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
Silverstone Classic 28th - 30th July Formula Ford Race
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.
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.
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.
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.