SERIES IN SPOTLIGHT
Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy
One of the Truly Great Race Series Returns for 2021
Attracting a sensational line-up of early 1950s Sports Racing Cars, the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy remains a series of unrivalled stature. At the core of Motor Racing Legends’ activities since 2006 the Woodcote Trophy has seen many titanic battles over the years, with the spoils for overall and class awards hard fought throughout the field.
The Woodcote Trophy has six classes covering engine capacities from below 1500cc to above 3000cc and separating drum and disc brakes. This season the Woodcote Trophy will be sharing the grid with the Stirling Moss Trophy, once again thrilling us with an awesome spectacle!
Anticipation is building for our first race at the Donington Historic Festival on the 1st & 2nd May and many rare machines have already committed to the one-hour, two driver race. Richard Wilson’s Maserati 250S has been a long-standing front runner as well as being one of the most stunning cars in the Woodcote Trophy field. Fred Wakeman’s Cooper T38 has many victories under its belt and he will be vying for the top spot on the podium. David Cottingham’s Ferrari 500 TRC – an original Ecurie Francorchamps team car from the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours – returns to the grid for the first time since 2019.
In light of current restrictions, the Donington meeting is being run over just two days. We have deliberately scheduled both qualifying and racing for the Woodcote Trophy to take place on the Saturday to reduce the need for overnight accommodation. Self-catered accommodation and motorhomes are all permitted, and we are hearing that local hotels may now be accepting bookings from drivers, although this is not confirmed.
The second round will be at the Thruxton Historic meeting on the 12th – 13th June, a fabulously unspoilt, fast flowing circuit with a paddock that boasts a proper ‘old school’ atmosphere.
Our first foray of the year to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will hail the welcome return of The Classic on 30th July to 1st August. The Autumn offers a return to Belgium to race on the infamous Spa-Francorchamps circuit on 1st – 3rd October; before the season concludes back at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for Motor Racing Legends’ own event on
30th – 31st October.
The 2021 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy schedule is:
1st – 2nd May – Donington Historic Festival 60 min race
12th – 13th June – Thruxton Historic 60 min race
30th July – 1st August – The Classic, Silverstone 50 min race
1st – 2nd October – Spa Six Hours, Belgium 61 min race
30th – 31st October – Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit 60 min race
To enter the full season or just one event, please use our straightforward online system or simply download a paper form. Both are available on our website, click here
For further technical details please refer to the 2021 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy Series Regulations.
To remind you: for 2021, all drivers must be members of the Motor Racing Legends Club. To join, click here