CLASSIC K

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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.

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