HSCC launches bid to get largest gath­er­ing of cham­pi­ons to cel­e­brate For­mula Ford’s 50th

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The big­gest ever gath­er­ing of For­mula Ford cham­pi­ons will cap the cat­e­gory’s 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion dur­ing the Leg­ends of Brands Hatch meet­ing next sum­mer.

The HSCC has launched a bid to get as many for­mer For­mula Ford cham­pi­ons as pos­si­ble to the Grand Prix Cir­cuit meet­ing on July 1/2. Es­ti­mates sug­gest that more than 30 cham­pi­onships for For­mula Ford 1600s have run and the gath­er­ing will also in­clude win­ners of the knock­out events like the For­mula Ford Festival, the Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy and the Cas­tle Combe Car­ni­val.

“Our cal­cu­la­tions sug­gest that as many as 500 driv­ers have won For­mula Ford ti­tles over 50 years and we’re keen to in­vite them,” said Gra­hame White of the HSCC. “When we in­clude the an­nual knock­out com­pe­ti­tions, we’d love to get up to 200 For­mula Ford stars to join in.”

The first For­mula Ford race ran at the Kent track ex­actly half a cen­tury ear­lier on July 2, 1967 and the cel­e­bra­tion of the cat­e­gory, topped by races for the HSCC’S His­toric For­mula Ford Cham­pi­onship, will be a key fea­ture of the week­end. The in­au­gu­ral race drew a 20-car field and was won by Ray Allen in a Lo­tus 51.

Any driver with a For­mula Ford ti­tle un­der their belt is in­vited to con­tact the HSCC of­fice on 021327 858400 or by e-mail to of­fice@hscc.org.uk.

The HSCC is also mark­ing the an­niver­sary with a ma­jor dis­play of cars from five decades at Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional.

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