HSCC Open House at the Silverstone Festival

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The HSCC will be running three grids this year at the 25-27 August Silverstone Festival and they intend to offer an opportunity to race at this unmissable event to the widest possible selection of cars.

The three grids will be for the Silverstone Formula Libre Trophy for any pre-1990 single seater; the Road Sports Trophy for all pre-1980 production sports and saloon cars; and the HSCC Thundersports category.  

The entry fee for each race is under £1000.  The HSCC is also throwing open an invitation to racers from other series across the UK, and Europe, to come and be part of the weekend, giving a chance to race at the event to a whole crop of drivers who have not previously had a suitable race to enter and can now be part of the Festival.  The plan is to make the three grids as open and accommodating as possible and anyone with a car they think may be suitable is invited to apply.

 Two 20-minute Formula Libre races will be open to a wide range of powerful single seaters built and raced before 1990, including Formula 1, F2 and 3, F5000 and FAtlantic, FFord 2000s and even Formula 3000, Formula Vauxhall Lotus and Formula Renault.  At the heart of the Formula Libre race will be cars from the HSCC’s existing Aurora Trophy, Geoff Lees Trophy, Classic F3 Historic, Formula Atlantic and Historic FF2000 grids.  However, the club is eager to welcome other cars not normally seen within its race meetings, so is inviting drivers in any pre 1990 slicks and wings single seater to take part

The second all-new grid will be a 40-minute pre-1980 road sports and touring car race for the Road Sports Trophy and the first quarter of the grid was filled as soon as entries opened.  Cars from a number of categories will be eligible, particularly those running to FIA Appendix K regulations, but all cars in near standard trim from the 1970s will be welcomed.

 Thundersports is the HSCC’s series for 1970s sports-racing and GT cars and for the 40-minute Silverstone Festival race the entry will be open to other suitable cars, particularly powerful GT cars.  Anyone with a car that may be suitable should make contact with the HSCC office as soon as possible.  See hscc.org.uk or email jasmine@hscc.org.uk.

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