Friday 20 May 2016

The TV programme from the Historic Sports Car Club’s 50th anniversary race meeting at Castle Combe will be broadcast tomorrow (Saturday 21 May) at 9pm on Motors TV.

To mark a very special occasion in the history of the HSCC, SSTV filmed the race action and 50th anniversary celebrations and have produced an hour-long magazine-style programme.

The programme will have several repeats on Motors TV, including at 10.35am on Tuesday 24 May, and will also be available for viewing on-line via YouTube and the HSCC’s social media platforms. The link to the programme should be live on the HSCC Facebook page by late on Saturday evening.

As well as taking a look at some of the racing categories, the programme features the 50th anniversary grid re-creation as some of the drivers and cars that contested the inaugural Griffith Formula race in 1966 return to Castle Combe.

The programme also takes a look at some of the characters and cars racing with the HSCC and aims to capture the ethos and spirit of HSCC racing. The programme is hosted by Paul Woodford and the commentator for the race action is Ian Titchmarsh.

Among those appearing on the programme are club CEO Grahame White, chairman Frank Lyons, former chairman Chris Sharples and racers like Ray Mallock, Simon Hadfield, Benn Simms, Charles Barter, Tiff Needell and Greg Thornton.