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– 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 ‘Group A’ winner driven by Robb Gravett, Mike Smith and Stig Blomqvist
– Record-breaking season with nine wins, eight pole positions and eight fastest laps
– In storage for 20 years and now being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions

The 1990 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winning 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 driven by Robb Gravett, Mike Smith and Stig Blomqvist is being publicly offered for sale for the very first time. Read More »

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Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, opened its doors for 2017 with a fresh new look, exciting new features, and more cars than ever before to celebrate its 15th anniversary at Stoneleigh Park, resulting in a record turnout over the three-day event.rrds-tom-kristensen Read More »

– More than 37,000 visitors pack inaugural HMI show at ExCeL London
– Racing legends entertain knowledgeable crowds in Supagard Theatre
– Feverish bidding as classic 1968 Ferrari sells for more than £500,000
– Dates announced for next year’s expanded show: 15-18 February 2018

The inaugural Historic Motorsport International has been hailed as a resounding success, establishing the new London show as the must-attend launch-pad to the eagerly-anticipated historic competition season ahead. Read More »

2017rr-williams-fw08-rosberg-credit-maureen-magee– Race Retro celebrates 50 years of the Cosworth DFV engine with creature Mike Costin
– Display features cars from the Donington Grand Prix Collection including the William FW08
– Race Retro marks the start of Donington’s celebrations of 40 years since Donington Park reopened
– New Race Retro organisers promise a ‘Super Show’ to mark the event’s 15th anniversary. Read More »

– Grand Prix’s most successful engine feted at new show
– Cosworth to display the DFV and some of the cars it powered
– Historic Motorsport International marks start of 2017 classic season
– Show aimed at competitors, officials and enthusiasts alike
– Tickets on sale now also give entry to London Classic Car Show

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In the current issue (#73) of Race Engine Technology magazine, editor Ian Bamsey reports in astonishing detail on the first Formula One engine to reach 20,000rpm on track.

From 1906 through to 2006, Grand Prix engine speeds rose ever higher, from less than 2000rpm to, ultimately, a mind-boggling 20,000rpm. Then the rule-maker abruptly halted the march of progress, with a 19,000rpm rev limit for 2007, subsequently reduced to the current stifling 18,000rpm – plus, to add insult to injury, a moratorium on development. While engine evolution is back in 2014, the emphasis henceforth will be on fuel efficiency, rather than outright, untrammelled performance. The glorious Century of Speed is over. Read More »

ben-feb09The forthcoming Simon Charles Race and Rally Car Auction, on February 19th,  in Manchester, has attracted some interesting memorabilia from Cosworth who are donating a percentage of the sales commission to BEN. Among the many items which Cosworth have entered into their auction catalogue is a magnificent 8ft steel sculpture of a “Man Waving a Chequered Flag” created by Tim Tolkien, great nephew of J.R.R. Tolkien, the acclaimed Lord of the Rings writer. Also included in the Cosworth Memorabilia sale is a ‘TJ’ V10 engine as fitted to the Jaguar F1 car.  Each Lot can be viewed at www.racecarauction.co.uk by clicking onto ‘view lots’. Read More »