The Brabham BT8 of American racer Jeff Lewis has been put back into period livery as raced by Peter Revson when new in 1965. The 2.5-litre Coventry Climax-powered car is with preparation experts Hall and Hall in Lincolnshire.
The Group C season will conclude at Donington Park on October 4/5. There had been the possibility of a race at Jarama in Spain at the end of the month, but the series will now be confined to four race weekends in a bid to strengthen entries. Over 30 cars were entered for the Silverstone Classic.
The March 761 driven to victory in the 1976 Italian GP by Ronnie Peterson has been put up for sale by his family. The Swede bought the car in period and it has been owned by his family ever since. It recently underwent a major restoration.
After a six-year break from racing, former GT racer Geoff Lister has returned to the track in the ex-Terry Croker Lola T210. Lister acquired the Lola from Sweden and, after restoration by Chris Fox, gave it its first race in over 20 years during the Silverstone Classic.
The ex-Patrick Tambay Beatrice Lola-Hart owned by Richard Meins is set to take part in recent-generation F1 demonstrations. The 1985 car, one of six built, has been returned to its original livery and is in race-ready trim following
an extensive rebuild.
Sir Stirling Moss will be the guest of honour at the Grand Prix of Malta on November 1/2. A dozen Bugatti Type 35s are promised to be among the 100-car entry for the event, which will include a series of demos, a sprint and a concours d’elegance on a circuit made up around the Valletta ring road.
Former World Rally Champions Björn Waldegård (1979), Ari Vatanen (1981), Hannu Mikkola (1983) and Stig Blomqvist (1984) will contest the McRae Stages on September 27 in a tribute to Colin McRae. The legends will all drive Ford Escorts on the Perth-based rally.
The legacy of the Australian Repco engine will be marked during the Tasman Revival meeting at Eastern Creek Raceway in late November. A collection of Repco-powered Brabhams will be in action to celebrate the V8 engine that powered Jack Brabham and Dennis Hulme to world titles in 1966 and ’67.
The Brooklands Museum Trust has announced that the Brooklands Club and the Association of Friends of Brooklands Museum, its separate supporting organisations, have been united to form a single body that will be known as Brooklands Trust Members.