The Vintage Sports-Car Club started their 2015 circuit racing season with their annual ‘Spring Start’ race meeting at Silverstone on Saturday 18 April, with some fine racing in front of an estimated crowd of over two thousand spectator's for the afternoon’s entertaining 11-race programme.
Four days, four circuit races and a dozen uphill special stages, across four wonderful Italian regions. Participants savour the best hotels of Rome, Perugia, Florence and Modena, evening entertainment, lunches and dinners in unique locations, great chefs and the best Italian wines, and the cosy and friendly atmosphere we really care about. What more do you want?
Motor Racing Legends (MRL) is set to give historic motorsport fans another great treat in 2015. All of its grids will be seen at world-class international meetings, with calendar highlights including a full season for the Historic Touring Car Challenge and some very special races for the Pre-War Sports Cars. The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and the Stirling Moss Trophy return in force, as does the Le Mans Legend support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours – this year for cars from 1949 to 1968.
All racers registered for what’s going to be another record-breaking festival are being given the opportunity to fine-tune their cars and/or familiarise themselves with the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit as part of the Classic’s official annual Media Preview on Wednesday 15 April. While a testing opportunity has been offered at previous Media Previews, as part of this milestone year’s celebrations, entries will be admitted totally free of charge.
This year Bonhams Scottsdale Auction at Arizona has over 80 motors on offer, with a flock of classic Ferraris thrown in. The star of the sale will be a 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti which was class winner at the 1967 Le Man 24 Hours, the 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km, and the 1969 Imola 500 Km under the Swiss Scuderia Filipinetti team.
Williams have stepped up their Heritage programme recently with the appointment of Cars International as ‘official agents’ for Williams Heritage, which they are showcasing at The London Classic Car Show this weekend.
The Donington Historic Festival is ringing the changes for 2015, with a new line-up of world-class grids to create even more spectator enjoyment and excitement at this hugely popular international historic race meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
“There are a lot of Americans that have the dream of finding the rare car in Cuba,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance car show. “For the most part, the cars you see on TV are really pretty hacked up. You’d find better cars here in the United States.”
The exceptional achievements of legendary 94-year-old former test driver Norman Dewis have been recognised and rewarded in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours List, with Norman receiving the award of an Order of the British Empire (OBE).
One of the largest collections of Cadillacs ever to be put under the hammer will be appearing alongside a prominent collection of American and European classic cars at Maastricht on 10th January with no reserve. The sale at Les Grandes Marques, Interclassics and Topmobiel show in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is one of a kind, featuring 100 American and European classics, 35 of which are Cadillacs. The cars featured are coming from the Stasys Brundza Collection, one of Eastern Europe’s most significant private collections to be offered for sale.