This great YouTube video is one of a series of Top Fives from Porsche. Anyone with even a passing interest in Porsche will be aware that Rennsport Porsches are minimalist and light weight. The 2.7RS … [Read more...] about Top Five Lightweight Porsches and the GT3 RS that is ‘Almost’ Lightweight
The Historic Racer Project
The Historic Racer Project was a website that I created and edited for several years.
However, Historic Racer has not died. Many people still enjoy reading the features I created, so they remain right here and I'll be adding more.
The Historic Racer ethos remains - writing passionately about the things I care about. I figure you feel the same way.
Driver Coaching. A hot topic as ever in motorsport and an ever growing area for discussion in Historic Motorsport. This is something we’ve written about before, so it was interesting to spot this film … [Read more...] about Rob Wilson and the Flat Car Mantra
Sorting through my hard drives this month, I came across these grabbed shots of Malcolm Wilson at Goodwood in 2005. This was the first year they ran the rally stage there and they brought back happy … [Read more...] about Riding Shotgun – Malcolm Wilson & The Computervision 6R4 – Still As Fast As Ever
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For many, the definitive 1960’s sports racing car was the Lotus 23 and 23B. The elegant lines represented everything that was desirable at the time of booming … [Read more...] about Driving the Elva Mk7
Ever since I was a kid, I've had a love for the Avro Lancaster that flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This love is probably entirely my grandfather's fault. He was an airframe … [Read more...] about On Board The Lancaster PA474
“They just don’t make them like that any more’ “In my day, they were proper cars. Racing cars today are way too easy" Comments you’ll often hear in the paddock or grandstands of any race meeting. Sir … [Read more...] about Modern Racers vs Historics and Why Driving is Still Driving
In this digital age of always on internet, Wikipeidia, Porsche owners forums and chat groups, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was little point in buying a book about the Carrera 2.7. … [Read more...] about The Beautiful Carrera 2.7 Book
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 actually going as a photographer. I was there as a … [Read more...] about Sir Stirling and The Blonde – The Final Edition
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 pretty much everyone smoked, in a family of parents … [Read more...] about Light Up – Memories of Cigarettes and Motorsport