Many would have questioned the ongoing viability of a 40-year-old multi-class championship with just 15 cars on the grid for its 2017 finale at Snetterton but, 12 months on, more than twice as many entered the concluding MG Car Club BCV8 Championship round at the same venue.
Thanks to the sterling work of long-time coordinator
Pam Mccarthy – mother of 2017 champion Russell – and with added promotional impetus from established competitor James Wheeler, grids surged from an average of 17 cars in ’17 to 27 for the ’18 season. With the cars dating from the 1960s and ’70s the category benefits from a historic bounce, and the roaring full-race V8-powered machinery in the top class makes it one of the most spectacular championships around. The memorable decider – which had five contenders with a realistic chance of the title – was run in changing conditions, and Mccarthy did enough to retain his title.