If you love the bark of Cosworth DFV as much as a Rolls Royce Merlin V12 and you admire the late Ray Hanna as much as Sir Stirling, then we’re on the same page.

The Historic Racer is written by Neill Watson with guest posts from selected contributors, we write passionately about the things we care about.

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The Blog

100 Years ago, 19,240 Fell In One Day. The Somme Began.

On 1st July this year, it will be 100 years since the commencement of what became known as the Battle of The Somme. Today, as we enjoy travelling…

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Sir Stirling and The Blonde – The Final Edition

Looking back, it’s quite remarkable how simply carrying a camera can change the course of things. As I left for Donington Park that day, I wasn’t…

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The New Porsche 911R – There’s Life in The Heel Toe Gearshift Yet.

Just when I thought that the 997 GT3 4.0RS was quite probably the last definitive, cerebral Porsche 911, Andreas Peuninger’s team introduce the 911R.…

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On Track in The Charente – Circuite de Haute Saintonge in France

France has a rich history of motor racing and while the country did not have the huge number of redundant post war military airfields that started…

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Road Trip

We know several Porsche Cayman GT4 owners. Without exception,, they are of the traditional Porsche owning breed. While they have an eye for…

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Light Up – Memories of Cigarettes and Motorsport

In theory I should be a fully signed up chain smoker, a two packs a day man with a gravelly, action film voice-over tone. Born in the sixties when…

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