Race Series


The prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars was awarded last year to Stuart Graham and Richard Attwood for their win at Silverstone. The 2012 Trophy goes to Wolfgang Friedrichs and David Clark for their fine drive in the Aston Martin Project DP212.

Historic Motor Racing News proudly supports three of the best race series in Europe.

 

 

 Pre-'63 GT  - It Started at the Silverstone Classic

 


In 2009 we helped to put together a grid of Pre-63 GT cars for the Silverstone Classic and the response was immediate and enthusiastic! Amongst the entries were Short wheelbase Ferraris, DB4GT Astons (and even a genuine pre-63 Project car), AC Aces, MGA Twincams, an incredibly historic Sebring TR3, SZ Alfas, Lotus Elites, E-types, Morgans all to genuine pre-1963 specification. This grid merited its feature race status and was the beginning of the Pre-'63 GT series that followed.

 


The object of this series is to promote cars that have become more and more rare in historic racing today because of the competition they encounter from modern replicas and highly developed racing cars.  This series is for genuine, original and historic cars driven by enthusiastic owners.  If you have a particularly original car, we would like to hear from you.  

 


Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy

 


The Royal Automobile Club has bestowed the honour of presenting the winner of the Silverstone race each year with the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars.  This is the real deal and is a perpetual trophy presented by the Royal Automobile Club. 

 

Pre-'63 GT was recognised as the Race Series of the Year 2011 at the inaugural International Historic Motoring Awards.
In 2014 Pre-'63 GT will race for the Pre-63 GT Trophy at three Peter Auto race meetings within the Sixties Endurance grid where the Pre-63 cars will have their own podium and classification.  In addition, there will be two pre-63 GT-only races in the UK.

 

2014 calendar:

 

Donington Festival 3-5 May (Pre-63 GT only)
Spa Francorchamps Classic 16-18 May (Peter Auto)


Dijon Grand Prix de lAge dOr 6-8 June (Peter Auto)
Silverstone Classic 15-27 July (Pre-63 GT only)
Dix Mille Tours, Paul Ricard 3-5 October (Peter Auto)

Download full Sixties Endurance-Pre-'63 GT regs in English here, and in French here.

 

 

1000km attracts the cars that ran in the World Sportscar Championships between 1964 and 1971.  So successful was our four-hour Monza race two years ago that we continued the endurance format, with three-hour races at some of the best circuits in Europe in 2013.  These proved popular with a small number of cars, but we came to the conclusion that the majority wanted shorter races.   This year we are teaming up with Peter Autos CER 1 for a series of one-hour races, with a 90-minute final race at the end of the season.  If drivers then vote for longer races, we can go back to running them in subsequent years.

 


Just as in the days of the classic 12-hour and 1000km races, these races are open to prototypes, touring and GT cars.  Eligible are pre-1972 closed prototypes and pre-1975 Touring and GT cars.

 


Calendar 2014

 


Spa Francorchamps Classic 16-18 May


Dijon Grand Prix de lAge dOr 6-8 June
Dix Mille Tours, Paul Ricard 3-5 October
Algarve 17-19 October
    
Download full 1000km-CER 1 Regulations in English here and in French here.

Touring Cars

U2TC is a series for pre-1966 under two litre Touring Cars that has gone from strength to strength as it enters its seventh year of existence.  It races at all the best tracks in Europe, enjoys a high standard of race preparation and high driving standards. It is an invitation series and cars are expected to conform strictly to Appendix K.

 


For 2014 U2TC has secured races at some of the best European meetings:

 


Donington Festival 3-5 May 
Spa Francorchamps Classic 16-18 May


Dijon Grand Prix de lAge dOr 6-8 June
Silverstone Classic 15-27 July
Spa Six Hour Meeting 19-21 September
Dix Mille Tours, Paul Ricard 3-5 October
Algarve Classic Festival 17-19 October

There is a special Four Hour Trophy for the fastest in four races added together.  There is also a Four Hour Trophy exclusively for Minis.

 


These are all historic meetings where there is plenty of scope for drivers to race several other cars over the weekend.

 

For full U2TC Regulations in English click here, and in French here.


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