Historics News

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic
Damon Hill to demonstrate F1 title-winning Williams FW18 at Silverstone
Freddie Hunt, son of F1 champion James, set for historic racing debut
How modern challenges are confronting historic racing
How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance
Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic Plus

The Classic was one of the many major events lost to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s now set to be back in style this weekend as it celebrates the 20th edition of retro-themed fun

Damon Hill will mark the 25th anniversary of his Formula 1 world championship crown by demonstrating his 1996 Williams FW18 at The Classic, Silverstone on Sunday.

Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 Formula 1 world champion James, will make his debut in historic racing at The Classic, Silverstone (30 Jul - 1 Aug).

OPINION: The Brands Hatch Historic Superprix earlier this month highlighted the big challenges of today, with costs, driver demographics and the pandemic all playing a role

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance Plus

Against all odds, the series for V12-powered Superleague Formula cars adorning the liveries of football clubs earned a place in the hearts of many. Even 10 years on from its last race, on this day in 2011, it is fondly remembered by those who were part of it

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic Plus

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic

The Classic was one of the many major events lost to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s now set to be back in style this weekend as it celebrates the 20th edition of retro-themed fun

Damon Hill to demonstrate F1 title-winning Williams FW18 at Silverstone

Damon Hill will mark the 25th anniversary of his Formula 1 world championship crown by demonstrating his 1996 Williams FW18 at The Classic, Silverstone on Sunday.

Freddie Hunt, son of F1 champion James, set for historic racing debut

Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 Formula 1 world champion James, will make his debut in historic racing at The Classic, Silverstone (30 Jul - 1 Aug).

How modern challenges are confronting historic racing

OPINION: The Brands Hatch Historic Superprix earlier this month highlighted the big challenges of today, with costs, driver demographics and the pandemic all playing a role

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance Plus

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance

Against all odds, the series for V12-powered Superleague Formula cars adorning the liveries of football clubs earned a place in the hearts of many. Even 10 years on from its last race, on this day in 2011, it is fondly remembered by those who were part of it

The one-off backmarker brought back to life after half a century Plus

The one-off backmarker brought back to life after half a century

The unique McKee-Chevrolet Mahrya achieved very limited success in period. But over half a century after it was shuttered, it has completed a 17-year restoration and is once again turning heads on the track

Bell beats Pastrana to Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootout honours

McLaren GT ace Rob Bell pipped Travis Pastrana to clinch a hotly contested 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootout.

Historic races added to F1 British GP schedule in place of Porsche Supercup

Historic cars will feature on the support programme for this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Martin and Alex Brundle team up for E-type race at The Classic at Silverstone

Father and son Martin and Alex Brundle will team up to share a Jaguar E-type in the special 60th anniversary race for the model at The Classic at Silverstone at the end of July.

Burns' 2001 WRC title to be celebrated at Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia event

A celebration of 20 years since the late Richard Burns won the World Rally Championship will be one of the attractions at Shelsley Walsh's Classic Nostalgia event next month.

Jaguar Egal set for racing return after half a century

The famous Galaxy-engined Jaguar E-type, known as the Egal, will be back on a UK race track in the near future after an absence of around half a century.

Damon Hill drives father's E-Type in 60th anniversary celebrations

Ahead of the 60th birthday celebrations for the Jaguar E-type at this summer’s The Classic, Silverstone, Damon Hill recently drove the car that his father Graham took to the model’s first race win in April 1961.

Jackson bids to extend lead in Autosport National Driver Rankings

Cam Jackson, the current leader in the Autosport National Driver Rankings, has just hit a landmark score of 50 finishes in 50 races in Historic Formula Ford 1600.

Permanent memorial to Stirling Moss unveiled at Shelsley Walsh

The life of legendary racer Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be permanently honoured at Shelsley Walsh following the unveiling of a blue plaque in his memory at the Worcestershire venue.

Goodwood Revival announces race line-up for 2021 edition

The race line-up for this year’s Goodwood Revival meeting has been confirmed as fans are expected to be admitted to the Goodwood Circuit for the first time since September 2019.

Tyrrell Trophy to be presented at Brands Hatch

The story of Ken Tyrrell and his grand prix team will be marked at Brands Hatch this weekend by the presentation of a new Tyrrell Trophy to the driver of the weekend.

Keen and Igoe star in British GT as spectators return to national events

The first weekend of British GT and BRDC British F3 also marked the first weekend where spectators could return to the English circuits and they witnessed plenty of thrills and spills

Silverstone re-opens to spectators for first time since November 2019

The Silverstone circuit will open to spectators for the first time since November 2019 when fans are admitted to this weekend’s Historic Sports Car Club International Trophy meeting on the Grand Prix circuit.

Murray Walker's life to be celebrated at Silverstone Classic

The life and achievements of ex-Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker will be celebrated at The Silverstone Classic later this year.

The painstaking process behind reviving Solberg's Subaru WRC steed Plus

The painstaking process behind reviving Solberg's Subaru WRC steed

With attention to detail the first concern, Prodrive’s new Legends department has completed its first restoration project on Petter Solberg's 2004 Rally Japan winner – and is busily gearing up for more

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic Plus

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic

The Classic was one of the many major events lost to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s now set to be back in style this weekend as it celebrates the 20th edition of retro-themed fun

Historics
Jul 29, 2021
How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance Plus

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance

Against all odds, the series for V12-powered Superleague Formula cars adorning the liveries of football clubs earned a place in the hearts of many. Even 10 years on from its last race, on this day in 2011, it is fondly remembered by those who were part of it

Historics
Jul 17, 2021
The one-off backmarker brought back to life after half a century Plus

The one-off backmarker brought back to life after half a century

The unique McKee-Chevrolet Mahrya achieved very limited success in period. But over half a century after it was shuttered, it has completed a 17-year restoration and is once again turning heads on the track

Historics
Jul 16, 2021
The painstaking process behind reviving Solberg's Subaru WRC steed Plus

The painstaking process behind reviving Solberg's Subaru WRC steed

With attention to detail the first concern, Prodrive’s new Legends department has completed its first restoration project on Petter Solberg's 2004 Rally Japan winner – and is busily gearing up for more

Historics
May 13, 2021
The unusual racing journey forged by a youthful historics ace Plus

The unusual racing journey forged by a youthful historics ace

Two championships and two class titles in four seasons mark historics ace Benn Tilley as a special talent. Here’s how the Lincolnshire racer progressed from Junior Saloons to become Autosport’s top club driver of 2020

Historics
Apr 5, 2021
How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact Plus

How the Marshall club racing dynasty remains intact

As the son of club racing legend Gerry, Gregor Marshall has racing in his blood. Although his ambitions are modest, his determination to get his Vauxhall Firenza on the grid at the 2020 Goodwood SpeedWeek tells of a driver who relishes a challenge

Historics
Mar 4, 2021
The resurrection of a famous Le Mans shape Plus

The resurrection of a famous Le Mans shape

Seemingly lost forever, the Bristol 450 coupe design is racing again thanks to one of historic racing's feel-good projects

Historics
Oct 6, 2020
The indie rocker's renaissance in historic touring cars Plus

The indie rocker's renaissance in historic touring cars

Camaros, Capris and Rover SD1s have hogged the stage as Group 1 touring cars returned to popularity. But there are alternative ways to race, and some eclectic machinery can be found if you look closely

Historics
Apr 7, 2020