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2018 Monaco Grand Prix Historique report
Come rain or shine

The 11th running of the Monaco Grand Prix Historique gave us more of the same – but also simply more. More cars, more stars, and a new race with a bumper grid. All in two-and-a-half days of lovely spring weather, with four hours filled with rain showers to add even more excitement to a magnificent race day.

Michael Lyons, Alex Caffi, McLaren M26, Ensign N176, 2018 Monaco GP Historique

 

2018 Motor Legend Festival report
Turning up the heat

Martin O'Connell, ATS D4, Imola, 2018 Motor Legend Festival

The heat was truly on for the Masters Historic Racing season opener at Imola, where temperatures reached peaks of 28 degrees. Sharing the bill with the Dutch Historic Touring Car & GT Championship, Ferrari Corse Clienti and a fine array of Italian-themed demos, the five Masters series produced some excellent racing with some new faces amongst the winners. From the chaos of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car race to the straightforward Masters Gentlemen Drivers race – the 20,000 spectators were treated to amazing historic variety. And then they had Alfa, Martini and Tecno, and René Arnoux, Jacky Ickx and Giacomo Agostini…

 

76th Members' Meeting report
Through the ice and snow

Basking in the spring sun in their T-shirts on the Friday before the meeting, no-one believed that the next two days would deliver Siberia to the coastline of England, after which normal seasonal service would be resumed on Monday. And yet the forecast had been unequivocal in its drama: sub-zero temperatures, a spine-chilling wind, and even snow. For once, the meteorologists were right: precisely those 48 hours in which the 76th Members’ Meeting would be held were kidnapped by the Russian Bear. The cars and drivers had to do their utmost best to turn up the heat – and fortunately, lots of them came with guns blazing.

David Hart, Ford GT40, 2018 Goodwood Members' Meeting

 

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