HRDC 'TOURING GREATS' STEP UP A GEAR IN 2013
The HRDC 'Touring Greats' Series has teamed up with Aston Martin Owners Club
Racing to stage five spectacular rounds of entertaining racing from its
popular grids of '50s historic touring cars in 2013. After seeing the Series
enjoy well populated grids in 2012, HRDC Race Director Julius Thurgood
decided that it was a perfect time for 'Touring Greats' to move up a gear.
'Having worked with Duncan Wilshire in the past, I know that his ethos of
presenting the very best in historic racing is shared with that of the HRDC.
To be able to present our 'Touring Greats' grids alongside those from the
AMOC is a perfect fit for both our organisations and, most importantly, for
our competitors. It will be a pleasure to work with Duncan's team at Aston
Martin Owners Club Racing next season'.
The HRDC (Historic Racing Drivers Club) was formed by Julius Thurgood in
2010 to revive the ethos of 'Old School' Club Racing, where paddock
camaraderie is just as important as important as close, competitive racing.
HRDC 'Touring Greats' is a dedicated Series for pre-'60 historic touring
cars running to HRDC / Goodwood regulations. Cars range from the diminutive
BMW 700CS and Austin A35 / A40s through MG Magnettes, Standard Vanguards,
Volvo PV544 / Amazons and Sunbeam Rapiers to bellowing Jaguar Mk.1, Mk.7s
and rapid Austin A95 / 105s. Also expect to see Nash Metropolitans, Ford
Zephyrs and Zodiacs, 'Auntie' Rovers - plus the occasional American iron in
the form of Lincoln Cosmopolitan, early Ford Falcon and rare Studebakers.
HRDC 'ALLSTARS' CALENDAR 2013
(For 'TC63' 'MGB50' & 'GRAND TOURING GREATS')
HRDC 'ALLSTARS' brings together the early pre-'64 Touring Cars from the
formative years of the ETCC, historic MGB / MGA and T-types plus the pre-'66
sub-1500cc historic GTs.
'TC63' cars will range from the rare Warwick 350GT, Alfa Romeo 2600, early
Mk.1 Ford Cortina GTs, Vauxhall VX4/90s as well as a rare Isuzu Bellett.
Featuring amongst the FIA 'MGB50' racers will be ex-Works MGBs and MGAs as
well as many variations of the now rarely seen T-Type racers. These great
cars will be challenged on track by the fleet and rapid 'Grand Touring
Greats' in the shape of Ashleys, Lenhams, Sebring Sprites, WSMs and rare
Alfa Rome SS and SZ variants.