The Vintage Sports Car Club will mark its 70th anniversary in 2004 with a season-long programme of special events.
The club’s main event will be the two-day Donington Park race meeting, which is moving to a new date in September. A central feature of this could be an all-ERA race to coincide with celebrations of the marque’s 70th anniversary. The club is gauging support for the idea from owners of the evocative voiturettes to replicate the Golden Jubilee race held at Silverstone in 1984.
The seasons’s major hillclimbs at Prescott, Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park will be joined by a return to Wiscombe Park, and a race meeting at the Anglesey race circuit in late September is being discussed.
The other major focus of the celebrations will be a week of events at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, topped by a return to the Harewood hillclimb course.
The VSCC was formed in 1934 by a group of enthusiasts and now has a growing membership of 7500 world-wide. “Clearly, to have survived so long with its membership still increasing, the club has had to change with the times,” said Gillian Carr, the club’s press officer. “But nevertheless its core business and values remain unchanged.
“The club intends to mark the 70th anniversary year with a nominated anniversary event each month. Next season looks set to be one of the busiest and most exciting years in recent memory.”