Super Saloon 50th

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It’s 50 years since the first Super Saloon Championship was run in Britain, aimed at getting the quickest V8-engined tin tops and best two-litre cars in one place rather than have individuals duffing up small fry all over the country.  Two series currently admit the cars, but two of the most famous crowd-pleasers – the DAF V8 originated by Super Saloon co-founder Tony Hazlewood in 1972 (now owned by house builder Andy Wilson) and Vauxhall Firenza ‘Baby Bertha’ built for Gerry Marshall by Bill Blydenstein’s team in 1975 (long owned by Lincolnshire farmer Joe Ward) – raced together with the HSCC at Snetterton on the weekend of 20-21 April.

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