The com­pe­ti­tion hots up

Win­ning se­lec­tion in first of Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions’ Race Retro sales

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

The first of a three-day Race Retro sales bo­nanza sees Sil­ver­stone Auc­tions putting a se­lec­tion of com­pe­ti­tion cars un­der the ham­mer, with non-com­pe­ti­tion cars of­fered on the fol­low­ing two days.

The open­ing day’s sale of­fers would-be com­peti­tors an op­por­tu­nity to get started more quickly than if they have to build a car to rel­e­vant reg­u­la­tions. Costs can of­ten be pro­hib­i­tive, and those think­ing about dip­ping a toe in the wa­ter might not want to com­mit a hefty sum for some­thing they might not like.

Costs can vary dra­mat­i­cally, with some his­toric motorsport cars be­ing rel­a­tively cheap, while for those want­ing a se­ri­ous set of wheels and to run it in se­ri­ous events will re­quire an equally healthy bank bal­ance. As Sil­ver­stone’s line-up shows, there are many forms of his­toric motorsport, and there are less ex­pen­sive ways of get­ting in­volved. And for many it’s not the win­ning, but the tak­ing part, that’s the most im­por­tant thing. 01926 691141. www. sil­ver­stoneauc­tions.com

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