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Spring Start Silverstone is about speed


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This weekend VSCC's spring start, as usual will take place at Silverstone, the British Mecca of Grand Prix and Formula 1. No wonder that the new brand of VSCC is named Formula Vintage, a race series including the five famous....
up to date circuits Silverstone, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park, Mallory Park and Snetterton.  This series will show the pinnacle of pre-war racing in surroundings that allow for the very best these cars have to offer.  One can wonder why VSCC is investing in these new racing series. Is it to attract the public that's turning away from Formula 1 racing. Is it to attract new audience  for the club and for events?  Or perhaps to attract another league of sponsors that like to see quality events and quality venues. We will follow the developments around Formula Vintage with great interest. One other man will be interested more than anybody else. Dougal 'Longstone' Cawley - as where vintage racing is, rubber will fly....  Dougal here seen 12 years ago when we first met at Silverstone. Less pounds and a few gray hairs less than today.  

The roaring mint green car pictured above was of course identified by some of you as the 1939 'all independant' ALTA

(text and photos Joris Bergsma)

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