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2017 Goodwood Revival report
Don't rain on my parade

The Goodwood Revival has almost always been blessed by a glorious late-summer sun but this year the event’s luck ran out. The weather played a huge part in the 2017 edition of the Goodwood Revival, especially dampening the spirits of those residing on the surrounding campsites, and making the daily car-park exit a nightmare for all other visitors, but there were upsides too. The racing was all the more entertaining while much less visitors were seen searching for cover at the first sign of rain than in 2013, when the event was also marred by incessant rainfall.

Michael Gans/Andy Wolfe, AC Cobra, 2017 Goodwood Revival


2017 Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix report
Dune tragedy

Phil Hall, Theodore TR1, 2017 Zandvoort Historic GP

The sixth edition of Zandvoort’s Historic Grand Prix had everything – a competitive entry for 12 races, three days of glorious weather (except for a cloudburst on Friday), and an upturn in attendance after a dip from the 50,000+ heights that were reached in 2015. And still a dark cloud hung over the events after everyone left for home. Four days later, the historic motor racing world would be in shock from Frenchman David Ferrer succumbing to the injuries sustained in a horrendous crash on Saturday.


2017 Oldtimer Grand Prix report
Rain masters at the ‘Ring

fter two rain-soaked events at Magny-Cours and Silverstone, many of the competitors going to the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring were hoping for a change in weather. They were only given a slight reprieve on Sunday when the word ‘sun’ could be uttered without it being wishful thinking, but in the three preceding days conditions were worse than awful, fully living up to the Green Hell’s well-earned reputation. So how did the competitors weather the storm?

Ronny Scheer, BMW M1 Procar, 2017 Oldtimer Grand Prix


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