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2018 Goodwood Revival report
Sunny days are here again

After much wetness during last year’s Revival, sunny days were back again in 2018. With a few notable exceptions here and there, track behaviour had improved as well in comparison with previous editions, so in all the 20-year-anniversary edition of the Goodwood Revival had all the hallmarks of a great event, as the racing is invariably spectacular.

Chris Keith-Lucas, David Franklin, Sam Tordoff, Mark Gordon, Jaguar XK120 FHC, Ferrari 225S Vignale Berlinetta, Porsche 356, Jaguar XK140 FHC, 2018 Goodwood Revival

 

2018 Zandvoort Historic GP report
Epic sand fights

Caroline Abbou/Onno Vlaanderen, Austin Healey 3000/Apal-Porsche, 2018 Zandvoort Historic GP

The entry at Zandvoort’s seventh Historic Grand Prix meeting was down compared to last year’s but the track in the Dutch dunes delivered on its racing, one race even more epic than the other, including photofinishes and last-lap deciders. It was the best way to bounce back from the tragedy that struck in 2017.

 

2018 Oldtimer Grand Prix report
Hadfield’s double whammy

Simon Hadfield was the undoubted star of the 46th running of the Oldtimer Grand Prix, the driver/prepaper taking two wins home along with his Greek co-pilot Leo Voyazides. Their FIA Masters Historic Sports Car win was a fairly straightforward pole-to-flag win but Hadfield’s final laps of the Masters Gentlemen Drivers race was the stuff of legends. The German fans meanwhile enjoyed the numerous local series celebrating the country’s famous DRM, DTM and Super Touring past.

Leo Voyazides/Simon Hadfield, Lola T70 Mk3B, 2018 Oldtimer Grand Prix

 

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