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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Dear All

Thanks to everyone at HSCC including the marshals and volunteers for all their support in what has been a very different racing year - despite the challenges we had a great 2020 diary and all the circuits provided us with a very safe environment.

Many congratulations again to Antony Ross, for being our 2020 champion.

If you don't already have them, here are the provisional 2021 HSCC calendar dates :

  • Sat/Sun 17/18 April: Snetterton 300
  • Sat/Sun 22/23 May: Silverstone Grand Prix
  • Sat/Sun 5/6 June: Cadwell Park
  • Sat/Sun 26/27 June: Donington Park
  • Fri/Sat/Sun 10/11 July: Brands Hatch
  • Sat/Sun/Mon 28-30 August: Oulton Park International
  • Sat/Sun 18/19 September: Mallory Park
  • Sat/Sun 16/17 October: Silverstone National

The news at the weekend has been very challenging for us all to digest but please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you next year.

I'm sending my best wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous 2021.

KeKi

Message from Charlie Wooding

 

 

Silverstone Finals – Sunday 18th October 2020

A bumper grid at the Silverstone Finals continued the theme of large entries throughout 2020, with 31 entries. Our average entry this year was 29.5 cars, up from last year which was 23.1, so a massive thanks to all of the drivers for supporting such a fantastic Championship.

The racing this year has been super close, and the finals weekend went down to the wire; we had 8 people who in theory could have won the Championship going into the final round, just like F1!!


Our Champion, Antony Ross, kept his cool to take his Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider to the Historic Road Sports Championship, 27 years after he won the HSCC Improved Road Sports crown in the same car.

Newsletter August 2020 Issue 43


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2020

Historic Roadsports Champion
Anthony Ross

Class Winners
Kevin Kivlochan (A) Shelby Cobra
Jonathan Rushton (B) Morgan +4
Jonathan Rose (C) Lotus Elan S1
Brian Arculus (E) Lotus Elite
Richard Owen (F) Triumph TR2

Gerry Marshal Novice Award winner
TBA

David Barraclough Trophy Winner
Adrian Gilbert

 

 


Full list of HSCC Historic Road Sports / 70's Championship Class A Fastest Lap Time Records for 2005 to 2020 available by clicking here.
Lap records 2005 - 2020

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Drivers Meeting
Traditionally we would have a driver’s meeting at the Silverstone Finals weekend. However, due to COVID restrictions this will not be possible. Please can I ask for any requests for rule changes to be submitted to me over email, by 23rd October 2020.
I wish to propose that we extend the rule for Lotus 7’s to be allowed to run a smaller fly screen by a further year to cover the 2021 season.
Triumph TR2 – 3A cars converted from a worm-and-peg steering box to rack and pinion steering is acceptable. Please note that this suggestion was supported by Matthew Lambkin-Smith/Nigel Edwards on grounds of safety.
 
 

Cadwell – Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020

I think that F1 could take some lessons from the HRS Championship, they have had four races this year and had four different outright winners, these are not my words, but something that I overheard whilst queuing for coffee in the club house.
It makes you think, doesn’t it? We had a fabulous and varied grid for the Wolds Trophy weekend at Cadwell with the largest field for many years with 28 cars in all, almost twice that of our grid last year, so a huge thank you to everyone who supported the HRS.

The KeKi Cobra took pole position with the Morgan of Will Plant and the elan of Paul Tooms all qualifying in a faster time than last year’s lap record, Paul a mere 0.027 behind the Morgan. P4 & P5 taken by Jonathan Rose and Jonathan Stringer, very close behind and Mark Godfrey’s Ginetta just 0.151 behind the Lotus 7. Class D pole was secured by Anthony Ross in the beautiful boat tail Alfa followed by Brian Arculus taking class E pole.

Jonathan Rushton continued his dominance of class B , qualifying in P12 overall, just ahead of fellow class B Triumph TR4 of Colin Sharp, less than half a second off the pace of the Morgan Plus4.

Richard Owen gained class F pole in the TR2 in P16 overall. Click to read more.



Newsletter August 2020 Issue 41


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Newsletter August 2020 Issue 41


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Oulton Park – Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August 2020

What a turn out!!

Our second race weekend of the COVID season at the wonderful Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting and a grid of 30 cars, of which eleven were Morgan’s. A big thankyou to Richard Plant for all his efforts encouraging such a grid.
With some testing early on Saturday morning, John Davison was setting the early pace and qualifying in the afternoon went the same way with the Elan on pole with a lead of just under a second (0.958). Class B pole was secured by Jonathan Ruston in his Morgan Plus 4, just behind the Cobra of Nigel Griffiths; it was Nigel’s first ever race and he pipped Jonathan by 0.029 of a second, they were to have a fabulous race swapping places throughout with Nigel managing to hold on by a couple of seconds.

A warm welcome to Nigel in his first race with HRS, great to see.
Other first timers with HRS were David Shackleton in his beautifully prepared baby blue Elan, he ran a time of 2:05 in the race which was mightily impressive for a first ever race…

Watch out JD … you have some future competition here!!

On the note of thanks, I would like to thank all the Morgan fraternity for putting on such a great turn out; it was great to see and personally I really hope to see you all again soon at the Wolds Trophy meeting at Cadwell or the Silverstone finals weekend.

Another superb car on the grid was “Chuck”, Julian Balme’s wonderfully prepared TR4, such a pretty car and great to have him join HRS.

Thomas Giddings qualified his Elan S1 in P7 overall just 0.371 behind Philip Goddard in the mighty plus 8 Morgan, this section of the grid looked to be set for some great racing with only 2.197 seconds between Phillip Goddard in P6 and Barry Ashdown in the elan in P12. John Emberson qualified his Morgan Plus 4 in P18 overall but a mere 0.031 behind the 911 of Roger Sparrow.

A rolling start and KeKi got the drag on John Davison into Old Hall, John kept on the Cobra tail for the first 12 minutes of the race but unfortunately had to retire with a sticking throttle, handing P2 to Richard Plant in the Plus 8, who in turn had to retire with suspension problems, handing P2 to Peter Garland, again in a Plus 8 with Jonathan Rose securing the last podium slot and a Class C victory in his S1 Elan.

Mark Godfrey rose from P8 in quali to an overall P4, a superb result. Simon King rose from a P11 qualification to an overall P6 in his Plus 8, great racing.
Jonathan Rushton continued his dominance of Class B with another class win in the Plus 4 with Class D being secured by Roger Sparrow in the blue Porsche.

Class F was won by Richard Owen in the TR2 and Class E by David Shutter in the Ginetta G15.
All in all, a super weekends racing, good clean hard-fought battles all round - so congratulations to all drivers. Hope to see you at Cadwell.









 

 

Brands – Sunday 12th July
I cannot believe that this is the 40th newsletter that I have written!
So, we finally got to race in 2020 under new conditions, with social distancing and remote sign on procedures; added to that, great weather and dry conditions all day for the 31 starters. A fantastic varied grid of superstar 50’s & 60’s GT racers.
John Davison returned in his elan and took up his customary position of pole in qualifying, heading the Cobra by 0.2 seconds. Mark Godfrey took P3 in his Ginetta G4 0.3 ahead of Jonathan Stringer in his Lotus Seven S2, with Paul Tooms hot on his heels in the Turner MK3. Heading class D in 9th overall was Anthony Ross in his Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider, a fantastically impressive performance. First of our invitation cars was David Alexander in his pretty Lotus Elite, followed closely by Adrian Gilbert in the elan and then another Elite, this time Brian Arculus who was doing his best to emanate James Bond as he was 0.007 behind Adrian. Jonathan Rushton followed in P14 overall to head class B. For those of you with Facebook, please do take a look at Jonathan’s in car footage of the race he had with Brian where he finished 0.028 behind the elan at the end of the twenty minutes. Richard Owen took class F honours in his Triumph TR2. Continue reading.

Newsletter July 2020 Issue 40


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Newsletter June 2020 Issue 39


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Hope you are keeping safe and well.

Here's our first newsletter, kicking off the new season of racing next month.

I am delighted to say, in these uncertain times, that we will finally be getting our first race of 2020 at Brands Hatch on Sunday 12th July (see timetable below). Currently we have a fantastic entry grid of 26 cars, but there are still a few places left on the grid, so please do get your entries in ASAP.

This year’s Championship will be made up of four weekends and five races in all:

Brands Hatch Legends of Brands Super Prix :
11 July - 12 July
Oulton Park Gold Cup :
29 August - 31 August
Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy :
19 September - 20 September
Silverstone Finals Meeting :
17 October - 18 October

The HRS Championship will mirror the same format as the 70’s Road Sports, in that all the remaining races will now count towards your annual tally of Championship points.

As the HSCC move into this new world, the strategy is to remove paper-based systems and to have more reliance on email, online entries, ticketing and membership. So please do register yourself with the online systems, especially in this time of lockdown whereby we do not have access to the paper-based systems from main club HQ.

Hopefully, you will have all received your HSCC magazine and read the article from Dick Coffey about his entry into the HSCC and his experiences over the years.

 

HSCC Historic Racing Issue 124 June 2020

Kevin Kvlochan talks to Dick Coffey about how he became involved in racing with the HSCC: the journey from novice to multiple champion. It's a story of fate and camaraderie, building lifelong memories and friendships.

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News from the Historic Sports Car Club

Monday 18 May 2020

HSCC prepares to restart racing

The Historic Sports Car Club is preparing for the provisional resumption of racing at its Legends of Brands Hatch Super Prix meeting on the Grand Prix circuit on 11/12 July.

Subject to Government guidelines and approval from Motorsport UK, the HSCC is now working towards running a full weekend of racing on one of the best-loved tracks in the UK.

HSCC CEO Andy Dee-Crowne said: "Running an event takes a lot of preparation so we are currently planning for the resumption of motor sport in July. Of course, this is entirely dependent upon instructions from both the government and Motorsport UK and the HSCC will fully comply with all such directives."

Dee-Crowne said that changes are being planned to meet all guidelines and maintain social distancing. "There will be changes in how we operate events due to COVID-19. Changes may include things like electronic signing-on, electronic licence checking, how marshalling operates and the use of PPE for marshals and officials. We will all have a duty to ensure that when events do start, they are run as safely as possible. I can assure everyone that whatever guidelines are in place at the time will be pro-actively managed to ensure their safety." Because of potential difficulties with accommodation, the weekend timetable is being re-planned to try to make the event one-day for as many competitors as possible.

The race line-up takes in many of the HSCC's championships and series, covering Thundersports, Aurora Trophy, Guards Trophy, Historic Touring Cars, Classic Formula Ford, Historic Formula Ford, Historic Formula Ford 2000, Classic Formula 3/Classic Formula Ford 2000, 70s Road Sports, Historic Road Sports, Historic Formula Junior and Historic Formula 3.

In line with the joint working previously announced between the HSCC, Masters Historic Racing and French-based HVM Racing, an invitation is open to all competitors with suitable cars to take part in the event. The requirement for Masters and HVM competitors to pay a temporary HSCC membership has been lifted for this event. "We are delighted to open this race meeting up to Masters and HVM competitors with suitable cars," said Dee-Crowne. "With the Masters European calendar not due to start until the Silverstone Classic three weeks later, this will be an ideal season-opener."

Laurent Vallery-Masson of HVM Racing confirmed last week (during his internet interview followed by 5800 contacts and competitors) that the partnership between HSCC, Masters and HVM will help everyone to be back on the track as soon as possible.

"Our work with HSCC during the winter about unifying our regulations will attract more cars onto the grids," said Laurent Vallery-Masson. "French drivers are impatient to be back on the tracks with their British friends. HVM will welcome HSCC and Masters competitors as a part of its own membership."

In addition to the regular HSCC and Masters racers, the HSCC is also extending an invitation to anyone with a relevant car to compete on the Grand Prix circuit. "This will be the first historic race meeting of the season and we'd like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not usually race with us to come and open their season on a great track," said Dee-Crowne. "Races like our Thundersports, Guards Trophy, Road Sports and Historic Touring Cars are all suitable for drivers who usually race in other series across Europe. We all realise that travelling out of the UK will be an issue in the short-term, so here is a chance to race at home."

Entries are now open for the event via the on-line system on the HSCC website (www.hscc.org.uk) and all intending competitors are urged to place entries as quickly as possible. No monies will be taken until the closing date for entries and if the event is cancelled for any reason or competitors need to later withdraw their entries, full refunds will be given.

For anyone who would like to enter but is not currently an HSCC member, please send an e-mail to andy@hscc.org.uk

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For more information, contact the HSCC on 01327 858400, by fax to 01327 858500 and by e-mail to office@hscc.org.uk For media enquiries, please contact Paul Lawrence on 01952 510382.

 




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COVID-19 Statement from the HSCC 20 March 2020

Following the announcement by Motorsport UK of 17.03.20 informing the Motorsport community that all Organising Permits have suspended until the 30th April 2020 due to the continuing COVID-19 Virus. We regret to inform you that both our Snetterton Jim Russell Trophy Race Meeting of 4th – 5th April and Brands Hatch Indy Race Meeting 25th – 26th April have been postponed for the foreseeable future.
For all competitors who have currently entered these events no financial transaction has taken place and your entry will be withdrawn without charge.

Accompanying the announcement were these words from David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, “Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.”
The HSCC will continue to monitor developments and advise you of developments as they occur. At the moment the suspension of permits only applies to April, but we will issue further advice if we have to postpone events in May and beyond.

The HSCC, thank you for assistance and understanding at this time. We urge you to please act responsibly and continue to follow Government and NHS advice. We look forward to seeing you all in the future once this threat has passed.

Andy Dee-Crowne
HSCC CEO

 


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Provisional 2020 Race Calendar

Brands Hatch
25th April
Silverstone
18th May
Donington Park
7th June
Pembrey
27th & 28th June
Brands Hatch Super Prix
11th & 12th July
Oulton Park
29th & 30th August
Cadwell Park
19th & 20th September
Spa 6 hours (non chamipnship)
26th & 27th September
Silverstone Finals
17th & 18th October

 

2019

Historic Roadsports Champion
Kevin "KeKi" Kivlochan

Class Winners
Neil Merry (A) Sunbeam
Johan Denekamp (B) TVR Tuscan
Jonathan Rose (C) Lotus Elan
John Shaw (D) Porsche 911
Tony Davis (E) Sebring Sprite
Richard Owen (F) Triumph TR2

Gerry Marshal Novice Award winner
TBA

David Barraclough Trophy Winner
Dick Coffey

Porsche Challenge Trophy Winner
John Shaw

 




2019 Overall Champion Kevin "KeKi" Kivlochan
14 races - 14 wins

   
Kevin "KeKi" Kivlochan                      Neil Merry                       Johan Denekamp   

   
Jonathan Rose                       John Shaw                              Tony Davis  

                         
Richard Owen                                                           2019 Sponsors            

The sponsorship helps to pay towards our race apparel, car stickers, posters, trophies, food and drinks etc.
Many thanks to all our sponsors; it is very much appreciated by all

 

 

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