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Classic and Competition Car 85 October 2017

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Classic and Competition Car 84 September 2017

Classic and Competition Car 84 September 2017
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The September issue contains our massive report on the Worlds biggest Classic Motorsport event, the Silverstone Classic. Report and photos from the FIA Masters Historic Formula One race (F1), The HGPCA Pre ’66 Grand Prix cars in the Maserati Trophy, the 50th-anniversary celebration Formula Ford race, and the Commander Yorke Trophy for Historic Formula Junior. Moving to sports cars there are the Stirling Moss Trophy for Pre ’61 Sports Cars, the Kidston Trophy for Pre War Sports cars (VSCC), the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Woodcote Trophy for Pre ’56 Sports cars and the FIA Masters Historic Sports cars for Le Mans cars of the 1960s and early 70s, and Group C sports cars. The GT category had races for the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (Pre ’63), the Jaguar Classic Challenge, and the Gallet International Trophy for Classic GT cars (Pre ’66). Moving finally to saloons, there was the John Fitzpatrick Trophy for Under 2 litre touring cars (U2TC),  the JET Super Touring Car Trophy for Group A and Super Tourismo class cars, and a celebrity race for Austin A30 and Austin A35 saloons.

Vintage car fans have reports from the VSCC Formula Vintage race meeting at Mallory Park, and the VSCC short course hill climb from Prescott. There is also a report from the Royal Automobile (RAC) 1000 mile Trial. There were also plenty of Vintage Bentley automobiles at the Bentley Drivers Club (BDC) race meeting from Silverstone.

Coming up to date is a report from the British GT Championship from Brands Hatch, where Lamborghini Huracan battled it out against the Bentley Continental GT3, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and McLaren 570S GT4, plus Ginetta.

Something a little different from Donington Park. The Rainworth Skoda Dukeries Rally. The Donington Park circuit is turned in eight different rally stages, all off road and all tarmac. Classic rallying action for the iconic Ford Escort Mk 1 and Mk 2 against more modern rally cars like the Ford Fiesta WRC, Subaru WRC, Suzuki Swift, Alfa Romeo 33, Ford KA, Vauxhall Nova and even the classic Mini.

The British Hill Climb Championship is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017 and the double header meeting at Shelsley Walsh saw plenty of action and parades by former champions.

Finally, we have reports and photos from the Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival, the Wythall Carnival Classic car show and the Dudley Classic Car Show.

Plus our usual News and other features.

Classic and Competition Car 83 August 2017

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.

Classic and Competition Car 82 July 2017

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Classic and Competition Car 81 June 2017

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Issue 80 May 201

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Issue 79 April 2017

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Issue 78 March 2017

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Issue 77 February 2017

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eport from Autosport International at the NEC, VSCC New Years Day meeting, Dave Wilcox Memorial Trial, Stony Stratford New Years day Vintage and Classic Festival, the Tasman Revival series round 3 from New Zealand and the HRCR Open Day at Gaydon.
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Issue 76 January 2017

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Welcome to our January issue. As we reach the new year we look back at the closing events of 2016. Most track action has finished in the UK, but we have reports from the VSCC Winter Driving Tests held at Bicester Heritage. We have two rally reports, one of the Rockingham Stages in the UK for modern rally cars, then we travel half a World away to the Rally of the Incas, for Classic and Vintage cars, that show age does not stop fun and action. For those of you still with plenty of money after the festive season, we have a report from the H&H Action held at Chateau Impney in December. Finally on four wheels, we have a report and photos from the Christmas Brunch and Members meeting held at the Curborough sprint course on Boxing day. For fans of two wheels, we have a report from Motorcycle Live held at the NEC, near Birmingham.  Plus the usual News and features.

 

Issue 75 December 2016

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Welcome to our December issue. There is plenty of Rallying in this issue with the Dukeries Rally for Donington Park, the Wyedean Rally and the Wales Rally GB. Track action is not forgotten with report from the 750 Motor Club Birkett 6 Hour Relay race from Silverstone and the HSCC Walter Hayes Trophy Formula Ford meeting also from Silverstone. For the classic car fan we have our roundup from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Finally we have the Autumn Classic Hillclimb meeting from Prescott and the fabulous VSCC Cotswold Trial also based at Prescott. Plus the usual News and features.

 

 

 

Issue 74 November  2016

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Welcome to our November issue. We have a variety of events covered including the HSCC Finals from Silverstone and the 750 Motor Club finals at Donington Park. Rally fans will enjoy RallyDay from Castle Combe and we have the 2016 Alpine Trial for the vintage enthusiast. We have a couple of sprint meetings from the Aston Martin Owners Club and The Midland Automobile Club The GT fans have GT Cup and the new Prototype Cup from Snetterton. At this time of year, the car shows continue to entertain and we have meetings from the Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace, Coventry Transport Museum, The Bonded warehouse at Stourbridge and the Wilmslow Motor Show where supercars dominated. Finally we have a couple of different events, the Formula One Stock Car World Finals from Coventry and drifting from Trax at Silverstone. Plus the usual News and features.

 

 

 

Issue 73 October 2016

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Welcome to our 6th Birthday edition. This month we have GT racing from Donington Park, British GT, and Silverstone, GT Cup. We also have the action from the British Touring Car Championship (BYCC) at Silverstone. The Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) take their annual trip to the Friendly circuit at Mallory Park, with plenty of action.  For the Rally fans we have a report from the Isle of Man rally. For the Classic car enthusiast we have a report from a new event Cars in the Claydons which had some fantastic cars, including a recent Le Mans winner in a beautiful garden setting. We also have a report from a sunny Plum Festival Classic Car Show and the Concours of Elegance at Windsor Castle. Finally we have some sprint track action from Curborough with the Shenstone and District Car Club (SDCC) Sprint and the Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props where there was action on track and in the air. Plus the usual News and features.

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Issue 72 September 2016

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The September issue has our report from the largest historic motorsport festival in the World, the Silverstone Classic. For the historic motorsport fan, we also have the VSCC Hill climb from Prescott and the bentley Drivers Club race meeting from Silverstone. We have modern GT action from Snetterton, British GT, and Oulton Park and Donington park for the  GT Cup. The BTCC has been in action at Rockingham. We also have car show coverage from Beaulieu, Wythall, Tatton Park and Chaddesley Corbett and for something completely different we have the Red Bull Air races from Ascot. Plus the usual News and features.

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Issue 71 August 2016

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The August issue has plenty of ups, with reports from the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Classic Nostalgia and the VSCC Hill Climbs from Shelsley Walsh and the British Hill Climb Championship at Harewood. For GT fans we have the British Gt cars at Spa, and the Open GT series at Silverstone. Historic racing fans have the masters Festival from Donington park and we also have photos from the Formula One test at Silverstone. We have a report from the Peking to Paris historic rally and for something a bit different we have Truck racing from Donington Park, and Power Boat grand Prix from Chasewater. To round up we have Stars and Strioes classic American show from Tatton park and the Iron Curtain Rally for Eastern Bloc cars from Foxfields railway. Plus the usual News and features.

 

 

 

 

Issue 70 July 2016

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July issue has reports on Coventry MotoFest, Cholmondeley Power and Speed, British GT from Oulton Park and Silverstone and the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill. Also in this issue are GT Cup from Rockingham and Silverstone, VSCC at Oulton park and the Brooklands Double 12, BTCC from Oulton Park, the Best of British Hill climb from Shelsley Walsh and La Vie en Blue/La Vita Rossa hill climb from Prescott. Last but not least we have the Severn Valley Stages rally and the Motors TV race day from Donington Park. Plus the usual News and features.

 

 

 

 

Issue 69 June 2016

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Issue 68 May  2016

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The May issue is packed with reports from Race, Rally and Classic car events. We have a report on the first running of the Bromyard Speed Festival which put racing cars on the streets of a small market town in Herefordshire. We report from both the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) from Donington Park and the British GT Championship from Brands Hatch. We have reports from Pick Up Truck racing at Rockingham and the Easter Fun Day race meeting at Oulton Park.
We also have the Hankook 24 Hour race from Silverstone and the first round of the Dunlop Endurance race meeting from the same circuit.
For Rally fans we have the Rally North Wales and the Flying Scotsman Rally for vintage cars, plus the VSCC Spring Start race meeting for vintage cars.
We also have some photos from the BRM Association Track day and a Jaguar Enthusiasts meeting at Cosford Air Museum.

 

Issue 67 April  2016

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The motor racing season finals starts in the UK and the April issue has a report from the first 750 Motor Club race meeting of the year at Donington Park. It also contains previews of two of the most important racing series in the UK, The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the British GT Championship, with BRDC Formula 4. There is also a report from the 74th Members Meeting at Goodwood which included some of the greatest Group 5 sports cars ever made. We also have a report from the final round of the Tasman Revival Series, from Phillip Island, Australia.For Rally fans we have the Mid Wales Rally and also the Tour of Epynt which saw very different weather conditions in just a few days. Finally for the Classic Car fan we have a report from the Restoration and Classic Car Show at the NEC, plus the Silverstone Auction from that event and also from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club meeting at Coventry Transport Museum. Plus all our usual news and features.

 

Issue 66 March  2016

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The March issue contains Rally action from the North West Stages and the Red Kite Stages We have our first track action of the year from the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy Silverstone, plus news of British manufacturers victory at the Bathurst 12 hour GT race in Australia. We have a report on the re-launch of the British Motor Museum at Gaydon with the new Collections centre. The MSVR Media day high-lights what is to come from MSVR in 2016 with GT Cup at the forefront again. We have a report from the London Classic Car Show at ExCel and finally we have a round up of the Race Retro Show from Stoneleigh including the Live Action Rally Stage demonstrations and the Silverstone Auctions Sale . Plus all our usual news and features.

 


 

Issue 65 February  2016

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The February issue contains a report on the first major show of the new year – Autosport International, The Racing Car Show and The Performance Car Show, plus the action from the Live Action Arena and the Coys Auction from the NEC. We also have a report from Vintage Stony, one of the largest free vintage and classic car gatherings on New Years Day. We have a report on the Dave Wilcox Memorial Trial held in lovely sunshine in December. We also have a report from the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) open day at Gaydon. Final, prior to the re-opening of the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, we have a preview of their new Collections centre. Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 

 

Issue 64 January  2016

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The January issue contains a report on the final VSCC event of the year, the Winter Driving Tests at Bicester Heritage. We also have a report on the Rockingham Stages rally, single venue event held at the Rockingham racing circuit. We also have a report from the H&H Auction held at Chateau Impney. We also report from the launch of a new event for 2016, Cars in the Claydons Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 

 


Issue 63 December  2015

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The December issue contains a report from our final race meeting of the year at Silverstone, the Walter Hayes Trophy meeting for Formula Ford single seaters, plus supporting races. We have a report on the Classic Motor Show at the NEC. We also have rallying action from both Rally Wales GB and the Neil Howard Stages at Oulton Park. Vintage enthusiasts have a report from the VSCC Cotswold Trial based around Prescott in Gloucestershire and also a report on the London to Brighton Veteran car rum. Also from London, a report from the Regent Street Motor Show. Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 


 

Issue 62 November  2015

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**Revised edition** We had an error in our report on the Eastern Bloc cars at Coventry Transport Museum which has been corrected and a new issue uploaded on 12/11/2015 at 12:35am.
The November issue is full of action as the circuit racing year in the UK starts to wind down for the winter break. We have British Touring Cars from Silverstone and GT action from GT Cup at Oulton park and Donington Park and Britcar from Silverstone. The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) Finals from Silverstone produced two new Champions along with thrills and spills on track. Low cost motorsport can often provide the most exciting action and the 750 Motor Club has action from Donington Park and the Birkett Relay at Silverstone.
The Sywell Classic Pistons and Props had action on the ground and in the air with smoke trails from both! Top line Rallying returned to Donington Park with the Dukeries Rally giving the large crowd plenty to see and enjoy as the large entry tackled different stage layouts around the Grand Prix circuit. For something completely different we have the Sahara Challenge which pitted classic rally cars against the sands of the Sahara desert. Off track, we have Eastern bloc cars on display outside Coventry Transport Museum, millions of pounds worth of supercars on the streets of Wilmslow in Cheshire and classic and vintage cars on display canal side in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. Plus all our usual news and features.

Issue 61 October  2015

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The October issue is our 5th Anniversary issue. It contains reports on the Final round of the British GT Championship at Donington Park plus BRDC Formula 4. BTCC from Rockingham, CSCC from Donington Park, The Prescott Gold Cup Hill climb weekend and Rallyday at Castle Combe. The VSCC Driving tests at Madresfield, and hill climb from Lototn Park cater for the vintage action fan and we have some high-lights from the Goodwood revival. A new event at Syston Park is featured along with some spectacular photos from the Hot Rod Drag race meeting at Shakespeare County Raceway. Finally for the classic car fan we have the Plum festival Classic Car Show at Pershore, Classic Cars on the Prom from Bournemouth, the latest Sunday Brunch Scramble from Bicester Heritage and Stars and Stripes from Rockingham. Finally we have a Car Trial from Gaby Mohr and a look round part of Longbridge as part of Birmingham Heritage week. Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 


Issue 60 September 2015

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The September issue issue has reports from the British GT Championship rounds at Brands Hatch and Snetterton. We have plenty of Vintage action with reports on the VSCC at Prescott, both the long course event on Friday and the normal hill climb round on the traditional short course at Prescott. We also have the action from the VSCC Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy race meeting at Mallory Park. The Bentley Drivers Club held their annual race meeting at Silverstone. Coming back up to date, we have a report on the pre-season training for the Electric Formula E at Donington Park. For Rally fans we have the Harry Flatters Historic Rally. Away from the circuit and rally stage, we have reports on Retro Warwick, Coventry Car day and the Wythall Carnival Classic Car Show. Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 

 

 

Issue 59 August 2015

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The August issue issue is full of July special events. The Goodwood Festival of Speed,the Silverstone Classic, Classic Nostalgia at Shelsley Walsh and now a new event to add to the list of great historical motorsport attractions – The Chateau Impney Hill Climb. We have a full report on this new event at a former motorsport venue in the Midlands. Another new event is Flywheel at Bicester Heritage, which combines historic motorsport with aircraft. If you prefer rallying action we have the Nicky grist Stages and for historic motorsport followers we have the Trans America Challenge and the 1000 mile Trial around the UK. Circuit action is covered with the Masters Festival at Donington park and the Classic Sports Car Club race meeting from Rockingham and a round of the British Hill Climb Championship from Harewood in Yorkshire. Finally for the classic car fan we have a report from Stars and Strips, the American Car Show at tattoo Park in Cheshire and the 1940s weekend at the Severn valley Railway in Worcestershire, Plus all our usual news and features.

 

 

Issue 58 July 2015

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The July issue issue is another bumper issue The Historic motorsport scene has lots of big events during the year and for the north of England they start with the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. Coventry continues to be the centre of the motoring World with its new event MotoFest closing the Ring Road for high speed demonstration displays from all forms of motorsport, with plenty of tyre smoke to make things interesting, They also re-launched the cities Transport Museum after a £9 million update. We have reports from VSCC meetings at Brooklands and Harewood Hill climb. We have the HSCC meeting at Donington Park and from Crystal Palace in London we have Motorsport at the Palace. GT racing fans are in for a treat with British GT from Silverstone for the 3 hour race, plus GT Cup from Rockingham and Silverstone and to round off the GT race meetings we have the International GT Open from Silverstone. Rally fans have the Severn Valley Stages and also the new Historic Marathon Rally show at Gaydon. With more spectacular photos, we enter the realm of Drag racing with a brief description and a couple of events from Shakespeare County Raceway near Stratford upon Avon. Finally we have the Best of British hill climb action from Shelsley Walsh. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 57 June 2015

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The June issue issue is another bumper issue We have reports from Donington Historic Festival, The HSCC International trophy meeting at Silverstone, the VSCC Speed Trials at Curborough and the Benjafields Sprint at Goodwood. Tour Britannia goes overseas and becomes Tour Ireland and we have photos from the Court Leet and Chateau Impney Tour, a month before the new Chateau Impney hill climb. For modern GT fans we have the Blancpain Endurance series round 2 from Silverstone, the British GT Championship from Rockingham and the GT Cup from Donington Park. We also have the CSCC Late Spring meeting from Silverstone and La Vie en Bleu Hill Climb from Prescott. For Rally fans we have a report from the Dixie’s Historic Challenge and for Classic car fans we have the Worcester Motor festival and we have the Studebaker Car Club Shakespeare Tour at Coventry Transport Museum. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 56 May 2015

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The May issue issue is our largest ever with something for everyone. We have reports from the WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone, plus the ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone and European F3 races from the same meeting. The British Touring Car Championship arrived at Donington Park, while the British GT Championship started at Oulton Park. The Vintage Sports Car Club had there annual Spring Start race meeting at Silverstone. Finally on the race scene there was a club meeting from Silverstone. The British Hill Climb Championship got off to a noisey start at Prescott, while the MG Car Club held their Spring Start Sprint at Curborough. The BRM Association held their annual Track day at Blydon Park. On the Rallying from we have the Flying Scotsman vintage rally from the North of England and Scotland, while more modern cars took place in the Rally North Wales. Finally we have reports from the Restoration and Classic Car Show at the NEC and the Pride Of Longbridge. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 55 April 2015

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April issue contains three separate Sporting Trial reports, two from the VSCC and one modern.The John Harris Trial in Derbyshire and the Herefordshire Trial are two classic events from the VSCC. The sight of vintage cars tackling these steep and usually muddy hills is a wonder to behold! Then the Peter Blankstone Memorial Sporting trial at Shelsley Walsh shows that modern purpose designed vehicles can struggle, just like their vintage counterparts. We continue our rally coverage with a report on a very wet Tour of Epynt rally. The circuit racing season has finally started and we have two reports from the launch days for both the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the British GT Championship. There is also a report from New Zealand on the final round of the Tasman Revival series 2014/15 and also from Goodwood on the 73rd Members Meeting . Finally we have a report from the Mallory Park Open day, the latest Shelsley Breakfast Club meeting and a report on the history behind the Chateau Impney Hill Climb which is being revived in July. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 54 March 2015

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March issue contains a full report from the Race Retro show, the premier winter classic motorsport show from Stoneleigh near Coventry. We also have our first UK track action of the year with the VSCC Pomeroy trophy meeting at Silverstone. For regular VSCC people, bet you can’t guess what won? We have two reports from New Zealand on the excellent Tasman Cup revival series for Formula 5000 cars. This year we are planning on covering more Rallying, and would like to welcome Lucy to the team. Lucy likes photographing Rally cars in the forests and we have her first event, the Red Kite Stages rally in this issue. We also have a report from the Endurance Rally Association Road to Mandalay event with some fantastic photos. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 53 February 2015

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February issue contains a full report from Autosport International, the Racing Car Show held at the NEC, Birmingham. We cover all aspects of the show, from the static displays, through to the Live Action Arena (Multimedia version contains several video clips), the Coy Auction and the Performance Car Show. On New Years day we went to Stony Stratford for their Vintage Stony meeting. Massive turn out of vintage and classic cars, filling the Market Square and High Street and surrounding areas. Chateau Impney at Droitwich are reviving the Chateau Impney Hill Climb in July after a 48 year gap. We report from the launch event with details on what should be a great event in the summer. The Historic Rally Car Register held their annual Open day at the Heritage Centre at Gaydon with details on this years Historic rallies and tours plus a selection of historic rally cars on display. The latest round of the Tasman Revival series from New Zealand saw a massive grid of historic Formula 5000 cars taking part. We have a full report on round 3 from Hampton Downs in New Zealand. The new London Classic Car Show got off to a good start and we have a brief report and some photos from this new event. Finally we have a report and photos from the January classic car meeting at the Stratford Armouries, near Stratford upon Avon. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 52 January 2015

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Our January issue starts the New year with reports from the VSCC Winter Driving Tests, held for the first time at the Bicester Heritage Centre on a frosty but sunny winters day. There is a report from the Bromsgrove Motoring Club December meeting at the Bowling Green Public House, near Bromsgrove. H&H Held their Christmas Auction at Chateau Impney and we have a report on some of the interesting cars in the sale. Moving to warmer temperatures, we have a report on the 2nd round of the Tasman Revival series for Formula 5000 cars from Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia. Finally we return to the UK for the Boxing day meeting at Stratford Armouries, which saw a good turnout of Vintage and Classic cars. Plus all our usual news and features.

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Issue 51 December 2014

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Our December issue contains reports from the Classic Motor Show held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) near Birmingham. We also have a full report from the Walter Hayes Trophy meeting at Silverstone. Catching up with the Final round of the GT Cup which was held at Oulton Park at the end of October, we also have photos and a report on the Masters Allseries race from the same meeting. Finally for the track action, we have a report from the first round of this years Tasman Revival series from Sandown in Australia.

Moving off road we have a report from the Classic Rally Association Rally of the Tests, and if that is not off road enough for you, we have a report from the VSCC Cotswold Trial where vintage cars are raced up very muddy hills!

We have a report from the Regent Street Motorshow and the some images from the London to Brighton Veteran Car run and to round off we have some photos from the Dr James Hull Collection of classic cars which is on display at the Heritage Motor Centre. Plus all our usual news and features

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Issue 50 November 2014

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Classic and Competition Car Issue 50 November 2014 Multimedia Edition

Our 50th issue contains reports from the Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props with action both in the air and on the track. We have coverage from the HSCC Finals at Silverstone with historic racing action and the BRSCC Season Finals meeting at Donington Park which also included a couple of HRDC races for Allstars and Touring Greats. Remaining on track we have a report from the Birkett 6 Hour Relay race at Silverstone, where 69 teams contested this great end of season event.

Moving away from racing we have a report from the Autumn Classic at Prescott, where American cars rule the venue. Then if you like American cars, we go to America for the Hot Rod Hill Climb at Georgetown in Colorado. We have speed action from the MAC Sprint meeting at Curborough and Rally Car action from Rally Day at Castle Combe. We have a report from the last Coventry Breakfast Club meeting of the year and finally we have photos from the Sir Jack Brabham Memorial at Silverstone.

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Issue 49 October 2014

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Our 4th Birthday October issue contains reports from the Coventry festival of Motoring and the Plum Festival, two large classic car meetings in the Midlands. We have GT action from Brands Hatch and Donington Park – British Gt and GT Cup from Donington. The Special Saloon series made a star appearance at the Classic and Sports Car Club meeting at Donington Park, with a full report on the meeting. We have the final of the Shenstone and District Car Club Sprint championship from Curborough and also the Aston Martin Owners Club sprint from the same venue. There is coverage of the Iron Curtain Vehicle rally from Staffordshire and the Kit Car Show from the Donington International Exhibition Centre. Finally we have a special report from America from a Drag race meeting at the Bandimere Speedway

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Issue 48 September 2014

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The September issue contains reports from the past, present and about the future. The past is covered by the 80th Anniversary of the VSCC with events at Prescott, Santa Pod and Peterborough and also the Bentley Drivers Club race meeting at Silverstone. The present is GT Cup action and MSVR support races from Silverstone, MG Car Club race action from Donington Park and a round of the British Hill Climb Championship from Shelsley Walsh. The future is a guide to the new Electric racing Formula E which starts this month in China. We have photos of the teams and drivers from their pre season testing at Donington Park. We also have photos from CarFest South, and the latest Coventry Classic Car Breakfast Club meeting. Final we have a special report from the Bonneville Speed week, which was unfortunately cancelled due to flooding. Plus our usual news and features.

 

 

 

Issue 47 August 2014

Classic and Competition Car Issue 47 August 2014
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Classic and Competition Car Multimedia edition Issue 47 August 2014

The August issue contains reports from  The Silverstone Classic and Classic Nostalgia from Shelsley Walsh. We have reports from the Vintage Sports Car Club hill climb at Shelsley Walsh and the Bob Gerard Memorial Trophy race meeting at Donington Park. GT Cup action comes from Snetterton. We have a report and photographs from the first ever Breakfast Club meeting at Coventry Transport museum. We have sprint action from Curborough using their new figure of 8 layout with the Sheffield and Hallamshire car club meeting. Finally we have a report on the re-run of the 1000 mile Trial for Vintage cars that went around the UK in July. Plus our usual news and features.

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Issue 46 July 2014

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The July issue contains reports from  The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power and the Brooklands Double Twelve VSCC meeting. We have GT reports from British GT at Silverstone (The Silverstone 500) and Snetterton plus GT Cup action from Silverstone. The Best of British from Shelsley Walsh featured the British Hill Climb Championship on this historic course. We have a couple of more unusual events as well. We have the Twisty Sprint from Curborough featuring Morgan 3 wheelers, sidecars and motorcycles. At the opposite end of the scale, we have a report from the VSCC Light car & Edwardian Section Summer Navigational Rally and Tour. The City of Coventry staged Motofest in the City centre and on the ring road, and we have photos from both. Finally in our extended News section we have pictures from the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Motorsport at the Palace from Crystal Palace.
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Issue 45 June 2014

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The June issue contains reports from the Donington Historic festival including the track action, car club displays and the Rally stage action. The VSCC Speed Trials from Curborough was celebrating its 50th anniversary with some of the cars competing  which had been at the original event. Silverstone saw action from the Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) which included a great field for the Special Saloon and Modsport race. The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) ran the Silverstone International Trophy meeting which included a round of the GT and Sports Car Cup as well as the usual HSCC championships. Several City centres have realised the attraction of classic car displays to draw in the public. We report of two events, in Worcester for the Motoring Festival and Stratford upon Avon for their Festival of Motoring, both of which drew in good crowds and some interesting classic cars. A couple of special events during the month were a track day by the BRM Association of past BRM Grand Prix cars, and a celebration at the Motor Heritage Centre for its 21st birthday. Finally we have a report from the Bugatti Owners Club La Vie en Bleu hill climb event at Prescott. To Download click here Classic and Competition Car 45 June 2014 issue

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Issue 27 December 2012

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Issue 26 November 2012

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Issue 15 December 2011

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Issue 14 November 2011

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