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Classic and Competition Car 86 November 2017 or to view online without downloading, click on the ISSUU link lower down the screen.

Classic and Competition Car 86 November 2017
Classic and Competition Car 86 November 2017











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We have the thrilling conclusion to the British GT series from Donington Park, where Bentley and Lamborghini were fighting for the British GT Title between Phil Keen and Jon Minshaw for Barwell Motorsport and Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris for Team Parker Racing Ltd. In the race, it was TF Sport with their Aston Martin Vantage GT3 that took a 1-2 result, with reigning Champions Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam taking the victory. We also have reports and photos from the British Formula 3 series at the same Donington meeting. Plus all the support races for Ginetta, Volkswagen, OSS and the Mini Challenge JCW.

The Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) held their Autumn Sprint at Rockingham for the first time, while the Midland Automobile Club (MAC) and the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) both held separate sprint meetings ar Curborough. The British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) held their Finals weekend race meeting at Donington Park, which included some Historic Racing Drivers Club (HRDC) races on the programme. These included the HRDC Coombs Heritage Challenge for Jaguar saloons, the HRDC Allstars with Academy/A-Series Challenge for Ford Lotus Cortina, Ford Mustang, Ford Falcon Sprint, Mini Cooper, Austin A95 Westminster and Riley 1.5, Plus Austin A30 and Austin A35 Academy cars. The other HRDC race was for the HRDC Touring Greats/TC63. The BRSCC races included Mazda MX5 Championship and Mazda MX5 Supercup, Alfa Romeo Championship, Fiesta Championship, and the Fiesta Junior Championship.

Rallying fans will enjoy the report from RallyDay at Castle Combe while on more of a Touring note the Marches Batho Rally saw some fabulous Class cars in action.

Bicester Heritage held the last of this year’s successful Breakfast Scrambles, with over 1,000 cars turning up. We also managed to cover two radically opposite meetings on the same day. Red Oktober at Coventry Transport Museum saw former Eastern Bloc cars from the Cold War period on display in Millenium Place. These included Trabant, Wartburg, Skoda, FSO, Polski Fiat and a very special Zaporozhets 968A saloon. The same day at Chateau Impney was an American and Performance car meeting. There were dozens of modern Ford Mustang GT and convertibles, plus Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge and Hummer trucks, Pontiac Firebird, plus on the performance car side, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Nissan, Mazda, Maserati, and Lamborghini.

Final we found a few unusual cars this month including the Tornado Talisman, Austin Healy Jamaican, Innocenti C Coupe and the Chrysler Valiant from Australia.

Plus our usual News and other features.