The HRDC circus will arrive at Silverstone this weekend for the first race of the 2013 season. Touring Greats will be joining the Aston Martin Owners Club this weekend at Silverstone. We are busy preparing the Ford Zodiac for James Turner and “Bumble” the MG ZA Magnette for Julius Thurgood and former F1 driver Rupert Keegan. The Zodiac is wearing a new set of tyres and has seen some Winter development in the form of a fresh engine and stiffer front end. See you there.
We know have the calendar for the HRDC series. A great number of historic racers seen at Goodwood Revival’s St Mary’s Trophy can been seen for a fraction of the price at some fantastic venues around the country. TC63, MGB50 and Grand Touring Greats have been combined into an “Allstars” race. We will be there at every event supporting our drivers and perhaps even pedalling a car or two of our own. See you there.
A great day had by all despite a turn in the weather. The Porsche Centre at Silverstone were fantastic hosts a provided a superb spread for breakfast and lunch. After a short briefing it was onto the track for some demonstration runs and photographs. Their was a good selection of cars from all five of this years HRDC series. To mention just a few we had a Marcos 1800GT and Porsche 904 from GTS65 (for pre ’66 GT cars over 1500cc), a clutch of MGB’s including Barry ‘Sideways’ Smith’s for MGB50, Ian Burford’s Lenham, a Sebring Sprite and Rochdale Olympic representing Grand Touring Greats (pre ’66 GT cars under 1500cc), a Ford Cortina GT, Studebaker Lark Daytona, an Alfa Romeo Guilia and Jaguar Mk2 for TC63 (pre ’64 touring cars excluding homologation specials) and finally from Touring Greats (pre ’60 touring cars) we saw a Rover P4, Ford Zephyr, Austin 105 and MG Magnette. We are all now looking forward to another successful year with the first race next weekend at Castle Combe.