‘The VSCC meet­ings will be re­branded in 2017’

New name for club’s rac­ing ros­ter

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Paul Lawrence

For­mula Vin­tage is the new brand name for the rac­ing pro­gramme from the Vin­tage Sports-car Club.

As the club cel­e­brates the 80th an­niver­sary of its first race meet­ing at Don­ing­ton Park on July 10, 1937, the re­brand is de­signed to in­tro­duce the VSCC’S unique rac­ing sched­ule to a wider au­di­ence.

For­mula Vin­tage will visit five Bri­tish cir­cuits, with each meet­ing head­lined by one of the club’s tro­phy col­lec­tions, cel­e­brat­ing he­roes of the Pre- and Post-war eras in­clud­ing Mike Hawthorn and Richard Sea­man.

Fea­ture races at each event will be for pre-1931 vin­tage rac­ing cars and pre-1961 rac­ing cars, while other races will cover Pre-war sports-cars, all­com­ers scratch and hand­i­cap races.

The VSCC or­gan­ised one of the last UK race meet­ings in 1939 be­fore the Sec­ond World War and was then cen­tral to the first Post-war race meet­ing at Grans­den Lodge in July 1947. Two years later, the club ran one of the first meet­ings at the fledg­ling Sil­ver­stone cir­cuit.

The 2017 sched­ule for For­mula Vin­tage takes in dates at Sil­ver­stone, which re­turns to a two-day for­mat on April 22/23, Oul­ton Park (June 10), Cad­well Park (July 23), Mal­lory Park (Au­gust 12) and Snet­ter­ton (Septem­ber 17).

High­lights in­clude the Pre1918 Ed­war­dian Hand­i­cap Race at Mal­lory Park, the Pre-war Sports-car Team Re­lay Race and races for Frazer Nashes/ GNS, Ri­leys, MGS, Austin 7s and the Wil­liams Tro­phy for Bu­gat­tis. The HGPCA will guest at Sil­ver­stone. Other guest races in­clude Clas­sic Mor­gans and Fer­raris.

VSCC cars are com­pet­i­tive

Pho­tos: Paul Lawrence

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