An Historic Anomaly
As the scene involving historic racing cars has been the subject of so much comment in various motoring journals recently, could I introduce another element into this discussion.
I refer to the anomaly of excluding mid-engined cars of the period. In case your readers are not aware, the cut-off date for this class of historic racers is 1960, but for some reason the organising body excludes mid-engined cars such as Coopers, Lows and Porsche, which were racing in that period.
In trying to re-create the excitement and atmosphere of the period, I would have thought it sensible to allovg these period cars to race in preference to some replicas which may be more valuable but not so interesting historically.
Surely remembering the sensational impact the Cooper-Climax had on the world of motor racing in 1958, when driven by S. Moss, the little British Cooper beat the then favourites, namely Ferrari and Masers at Buenos Aires followed by a victory Monaco, it is totally illogical that these cars are not allowed to race in historic races today.
Would it not add to the spectacle if this type of ‘car were allowed to race; it might well be am.ng the front runners and give the Ferraris and the Maseratis some British made opposition as they. did in the period.
Perhaps the organisations that administer this branch of the sport could explain their reasons to this spectator. Richmond P. ANDREWS