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Classic and Competition Car 83 August 2017
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The August issue is almost a hill climb special containing plenty of motorsport action. We have reports from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Chateau Impney hill climb, The VSCC Hill Climb at Shelsley Walsh and also the Midland Automobile Club (MAC) Classic Nostalgia hill climb from Shelsley Walsh. Classic Nostalgia featured Group A rally cars and WRC Rally cars as well as a tribute to Donald Campbell and Sir Malcolm Campbell and their Land Speed World record breaking Bluebird. Another celebration was 70 years of Buckler, with various Buckler cars competing up the Shelsley Walsh hill.

We have a comprehensive report on Flywheel, at Bicester Heritage. This event combines historic motoring with aviation and provides the perfect family day out. There is a massive static display of vintage and classic cars, plus a figure of eight circuit where a lot of the vintage and classic cars run demonstration laps over the course of the weekend. In the air, there were recreations of World War 2 dogfights between Spitfire and Messerschmitt’s, plus a re-enactment of the early air battles of the Great war.

We have the latest round of the British GT Championship from Spa in Belgium. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Ginetta and McLaren all competing on the famous Belgium circuit. Plus two club meetings at Rockingham, from both MSVR and BARC. These feature Mini Cooper racing, Radical Cup, Pickup truck racing and a round of the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) Intermarque championship. We also have a report from Cadwell Park on the MGCC Triple M register race for vintage MG cars.

For something a little different we have a report from Curborough on the Pete Clews Memorial sprint for Morgan Three Wheelers and motorcycles. We also have a report from the NSRA Nostalgia Nationals drag race meeting at Shakespeare County Raceway.

Moving away from motorsport, we have a report from the American classic car show Stars and Stripes from Tatton Park. This features all cars American, including Chevrolet, Pontiac, Dodge, Ford and Plymouth. We also have a report from Cars in the Park from the centre of Lichfield. This was a large classic car show that featured all the best in classic British motoring, from Ford, Austin, Morris, Wolseley, Mini, plus plenty of foreign cars including Ferrari, Volkswagen and Toyota plus many more. There was a special event t Kenilworth Castle to remember the Armstrong Siddeley connection, and Stourbridge Pre war Car Club celebrated the 50th Anniversary Open day at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge. Here there were pre war cars from Ford, Austin, Morris, Rover, triumph and Jaguar plus more modern classic cars from Mercedes, Triumph, Alvis and MG.

Plus our usual News and other features.