Mus­cle cars set for a come­back to the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

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

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