New series to revive Bentley Boys era



Motor Racing Legends has just unveiled plans for a series of races for 1920s and ’30s sportscars in 2004.

Duncan Wiltshire’s company, the organiser of the successful Le Mans Legends race, will promote a sequence of six encounters, each comprising a pair of 45-minute two-driver races on successive days, in the style of the popular Bob Wood-run contests previously held at the now-defunct Silverstone Historic (Coys) Festival. These events attracted competitive grids of 30-plus cars, and Wiltshire is hoping for more of the same.

Donington Park, the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps will host races, and Wiltshire is currently in negotiation with three more top-level European tracks.

Wiltshire promises “maximum fun with minimum bureaucracy”.

“We are aiming to recreate those heady days of Birkin versus Caracciola, of Blower Bentleys against the might of Mercedes-Benz, and the great endurance racing of Le Mans and the Mille Miglia,” he said.

Prospective entrants are invited to contact Motor Racing Legends at Hillstone Barns, Brook St, Hargrave, Northants, NN9 6BP.