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The Historic Racing Drivers Club has been commissioned to stage a unique 45-minute, pit-stop, feature race at the Donington Historic Festival on Saturday 3 May.

The grid will be made up of specifically-selected historic touring cars which illustrate the formative years of the BTCC (formerly known as the British Saloon Car Championship): from the titanic duels between Jack Sears’ Austin Westminster and the svelte Jaguar Mk1 of Tommy Sopwith, the arrival of the ‘fast Fords’ in the form of Jeff Uren and his Ford Zephyr, the upset of the giant-killing Austin A40 of Doc Shepherd, through to the emergence of the mould-breaking Mini; the glory days of the Jaguar Mk2 – before the steamrolling arrival of the thunderous 7-litre Ford Galaxie, followed by the Lotus Ford Cortina’s utter domination, finally giving way to the might of the Ford Mustang and the class-winning capability of the nimble Ford Anglia.

HRDC’s founder and Race Director, Julius Thurgood is especially upbeat about this unique celebration of British Touring Cars: “Not only we will endeavour to illustrate all examples of the popular championship winners from the early years of the BTCC; the picture would not be complete without all the supporting class acts: Riley 1.5, MG Magnette, Borgward Isabella, Austin A35, Sunbeam Rapier, Ford Zodiac, MG 1100, Fiat Abarth, Alfa Romeo Sprint GT and GTA, BMW 1800, Ford Falcon, and so on. . .

“This unique race will literally be a dynamic celebration of the emerging years of British Touring Car history that is sure to thrill any race fan attending this spectacular historic festival at Donington.”

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