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Contents December Issue Issue:  Latest News - Bits & Pieces - Rally News - Carrera Panamericana - Rallye du Valais - Daytona Classic 24 - Deux Tours d’Horloge - Alfa Revival Cup - Jerez Historic Festival - Historic Tour Lédenon - MRL Silverstone GP - Goodwood Members Meeting - Algarve Classic Festival

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…..And the HSCC

The Historic Sports Car Club has joined with other similar organisations in offsetting the carbon produced during its 2021 racing season. At a time when the climate is at the forefront of the news, the HSCC has off-set carbon produced via a UK tree-planting project under the guidance of Carbon Footprint Ltd.  The offset has been calculated to cover the Club’s entire racing season as well as the travel undertaken by Club officials during the season.  The calculation was based on the number of cars and laps completed during the HSCC racing season at realistic fuel consumption figures and working to the UK DEFRA emission statistics.  The carbon off-set will now be completed each season and it is hoped to develop the programme to take account of marshals’ travel and competitor pre-event testing. 

The carbon off-set builds on the Club’s initiatives to move to on-line documentation and reduce paper consumption, greater use of online meetings and other changes to procedures.