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Pre-War Sports Cars



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 others.

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. A late addition to the calendar is a race at the popular Thruxton Historic meeting on 12-13th June, our 2020 20 car pre-War grid reported nothing but praise for the high-speed Hampshire circuit! 2021 also sees the very occurrence of a pre-War race at The Classic, this is an unmissable opportunity to race on the Grand Prix circuit the largest historic motorsport event in the world.

We conclude in early October with another fantastic and rare opportunity, to race at Spa during the Spa Six Hours Meeting.   The fabulous Ardennes circuit this is a real ‘bucket list’ opportunity not to be missed. 

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