Rock­et­ford makes a Euro­pean race de­but

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

A group of Ar­gen­tinean en­thu­si­asts have shipped a 1929 Ford V8-based spe­cial to the UK to race with the Vin­tage Sports-car Club this sea­son.

Nick­named the Rock­et­ford, the spe­cial is based on a Ford Model A chas­sis. It was raced at Sil­ver­stone by Tor­cu­ato Iri­arte and Chris­tian Hen­rik­sen. “The car only ar­rived on Tues­day,” said Iri­arte, who was eighth in the GP Itala and Lanch­ester Trophy race. “It’s the first time the car has run in Europe.”

They now plan to leave the car in the UK and re­turn later in the sea­son for more VSCC races. It ran as a sin­gle-seater and a sportscar Sil­ver­stone. Hen­rik­sen was 12th in the Fox and Ni­choll Trophy.

Iri­arte and Hen­rik­sen both drove ‘Rock­et­ford’ at Sil­ver­stone

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