Let’s hope that the new purchaser of the Dennis Poore Alfa 8C-35 restores its Dodge truck as well, to put another period equipe in the paddock. The car was stored for 30 years together with the truck, spares and associated paraphenalia until bought by the late Anthony Mayman in 1988. This package heads the list of notable machinery on offer when Brooks puts this impressive collection up for sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 19. Other cars include Mayman’s all-but unbeatable ERA R4D, Vanwall VW10, ’58 Dutch and Portuguese GP winner with Moss, the ERA-Delage, and the 1-1/2-litre BRM which brought Graham Hill his 1962 World Championship. G C
This two-day Historic meeting at Brands Hatch forms a tribute to John Surtees, the only man to win two- and four-wheel World Championships. Spread over Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of June, the racing includes Historic F1, European Historic F2, sportscars in all forms, American Racers and classic motorcycles. Details from HSCC, 0249 758175.