Race Restoration Technology will see our editorial model focussed on the technology of historic racing. It's arguably one of the most popular forms of motorsport among competitors globally.
Its broad appeal can in part be accounted for by the huge variety of machinery that is raced. There is a place for everything from pre-1920’s vintage through to Le Mans Prototypes of the early 2000s.
All of these cars need specialist services to keep them running, and it is often the case that companies involved in contemporary racing find their skills ideally suited to the restoration and maintenance of historic cars and are turning their attentions there.
Technology is also changing the way these cars are worked on. Be this through the use of advanced reverse engineering methods such as laser scanning and additive manufacturing to recreate unobtainable parts, or new materials technology allowing for greater reliability from components without impacting their historic aesthetic.
- Intro: THE EDITOR - We reflect on the appeal of historic racing as we launch this new magazine dedicated to the engineering that supports it
- Grid: IN THE NEWS - Recreating a 1983 Tyrrell Formula One car, details of the Historic Passports system, healthy demand for 1980s Group A machinery, and more…
- In Conversation: OLLIE CROSTHWAITE - Crosthwaite & Gardiner’s managing director explains to Lawrence Butcher how digital technology is exploited in the name of authenticity
- Dossier: RUNNING THE PEUGEOT 908 HDI FAP AND 908 - Buying a set of advanced but unwanted racecars is one thing, running them is another. BBM Sport shares the lessons it learned from that with Lawrence Butcher
- Insight: NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND COMPOSITES - Lawrence Butcher details the challenges of testing components – especially those made from composites – in historic racers
- Dossier: CHAPARRAL 2E - No racecar exploited the freedom of the Can-Am series rules more than the 1966 Chaparral 2E. Karl Ludvigsen looks at its game-changing aerodynamic concepts
- Insight: WIRING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS - Lawrence Butcher shows how to harness various wiring techniques when restoring post-war racers
- Focus: REVERSE ENGINEERING TOOLS - Lawrence Butcher explains some of the technology available to measure and model components for the first stage in the reverse engineering process
- Focus: REVERSE ENGINEERING IN OPERATION - Lawrence Butcher explains how the tools for measuring parts for reverse engineering are actually used
- Digest: BRADLEY ASTON MARTIN ULSTER - Edward Bradley extols the economic virtues of maintaining this 1930s racer. Lawrence Butcher reports
- Supplier directory - Our listing of the companies providing products and services to the historic racing community
- PS: SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2019 AND THE UBIQUITOUS WALTER HASSAN - The 2019 Silverstone Classic was testament to this race engine maestro’s legacy; we look back on his triumphs