As TMT develops its coverage of hobbies and interests we will be bringing news of events and building a diary which will eventully appear as a separate category. In the meantime we are delighted to provide news of this VSCC meeting and wanted to emphasise that the Club is especially interested in hearing from former service personnel who would like to act as marshals at this and other VSCC events – Ed.
The VSCC is getting ready for a classic event of the vintage car racing year at Silverstone.
The event will include:
19 Grids of Pre-war, Historic Sports & Racing Cars
British Autotest Championship
Park & Parade
FHBVC’s “Drive It Day”
According to the VSCC:
” We will welcome the roar of racing engines at Silverstone this weekend as we herald the start of the Vintage Sports Car Club’s Formula Vintage 2018 season with a packed two days of track action on 21 and 22 April. A total of nineteen grids for Pre-war and Historic Sports and Racing cars will visit the Northamptonshire circuit guaranteeing excitement and close racing action.
The VSCC are not only running a race meeting, but also offering a variety of off-track entertainment including a trade village, Pre-war Auto Solo, British Autotest Championship as well as becoming one of the FHBVC’s “Drive It Day” venues for the first time.
Practice commences at 9am on both days with racing starting after lunch. The weekend provides the very finest of historic motor racing, with a mix of Historic Grand Prix Cars, 1950s Sports Racing Cars, Pre and Post-war Frazer-Nashs and the AR Morgan Challenge adding to the stable of prestigious VSCC trophies up for grabs.
In addition to all of the competition cars we are also delighted to welcome a number of motor racing legends to Silverstone this weekend, with no other than Martin Stretton, Historic Formula One Champion (1995 & 2000) taking to the track as part of the Freddie Giles Memorial Race and motorsport engineering superstar Tony Southgate, the only Chief Engineer to have won the triple crown of motorsport (Le Mans 24hr, Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix) joining us to present the podium awards for the prestigious Patrick Lindsey Memorial Race.
Advanced ticket sales have now closed for this event, but tickets will be available on the gate. All ticket holders are welcome to walk the paddock and peruse the magnificent collection of cars on display.
The VSCC Speed Championship will be launching its 2018 campaign with the year’s first Sprint at Curborough, in Staffordshire, this being quickly followed by the first Hill Climb at Devons’ Wiscombe Park on Sunday 13th May.
The second round of Formula Vintage will be held at Oulton Park on the International Circuit in Cheshire on Saturday 19th May, where the VSCC will celebrate the royal wedding by showcasing the wonderful world of Pre-war motoring.
Full details of all of events and ticket sales can be found at www.vscc.co.uk
Main text by the VSCC: www.vscc.co.uk