Silverstone International Trophy meeting entries open. Don't forget to book a place at the Supper Party in the BRDC Clubhouse on 20th May. Entries open for CCRC meeting on 1st May for HF3 and Classic Clubmans at Castle Combe.
Here's the latest news from the HSCC. 
New Pre80 website
We are delighted to announce that the Pre80 Series now has its own website where you can find all the latest information about the Series, thanks to Mark Richardson, our Pre80 Drivers' Representative who has set it up. You'll also find information about the GTSCC series on the same website - so please take a look.
The Cooper Car Club Seeks a New President / Secretary

The Cooper Car Club is looking for a new President/Secretary to take over running the Club. This voluntary position would suit an IT literate person with a warm & engaging personality and some knowledge/experience of Cooper racing cars.  For an informal chat please contact one of the following people

Richard Neale. Email;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mob; 07774 868037

Duncan Rabagliati.  Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mob; 07710 511548

Peter Jackson. Email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Tel; 02380 845835


Silverstone Classic 28th - 30th July Formula Ford Race

Entry forms for this Historic Formula Ford race emailed on 9th February and available to download from the website - we anticipate receiving a large number of entries so we advise everyone to send their entry forms to the HSCC office as soon as possible.
Classic Media Preview Test Day and Classic Test Day Timetable Available
We’re looking forward to seeing you for testing at the Silverstone Classic Media Preview Day on Thursday 23rd March. As highlighted on the test entry form, between the morning and afternoon testing sessions we run a passenger ride session for our media guests between 11.30 and 13.00 to give them a flavour of the Classic and the circuit. This obviously adds to the enjoyment of the day for the media, and hopefully means we get a positive response by way of press coverage. In turn this should lead to increased awareness of the event and ultimately increased revenues for the main event which helps enable us to provide testing for you free of charge at our Media Preview Day. 

Entries for the Test Day just prior to the Silverstone Classic meeting are also open and this will be held on Thursday 27th July; the entry form is available to download from the same page. 


HSCC History

A substantial new book has been launched to celebrate 50 years of the Historic Sports Car Club. '50 Years of the Historic Sports Car Club' was unveiled at the Club's annual awards dinner on Saturday (November 19) when all the award winners were presented with a copy.

The hard-back book has been written by motor sport journalist Paul Lawrence and tells the complete story of the HSCC form the inaugural Griffiths Formula race at Castle Combe in 1966 through to the end of the Club's 2016 championship season.

The book comprises 256 pages and has 580 photographs, many never before published. The foreword is from Sir Stirling Moss OBE, the Club's patron-in-chief.

The Club's story charts the highs and lows of what is now Britain's leading club for historic racing. The story moves from the HSCC's modest early days to becoming a race organising club in the early 1980s and the influence of the late John Foulston. After difficult financial times in the 1990s, the Club has prospered over the last two decades and now has a prominent and respected position in historic racing.

The book also tells the story of the competitors who have raced with the HSCC over 50 years and includes records of all the Club's championships and annual award winners.

The book is priced at £30 plus £6 postage and packing, HSCC members and marshals can order copies at the discounted price of £20 plus £6 postage and packing. The book can be ordered from the HSCC office on 01327 858400 or by completing this order form and returning it to the office

The MSA Introduce New Competitor Licence Qualification for 2017
The Motor Sports Association are adding an additional licence qualificaton for the 2017 season based on the power to weight ration of your competition car. To download full details of the new regulations and which of our championships and series it will afffect please click here.
HSCC Online
We are delighted to announce that you may now enter and pay for entries online for our race meetings. Register and use the online facility at A Quick Start Guide can be downloaded from the registration page on the website. We hope that you find the online facility useful and easy to use. Please note you can only enter cars that are on the database - if you are have acquired a new car simply contact the office and we will add the details for you.
Race Wear

We are delighted to announce we have a new nominated manufacturer for HSCC Race Suits - please see Race Suits section for full details - or download the order form here.


HANS Devices

We have had a number of enquiries regarding the mandatory requirement for use of HANS devices. These rules also apply to testing at MSV circuits - they enforce the MSA yearbook see below for details- therefore there will be a lot of exemptions and drivers can be reassured that there will be consistency between racing and testing.


Q10.1 (e) An FIA approved FHR device, fitted in accordance with K.10.4, is Mandatory for drivers in Circuit Racing. With the exception of Period Defined Vehicles for which it is recommended.

There is a definition for Period Defined vehicles in Section B of the Yearbook.

Period Defined Vehicles (Non-Rally)

A (Veteran) Cars built before 1 Jan 1905.

B (Edwardian) Cars built between 1 Jan 1905 and 31 Dec 1918.

C (Vintage) Cars built between 1 Jan 1919 and 31 Dec 1930.

D (Post Vintage Thoroughbred) Cars built between 1 Jan 1931 and 31 Dec 1946.

E Cars built between 1 Jan 1947 and 31 Dec 1961 (up to 31 Dec 1960 for single seater and two seater racing cars).

F Cars built between 1 Jan 1962 and 31 Dec 1965 (from 1 Jan 1961 for single seater and two seater racing cars and up to 31 Dec 1966 for Formula 2).

G Cars built between 1 Jan 1966 (1 Jan 1964 for Formula 3) and 31 Dec 1971 that are no longer eligible for current Competition.

H Cars built between 1 Jan 1972 and 31 Dec 1976 that are no longer eligible for current Competition.



Want to be a Race Marshal?
Ever wanted to be that little bit closer to the racing, be part of a friendly enthusiastic team? Perhaps you should consider being a race marshal? The British Motor Racing Marshals Club has regions across the country and there is likely to be one based at  your favourite circuit. The Club offers friendly support and excellent quality training to enable you to enjoy motorsport safely wherever you choose to marshal whether it's on the bank, in the pits, paddock, assembly area or specialising in flag or fire marshalling etc.
Go racing! 
If you want to join in the fun on the track,  you will need to be over 16 years of age, and hold a full driving licence. If under 17 you will need to contact the MSA for details of their academy scheme. You will also need to take an ARDS Test (Association of Racing Drivers Schools) to obtain a National B Race licence. For the full details of how to start racing go to the website of the UK Motorsport Governing Body, (the MSA) where you will find details of their Go Racing Pack. If you want to experience driving a race car on track before deciding, go to the full list of Racing Schools Nationwide. There you will find a full range of choices from experience days to Full Race Courses to qualify for your National B Licence.



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