Historics News

The historic rallying battle royale revived 40 years on
How a little electric storm thundered to Goodwood's hillclimb record
Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
How to buy an old F1 car - what to look for, cost and more
Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships

Ford Escorts have dominated historic rallying for years but finally, in the shape of a Fiat 131, they face some tough opposition from an old foe

Nick Heidfeld's official Goodwood Festival of Speed record in McLaren's MP4/13 Formula 1 car - and the unofficial hillclimb record set by the Volkswagen ID.R - were both brushed aside by the McMurtry Speirling driven by Max Chilton on Sunday. Here's a look at the fan car that blew away the competition

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

For many fans, owning a Formula 1 is an ultimate dream. But how do you do it, how much does it cost, and what affects the value of an old F1 car? We find out.

Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.

The historic rallying battle royale revived 40 years on

Ford Escorts have dominated historic rallying for years but finally, in the shape of a Fiat 131, they face some tough opposition from an old foe

How a little electric storm thundered to Goodwood's hillclimb record

Nick Heidfeld's official Goodwood Festival of Speed record in McLaren's MP4/13 Formula 1 car - and the unofficial hillclimb record set by the Volkswagen ID.R - were both brushed aside by the McMurtry Speirling driven by Max Chilton on Sunday. Here's a look at the fan car that blew away the competition

Ten things to watch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

How to buy an old F1 car - what to look for, cost and more

For many fans, owning a Formula 1 is an ultimate dream. But how do you do it, how much does it cost, and what affects the value of an old F1 car? We find out.

Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships

Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.

Why there was more to Monaco than Leclerc’s Lauda Ferrari crash

The 13th Monaco Historique was about much more than Charles Leclerc’s unfortunate crash while demonstrating an ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari 312B3.

Pictured: The broken brake disc that caused Leclerc's Monaco Historic GP crash

Formula 1 world championship leader Charles Leclerc grabbed the headlines last weekend when he crashed a Ferrari 312B3 at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix.

Leclerc crashes ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari F1 car at Monaco Historic GP

Formula 1 points leader Charles Leclerc has crashed an ex-Niki Lauda classic Ferrari grand prix car during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic event on Sunday.

How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force Plus

How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force

Colin Chapman’s marque was the most successful across Goodwood’s 71 contemporary era Members’ Meetings, from 1949 to 1966. Many of the future Formula 1 pacesetter's finest creations will be in action during this weekend's 2022 event, attempting to re-live an era when period Lotus was gaining unstoppable momentum

Friday Favourite: The restored ex-Moss Maserati winning again after 60 years

Dutch ace Nicky Pastorelli is just one of the crack historic racers aiming for glory at this weekend’s Goodwood Members' Meeting in a Ferrari 250 GTO. But it’s a car from the previous decade that he picks out as his all-time favourite in the latest from our series

Ten things to watch at Goodwood's Members' Meeting

The eighth modern running of the Goodwood Members' Meeting takes place this weekend, the West Sussex circuit bringing a blend of new races and popular favourites to the 2022 edition.

Will the new Super Touring series live up to its name?

OPINION: The British Touring Car Championship's Super Touring era remains enormously popular and a new category for the machines that competed in its 1990 heyday organised by the Classic Touring Car Racing Club has attracted some star names. But that’s no guarantee of success, as its short-lived predecessor shows

BTCC stars Turkington, Cleland and Reid to race in new Super Tourers series

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington is set to join former BTCC stars John Cleland and Anthony Reid in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club’s new Super Tourers series.

The UK national racing highlights from a mixed 2021 campaign

The lingering impact of the pandemic meant overseas travel was still difficult in 2021, but there was plenty of fantastic racing in the UK over the past year which caught the eye

How an overcrowded workshop spawned a top historics squad

BBM Sport was born when boss Bob Berridge found his workshop was running out of room. Now a leading historics outfit preparing cars around the world, it also supplied a Ginetta-Nissan LMP3 for the recent Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award tests

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

Ex-Formula 1 and Indycar driver Roberto Moreno is to race a Van Diemen RF80 at next week’s Formula Ford Festival, 41 years after he won the event in a similar car.

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting Plus

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting

A year and a half after it was originally scheduled, this weekend’s 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting honours key figures from the circuit’s history, including the likes of Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and Gerry Marshall

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive Plus

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive

From a famous land-speed special to an Indianapolis 500 frontrunner, restorer and racer Geraint Owen has a fascination for making old machines work

The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years Plus

The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years

The Imps of George Bevan became famous in British Saloon Car Championship competition during the early 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of enthusiasts, including Bevan's grandson Jonathan, one of the ex-Bill McGovern title winners has recently returned to the race track

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event Plus

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event

After a year's enforced absence due to the pandemic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting returns this weekend for the 23rd in a series that transports fans to a bygone era of motorsport. Here's 10 reasons why you should check it out

How a little electric storm thundered to Goodwood's hillclimb record Plus

How a little electric storm thundered to Goodwood's hillclimb record

Nick Heidfeld's official Goodwood Festival of Speed record in McLaren's MP4/13 Formula 1 car - and the unofficial hillclimb record set by the Volkswagen ID.R - were both brushed aside by the McMurtry Speirling driven by Max Chilton on Sunday. Here's a look at the fan car that blew away the competition

Historics
Jun 28, 2022
How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force Plus

How Lotus emerged as a period Goodwood force

Colin Chapman’s marque was the most successful across Goodwood’s 71 contemporary era Members’ Meetings, from 1949 to 1966. Many of the future Formula 1 pacesetter's finest creations will be in action during this weekend's 2022 event, attempting to re-live an era when period Lotus was gaining unstoppable momentum

Historics
Apr 8, 2022
Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting Plus

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting

A year and a half after it was originally scheduled, this weekend’s 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting honours key figures from the circuit’s history, including the likes of Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and Gerry Marshall

National
Oct 14, 2021
The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive Plus

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive

From a famous land-speed special to an Indianapolis 500 frontrunner, restorer and racer Geraint Owen has a fascination for making old machines work

Historics
Oct 4, 2021
The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years Plus

The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years

The Imps of George Bevan became famous in British Saloon Car Championship competition during the early 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of enthusiasts, including Bevan's grandson Jonathan, one of the ex-Bill McGovern title winners has recently returned to the race track

Historics
Sep 30, 2021
Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event Plus

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event

After a year's enforced absence due to the pandemic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting returns this weekend for the 23rd in a series that transports fans to a bygone era of motorsport. Here's 10 reasons why you should check it out

Historics
Sep 17, 2021
The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart Plus

The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart

Last weekend's Silverstone Classic may not have benefited from the best British summer weather, but there was some great racing – and a baffling result

Historics
Aug 5, 2021
The part rolling relics can play in motorsport's high-tech future Plus

The part rolling relics can play in motorsport's high-tech future

OPINION: Last weekend's Silverstone Classic was another reminder of the joys of dusting off racers from days gone by. But while it might not be obvious, the historic racing world has the potential to play its part in our futures – on and off track

Historics
Aug 3, 2021