Now well established over the early May Bank Holiday, the Classic Festival meeting at Donington Park is the highlight of the Top Hat racing season.
All six of the regular Top Hat categories will be in action along with several significant guest races in an 11-race programme split over Sunday April 30 and Monday May 1. Mini-enduros are common, with most of the races running for at least 45 minutes.
Running over an hour and a quarter will be Sunday’s Cloth Cap and Sebring Salute races along with Monday’s Top Hat contest. Father-and-son pair Grahame and Oliver Bryant will team up to share a Plymouth Barracuda in the pre-66 touring car race and then switch to their Cobra for the 45-minute Shelby-Tojeiro AC Trophy encounter later on Monday.
Chris Beighton and Joey Eckford will be key Cloth Cap contenders in their Sunbeam Tiger, and Beighton should also star in the Sebring Salute race alongside Jon Finnemore in a Lola T70 Mk3B.
Guest slots go to the second round of the FIA Lurani Trophy FJunior series.
Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage, January 1961
A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Heston Driving Tests (December 11th 1960) The Vintage S.C.C. held its usual driving test meeting last month at the mess that was…
BMW Alpina B5
Call me a sentimental old goat, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Alpina. For a start, I’ve rarely driven one of Burkard Bovensiepen’s tuned BMWs and not liked…
Move to the country
Nicholas Mee & Co quits London to keep up with demand from abroad After joining the business in 1976, rising to sales director at the flagship Knightsbridge dealership and then…