HSCC TO LEAD FORMULA FORD CELEBRATIONS
Fifty-year-old category to receive special billing in anniversary year
The 50th anniversary of the Formula Ford category will be celebrated by the Historic Sports Car Club in a series of events in 2017, starting with a major display at Autosport International in January.
An eight-car display spanning the 50-year story of Formula Ford will include landmark designs for the category as well as several cars with significant histories. A gathering of past Formula Ford drivers from across the decades is planned on the Friday of the show (January 13).
The HSCC’S annual Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit meeting on July 1/2 will be a focal point for the celebrations. The first Formula Ford race ran at the Kent track on July 2, 1967 and the class will be a key feature of the meeting weekend.
The club’s Historic Formula Ford Championship caters for cars built up to the end of 1971, covering the first five years of the formula.
“Historic Formula Ford has been one of the club’s most successful and well-supported championships,” said Grahame White of the HSCC. “We had 50 entries at Silverstone last weekend and there could be even more next year. We’re very pleased to be celebrating the golden anniversary of this remarkable category and have more major announcements.”
In addition, the HSCC will stage celebration displays of 50 years of Formula Ford at the Classic Car show at the NEC next month, the Historic Motorsports Show at the London Excel and at Race Retro at Stoneleigh in February.