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Motorsport enthusiasts will be welcomed to the 2020 Reis Race Retro by Kevin ‘KeKi’ Kivlochan’s stunning racing Cobra. Not only does this competition car boast a fascinating place in the history of the model but it has notched up amazing success in the 2019 HSCC Historic Road Sports Championship.

Known in Cobra circles as ‘The FoMoCo Blue Demo’, chassis number CSX 2360 was delivered to Lew Spencer’s Hi-Performance Motors in Los Angeles on 29 January 1965. Intended as a demonstrator, potential customers would be treated to some very exciting test drives courtesy of Peter Brock, designer of the Daytona Cobra and split-screen Chevrolet Corvette. Having spent around ten years in America, the car came to the UK where it has remained ever since. Read More »

The Norwegian team, Holten Motorsport AS, are the first to announce their commitment to Projekt E and will enter the inaugural 2020 electric series with a Ford Fiesta-based Projekt E race car. Read More »

Reis Race Retro, Europe’s number one historic motorsport show, has forged a new partnership with governing body Motorsport UK. Both organisations will work together to encourage more people to get involved in all disciplines of grass roots motorsport which are showcased at the three-day event when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 21-23 February.

As well as widening the appeal to newcomers to the sport, Motorsport UK’s 30,000 license holders and 720 affiliated clubs will benefit from discounted tickets to Reis Race Retro.

Show Director Lee Masters added: “This show has always been about grass roots motorsport which is right at the heart of what Motorsport UK is all about. Working together, we hope to bring new enthusiasts into the various disciplines to help strengthen the future of the sport for the next generation.” Read More »

September would see the final round of the Drift Masters European Championship roll into Mondello Park, Ireland. With a revised track layout and a championship fight on the cards, it promised to be another action packed weekend.

Two days of good weather and practice allowed the drivers to get familiar with the new track layout. Baggsy and the team to took time to dial in his #PS13V8 for the demanding line ahead of qualifying. But the main event soon came knocking. And in true Irish fashion, so did a change in weather conditions. Read More »

The 2020 calendar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship, released today, will feature 11 rounds including a visit to the iconic Nurburgring in Germany and a return to the Montalegre circuit in Portugal.

In other evolutions of the 2019 calendar, Abu Dhabi moves from being the season-opener to the penultimate round. Locations for two of the 11 rounds will be revealed over the coming weeks, pending FIA World Motor Sport Council final ratification. Read More »

Steve Brown ended his debut year in the Toyo Tyres British Rally Championship with an impressive third place in the BMW MINI series standings after securing second place in the final round at Croft Race Circuit last weekend (26/27 October).

Brown overcame treacherous conditions on Saturday’s penultimate round and a demoralising fourth place, to bounce back to second in the final round on Sunday in the Lohen and Swift GO backed Mini. Read More »

After a season-long battle which came down to the very last race of the year at Croft Circuit today, Tom Constantine sensationally emerged as Swift Sport champion after a weekend of drama at the North Yorkshire track.

Arriving in fourth place in the standings, it was always going to be a long shot for the 18-year-old from nearby Richmond with his three title rivals favourite to take honours ahead of him with just the final two rounds to contest. Read More »

Rochdale driver Steve Brown will head to the final two rounds of the Toyo Tyres British Rallycross season this weekend, despite suffering an unfortunate end to his return to rallying last Sunday, ending the Hemicuda Rally (19/20 October) in one of the infamous Belgium ditches.

Brown was offered the opportunity to drive the brand new Rally Me BMW MINI on the Belgian event as part of an early development plan for the machine which will form a brand-new rally championship in 2020, ensuring a cost-effective outlet for aspiring rally drivers with budget and fun at the heart of the series. Read More »

This forthcoming weekend (October 26/27th) sees the final two rounds of the 2019 Toyo Tires British Rallycross Championship take place at Croft Circuit with virtually all the titles set to be decided, and plenty of local drivers in with a shout.

In the eight-strong Supercar class, Irishman Derek Tohill trails series leader and multiple champion Julian Godfrey from Kent by just two points following his third victory of the season at Pembrey last month meaning the title will go to the wire in their respective Ford Fiestas. Read More »

Race Retro, Europe’s number one historic motorsport show, is kicking off a new season with brand new headline sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance. Held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 21-23 February, tickets are now on sale for the three-day season opener.

Reis Motorsport Insurance is one of the UK’s leading motorsport specialists, bringing flexible policies to a wide range of competitors and teams competing in events such as BTCC GP2, Formula E, Stage Rallying, Le Mans and GT series as well as International Endurance Rallying, and the Hope Classic Rally. Read More »