enforced at all levels.  It looks like there is a strong will from the industry but also Competitors to come back on track.

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Latest News, July 2020

Major US Events Cancelled

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Major US Events Cancelled

Regrettably WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s new management team has cancelled the 2020 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, yet another event to  fall victim to COVID-19.

In a July 12 statement that included all the usual remarks about public and staff safety, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s John Narigi said, “As was our plan, we waited until June before making a final decision.  No matter how much we hoped, no one can fully anticipate what state mandates will be in place that will affect public events and social gatherings.”

The County of Monterey Health Department has approved a reopening plan for private track rentals that have strict health and safety protocols.  Following these protocols,  a “Driver Appreciation Weekend” has been created for 8-9 August to allow the significant number of entrants who have expressed interest in still running their cars on the challenging circuit the opportunity to do so.”

This must come as a frustrating blow for the new management team, who have not yet had the opportunity to show what they can do with the event.

Sebring and Daytona

However, some events scheduled for later in the year, such as HSR’s, 4-8 November Classic Daytona and Classic Sebring (3-6 December) race meetings, are still expected to go ahead.

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Latest News, July 2020

GP de Monaco – Past, Future and Present in 2021

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > GP de Monaco – Past, Future and Present in 2021

Having announced the cancellation of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique for 2020, it was initially envisaged to wait until it’s natural date in 2022 for it to run again.  This was largely due to the E-Grand Prix, run in alternate years in the May slot occupied in even numbered years by the Historique.  However, by popular demand, the ACM has decided to run three Grands Prix next year, the Historique, which will take place on the earlier date of 23-25 April, the E-Prix on 8 May, and the F1 Grand Prix on 20-23 May, making a month of motor sport in the Principality, representing the past, future and present.   It is envisaged that the Historique will then go back to its formula of alternate years, which means a special treat for historic racers, as it will also run on 13-15 May 2022.

“To organise three races in the space of one month will be a premiere for us all at the ACM,” commented Christian Tornatore, the General Commissioner of the Automobile Club de Monaco.  “The logistical side promises to be complex, but not impossible to manage! Because of the new constraints, we shall need to start setting up the track earlier than usual, at the end of February, instead of mid-March.”

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Latest News, July 2020

The Scandinavian Calendar

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Bengt-Åce Gustavsson fills us in on how the Scandinavian season is shaping up…

Historic Racing in Sweden:

All racing in Sweden was banned during April, May and June.  Now we are hoping that we can start racing in July, but we don´t know for sure.  I´ll give you the calendar as it looks today:  The opening round at Kinnekulle should have been raced in the middle of May, but is now moved to 5-6 September.  The biggest race, Velodromloppet GP in Karlskoga, is moved to 9-11 October.  Svenskt Sportvagnsmeeting at Ring Knutstorp is now postponed to next year.  Our best hope is that the race meeting at Mantorp on 21-23 August will take place as scheduled, along with Falkenberg on 18-20 September.

Norway:

The first round at Våler was cancelled and they are still looking for another date.  After the season-opener at Rudskogen on 26-28 June, we also think that they will run Rudskogen Asfalt Classic on 14-15 August and Våler on 4-6 September.

Denmark:

The opening round at Jyllandsringen was on 20-21 June.  It was meant that the Danish drivers should compete at Rudskogen in Norway in August, but that depends whether the borders are open or not… Next up is Ring Djursland on 5-6 September.  The final is planned at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden on 26-27 September, but that will also depend on the border opening.  The Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix is now scheduled to run on 9-11 October.

Finland:

The opening round in Kemora is moved to 25-26 July and for the moment the first races will be at Botnia on 4-5 July.  Hopefully, the Finn’s biggest race meeting, at Ahvenisto on 14-16 August, will take place as planned, along with the final at KymiRing on 5-6 September.

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Latest News, July 2020

News from the UK.......

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Goodwood Cancelled

As we went to press with our July issue, news came from Goodwood that both the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival meetings have been cancelled for this year.  Lord March and his team held out for as long as possible in the hopes of staging both events later in the year, but it is just not possible for these events, which rely on the presence of large numbers of spectators and sponsors, to go ahead under current restrictions.

Behind Closed Doors

Dependant as it is on the public to come in large numbers, the mega Silverstone Classic was cancelled for this year and, with the strange quarantine rules in place in the UK, club racing will no doubt be the beneficiary, as the clubs can run without spectators for the benefit of their members.  For the moment, sporting events, including motor sports, must be run ‘behind closed doors’, which is to say without spectators and with a limited number of people in each team.

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The Portuguese Season

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Portugal is one of the least hard hit countries by COVID 19. Authorities there closed borders and locked down early, and now Portugal is enjoying the fruits of such prudent management with a pretty full schedule of racing for the rest of the season. They also have the advantage of good weather in the south late into the year. New on the calendar is a meeting organised at the last minute at the Algarve circuit, where the Portuguese Championships, Iberian Endurance, Group 1 Portugal and remaining championships plus Caterhams and Kia Trophy will run. Calendars for the two main historic championships are as follows:

Latest News, July 2020

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Making up for Lost (Track) Time

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After two months of only being able to report  postponements and cancellations, we are very pleased to have received news from the V de V organisation that the Deux Tours d’Horloge, scheduled for 6-8 November at Paul Ricard is very much on!  The Deux Tours is the only 24-hour race reserved solely for historic cars.  Unlike some of its predecessors that ran in two 12-hour heats, this year the race will run continuously for 24 hours.  So, those who missed out early in the season can indulge themselves in many hours of racing, all in a single 24-hour day.

 

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Green Light for French Championships

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Green Light for French Championships

The undulating hills surrounding the Algarve circuit will once again be reverberating to the sound of well-tuned racing engines

The French “deconfinement” of the population will allow the 2020 season of the Historic Tour (the French Historic Circuits Championship) to start on 17-19 July on the circuit of Albi, at a race meeting originally scheduled to take place in April.  In accordance with other postponed dates already announced, the Championship will then continue at Dijon on 14-16 August and then Charade on 28-30 August. As in most countries, the autumn will prove crowded with race meetings at Nogaro and Val de Vienne on 11-13 and 25-27 September respectively, as well as HVM Racing non-championship meetings at Dijon (2-4 October) and the Bugatti Le Mans Circuit on 16-17 October.

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Racing Resuming

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Racing Resuming

We don’t envy the plight of race promoters in various countries in Europe and around the world, with each country mandating different safety measures when racing resumes, and these changing nearly from day to day.  There is also the constant threat that the whole thing will go into reverse at the last minute and the resumption date further postponed.  While this latter threat seems to be rapidly receding, organisers have been unable to give concrete answers to questions about what measure will be in place at their meetings.  They can only reply that they will comply with government regulations in force at the time.

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Latest News, July 2020

Hat-Trick at Spa

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Hat-Trick at Spa

Roadbook organisation, which each year brings you the Spa Summer Classic and the Spa Six Hours meeting, is making it a hat-trick with a new, third meeting at the Francorchamps circuit, on 10-11 October this year.

HMR Holland will bring a full grid of monopostos for two races

For many years now, the other two meetings have been full to capacity, with many grid organisers being turned away due to lack of sufficient slots on the timetable.  The Spa Hat Trick meeting, much like the Spa Summer Classic in its early days - before it became a meeting in its own right with its own character - will initially welcome the overflow from the other two meetings, but will no doubt take on a shape and character of its own in future years.

Latest News, April 2020

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NKHTGT Goes International

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > NNKHTGT Goes International

The hitherto Dutch Championship series for Pre-‘66 touring and GT cars, NKHTGT, has this year taken the step to register as an FIA International Series to better reflect the international nature of the series, both in terms of circuits visited (this year in Holland, France, Germany and Belgium) and also in the international make up of the participants. The series has always been for Appendix K cars, but for 2020 drivers will need HTPs and international race licences. Now entering its 24th year – yes it’s been around for a long time - the ethos of this series is no frills, and the aim is to provide economical racing for the greatest number of participants. Thanks to sponsors Nolte Küchen, Gamma and HP Tyres, they are able to offer a season package of six races for only €3150, and individual races cost €795. Grids are generally full. See rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info, or contact Egbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for entries.

NKHTGT grids are full and diverse

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New Series for Group A

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One of the most memorable eras of motor racing was the first five years of Group A.  The European Championship was healthy and the national series were rising.  In the big class Rover, Holden, Jaguar, BMW, Ford and the old Volvos battled it out, and there was close racing in the 1600 and 2500cc classes as well.  Nowadays, these cars are racing with the much faster FIA J2 cars, like Cosworth Sierra and BMW M3 and sometimes even with the Super Tourers of the late ‘90s.

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Historic Formula 1 at the French Grand Prix

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Belgian suppliers and dealers of Formula One cars, Officina Caira, has organised for historic F1s to run demos at Paul Ricard on the weekend of the French Grand Prix on 26-28 June.  For €1500 drivers will get a space for their car in the historic paddock, four driving sessions, One F1 paddock pass and two breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily over four days. They are looking for GP cars of any era, from 1950 to 2010.  See officinacaira.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Latest News, April 2020

Calling all Alfisti - Alfas Only at the Classic

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Calling all Alfisti - Alfas Only at the Classic

Since its inaugural race at Donington late in 2018, the HRDC has successfully built up its Classic Alfa Challenge series in 2019 and will continue it into 2020 with a flagship race at the Silverstone Classic for the marque in its 110th anniversary year.  Alfa races always attract good grids, the Alfa Revival Cup series in Italy, and the Scuderia del Portello-run Tutto Alfa races at Monza, being cases in point.  Not many single marques would be able to do that.  It is therefore hoped that a full grid of 75 Alfas from all over Europe will put on a fitting show to celebrate the milestone in the  history of a company that has produced more racing cars and more top results than any other.

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Les Deux Tours

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Scheduled for 6-8 November on the F1 track at the Paul Ricard circuit, this 24-hour event, unique in the world of historic competition, is decidedly back in favour after some lean times.  With a maximum of 60 grid spaces available, the list of confirmed entries has already exceeded 40 with nine months to go before the event, with another 40 having expressed interest.

Amongst the entries are Henri Leconte, who will be at the wheel of Eric Van de Vyver’s TVR Griffith 200, and Philippe Gache who will partner "John Doe" in his Chevron B36.  There will be family teams from Patrice Lafargue, whose IDEC Sport team is the reigning champion of the European Le Mans Series, and who will be sharing another B16 with his son Paul, while two TVR Griffith 400s will be driven by José Beltramelli and his sons Brady and Viny, and by  2019 French Champion Didier Gruau, joining forces with his talented heirs Julien and Ghislain Gaubert.  Brothers Matthieu and Jean-Baptiste Châteaux will drive a BMW 635 CSI entered by their parental team, while Jean-Jacques Mancel, the editor of the magazine Berlinette Mag will share his Alpine A310 V6 with his son Cyril.

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Editorial - On the Pace

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Diary of a Virus

28 February: The historic motor sport world is increasingly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, as more and more drastic measures are taken by governments to curb its spread. 

Gatherings of 1000 people or more are banned in Switzerland, and The Ice event in St Moritz, due to run on February 29, is one of the first casualties, soon followed by the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show.  It is a decision that clearly didn’t take into consideration the rule of unintended consequences.  On the same weekend that the outdoor Ice concours was cancelled, those who would have been strolling on the frozen lake were instead packing themselves into crowded cable cabins and going up the mountain.  A number of cars went out on the lake anyway.

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FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup

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2020 is a special year for Zandvoort as FIA Formula One returns to The Netherlands for the first time since 1985 and the circuit is being upgraded to welcome its return.   The upgrades to the circuit include two new banked corners, improved run off areas and expansion of the paddock (check out Google or Youtube for some videos of the ongoing work).

Zandvoort has long been associated with Formula 3

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HSCC Single Seaters at Pau

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Single-seater racers from the Historic Sports Car Club will have the chance to race on the famous Pau street circuit, first used for the French Grand Prix in 1930 and virtually unchanged since.  In partnership with event promoters HVM Racing, up to 2-litre cars from the HSCC single-seater ranks will tackle a double-header over the weekend of 30-31 May.  Originally billed as a round of the HSCC’s Historic Formula 2 series, it became clear that the timing was awkward as the date falls immediately after the Masters Festival F2 round at Brands Hatch and is itself followed the next weekend by a round at Dijon.  “Consequently entries will surely suffer,” said Roger Bevan, HSCC F2 Championship Chairman.  Therefore the grid has been opened up to cars from the new Geoff Lees Trophy.  Launched this year, the Geoff Lees Trophy series is open to up to 2-litre Formula 2, Formula Atlantic, Formula 3, Formula Ford 2000, Formula Vauxhall Lotus, Formula Renault and Formula Super Vee cars built and raced during the 1980s.

 

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Le Mans Classic

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A Century of Automotive History on Track

Le Mans Classic, the biennial event with its six grids for cars from 1923 to 1981, will include even more cars racing on the legendary track this year, with single marque support races for both Porsche and Jaguar and, as has become the tradition, two Group C races.  This year the latter will run in partnership with Mazda, who will take the opportunity to celebrate its centenary during the July 2-5 event.  The Japanese manufacturer will be bringing its iconic 787B.  Even later cars will also be running, with the Peter Auto series Endurance Racing Legends no longer on display, but engaged in real racing.  A 75-car grid of these GT and prototypes from the 1990s and 2000s is expected.

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Belcar Historic & Youngtimer Cup

Bravo (Belgian Racing Automobile Vintage Organisation) the promoter behind the ever-popular Belgian historic championship, has announced five rounds for the 2020 season.  Starting early in the year, they go to Zolder to support the 1000km of Zolder 2CV Cup on 21-22 March.  At the end of June they go to Spa-Francorchamps for the Spa Summer Classic, before returning to Zolder in mid-August for the Historic Grand Prix Zolder.  With a return to Circuit Zolder for the American NASCAR Festival at the beginning of October (3-4), they will end the season at the Nürburgring on 16-17 October for the Westfalen Trophy meeting.

This year will see a new class, “Nineties”, for cars after 1990 but with a maximum engine capacity of 2500cc. The category is therefore open to small cars (Peugeot 106, Toyota Yaris, etc.) and serves as an entry class for drivers who want to discover circuit racing at an affordable price.  See www.bravoracing.be for entries and details.

Latest News, March 2020

24 Hours

As reported in our last issue, VdeV racing in collaboration with HVM, are reviving the Deux Tours d’Horloge at the Paul Ricard circuit on the weekend of 6-8 November.  Cars up to 1990 are eligible and there are classes for early cars from Period E upwards.  All GT, sports, sports prototypes, Sports 2000 (up to 1986 without aerodynamic aids) and touring cars are welcome.  No slick tyres will be allowed.  Entries are now open at https://vdev.fr.

Latest News, March 2020

Preview: Muscle Cars at the Members’ Meeting

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Muscle Cars at the Members’ Meeting: Preview

This year’s 28-29 March Goodwood Members’ Meeting will feature three 20-minute races for the Gerry Marshall Trophy for saloons that raced between 1970 and 1982, but unlike in past years, it will be for owner-drivers.  In contrast, the last race on Saturday, the new Pierpoint Cup, will be a two-driver event for V8 saloon cars of a type that raced up until 1966.  That means Plymouth Barracudas and Ford Falcons will face up against Mustangs and Galaxies, in a 45-minute race.

The Edwardian cars, the Earl Howe Trophy for pre-war cars, the rear-engined Formula Juniors, the pre-‘63 GT cars, a two driver, 45-minute race for pre-‘66 prototypes, a 20-minute race for ‘50s prototypes, a pre-’66 GT race, a race for the 500cc Formula 3 cars and the Hailwood motorbike race are also on the programme, along with demonstrations including F1 cars dating from 1970 to 1975 in which the innovative Lotus 72 will be a key feature.

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Latest News, February 2020

Preview: Masters and the FIA Championships

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Masters and the FIA Championships: Preview

In a departure to what has gone before, the Masters will only be running the two FIA Championships at three venues this year.  The Historic Formula 1 and Masters Sports Cars will run as championship counters at the Silverstone Classic, the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort and the Spa Six Hours meeting. Masters boss, Ron Maydon, was surprised to be informed by the FIA that the Formula One Historic cars would only be allowed to run Championship points rounds at Grade 1 circuits.  This limited his ability to form a calendar the historic racers would like.  The regs for the Sportscar Championship remain unchanged and they are allowed on Grade 2 circuits, however the two championships will continue to run together, which means only three venues this year.  “We have been running the Championships for seven years now,” said Maydon, “and we were trying to think of ways to freshen them up, so this came as an opportunity to do something different.”

The Masters will continue to run non-championship races for both series at the four other venues they are scheduled to attend this year (see our calendar pages). Two circuits that they have not visited for some years appear on the calendar, with races scheduled at the Autodromo do Algarve in April and, in August, instead of their usual visit to the Oldtimer Grand-Prix, they will go to Zolder on August 22-23.  They will also run the one-make Mini races, as last year, at Donington in June and at the Silverstone Classic.

The title of FIA Champion is no doubt attractive and brings great prestige with it,” said Maydon, “and if it wasn’t for the fact that Zandvoort is being upgraded for this year’s Grand Prix, we wouldn’t have been able to run a championship round there either.  But the drivers also enjoy running at some other great circuits and events, like Brands Hatch GP and Algarve, and we want to make sure they have the opportunity to do so.”

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Latest News, February 2020

Preview: HSCC Touring Cars and Single Seaters

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > HSCC Touring Cars and Single Seaters: Preview

The Historic Sports Car Club has opened up its Historic Touring Car Championship for 2020 to 1300cc Austin A30s, A35s, A40s and Morris Minors.  Previously, these cars were only admitted into the championship for Pre-‘66 Touring Cars with the 1150cc or smaller engines they had in period.  Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC said: “This is a logical step to offer a group of cars the chance to race with the HSCC.”

1300cc Austin A30s, A35s and A40s can now run in the HSCC Touring Car Championship

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Preview: Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC: Preview

Motor Racing Legends has announced a new grid for the 2020 season - the Sixties Touring Car Challenge.  To be run for Group 1 and Group 2 cars that were eligible for the European Touring Car Championship from 1966 to the end of 1969, the series will also encompass the current U2TC grid for pre-’66 cars, but importantly, will stick to the U2TC under 2 litre formula.  The new series gives a home to Mk2 Lotus Cortinas, BMW 2002s, Alfa Romeo GTA variants, early Mk 1 Ford Escorts, Mk 2 Minis, Lancia Fulvias and a host of other small-engined cars that have hitherto been poorly served.

Photo Oliver Flower Courtesy MRL

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Italian Champions

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The 2 hours of Magione “20° Trofeo Anchise Bartoli” closed another season of the Italian Historic Championship, one of the most long-lived Italian series, sanctioned by ACI for over 30 years and promoted by Gruppo Peroni.  Since the FIA introduced the classes for cars up to 1990 (4th grouping), the Italian championship has seen the arrival of the “youngtimers” including Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo, Ford Sierra Cosworth, BMW M3 and 325i, Alpine GTA, Porsche 944 Turbo, Maserati Biturbo and Peugeot 205 GTI.

The Ronconi Porsche 930 lines up at Magione next to the Ambroso-Jarach- Zardo BMW 323i, with the Rondinelli Porsche, whish was the eventual winner, laying in wait Photo Claudia Cavalleri

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Alfa Revival Cup

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While the car to beat in the GPS Classic-organised Alfa Revival Cup is the GTaM if it’s an overall race win you’re after, to win the championship you have only to beat other cars of the same age and cubic capacity as your own.  In an effective Index of Performance ranking, this year’s Alfa Revival Cup champions are Alessandro and Emanuele Morteo, who drove their 1961 Giulietta Ti to victory in a season that comprised six one-hour mini endurance races at some of Italy’s greatest race tracks.  Accompanying them on the championship podium are Massimo Guerra and Franco Mischis, driving a 1600 GTA and Luigi Mercatali, who took third in his GT Veloce 2000.  The Alfa Revival Cup, for rear wheel drive Alfa Romeos built from 1947 to 1981, enjoyed its best season yet since Tommaso Gelmini and his team began organising it in 2012, with some 25% of drivers coming from outside of Italy.

The Morteos lead a three-Giulie a Ti train to win the Alfa Revival Cup Championship

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Latest News, February 2020

Preview: HSCC Formula Ford Festival

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > HSCC Formula Ford Festival: Preview

The life of the late Jim Russell will be celebrated in a new two-day Historic Sports Car Club race meeting at Snetterton next spring.  The Jim Russell Trophy Meeting on 4-5 April will feature 10 Formula Ford races to honour the early heritage of Formula Ford and the racing school pioneer.  Before moving to Brands Hatch in 1976, the first four Formula Ford Festivals were run at Snetterton from 1972 to 1975. 

Ten Formula Ford races will feature at HSCC Snetterton in April

Amongst other HSCC Club races, the race line-up will include double headers for the HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship, the HSCC Classic Formula Ford Championship, Heritage Formula Ford, the HSCC Historic Formula Ford 2000 Championship and a double-header for modern Formula Fords running under the Champion of Snetterton title.  In addition, two races for the Classic Formula 3/URS Classic Formula Ford 2000 Championship will also feature a contingent of Formula Ford 2000s.  The spread of races will form a journey through Formula Ford history, from the earliest Pre-1972 cars in the Historic category via the cars of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to the latest Kent engined cars in the Champion of Snetterton races.  The HSCC hopes to stage a display of cars relevant to Jim Russell’s life and is keen to hear from anyone with a suitable car.  See hscc.org.uk.

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Latest News, February 2020

Silverstone Classic 30th Anniversary

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A lot has changed since 1990, when the first of what was then known as the Christies International Historic Festival was staged (see our March 2013 issue for the story of that first event) at Silverstone.  It was a resounding success, and despite being preceded by events such as the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix in Germany and the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or in France, it set a new benchmark for what a successful historic festival should be.  It has now grown to a proportion that its founders probably never imagined, with 1000 entries and 100,000 visitors.

The First Historic Festival at Silverstone took place 30 years ago next year.  PHOTO ALAN COX

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HSCC Silverstone Finals

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.Championship Deciders

Strong grids and an end-of-term atmosphere at the annual HSCC Silverstone Finals Meeting on the weekend of 19-20 October saw some close finishes across 21 races and 280 entries.  A number of season-long contests were settled including in a bumper grid of Historic Formula Ford 2000s where Andrew Park sealed a fourth straight championship title.  Chris Drake (front-engined) and Andrew Taylor (rear-engined) were the key winners in Formula Junior, while Simon Armer clinched the Historic F3 title in his March 703. 

The Historic Touring Car crown was shared between Roger Stanford and Bob Bullen, while Mark Charteris and Barry Webb claimed their respective categories in Classic Clubmans, with Charteris taking his sixth title in a row.  Ross Hyett (Guards Trophy) and Ben Stiles (Classic FF2000) and Rob Smith (Over 50s FF1600) were the other winners across the weekend on the Silverstone National circuit.

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