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VSCC presents Formula Vintage


Press Release from The Vintage Sports-Car Club : Formula Vintage - A new name for VSCC RacingFormula Vintage – A new name for VSCC Racing

The Vintage Sports-Car Club is proud to present Formula Vintage, the new name for the Club’s racing programme with the aim of introducing the VSCC’s unique and celebrated line-up to a new and wider audience of motorsport enthusiasts.

The VSCC’s racing activities began 80 years ago with the Club’s first ever Race Meeting on 10 July 1937 at Donington Park, where it was also one of the last to hold an event prior to the outbreak of war two years later. The VSCC then held the first Race Meeting Post-war, when it joined forces with the Cambridge University Automobile Club for an event at Gransden Lodge Aerodrome on 13 July 1947. 

Since those early years the Club has firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading organisers of Pre-war and Historic Club racing, with a wealth of experience in hosting first-class events at the UK’s most celebrated venues, including  Silverstone, where the Club held a first meeting on 2 July 1949, one of the first at the then fledgling circuit.

Whilst the subsequent years have seen the arrival of a number of other notable series and events, the Vintage Sports-Car Club remains a prominent fixture of the Historic Club racing calendar to this day.

2017 will see Formula Vintage visit five famous British circuits, with each Meeting headlined by one of the Club’s prestigious trophy collections, celebrating such British Racing legends of the Pre- and Post-war eras as Mike Hawthorn and Richard Seaman.

A regular programme of six Pre-war and Historic trophy races will top the bill at each meeting, highlighting the very best of Pre-war racers against like for like machinery, featuring Pre-1931 Vintage Racing Cars, Pre-1961 Racing Cars and road-going Pre-war Sports-Cars, as well as eclectic Pre-war line-ups for our ever-popular All-Comers Scratch and Handicap formats. 

Other celebrated events from the Club’s historic collections will also be featured throughout the year, including the Pre-1918 Edwardian Handicap Race, Pre-war Sports-Car Team Relay Race and much more, whilst we will also champion our fellow Pre-war marques with special events, including races for Frazer Nash/GN, Riley, MG and Austin 7, and we again host the Bugatti Owners’ Club’s hallowed Williams Trophy.

To complement the year’s ‘Vintage’ content, we also look forward to welcoming competitors from many of the UK’s other celebrated Historic and Classic race series, including long-time associates the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association (HGPCA), Formula Junior and 500 Owners Association, prominent 1950s/60s Series FISCAR and HRDC, and some newer supporters in the Morgan Challenge Series and Classic Ferrari.

With free Spectator access to the Paddock, where you can get up close with drivers and their historic machinery, and plenty of other off-track entertainment at each event, Formula Vintage provides a truly special day out for the whole family.

So be sure to join us for one or more of the exciting five rounds on offer:

Round 1

Silverstone National Circuit, Northamptonshire

22 & 23 April

Round 2

Oulton Park International Circuit, Cheshire

10 June

Round 3

Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire

23 July

Round 4

Mallory Park, Leicestershire

12 August

Round 5

Snetterton 200 Circuit, Norfolk

17 September

 
A preview of each Round, including a full provisional Race Programme can be viewed at www.vscc.co.uk/page/events alongside the Club’s full calendar of events for 2017, covering an extensive diary of Sprints, Hill Climbs, Trials, Rallies, Driving Tests and more.

CLICK HERE to view the brand new Formula Vintage promo video at the VSCC YouTube channel whilst a new dedicated website (www.formulavintage.co.uk) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FormulaVintage/) are also now live.

   

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