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Remember the heady days when national pride and colours defined the appearance of racing cars, not sponsorship deals worth tens of millions of pounds?  The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association does.  Indeed, since 1979 its members have striven passionately to preserve the heritage of the titanic machines (and their courageous drivers) which made motor racing history at the highest level when it was a sport, not a commercial circus.

Our story revisits the great rivalries of five decades, spanning artisan-crafted two-seater Bugattis of the 1920s to the exquisite 1.5-litre ‘cigar tubes’ of 1961-’65. It also replays the inter-marque battles between cars with supercharged and naturally-aspirated engines at the birth of the Formula One World Championship in 1950, and its subsequent 2.5-litre era which saw the naissance of new-fangled chassis with engines behind their drivers – an advance pioneered by Auto Union pre-war.

In celebrating history and technical innovation, and educating new generations of motor racing fans about the past, we also focus on the heroic driving of William Grover Williams, Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Jack Brabham, the Hills (Phil and Graham), Jim Clark and John Surtees in Grands Prix often fought out over three hours.

Each golden era’s glories are celebrated on spectacular Pre-1961 and Pre-1966 grids at dedicated historic race meetings. Join us at Great Britain and Europe’s most famous Grand Prix circuits to be magically transported back in time in an evocative blur of Italian scarlet, British Racing Green and French blue.

Race No

Make

Year

ccm

Driver

Nationality

5

Cisitalia D46

1946

1098

Richard Pilkington 

GB

6

Maserati 6CM

1938

1492s

Sean Danaher

GB

12

Connaught A4

1952

1960

David  Wenman

GB

16

Aston Martin DBR4

1959

2992

Marc Valvekens 

B

19

Cooper-Bristol Mk 2 3/53

1953

1971

Paul Grant

GB

21

Alta F2

1952

1980

Ian Nuthall

GB

28

Maserati 250F-2522/23/26

1956

2500

Graham Adelman

USA

31

Maserati 250F-2501/2523

1954

2500

Guillermo Fierro

E

34

Cooper T43

1957

1460

 John Bussey

GB

36

ERA R9B

1936

1484s

Heinz Bachmann

CH

41

Cooper T41

1956

1460

Brian Maile

GB

43

Cooper T43

1957

1500

Clive Wilson

GB

44

Ferrari 500/625

1952/54

2996

Alexander Boswell

GB

45

Cooper T45

1957

1475

Scotty Taylor

AUS

248

Maserati 250F-CM5

1957

2500

Klaus Lehr

D

HGPCA Race for Pre 1966 Grand Prix Cars

Race No

Make

Year

ccm

Driver

Nationality

2

Cooper T45/51

1958

2495

Jolley Rod

GB

4

Lotus 24

1962

1500

Beaumont Andrew

GB

10

Cooper T53

1960

2700

Taylor Scotty 

AUS

14

Cooper T43

1957

1960

Cook Malcolm

GB

20

Lotus 18 912

1960

1500

Bond Stephen

GB

22

Lotus 18/21 P1

1961

2500

Horsman Peter

GB

27

Cooper Maserati T51

1959

1914

Hart (Chris Wilson) Steve

GB

29

Cooper T51

1959

2500

Griffiths (John Bond-Smith) Miles

GB

30

Brabham BT14

1965

1498

Newman Rodger

GB

31

LDS 3

1961

1487

Beaumont Andrew

GB

33

Lotus 18 370

1960

2495

Guarino Andrea

I

37

Heron F1

1960

1488

Perk Eddy

NL

47

Cooper T45

1958

1960

Jolliffe Brian

GB

50

Lotus 24

1962

1500

Studer Peter

CH

53

Lotus 18

1961

1500

Taylor Scotty

AUS

66

Cooper T66

1963

1495

Hoole Sidney

GB

71

Cooper T71/73 24

1964

1498

Baillie Alan

GB

72

Lotus 32

1964

998

Kinch Larry

GB