STAR ATTRACTION in the British motor-racing calendar for May is the Silverstone round of the 1979 World Championship of Makes, this six-hour long British race sponsored by the Rivet Supply Company.
Several teams are using the Silverstone race as a shakedown for Le Mans including Porsche, with an Essex Petroleum-backed, long-tailed 936 for Redman/Mass, the interesting Japanese-built, DFV-powered Dome Zero R-L to be driven by Craft/Spice, De Cadenet in his own DFV-powered car, Bracey’s Hesketh 308 and Robin Hamilton’s Aston Martin V8 with no lesser name than Derek Bell down as main driver. A surprise late entry from Le Mans contenders is from Lancia, with a singleton Turbocharged Monte Carlo for Patrcse/Rohrl. Porsche 935 privateers include Schurti/Fitzpatrick, Ludwig and Wollek.
Other attractions during May include: A flying display at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Beds., on May 27th, gates opening at 11 a.m., flying commencing at 2 p.m. (copies of the calendar of events for 1979 can be obtained fromdr Collection’s General Manager at the address above, enclosing an s.a.e.); the AMOC’s International Historic Race Meeting at Brands Hatch on May 20th, incorporating the only UK round of the Coupe d’Europe historic championship (racing starts at 2.15 p.m.); the Armstrong-Siddeley Owners’ Club Midlands National Day, Dorsington Manor, Bidford-on-Avon on May 13th; and the Morgan Sports Car Club’s International Weekend at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire on May 19th/20th.