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Pre-War Sports Cars

Motor Racing Legends’ longest-running race series; the Pre-War Sports Car Series is for all sports cars built before 1941.

Cars must be close to original production specification; run in ‘road-going’ trim, with wings and lights; and run on ordinary pump fuel. Some degree of modification is permitted, and Specials will be accepted only at the specific invitation of Motor Racing Legends. All the famous pre-War marques are represented: Alfa Romeo, Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Frazer Nash, Lagonda, MG, Riley, Talbot and a host of other marques.

The Pre-War Sports Car Series races are usually 40 minutes long, with compulsory pit stop and optional driver change. Two-driver entries are always encouraged, but certainly not mandatory.

The first big event of the year is traditionally the famous ‘Mad Jack’ race held at Donington Historic Festival. Named in honour of Richard ‘ Mad Jack’ Shuttleworth winner of the first ever Donington Grand Prix in 1935. In 2019 the Pre-War Sports Cars will be making a very welcome return to the Silverstone Classic in July celebrating Bentley’s Centenary with the Kidston Trophy race. The season ends in September with the Spa Six Hours Meeting at the fabulous Ardennes circuit. 

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