The vintage car club has announced details of its major event of the season, the British Empire Trophy celebration at Donington Park over the weekend of June 8/9.
The event will be supported by Bentley and Lola, with a race dedicated to Lola sports-racing cars included in the programme. Group C cars, pre-1961 front-engined Formula One cars, pre-1966 rear-engined F1 cars and pre-1954 drum-braked sportscars will also race, as the HGPCA lends major support to the meeting. A traditional programme of VSCC events will be held for the Richard Seaman Trophy and a pre-war race will be held in memory of the British Empire Trophy races held at the circuit in the 1930s.
The Bentley association will be marked by a race for pre-war Bentleys, along with a re-union of vintage Le Mans team cars. Demonstrations by a Formula One Jordan and a current Le Mans Bentley will also be held.
Linked to the VS CC event will be a celebration dinner to mark Tom Wheatcroft’s 80th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the re-opening of the circuit in 1977. Murray Walker will be guest of honour for the dinner.
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