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Latest News, April 2020

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

Latest News, April 2020

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > New Series for Group A

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.

Latest News, April 2020

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Historic Formula 1 at the French Grand Prix

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..

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Historic Formula 1 at the French Grand Prix

Latest News, April 2020

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.

Latest News, April 2020

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Les Deux Tours

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.

Latest News, April 2020

MAGAZINE  > LATEST NEWS > Editorial - On the Pace

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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