Sa­loons will flood the cir­cuit at Sil­ver­stone

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Some 160 pe­riod rac­ing sa­loons will com­pete dur­ing ‘Tin Top Sun­day’ at this week­end’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic.

What is con­sid­ered to be the big­gest-ever gath­er­ing of pe­riod rac­ing sa­loons will com­pete across four races, with cars rang­ing from Mini Coop­ers and Lotus Corti­nas of the early 1960s to the fi­nal Su­per Tour­ing cars from 2000.

The bur­geon­ing His­toric Tour­ing Car Chal­lenge has the big­gest en­try with 52 cars in­clud­ing Ford Capris for World Tour­ing Car cham­pion Rob Huff and his­toric legend Wil­lie Green.

A to­tal of 22 US V8s will con­test the Pre ’66 race but face the Mini Cooper of Jonathan Lewis and Martin O’con­nell, which also runs in the U2TC race.

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