Muscle cars set for a comeback to the Silverstone Classic
Period American muscle cars will return to the Silverstone Classic next July in the TransAtlantic Touring Car Trophy for pre-1966 saloon cars.
Recreating the successful 2016 race, V8 Ford Mustangs and Ford Falcons will take on rarer racing saloons like the Mercury Cyclone Comet, Plymouth Barracuda and the simply vast Ford Galaxies.
The event promoters will hope to attract as many as 40 American V8s to the grid, which will be topped up by smaller-engined European models including Ford Lotus Cortinas. In 2016, the 40-minute race was won by the Ford Mustang of Craig Davies from Russian-based New Zealander Roger Wills in his 1965 Mercury Cyclone Comet.
Wills has Mercury Cyclone