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Welcome to the New Season of the HRS News!

Welcome to the new season HRS newsletter. Donington was the first HRS race that I have missed for 4 years! An 80th birthday party for my Mother-in-law in Ireland being the perfect excuse, plus the lure of real Guinness!! So I owe a great gratitude to the 2016 HRS Champion, Dick Coffey for standing in and compiling this newsletter.

I am delighted to welcome a group of novices in to the HRS championship; Kieron Bailie and Teifion Salisbury have acquired Simon Haughton’s Lotus 7 to share for the season and Mike Leese is another novice with a Lotus 7; Ian Ross has acquired Peter Bornhauser’s Ginetta G15 and Jamie Mason is the final novice in this batch racing a Turner Mk2. Patrick Ward-Booth has found a Ginetta G4 in America which he hopes to have running in time for the first round whilst his Lotus Elan is currently up for sale. So we have a real contest on in 2017 for the Gerry Marshall Novice Trophy.

First race of the year was the Historic Road Sports Championship round and young Will Plant took over his father Richard’s Morgan Plus 8 to score the first win of the HSCC season. However, he had to contend with a major early challenge from the Lotus Elans of John Davison and Peter Shaw. In fact, it was his own moment at the chicane that allowed Plant to escape as the sight of the Morgan sideways across the track prompted Davison to spin. Shaw moved into second and held off the recovering Davison to the flag.

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Sponsorship News for 2017

I am delighted to confirm the continued support for 2017 from Demon Tweeks, RACE Ltd, Riley Creative, Thatcham Research and Witchampton Garage.

*** Happy New Year! ***


Huge congratulations to Dick Coffey on winning the HRS Championship this year with 8 class wins out of nine races. Naturally I have to ask Dick, “what on earth went wrong at Silverstone?” Brilliant performance and well done!
Editor’s Note: Actually, Dick won Class E at Silverstone too, he was the only Class E entry!

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Many congratulations to Dick Coffey who has had a solid season and domination - a well-deserved Champion for 2016.


Keki leads the pack on his way to a double race win
Race Write Up
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The annual Croft Nostalgia weekend is a real favourite of mine, there is a special atmosphere to the place. I think it is partly due to the amazing efforts that are put together by so many people; the military vehicles, the air displays, the evening entertainment with live music and the classic car clubs all add to the event. This year we had a combined grid with the 70's RoadSports Championship to create a huge 36 car grid to guarantee close racing for all.
Qualifying saw HRS take overall honours with John Davison taking pole position over James Dean in his Lotus Europa and Peter Shaw taking P3. The race start however was rather different as John Davison had broken his gearbox in his élan, which put him out for the weekend. Peter Shaw had a broken clutch fork, which Ian Daniels managed to repair for the second race, but there simply was not time to get the car ready for race one. So the inherited HRS qualifying became Kevin "Keki" Kivlochan on pole with David Bowland in his G4 in P2 and Simon Haughton in third place. David Bowland made a superb start to take P3 overall, leaping ahead of the Morgan, he kept Keki at bay for a few laps, but once passed the Morgan of Kivlochan was secure in his first of two HRS wins of the weekend, with Jim Grant taking P3 in his Élan. Class E honours went to Dick Coffey in his Turner maintaining his dominance over the class and Championship this year.

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Brands Hatch

A super 26 car grid at the legends of Brands Hatch weekend, showed off the HRS in a great light.
John Davison took pole in his Elan S3 ahead of an impressive run by Ian Burford in his Ginetta G4, closely followed by Frazer Gibney only 0.168 behind in his Elan. So Lotus and Ginetta occupied the top 5 slots with Richard Plant taking 6th in qualifying in his Morgan. Ahead in class E was Shaun Haddrell in his Turner MK1 and class B “pole” was James Owen in his TR5.
Peter Shaw who qualified in P4 improved his Elan into a final position of P2, some ten seconds behind our winner, John Davison, with Ian Burford taking the last podium slot.
Our top five places were all held by class C cars with P6 going to Kevin Kivlochan in his Morgan.
Dick Coffey triumphed in class E in P8 overall, some four seconds ahead of Shaun in a similar car.
Class B was won by James Owen and Class D was won by Nik Spencer in his MGB.


A damp and cold first qualifying made for some hairy moments through Hall Bends and the Hairpin with Barn in particular proving very twitchy leading onto the start/finish straight.
Peter Shaw continued his domination of 2016 with a convincing pole position, some 2.7 seconds ahead of P2, Kevin Kivlochan in his Morgan, Bob Rowe a close third. Dick Coffey qualified an impressive 5th just behind Jonathan Stringer in his Lotus Seven.

Race 1
Whilst cold and cloudy, it remained dry for our race. All got away cleanly but sadly it was red flagged when Jonathan Stringer spun his Lotus Seven at the Gooseneck and despite his best efforts, Patrick in the ex-Roger Waite élan had nowhere to go.

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Silverstone – the home of British motor sport and of course the current home of the British GP. The best prepared track in the UK with the safest run off. A track length of 3.6miles. Another exposed former airfield which on a cool day is bitter cold. On a wet day it is very hard going. But this is mid-May and the start of the British summer – we have much to look forward to!

What an amazing grid and thanks to all for your continued support. Peter Shaw won an exciting and narrow victory by 0.263 of a second, giving him his second win of the season. Robin Pearce once again took the third podium slot in his Morgan winning class A. Nik Spencer took class D honours in his MGB, a mere 3.006 seconds ahead of our 2014 Champion, John Shaw in his 911. Class B saw a convincing win from James Owen in his TR5. Dick Coffey was the only class E runner…c’mon class E, we need your support!!

At the time of writing, the grids for Cadwell are disappointingly low; I would urge anyone who is contemplating Cadwell to put in a last minute entry, as it is a wonderful circuit and a great weekend.

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Welcome to the New Season of the HRS News!

It was great to see everyone again after the winter break and super to see some new faces too.

Race Write Up – Castle Combe

Our first successful race at Castle Combe. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather and had a wonderful day out. Unfortunately, 70s Roadsports had to cope with snow the day before…..Shame !!!!!!!
Our grid had a total of 27 cars. It was a clean race. Peter Shaw had a dominating and convincing victory in his mighty white Elan, while the Morgans’ of Pearce and Plant had a good tussle on the last lap, with Pearce holding Plant off for a Class victory.
Patrick Ward-Booth made a debut in his Lotus Elan that he recently acquired from Roger Waite and came a respectable 6th, while Ian Burford was out in the ex-Justin Murphy Ginetta.
Roger Lee raced his pastel blue Ginetta for the first time out.

Winner of Class A – Tim Pearce, Morgan Plus 8
Winner Class B – James Owen, Triumph TR5
Winner Class C – Peter Shaw, Lotus Elan
Winner Class D – John Shaw, Porsche 911
Winner Class E – Dick Coffey, Turner MK1

The next outing is at Silverstone on 21st May; look forward to seeing everyone there.

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Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016.

Silverstone Finals

It is with some sadness that I write the last race report of 2015, partly as it is now over six months until the next race and also partly due to the sad loss of Terry. Unfortunately Terry, who has served Silverstone Circuit well for many years passed away on the last lap of the last race of the year, how very sad. Terry had worked hard to help all drivers to stay focused and keep on track, to help us all enjoy our racing and for that we are eternally thankful. But sadly there is an end for us all and Terry sadly passed away quietly after being thoroughly annihilated by a Morgan on the last lap of the year …. shame. We shall all miss Terry….Terry the Traffic cone!

But seriously; it has been a fantastic year, with hard fought races all through the grids and fair honest and clean racing all round. Class E went to the wire with Dick Coffey securing the Class.
Our grid was dominated at the front by Morgan’s and Elans taking the top six places, with Peter Shaw’s Elan showing dominance after a hard fought battle with Kevin Kivlochan in his Morgan Plus 8, the lead swapping many times during the twenty minute race.

It was wonderful to see our largest grid of US muscle this year with three mustangs and a Camaro, with Martin Edridge leading this pack and an impressive 7th overall.

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Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch saw a late flurry of entries to bring the grid up to 15 starters.

As we are now in the twilight of the season, we saw a number of classes wrapped up with one round remaining. Colin Sharp has won class B and Roger Waite has secured class C, with Richard Owen winning class F. An interesting situation in class D whereby John Shaw, last year’s Champion has held onto class D if he competes at Silverstone, as John will need to do a minimum of four rounds (HRS regs 1.7.3).

Class E however still hangs in the balance between Dick Coffey in his Turner 57 points and Larry Tucker in his MG Midget 52 points. Roger Waite made a commanding start to this year’s Championship; however a troubled weekend at Croft turned the balance in favour of Kevin Kivlochan in his Morgan, who has now secured the overall Championship this year.

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Oulton Park Gold Cup

An impressive 24 car grid at The Gold Cup. Roger Waite ranked up another win in his élan, although Patrick Ward Booth made him work hard with a gap of less than three seconds at the end of a dry twenty minutes; David Bowland took fastest lap of the race with a 2:02.495.
Larry Tucker took Class E, ahead of Dick Coffey by a mere 0.375 of a second.
Colin Sharp took Class B honours in his TR5.
Closest dice of the day went to Nick Savage in his Chevy Camaro and John Shaw in his 911, with a gap of 0.021.
After the race there was a stewards enquiry as it was rumoured that Nick Savage won by attaching his transponder to a selfie stick!!

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Newsletter Aug 2015 issue 8

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Croft Nostalgia Weekend

The great thing with Historic Racing is the variety and competition; with six weekends now completed and five different race winners, the Historic Road Sports Championship certainly leads the way.
The weather was kind to us all weekend. Saturday morning saw an early start and a combined qualifying session with the 70's, so a busy track for all. Peter Shaw put his Élan on pole, closely followed by John Davison also in an Élan. Peter ran a beautifully controlled race from start to finish to win by 6.351 seconds to John Davison and Kevin Kivlochan taking the last podium spot. Dick Coffey winning class E in his Turner.

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Brands Hatch HSCC Super Prix

It is with mixed emotions that I write the summary of our Brands Super Prix meeting.
Firstly I would like to thank all who entered to provide what was surely the best, most varied and popular grid of the day, from a Porsche 911 to a Lotus Elite, all makes, styles and sizes were covered. We had our first entries in the Gerry Marshall Trophy and a warm welcome to Morgan and Roger Sparrow in their wonderfully prepared cars; an MG Midget and a beautiful Marine blue 911.
The race itself was not our finest hour with two red flag incidents; we were held on the grid far too long for the re-start and I have received many comments from drivers about this. I have discussed this with the main HSCC club and you will see below a response from Grahame White on this topic.

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Cadwell Park (Wolds Trophy)

Roger Waite put his stamp on the Championship with an impressive double win and taking a commanding lead it the points table. Although Larry Tucker, with 33 points in class E, is still in the mix and chipping away at Roger’s heels.
We had a wonderful two days where we were blessed by good weather and a great track. I would like to urge everyone to make the effort to attend next year; Cadwell is a wonderful track, demanding yet rewarding and I think it fair to say that everyone had a great time.

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Snetterton 13th & 14th June (Autosport Three Hours)

A very wet weekend's racing was enjoyed by all. The Historic Road Sports and the 70's Road Sports grids being amalgamated. Morgan's dominated the weekend with a 1, 2, 3 in both races. The first race being won by Richard Plant, with second place going to Philip Goddard and Kevin Kivlochan in third. Race two saw Goddard take the spoils with Plant in second.

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Wow Wow Wow, what a race we had at Donington and what a great turn out (26 car grid) and a great day for new faces.
Dave Boland turned out in his immaculate G4 and managed a very respectable 7th place.
Hugh Powell had a great first outing in Uncle Andy Shepherd's 7. He maintains it's a one-off but the grin on his face when he came off the circuit suggests otherwise!
Jason Tarr has joined us for the first time in what may be the most original TVR Griffith in historic racing today.
We also saw the welcome return of Jim Grant in his Elan and Class D was bolstered with entries from Stephen Winter and Simon Bowrey, both in 911's.
Jeremy Mortimer has rejoined after a long absence and enjoyed his second outing this season in his very nice MGB.

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Well we finally got a race in 2015 and what a race that was. We were joined by FISCAR with some beautiful 50’s sports cars to make up a grid of 39 cars.
Peter Shaw qualified his Elan on pole again, after also getting pole at Thruxton.
Sadly for Peter engine problems early in the race saw the contents of his sump dumped on the Hanger straight, offering the lead to Richard Plant in his Morgan.

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After a thoroughly damp race in 2014, it looked like we were to get a dry race this year.
Qualifying went well and without a hitch.

However our race was not to be, due to a rather nasty accident in the race before we ran out of track hours and the race was cancelled.
Hopefully all drivers who took part will know by now that that you will be receiving a refund/free next race. (Please make sure that you claim/request this at your next race entry).

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Welcome to the latest edition of Historic Road Sports News

I hope you like the format of the new Historic Road Sports News.

Since the Silverstone finals I have been busy working with Mike Eagles, Dave Randall and the HSCC office, coming up to speed with my new role. Last year we had some great races and wonderful grids, although we did suffer at a few circuits with low entries. My aim is to try and encourage friendly and safe racing for all with a good camaraderie in the paddock as I believe that over time this will help to swell our grids and provide us all with some close racing and enjoyable weekends.

The provisional calendar is shown within this news letter, however we are still not aware of the details of each weekend's schedules, when these are available I will circulate to all (although I have attached an initial provisional schedule for our first race at Thruxton). In the meantime, I have managed to “repossess” the paddock flag and as such I will aim to place this in the correct area within the paddock to encourage us to all park in the same location, so please do look out for that.

I am still trying to find and encourage some sponsorship for our series that I can use to provide hospitality for drivers and friends at the races (particularly the two day weekends), so if you know of anyone who may be willing to help in any way, please do pass them my details.

Our first race this year will be at Thruxton., There is a Premier Inn in Andover, 4 miles from the circuit and that weekend they have a saver rate of £39 for 4th (Sat) and £35 for 5th (Sun) which is Easter weekend – so you might just need to book early! (I have checked and they don’t offer discounts as they feel their room rates are competitive and they offer the best deals already).

I have been in communication with a number of potential new drivers to our series and some pervious competitors who are considering returning to race with us. If you see these people at the tracks, please do make them feel welcome.

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New HRS Chairman Kevin Kivlochan

At the recent end of term drivers' meeting, outgoing Chairman Mike Eagles remarked that the Championship was privileged to have two excellent and well supported candidates for the HRS Chair. The final vote was for Morgan racer Kevin Kivlochan. After a period spent racing elsewhere, the former champion had returned to HRS and his racing roots, where he said he felt most at home. Paul Tooms agreed to continue in his role as class C rep and was looking forward to campaigning his Turner in 2015.

Dick Coffey thanked Mike for his many years of stalwart service to HRS and led a hearty round of applause for the retiring Chairman.

Championship Chairman's newsletter...

After 6 years service to HRS, Mike Eagles is stepping down as Chairman, and Paul Tooms (pictured) has offered to take on the job. An announcement will be made after the drivers' meeting at Silverstone.

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To all HRS Competitors

Preparing for the finals meeting at Silverstone
As usual, there will be a drivers meeting at the Silverstone finals meeting where the committee is
chosen (elected or re-elected, potential rule changes are discussed, the shape of the championship
rounds in 2015 is shared (as much as it can be) and I will give you feedback on what the future
might look like.

For the elected positions, I intend to step down as Chairman of Historic Roadsports. I’ve done it for
six years and it is time to hand the reins to someone else who will devote the time and effort to
ensure that our series continues to prosper. Paul Tooms has kindly offered to stand for the position
of chairman - if there is anyone who wants to put themselves as an alternative, then please let me
know as soon as possible.
I have spoken to the class representatives and they are all prepared to stand for another year. If Paul
is elected Chairman then we will need a new representative for Class C. I am aware that Peter Shaw
has offered to stand, but again if there is any one who wants to put themselves forward then you
need to let me know.
I am also prepared to stand as Class A representative if no one else wants to put them self forward.

Potential Rule Changes
We have a set of rules that seems to be providing close racing and so far as I am aware most people
are happy with. Feedback has been that stability in this area is important to people. There have
been rumblings about allowing straight cut gearboxes particularly as the Ford 2000E parts are
getting less easy to find. However, there is no firm proposal to allow this change - if there are those
that feel passionate about it then we need a proposal to consider. Beyond that our intention is to
keep the rules we have, making changes to the wording for the sake of clarity.
Again, if you want any rule changes for 2015 to be considered, then please let me know well in
advance of the Silverstone meeting.

2015 Calendar
I have not seen a proposed calendar for next year yet, but I do know there are some issues partly as a
result of the Moto GP moving to Donington which causes a cascade effect across the motorsport
planning. What I would like to hear from you at the meeting (and before if possible) are general
preferences for type of meetings (one day vs weekend, single headers vs double headers, 30 minute
vs 20 minute races, favourite circuits and ones to avoid). This will help me to give feedback to
Grahame White as the calendar takes shape. We will of course share what we know at the drivers’

The Future of HRS
HRS remains strong but we do need to ensure that we keep grid numbers up in order to keep costs
down (the same is true for the other championships). For some meetings this may mean that we will
join with other series such as 70’s Roadsports (or Fiscar) as we have in the past, but both Charles
and I are committed to keeping the two championships running in their own rights. We will need to
have invited competitors from time to time but we intend to make sure that they are appropriate.
But the best way of keeping good grid numbers is to continually attract new members. We plan to
do some more in the way of promotion in the future. As a start, we now have a website for HRS
thanks to the tireless efforts of Dave Randall pushing it along.
It will appear as a button on the HSCC website but for now please find the link attached
here. http://www.historicroadsports.com/index.html
We welcome any comments you have about it both positive and suggestions for improvements. It is
one thing to build a website, but they do need maintaining so we will need to create a proper
structure to do that.

I look forward to seeing many of you at Silverstone.

Kind regards
Mike Eagles
Paul Tooms
Tel +44 778 597 3421


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Championship Chairman Mike Eagles pictured above in the white head wear.
  Welcome Competitors to HRS

The new season is upon us and hopefully we will have a good season of racing at some great circuits.

Hopefully your cars are prepared for Donington and you are raring to go.

There are few points that I need to mention which is relevant to HRS. We have a new MSA Chief Scrutineer who will be taking some of the pressure off Dallas who has given many years of service. Nigel Edwards will take over that role at some meetings. Nigel is an ex HRS competitor previously campaigning a very quick Elan for a number of years.

Dave Randall and Nigel have had a meeting to discuss the checks etc for the coming season. Both Nigel and Dave are very keen on preserving the Spirit of HRS, but at the same time insuring we do comply with the MSA Championship regs.

Nigel's tips for a trouble free season are as follows;

" Make sure you have your VIF and MOT certificates available at the Scrutineering Bay
" Make sure appropriate holes are drilled in bolts and /or studs for engine sealing.
" Make sure you read the championship regs, your car complies and that weights and ride heights are correct.
" Check all safety equipment, extinguisher dates, belts, clothing, roll cage etc.

Try to assist Nigel and Dave checking eligibility as everyone wants close racing and a level playing field.

Just also quick reminder we have a few double headers this year, plus a longer race, so try to support these meetings, particularly Croft, Caldwell Park, and Snetterton. We also have an invite to the Spa 6 Hour Weekend in mid Sept, so put that in your diary as it would be good to have a strong HRS representation.

Other news is that we are building a dedicated Website for HRS which will be linked to the HSCC website. The objective is to provide more HRS coverage and highlight things like social events and BBQ's at meetings, link with other Car Clubs, promote sponsors (Big thanks to Larry again this year) plus try to promote HRS more and improve our grids. We will be looking for contributions in forms of content and articles so please support this initiative.

Finally enjoy the season, look forward to seeing you at Donington and our race at Thruxton.

Kind regards

Mike Eagles

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