* The Historic Sports Car Club has announced it’s creating a new ’80s Road Sports category for 2009. Building on the success of its Historic (1947-1969) and ’70s (1970-1979) categories, the club has arranged a pilot race at Brands Hatch in September. Subject to interest, a series of races will be run in 2009.
* Formula Junior racer Barry Westmoreland died at Cadwell Park on April 13 after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his Lotus 20/22. The 67-year-old had enjoyed considerable success since starting in Juniors in 2003. “He had an infectious northern humour and we had many laughs together,” said Duncan Rabagliati of the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association.
* A new permanent memorial to Jim Clark is being erected at Hockenheim 40 years on from his death there in a Formula 2 race. The green marble memorial will be dedicated to his memory with the approval of the circuit owners. Public donations are being sought to fund the project. Contact Alan Morgan on 020 8660 2280.
* One of the ex-Broadspeed Jaguar XJ12Cs from the 1976 European Touring Car Championship will return to racing this year in the hands of Chris Scragg. The car, which has been in the Jaguar Heritage Museum, is being rebuilt for the new Masters Touring 70s Series.
* Flavien and Vanessa Marcais’ GT and Sports Car Cup, for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sports cars of a type raced in the World Endurance Championship, starts at Silverstone on May 10/11, going on to Pau (see p118), Monza, Dijon, Charade, Donington and Paul Ricard. For info call 020 8343 9202.
* In our Vijay Mallya interview (February issue) we said he owned the Dennis Poore Alfa Romeo. In fact the 8C-35 belongs to Peter Greenfield of New York.
* A new website features pre-1988 cars, motorbikes, parts and automobilia which are for sale. www.classiccar24.ch includes cars from all over Europe.