Hall of Fame 2018: The cars
At the 2018 Hall of Fame awards, an incredible selection of machinery from across the racing and motoring spectrum will be on display to attendees.
Expect breathtaking hypercars, iconic racing cars, and special motorbikes.
Here’s just a small selection of what you can look forward to on the night, with a number of them powering up the hill for the traditional Captain’s Drive demonstration.
McLaren P1 GTR
McLaren’s track-only hypercar pays homage to the Le Mans-winning F1 GTR of the 1990s. In fact, this is the first McLaren to use the GTR tag since 1995 – when the F1 conquered the great race. The P1 GTR generates almost 1000bhp, and only 40 have been built.
The Jaguar XJR-9 and its derivatives strike a certain chord with sports car aficionados. Its Silk Cut Livery is just as iconic as the 917’s Gulf, too. This was driven to third in the 1988 Jarama 360 Kilometres by John Watson and John Nielsen.
This is the car driven by Mike Hailwood and David Hobbs during the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans, and tested by Derek Bell and Jo Siffert. Its iconic Gulf livery remains, and serves a brilliant reminder of an legendary car.
Founded by the Maserati brothers following the sale of the family company, O.S.C.A instantly met success. This car, one of just five FS372s, is particularly special in that its owner is Sir Stirling Moss. The Hall of Fame founding member later raced the car regularly before his retirement, reuniting him with the marque with which he claimed the 1954 12 Hours of Sebring.
Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
The Renault 5 Turbo is something of a cult hero. Winner of the Monte in 1981, and twice a victor on the Tour de Corse, this recreation evokes Francois Chatriot’s famous Maxi.
In its striking red and white Marlboro livery, this was first raced by Patrick Tambay in 1979. John Watson then raced the car through 1980. It’s powered by a Cosworth DFV V8 engine and turns heads in the Masters Historic F1 series.
Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
Last year we called the Sierra Cosworth RS500 the most successful racing car of all time. And backed it up with the numbers. It dominated touring car racing during the late ‘80s so comprehensively that it made other factories pack up and leave.
If you’d like to be there to witness this legendary evening, and the awe-inspiring Captain’s Drive demonstration runs, there’s still time to buy your tickets.