April 16/17

Motor Sport News - - Where To Go This Season - PL

One of the new high­lights of the Cas­tle Combe cal­en­dar will be a fresh clas­sic event in mid-april, mark­ing 50 years of the His­toric Sports Car Club.

In May 1966, a mod­est race for sports and sports-rac­ing car of 10 years age or more was the cat­a­lyst for the for­ma­tion of one of the UK’S most suc­cess­ful race or­gan­is­ing clubs.

Half a cen­tury ago, that in­au­gu­ral Grif­fiths For­mula race at Cas­tle Combe was won by the Jaguar D-type of Neil Cor­ner and the HSCC was born.

To mark this land­mark oc­ca­sion, the HSCC will start its rac­ing sea­son in Wilt­shire for the first time with a full week­end of rac­ing cov­er­ing most of its classes. His­toric For­mula Ford, His­toric Tour­ing Cars, Guards Tro­phy and His­toric F3 will be some of the lead­ing at­trac­tions. The en­thu­si­as­tic lo­cal crowd should love the ac­tion.

The cir­cuit, through the end-of-sea­son Au­tumn Clas­sic, has al­ready shown it is more than ca­pa­ble of run­ning a ma­jor his­toric event and now the track’s 2016 sea­son will be book-ended by crack­ing his­toric race meet­ings.

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