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Classic and Competition Car 85 October 2017  or to view online without downloading, click on the ISSUU link lower down the screen.

Classic and Competition Car 85 October 2017
Classic and Competition Car 85 October 2017











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Welcome to our 7th Birthday issue. Eighty-five copies and still going strong. Starting with Motorsport, our bumper anniversary magazine contains reports from two rounds of the British Touring Car Championship BTCC. As the season nears its end, the Touring Car action moves to Northamptonshire, with races at Rockingham and on the National Circuit at Silverstone. Was sh Sutton able to maintain momentum in his Championship challenge or were rivals Colin Turkington, Gordon Shedden and Rob Collard able to close the gap? Can the Subaru Levorg keep ahead of rivals BMW and Honda or will Chevrolet, Ford, Mercedes or Toyota beat them all? GT Racing fans can see a report from the International GT Open series at Silverstone, where Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Lexus were all chasing victory. At club level, we have a report from the Classic and Sports Car Club CSCC race meeting at Donington, round the National circuit. This included a couple of races for the Special Saloon & Modsport series. Plus our usual News and other features.

Away from the race circuits, we have motorsport action of a different kind, will hill climb action from the British Hill Climb Championship at Prescott. On a more sedate note, we have the Vintage Sports Car Club VSCC Madresfield Driving Tests. here vintage cars compete in a precision test of car control. If you look closely, it appears that Fred Flintstone is actually taking part, with a driver’s feet through the floor of the car and on the road surface, ready to run. We have a report from the Sywell Classic, Pistons and Props, where the event combines motorsport action on both four wheels and two, plus action in the air.

Rally fans have a report from the World Rally Championship WRC Rally Wales GB media launch at Cholmondeley Castle, plus some historic action from the Endurance Rally Association ERA Blue Train Challenge across France.

There were plenty of static shows to enjoy, with Cars in the Claydons and the Plum Festival Classic Car Show. There was also a TVR gathering at Poole for Quays to my car. In Stourbridge, in the West Midlands, there was a mid-week meet for Greasy, a group set up for American cars, Hot Rods, and Custom Cars and trucks. Finally we have a report from the Manchester Classic Car Show.

Plus our usual News and other features.