Category Archives: Historic motor sport

An emotional farewell to the Master

Stock car racing, especially the British version of hard-hitting short-track action, doesn’t often have much room for emotion. But that wasn’t the case when the sport said farewell to one of its greatest exponents.

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Speedway celebrities – the first real sporting stars?

It may seem that the sporting “star” is a phenomenon of our time – almost any sports person thought to merit a mention in the media seems to be dubbed a “star”. We may think it wasn’t like that in … Continue reading

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Crashes, broken arm and a spectator fainting – the opening night of midget car racing in Wales

As Newport speedway prepares to add car racing to its programme for 2012, Andy Weltch looks back at the history of four-wheeled competition in Welsh stadiums.

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Small cars are a big hit

Our love of small, old cars is no secret, so it was no surprise to find us the National Microcar Rally recently. Here’s our belated photo record of the event.

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You don’t need 3D glasses – but rose-tinted ones might help!

Guest post by TV motor racing commentator Richard John Neil on his latest venture – a niche publication on old-time oval track motor sport.

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Hello campers! The enduring appeal of the VW bus

Plenty of old vehicles have their devotees, but there can’t be many to beat the appeal of the Volkswagen Camper – as we found out at a recent event in South Wales.

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Brits abroad – in old cars

The British abroad may not enjoy the best of reputations, if tabloid tales of boozing and fighting are to be believed. But tours and rallies involving Brits and their classic cars really do earn the UK some kudos among our … Continue reading

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Classic car events deserve praise

Congratulations go to the organisers of two recent classic car events which we attended – both were great days out, and both raised money for charity.

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BT goes crowdsourcing again – time to vote ‘bubble’

The BT couple, Jane and Adam, want your help again – this time you’re asked to choose their wedding car.

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Little Nissan gave us a great day (and questions to answer)

We had a great day on the recent MSA Classic run – a day-long non-competitive rally for classic cars – in our unusual Nissan Pao, which prompted the same question throughout the day: “What is it?”

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