The Original raison d'être of the Splendid Whizzer Association. What's on, where it is and what it was like last year. Note that appearance on this list is no guarantee that an event is not cancelled or indeed happening on that date. It's up to you to check with the event organisers before setting out. Contact numbers or web addresses are shown wherever possible. Note that we (the SWA) are not the organisers of any of these. Follow the links if you want more information.
As ever, we'll be adding events and updating as much as possible throughout the year. At present the list looks like this:
JANUARY 2007 :
1st January. New Years Day Car Clubs Meet, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey Tel: 01932 857381 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.brooklandsmuseum.com Good fun with an eclectic mix of machinery all of which has just turned up to shake off the Christmas torpor - arrive in a nice car and they'll try and park you alongside appropriate neighbours. No stalls or special events, just a chance to rub shoulders with like-minded souls.
11/14 January Autosport International Show. NEC Birmingham www.autosport-international.com Tel : 0870 380 2244 Note the first couple of days are for traders/ competition licence holders only. Public days are Sat/Sun.
14 January VSCC New Year Driving Tests, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. http://www.vscc.co.uk/vsccweb/events/event.jsp?id=337 or www.brooklandsmuseum.com Always fun, with the usual unique VSCC atmosphere.
19/21 January FIA Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo www.acm.mc Tel : +377 9315 2600
FEBRUARY 2007 :
9-11 February FIA Uddeholm Swedish Rally www.swerally.se Tel : +46 5410 2025
16-25 February Retromobile Show, Paris, France www.retromobile.com email: email@example.com Tel : +33 1 4953 2710
MARCH 2007 :
3 March Malcolm Wilson Rally. Cockermouth, Cumbria. www.malcolmwilson.co.uk Tel : 01524 822574 Gravel special stages. A qualifying round of the BTRDA Rally Championship and the Fiesta SportingTrophy UK 2007.
9-11 March. FIA Corona Rally Mexico www.rallymexico.com Tel
: +52 5488 6600
12 March. American Le Mans Series Sebring, USA www.sebringraceway.com Tel : +1 863 655 1442
16-18 March (*Provisional date ) Australian Grand Prix Melbourne, Australia www.grandprix.com.au Tel : +61 3 9258 7100
25-26 March. Le Mans Series Official Test. Circuit Paul Ricard, France www.circuit-paulricard.com Tel : +33 4 9498 3666
30 March -1 April. FIA Rally de Portugal. www.rallydeportugal.pt Tel : +351 2 1460 9500
31 March. HSCC Historic Car Races. Donington Park Circuit www.donington-park.co.uk Tel : 01332 810048
31 March. Peak Performance Test & Tune Drag Racing Santa Pod, Northamptonshire www.santapod.com Tel : 01234 782828 RWYB day
APRIL 2007 :
6-8 April. Malaysian Grand Prix. Sepang, Malaysia www.malaysiangp.com.my Tel : +603 8526 2044
8 April. VSCC Spring Start race meeting , Silverstone. http://www.vscc.co.uk/vsccweb/events/event.jsp?id=350
6-9 April. Easter Thunderball Motorsport Extravaganza. Santa Pod, Northamptonshire www.santapod.co.uk/e_easter.php Tel : 01234 782828 National Drag Racing Championships, plus Pro-Fuel Shootout - Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars, Street Eliminator Series. Also: Rocket Bike, Jet Cars, Jet Trucks, Jet Beetle, Monster Truck and an extravaganza of moto stunts and displays.
9 April. Caravan Bangers. Warneton, Belgium www.camso.com Tel : +32 4 7544 9131 Hello Cath !
13/15 April. Bahrain Grand Prix Manama, Bahrain www.bahrainmotorfederation.com Tel : +973 1740 6333
13/15 Apr 2007 Le Mans Series Monza, Italy www.monzanet.it Tel : +39 0392 4821
27/29 Apr 2007 A1 Grand Prix Series Brands Hatch Circuit www.motorsportvision.co.uk Tel : 01474 872331
29 April. Gravity Racing Event Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey Tel: 01932 857381 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.brooklandsmuseum.com not sure what this is but no doubt it involves the banking or the Test Hill in some way..
MAY 2007 :
4-6 May FIA Rally Argentina. www.rallyargentina.com Tel : +54 35 1487 2727
6 May. VSCC Curborough Speed Trials , Near Lichfield, Staffs.. www.vscc.co.uk
11-13 May. Spanish Grand Prix. Barcelona, www.circuitcat.com Tel : +34 9 3571 9700
13 May. VSCC Wiscombe Park hillclimb meeting , Near Honiton, Devon. www.vscc.co.uk
18-20 May. FIA Rally Italia-Sardinia. www.rallyitaliasardegna.com Tel : +39 06 4488 6215
20 May. VSCC Race meeting, Cadwell Park. www.vscc.co.uk
25-27 May.Monaco Grand Prix. www.acm.mc Tel : +377 9315 2600
25-28 May. FIA European Drag Racing Championships Santa Pod, Northamptonshire www.santapod.co.uk/e_main.php Tel : 01234 782828 Top Fuel Dragsters, Top Methanol Dragsters and Funny Cars, Pro Mods, Pro Stock; plus UEM Drag Bikes and many supporting classes. Jet Car demos and track displays.
26 May-8 June. TT Centenary Races,Isle of Man www.iomtt.com Tel : 01624 670150
27 May . Mopar Muscle Day (Dodges, Chryslers etc) Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey Tel: 01932 857381 Email: email@example.com web site www.brooklandsmuseum.com More "Dukes of Hazzard" than the usual tweedy Brooklands atmosphere but there's nothing wrong with that. We loved it last year.
28 May. Caravan Ramp Rollover Warneton, Belgium www.camso.com Tel : +32 4 7544 9131 Sorry about this..
JUNE 2007 :
1-3 June. FIA Acropolis Rally of Greece www.elpa.gr Tel : +30 1 0606 8869
3 June. Test Day, Le Mans. www.lemans.org Find out who's going to be quick in a couple of weeks.
9 June. VSCC Boulogne & Hawthorn Trophies race meeting, Oulton Park. www.vscc.co.uk
9 June. Classic & Sportscar Action Day Castle Combe Circuit www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.orgTel : 01249 782417
15-17 June 2007 U.S. Grand Prix. Indianapolis, www.usgpindy.com Tel : +1 317 484 6780
16th-17th June Brooklands Centenary Festival Weybridge, Surrey Tel: 01932 857381 Email: email@example.com web site www.brooklandsmuseum.com including: demonstrations by original Brooklands cars and motorcycles, re-enactment of 1907 opening cavalcade, air display and much more (it says here)
16 -17th June. Le Mans 24 Hours. www.lemans.org A multi-day festival of sleep deprivation, barbecues and motor vehicles. - oh, and there's a motor race in there too. If you've never been, see the features page for a taste..
22 - 24 June Goodwood Festival of Speed. www.goodwood.co.uk/motor sport/
23 -24 June . VSCC Loton hillclimb meeting , near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. www.vscc.co.uk
29 June-1 July. French Grand Prix. Magny-Cours. www.magnyf1.com Tel : +33 3 8621 8000
JULY 2007 :
1 July. VSCC Shelsley Walsh hillclimb meeting , Shelsley Walsh, Near Worcester. www.vscc.co.uk
6-8 July 2007 FIA British Grand Prix. Silverstone www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk Tel : 0870 458 8300 This is the one event all those miles of fencing are for- to keep the public away from the posh shiny motorhomes..
20-22 July 2007 FIA German Grand Prix. Nurburgring, Germany www.nuerburgring.de Tel : +49 221 4727702 NB: Venue remains subject to confirmation.
27-29 July. Silverstone Classic Races, Northants. www.silverstoneclassic.com Tel : 0870 458 8200 Group C/GTP Racing, Grand Prix Masters (pre 1978 F1 cars), World Sports Car Masters (pre 1971 Sports Cars, Lola T70, GT40, etc), HGPCA pre 1966 GP cars, Derek Bell Trophy (pre 1980 F1, F2 & F5000 cars), BRDC Historic Sports Cars (Jaguar D-Type, Cooper Monaco, Lotus 15 &11, etc.), Historic Formula Junior, Racing Motorcycles etc. etc. If you like them old, fast and loud this is a very good meeting!
AUGUST 2007 :
3-5 August. FIA Hungarian Grand Prix. www.hungaroring.hu Tel : +36 2844 1861
3/5 August. FIA Neste Rally Finland www.nesteoilrallyfinland.fi Tel : +358 7258 2260
4-5th August . VSCC Prescott hillclimb meeting , Prescott, near Cheltenham, Glos. www.vscc.co.uk http://www.bugatti-trust.co.uk/bugatti-events/index.shtml The VSCC event of the year. Picnics, Castrol 'R' and superb machinery being properly exercised .
24/26 August. FIA Turkish Grand Prix. Istanbul. www.tomsfed.com Tel : +90 21 6465 1155
31 August-2 September FIA Propecia Rally New Zealand No details but it apparently cures baldness
31 August - 2 September Goodwood Circuit Revival. www.goodwood.co.uk/motor sport/
SEPTEMBER 2007 :
7-9 September. FIA Italian Grand Prix. www.monzanet.it Tel : +39 0392 4821
14/16 September. FIA Belgian Grand Prix. Spa-Francorchamps www.spa-francorchamps.be Tel : +32 8089 2289
14/16 September Le Mans Series Silverstone www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk Tel : 0870 458 8260
15-16 September. VSCC See Red race meeting, Donington Park, Derbyshire. www.vscc.co.uk
16 -17th September 24 Heures Camions, Le Mans www.lemans.org Truck racing? for Twenty Four Hours? hmmmmmmm...
28/30 September FIA Japanese Grand Prix. Fuji International Speedway. www.fisco-jp.com Tel : +81 550 781234
OCTOBER 2007 :
5-7 October FIA Rallye de France - Tour de Corse France www.ffsa.org
7-9 October. FIA Chinese Grand Prix. Shanghai. www.icsh.sh.cn Tel : +86 10 6714 9374
12-14 October. FIA Rally de Catalunya - Espana www.rallycatalunya.com Tel : +34 9 3571 9709
19-21 October. FIA Brazilian Grand Prix. Interlagos-Sao Paolo.www.ainterlagos.com Tel : +55 11 5666 8822
20th October. HSCC Historic Car Races Silverstone. www.hscc.org.uk Tel : 01327 858400
21st October, VSCC Autumn Sprint, Goodwood motor circuit, Sussex www.vscc.co.uk
26-28 October. FIA Rally Japan www.rallyjapan.jp Tel : +81 1 5520 2056
NOVEMBER 2007 :
8/11 November Lombard Revival Rally Cheltenham, Gloucestershire www.endurorally.com Tel : 01235 851291 Historic revival of the old RAC Rally- The Festival of Sleet
16/18 November FIA Rally Ireland www.motorsportireland.com Tel : +353 1677 5628 New one this.. more mud then.
30 November-2 December FIA Wales Rally GB, Cardiff www.walesrallygb.com Tel : 01753 765000
DECEMBER 2007 :