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The first of two demonstration races for Formula Legends 3.5 (F1 cars of the 1987-1994 era) will be at Peter Auto’s Spa Classic event on 12-14 May with a further appearance for the cars of the Prost-Senna-Schumacher era due to run at Paul Ricard at the Dix Mille Tours meeting…
Celebrating 55 Years of F5000 in the USA
Announcing the 2023 calendar, Seb Coppola, President of the U.S. Formula 5000 Drivers Association said this season will mark the 55th Anniversary of the beginning of Formula A/F5000 in 1968. “We expect a large contingent of cars that originally raced from 1968 to 1976 and are particularly thrilled that more…
Editorial February 2023
Who is the governing body governing? When he took office as FIA President at the beginning of last year, one of the pledges that Mohammed Ben Sulayem made was to get the FIA’s financial affairs in order, something many who elected him thought was long overdue. This is inevitably leading…
New Masters Series for ‘Modern Historics’
The idea for an additional, series for later GT cars was spawned by the one-off Masters GT4 Trophy at the 2022 Silverstone Classic. Run in association with SRO Motorsports to celebrate the latter’s anniversary, the two races at Silverstone led to an influx of interest from existing competitors as well…
News from the Nürburgring
Racing Heroes – Pre-‘65 at the Nürburgring In 2017, the Nürburgring celebrated its 90th birthday. On the exact day of the first race there, the “Nürburgring Classic” was inaugurated as an international motorsport meeting for historic cars on the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife, organised by the DAMC 05…
Velocity Invitational Moves Back to Sonoma
After a successful year at Sonoma Raceway in 2019, before the COVID pandemic put a stop to just about everything, Jeff O’Neill’s Sonoma Speed Festival was renamed Velocity Invitational and moved to Laguna Seca, home of the long-running Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which takes place in August. Velocity Invitational met with…
24 Hours of Anglesey
The enterprising Classic Sports Car Club has announced its 2023 calendar, (see www.historicmotorracingnews.com for the full 2023 calendar of all the series) and it will be running separate 40-minute races for its Classic K and Swinging 60s series on the Silverstone GP circuit at the HSCC meeting on 28th May. …
GP de France Historique
FIA Historic Formula 3 After the last three years at Zandvoort, the single-event FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup races will take place this year at Circuit Paul Ricard on 7-9 April as part of the KENNOL Grand Prix de France Historique in collaboration with event promoter HVM Racing and…
80th Members’ Meeting
The 80th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood, scheduled for 15-16 April will see the return of some firm favourites as well as some innovation in the timetable. The Gerry Marshall Trophy race for Group 1 saloon cars of the 1970 to 1982 era, will be renamed the Gordon Spice Trophy and…
HSCC and the Autosport Three-Hour
The Historic Sports Car Club will re-introduce an endurance race into its 2023 schedule with a three-hour pre ‘66 GT race on the Snetterton 200 circuit on Sunday April 23. Recreating the former Autosport Three Hour race, organisers are hoping to attract competitors that normally compete in the HSCC’s Guards…
FJ Goes Back to the Baltic
After a successful run last year, which was enjoyed by many members of the Formula Junior ‘family’, the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association has announced a three-round 30th Anniversary Tour to the Baltics to take place starting on 9-11 June in Riga, Latvia, going on to Parnu in Estonia on…
Historic Endurance Championship for France
At their autumn meeting the FFSA has given the go-ahead for a new Historic French Championship category. For two seasons now French Championship promoters HVM have run endurance races at the Historic Tour race meetings, inviting all GT, prototype and touring car participants in the other French championships to enjoy…
Goodwood 2023 Dates
The Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place on 13-16 July next year and the Revival Meeting will run on 8-10 September. As previously announced, the 80th Members’ Meeting has also been confirmed for 15-16 April. Goodwood will be celebrating, amongst other things, 75 years since the circuit opened in 1948 and 25 years since the first Revival Meeting.
Alain De Cadenet Memorial Service
A Service of Thanksgiving for Alain de Cadenet will be held on Thursday November 24th, 2022 at 10:30am at the London Oratory, Brompton Road, London SW72RP. His family asks that you contact Mrs. Jane Staley by November 1st, 2022 by emailing Jane.Staley@jcb.com if you would like to attend this service.
Group 1 Touring Cars at the Autumn Classic
Automobiles Historiques ran the inaugural race for Group 1 Touring Cars at Castle Combe in September. Announced earlier in the year, and focused on the cars of the British Saloon Car Championship of the pre-1983 era, the Castle Combe race carried the Vince Woodman Trophy title in memory of the local hero who won 12 races in the era, driving Equipe Esso Ford Capris.
FIA Historic European Hillclimb Championship
Italians are very keen hillclimbers both in historic and modern cars, with a thriving national championship, so it is not surprising that they also excel on the international field. The 2022 FIA Historic European Hillclimb Championship came to end with the final round at Buzetski Dani in Hungary in mid-September and after five rounds, Italy went away with the Nations Cup thanks to the three Italians who topped their categories.
Grand Prix De France Historique
Once upon a time the annual Easter race meeting at Paul Ricard signalled the start of the historic racing season in Europe. It was a time of green shoots, budding mimosa and, for many, the first sight of real sunshine and sea after the long winter. It was a time to meet friends again after months of absence, and it always drew big grids and competitors from all over the continent.
New Venue for Targa Sixty Six
Targa Sixty Six was started in 1991 by Brian Redman for owners of classic and modern high performance cars that do not necessarily wish to race them, but who like to drive at speed under controlled conditions, in the company of others with like interests. After 31 consecutive years at Palm Beach International Raceway, the event is moving two hours south in 2023 to Homestead-Miami Speedway. The move comes following the sad news that PBIR has closed its doors after 57 years of operation.
Peter Auto 2023 Calendar
Peter Auto will have a busy season next year, including, exceptionally for the second consecutive year, the Le Mans Classic, which will then be back to its biennial schedule. Patrick Peter’s team has been busy putting together a full race calendar for 2023:
SVRA’s Most Ambitious Schedule Yet
Since Tony Parella acquired the major stake in The Trans Am Race Company, LLC in 2017, his SpeedTour concept has grown and grown. Marrying affordable modern motor sport with his previously acquired SportsCar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). One of the largest historic racing clubs in the world, spectators are attracted by the mix of vintage and modern racing.