Sports-racing and GT cars from the 1950s and early ’60s will race at the British Grand Prix meeting at Silverstone this year.
The invitation race, set to be held after the headline event on Sunday afternoon (July 7), will bring together machines from the two eras in a capacity 44-car field.
It’s expected that the leading entries from the BRDC’s Historic Sports Car Championship will represent the 1950s, while cars like Ford’s GT40, AC Cobras and Jaguar E-types will represent the pre-65 classes.
The 1954-60 division will be split at 1500cc, and the 1961-65 cars will be divided at 2000cc.
It is planned to invite cars with significant history to contest the 1960s section of the race. The race will be organised by the Historic Sports Car Club in a deal that cements the relationship between the club and Octagon Motorsports. In August, the HSCC will run the International Historic Festival at Oulton Park on behalf of Octagon.
The HSCC’s Executive Director Grahame White said: “‘This is a great privilege for our club and extremely good for historic Motorsport. We will be putting on a race to include two groups of sports-racing cars from the 1950s and 1960s, which will run together for the first time.”