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– Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) to celebrate 50 years of Formula 5000
– Six-car display comprises of Lola, McLaren, Surtees, Gurney and McRae racers
– Iconic names racing in the series included Mike Hailwood, Mario Andretti, Rene Arnoux, Patrick Tambay, Alan Jones and Derek Bell
– Autosport International will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, from 10-13 January 2019*
– Autosport International is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers
– Tickets to the show are available from:

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Thruxton Formula 5000– Feast of formidable Formula 5000 machinery a highlight of Thruxton Easter Revival
– Formula 5000 and Formula 2 drivers face-off in Derek Bell Trophy races
– Super Touring and Classic Formula 3 ensure plenty of variety at popular event

The unmistakeable roar of Formula 5000 will resonate around Thruxton next weekend (19-20 April), as a marauding pack of 5.0-litre, V8 monsters vie for glory in the Derek Bell Trophy races at the eagerly-anticipated Easter Revival. Read More »

Formula 5000 Motor Racing – Back then, and back now
By Derek Lawson

Take a trip down memory lane with this beautifully illustrated and researched book from Veloce Publishing, recalling the days when Formula 5000 cars roared around the race tracks, creating a lot of noise and, occasionally, dust. The wail of a 5-litre engine was often more spine-tingling than ANY other racing car! Nowadays, many of the same cars show modern day spectators just how dramatic Formula 5000 racing can be. Few, if any, of the drivers are prima donnas, so F5000 racing is aggresive. This book covers a very popular racing cars ‘formula’ that is generally untapped as a subject by other authors. Read More »