Classic tracks for historic runners

Formula One cars from the 1966-84 3-litre era will return to the evocative Spa, Paul Ricard, Monza and Brands Hatch venues where they raced in period, in the 1998 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship.

Competitors will also experience the current Hungaroring and Nurburgring Grand Prix circuits, and enormous crowds at Most in the Czech Republic for the first time in the fourth year of the series.

"Unprecedented interest has enabled us to raise the profile of the series again," said Steve Lydon of promoter TGP Ltd. "More drivers are signing up, and the prospect of full grids of Cosworth DFV-powered cars from the most open era in Formula One history should make it an unforgettable spectacle."

Defending champion Bob Berridge will race in his ex-Keke Rosberg Williams FW08, but expects stronger opposition from the likes of Steve Hitchins (updated to a Lotus 91), Ian Giles in his repaired Brabham BT49 and former SuperSports champion Paul Ingram (Shadow DN9).

Sponsorship for the series, visiting seven European countries, is sought. Enquiries to TGP on 01451 810855.