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16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020 16 May 2020 09:00 17 May 2020 18:00 Europe/London Historic Sports Car Club – May The HSCC hosts the International Trophy, a great event for the nostalgia buff and race enthusiast. Silverstone Circuit
Get ready for 2 days of historic racing with qualifying and racing taking place on both days. The event will showcase post war racing cars, featuring cars from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with single seaters, saloons, sports racing, GT and road sports car classes. From the humble Mini, to the rumbling V8 Formula 5000 machines of the 1970s there is something to satisfy everyone’s passion for iconic cars.
The Aurora Trophy features Formula 5000 and Formula 2 cars of the 1970s that would have featured for Daily Express International Trophy. The weekend will also feature March chassis in the main race and supporting events.
The HSCC International Trophy has been running at Silverstone since 2008.
With free access to the paddock there couldn’t be a better time to get your historic fix.
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The main race is run in two parts with one race on each day. Primarily for Formula 5000 cars, but with period classes for Formula 2, Atlantic, Formula One, and other Pre-80 single seater race cars.
The feature race is to be a recreation of the Daily Express International Trophy which began at Silverstone in the 1950’s as a non Championship Formula One Race. During the 1970’s Formula 5000 cars were included, creating a challenge between the two top flight formulae. Formula 1 being considered the European Formula, with Formula 5000 using predominantly Chevrolet 5 litre engines were the American challengers.
The International Trophy has produced some great battles in previous years, here are a few that stand in memory:
1968 International Trophy
Winner: Denny Hulme – WATCH
1970 International Trophy
Winner: Chris Amon – WATCH
1975 International Trophy
Winner: Niki Lauda – WATCH
1978 Daily Express International Trophy
Winner: Keke Rosberg – WATCH PART 1
Richard Attwood, former Grand Prix driver and 1970 Le Mans Winner, has been entered for the by Porsche Classic Partner Centres for the HSCC 70s Road Sports race. Richard will be driving a Porsche 928 built and prepared by the Porsche Classic Partner Centres as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations for the 928.
Supporting package includes Thundersports a big hit with the crowd at the Silverstone Classic last year. The Series brings together mighty 8 Litre Can Am Sports Cars, Group 6 Sports Racing Cars, and Sports 2000. The Dunlop Saloon Car cup, is for all fans of Touring Cars, at this meeting only they will be joined on track by the pre’66 Historic Touring Cars. Other races include, Classic Formula 3, Historic and Classic Formula Ford, Guards Trophy, Historic and 70s Roadsports, and Jaguar Classic Challenge.
The HSCC comes to Silverstone in May with its recreation of the International Trophy Meetings that were held on the Grand Prix circuit between the 1950’s and 1980’s. For many years the International Trophy was run as a non-championship Formula One Race and during the 1970s Formula 5000 cars were included in the entry to duel with the Formula One cars. Formula 5000 was derived from the American Formula A and the European title of F5000, denotes the engine capacity of 5 Litres. These awesome beasts could eat up the miles on the straights but with a heavy Chevrolet or Ford V8 in the back cornering was not quite as agile as the Formula One cars. In period the likes of Brian Redman, David Hobbs and Peter Gethin in their F5000 cars, would challenge, the likes Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti and Niki Lauda, for the coveted Daily Express International Trophy.
This year Formula 5000 celebrates its 50th Anniversary, and they will form part of the grid for the spectacular XL Aurora Trophy which will have a Race on each day of the weekend. In this race the monster V8s will be challenged by Historic Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars for race honours.
From mighty monsters to nimble close wheel racing, the HSCC Historic Formula Fords supported by Vital Equipment in association with Carless Fuels, always provides close wheel to wheel racing. Unlike modern cars these single seaters are able to slipstream each other guaranteeing a close finish to each of their races. Single Seater action is completed on the Saturday with a round of the HSCC/FJHRA Silverline Historic Formula Junior Championship
For those who enjoy Closed Wheel action there is plenty on offer. The HSCC Road Sports grids, bring a variety of production Sports cars onto the track spanning three decades. The 1950’s and 1960’s cars racing in the Historic Road Sports Race which will be a 40 minute pit stop event, with the 1970s having their own race of 30 Minutes.
60’s Classic car fans have 3 races of especial interest, the Jaguar Classic Challenge for 1966 Jaguars, have an Hour endurance Race on the Saturday, whilst on Sunday there is the 1.1/2 Hour endurance race for the GT & Sports Car Cup, for Pre’66 GT cars, and the Guards Trophy 40 Minute pit stop race, which combines Pre’66 GT cars with Pre’69 Sports Racing Cars.
The Thundersports Series, has a pair of races for sports prototype and Sports Racing cars, and GT Cars of the 1970’s with an invitation class for Sports 2000 cars.
Finally there will be the opening rounds for the Dunlop Saloon Car Cup featuring Touring cars from across 4 decades. Ford Capri, Sierra Cosworth, BMW M3, Honda Civic, Nissan Primera, as raced by the Touring Car Heroes, like Gordon Spice, Tim Harvey, James Thompson and John Cleland. All on track together.
The HSCC comes to Silverstone in June with its recreation of the International Trophy Meetings that were held on the Grand Prix circuit between the 1950’s and 1980’s. For many years the International Trophy was run as a non championship Formula One Race and during the 1970s the Formula One cars duelled with the Formula 5000 cars. In later years the International Trophy was for Formula 2 Cars.
It is the Formula 2 cars that head the HSCC race programme with two rounds of the Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series with cars and drivers entering from across Europe. The days of the Chevrolet 5 Litre Engine Formula 5000 are not overlooked as they also have two races across the weekend in XI Aurora Trophy Series. The International weekend was always supported by Sports Racing and GT cars, along with the junior Formula 3. All of that is included in the race weekend.
The Thundersports series, has a pair of races for sports prototype and Sports Racing cars, and GT Cars of the 1970’s. The HSCC Guards Trophy has a single endurance pit stop race for similar cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Whilst the GT and Sports Car Cup has a longer pit stop endurance race primarily for GT Cars. Completing the line up of endurance races will be the Jaguar Classic Challenge, which is for Pre’66 Jaguars, ranging from the beautiful XK120, the Le Mans C and D – Type sports racing cars encompassing Jaguar saloon cars from the MkVII to the Mk2 with the jewel in the crown being the iconic E-type.
The event programme is completed by a pair of super slipstreaming races for the Historic Formula Ford, with races for Historic Formula Ford 2000, Classic Formula 3 and Historic Formula 3. Many of these cars were raced in period by Grand Prix stars and have been restored to their original liveries.
HSCC 70’s Roadsports Championship
This championship is open to genuine production sports and GT cars built and road registered between 1.1.70 and 31.12.79. Only minor modifications to engine and suspension are permitted body shell must remain as standard. Cars must remain road legal and additional championship points are awarded at each round to competitors who drive their car to the circuit and who score fastest lap in class. Modifications are strictly limited and all cars must use MSA Blue Book listed tyres. All cars must have current HSCC Vehicle Identification forms and a current MOT.
Lotus is the most successful marque within the championship currently and the front runners this weekend will be Father and Son Mark and Will Leverett in Lotus Elan and Lotus Europa, also in Europa’s are Jim Dean and Steve Skipworth whilst reigning Champion Julian Barter fields another Elan. Always a front runner and potential race winner is Julian’s father Charles in a Datsun 240Z
HSCC Classic Formula 3 Championship supported by MB Racing Wheels
This Championship is open to genuine Formula 3 racing cars originally built and raced between 1.1.71 and 31.12.84. Cars may use 2 Litre Toyota or 1600cc Lotus Twin Cam engines as appropriate, fitted with the air restrictors. Only very minor alterations from original specification are permitted. All cars use the same type and compound of Avon Control Tyres. There are also two invitation classes open to Formula Ford 2000 and Water Cooled Super Vee cars. All cars must have current Vehicle Identification Forms. The Winner of Class B in the Championship for cars built between 1st January – 31st December 1973 will receive the Tony Brise Trophy.
The Classic Formula 3 Championship evokes the era when future Grand Prix stars were learning their trade in the lower rungs of motor sport, the cars raced by Derek Warwick, Martin Brundle can be found on this grid along with drivers like Ian Flux and Richard Trott who raced against them in period.
HSCC Classic Racing Car Series
This championship is open to single seater racing cars up to 1600cc built prior to 31.12.73 with various cut off dates depending on class and engine capacity. F1,F2,F3 and Formula Junior cars are all eligible. Dunlop or Avon control tyres are mandatory. There is also a separate class for pre-1972 Historic Formula Ford cars. All cars must have current Vehicle Identification Forms
HSCC Historic Formula 3 Championship
The Historic Formula 3 Championship is open to one litre Formula 3 cars, originally built and raced between 01.1.64 to 31.12.70.
The two grids of Classic Racing Cars and Historic Formula three are combined for Saturday, with the one litre ‘screamers’ having a second standalone race on the Sunday. The Classic Racing Cars race features the rare Mclaren M4a Formula 2 car of Mike Flewitt, whilst the Historic Formula 3 race contains some of the cars featured in the film Rush The ontrack stars of the race are likely to be Brabham BT21s of Peter Thompson and Jon Milicevic
HSCC XI Aurora Trophy Series
This series is open to single seater Formula 5000, Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic cars, built between 1.1.67 and 31.12.78 pre ground effect. There are a number of Invitation classes for Classic Formula 3 , FF2000, Formula Super Vee cars, and ground effect Formula Atlantic cars, built and raced before 1.1.84. There is also a class for Class A Classic Clubmans Cars. For 2012 an Invitation class has been included. Cars must be in original specification with only the addition of current safety requirements. All cars must have current Vehicle Identification Forms.
Recreating the days of the Daily Express International Trophy Meetings at Silverstone, the Derek Bell Trophy will bring together, Formula One, Formula 5000 and Formula 2 cars in two spectacular races over the weekend. Heading the entry is the Formula 5000 Gurney Eagle FA74 of HSCC Chairman Frank Lyons, Max Smith Hilliard has entered his Fittipaldi Formula one car, whilst also in the entry is the ex Peter Gethin Chevron B37 of Neil Glover and the March 73A of Jamie Brashaw.
HSCC Guards Trophy Championship supported by Dunlop Tyres
This Championship is open to GT cars built prior to 31.12.65 and Sports Racing Car up to 2 Litres built prior to 31.12.68 which have, as a model, International competition history in period. Regulations are as per FIA Appendix K, i.e. full period racing specification in accordance with manufacturers homologation forms. All cars must have current FIA HTP Forms. A wide variety of sports and GT racers have assembled for this race meeting, ranging from the rumbling V8s of Mike Whitaker TVR and Leo Voyazides AC Cobra, to the nimble Chevron B8s of Charlie Allison and James Schryver
HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship in association with Avon Tyres Supported by Radio Caroline
This Championship is open to Formula Ford 1600 cars originally built and raced prior to 31.12.71. Specification must be as original with only the addition of current safety requirements. There is also a special Novice class within this Championship for competitors who have no previous race or kart experience. All cars must have current Vehicle Identification Forms.
Historic racing goes Pop in the form of support from Radio Caroline for this popular single seater category. Formula Ford itself celebrates its 50th birthday in July with special races at Brands Hatch and the Silverstone Classic. The HSCC has a massive entry of 65 cars, for this race meeting in May.
HSCC/FJHRA Silverline Historic Formula Junior Championship.
This championship is open to single seater racing cars complying with Formula Junior Regulations built and raced between 1958 and 1963, with classes for 500cc Formula 3 cars and built and raced between 1946 and 1962.
Possibly one of the most successful single seater category in Historic Racing, with races across the world. Formula Junior was created by Count Johnny Lurani in 1957 as a stepping stone into Grand Prix racing. These evocative mini Grand Prix cars, exemplify the rapid development in motor sport as single seaters moved from front engine to rear engine propulsion. Always close racing, one of the cars to look for will be the Brabham BT6 of Mark Shaw originally raced by Denny Hulme in period.
HSCC Historic Road Sports Championship
The Championship is open to genuine production sports and GT cars built and road registered between 1947 and 31.12.69 and which have as a model, International competition history in period. Some modifications to engine and suspension are permitted. Cars must remain road legal and additional championship points are awarded at each round to competitors who drive their car to and from the circuit. All cars must use MSA Blue Book listed tyres and must have a current MOT and Vehicle Identification Form.
Covering the earlier generation of road sports cars the front of the grid is dominated by Morgan Plus 8 with Philip Goddard, Robin Pearce, Kevin Kivlochan and Donington winner William Plant all entered. Look for the unusual but distinctive Fiat 124 of local man Ian Jacobs.
HSCC Historic Touring Car Championship
The Historic Touring Car Championship, is open to touring cars which as a model were in series production on or before January 1st 1966 and which appears on the permanent list of eligible vehicles held by the HRSR. Two plus two cars and van-derived estate cars are not eligible. They may either be homologated or un- Homologated saloons. All cars must have current Vehicle Identification Forms. There are separate classes for cars built to the period FIA Appendix K regulations.
Do remember the days of Minis racing against Ford Lotus Cortinas, and mixing it with the American muscle cars, like Ford Falcon, Ford Mustang, and Ford Galaxie? This is where you can relive those glory days all over again.
The Thundersports Series is open to Sports Racing, GT and Touring Cars of a type that would have competed in the World Endurance Championship, FIA GT Championship, FIA 2 Litre Sports Car Championship or other International Competition up to 31st December 1979. There is also an invitation class for Sports 2000 cars built up to 31st December 1984 conforming to SRCC regulations. With the exception of Sports 2000 cars all cars must have a valid FIA HTP.
A full one hour race, with a variety of cars ranging from the spectacular 7 Litre Chevrolet Corvette of Peter Hallford to the beautiful Lola T282 of Leo Voyazides, this race is guaranteed to set your pulse racing.
Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Winners between 1949 – 1984:
Alberto Ascari – Ferrari 125
Nino Farina – Alfa Romeo 158
Reg Parnell – Thinwall Ferrari
Lance Macklin HWM
Mike Hawthorn – Ferrari 500
Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Ferrari 625
Peter Collins – Maserati
Stirling Moss – Vanwall
Jean Behra – BRM P25
Peter Collins – Ferrari Dino 246
Jack Brabham – Cooper T51
Innes Ireland – Lotus 18
Stirling Moss – Cooper T53P
Graham Hill – BRM P57
Jim Clark – Lotus 25
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT7
Jackie Stewart – BRM P261
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT19
Mike Parkes – Ferrari 312
Denis Hulme – Mclaren M7
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT26A
Chris Amon – March 701
Graham Hill – Brabham BT34
Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus 72
Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell 006
James Hunt – Hesketh 308
Niki Lauda – Ferrari 312T
James Hunt – Mclaren M23
Rene Arnoux – Martini Mk22
Keke Rosberg – Theodore TR1
Eddie Cheever – Osella FA2
Eliseo Salazar – Williams FW07
Mike Thackewell – Ralt RH6
Stefan Bellof – Maurer MM2
Beppe Gabbiani – March 832
Mike Thackwell – Ralt RH6
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