Vintage season of racing of racing shapes up

The vintage sports car club’s unique race meetings are attracting a greater following each season. It’s easy to understand why spectators of all ages arc drawn to these splendid nostalgic tableaux, which evoke memories for older race-goers and create them for younger ones.

The sight, sound and smell of the wonderful array of old cars — from tiny Austins to fearsome aeroengined monsters — is stirring stuff.

Silverstone hosts the traditional VSCC season opener on Saturday, April 12, with a packed programme built around the Patrick Lindsay and Peter Collins Trophy Races for Preand Post-War Racing Cars, with ERAs, Lotuses and Maseratis to the fore. A superb show is similarly guaranteed from the ’50s sportscars.

A word of warning, though. If you go to Silverstone as a rookie VSCC spectator, expect to leave more days free for trips to Donington, Mallory Park, Oulton Park and a return visit to Silverstone this summer. Call 01635 44411 for a full fixture list.