Though only reintroduced in 2014 due to a fresh burst of demand, the Classic Sports Car Club’s Classic K series had a very good season this year.
The race series is for pre-1966 GT and Touring Cars running to FIA Appendix K regulations. A package that offers 30 minutes of qualifying and an hour-long pit-stop race for an entry fee of under £500 makes it a sure-fire winner too.
A grid of 25 Ford GT40S racing into dusk was unforgettable at the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting in March.
This ultimate one-make race celebrated the 50th anniversary of the GT40’S first win at Le Mans with Kiwis Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon at the wheel. The race also honoured famed team owner Alan Mann.
The race ran for an hour as the sun went down with an unmistakable sound track
from the 4.7-litre Ford V8 engine.
A raft of quality drivers packed the grid and any one of five cars could have won a race of ever-changing fortunes. Kenny Brack, Rob Huff, Simon Hadfield, Mike and Andrew Jordan, Martin Stretton and Rob Hall all played a part. Then, with 10 laps to go the Steve Soper/david Cuff car took the lead and won as others faltered and darkness fell. It was one of those magical moments in motor sport.