Commemoration race at Silverstone
Neil Corner’s Griffiths Formula win in a D-type to be honoured
The 40th anniversary of the Historic Sports Car Club will be celebrated during a two-day race meeting at Silverstone on May 20/21. To mark the occasion, an invitation race for the type of cars that contested the opening race in the club’s history will be run.
The HSCC was formed from a pilot race at Castle Combe in 1966 for original specification sportscars from the 1950s. The idea came from racing photographer Guy Griffiths. The ‘Griffiths Formula’ race race at Castle Combe was won by the Jaguar D-type of Neil Corner (left), after whom the race will be named.
“The BRDC has kindly made the clubhouse available to us and the winners will come straight off the circuit at the Brooklands bend to be toasted by members,” said HSCC chairman Chris Sharples.