Count us lucky – or have we asked you for that favor before?
We are so fortunate – having preached the Suixtil gospel for a while now, our friends Pia and Tony, yes them from the Historic Racing Repertoire, approached us with an offer we couldn’t refuse (no animal was armed in the process though): how would we like to take a (modest) part in a new racing series they were launching to honor both Elizabeth (Betty) Haig and Guy Griffiths who had founded the Historic Sports Car Club back in 1966. The spirit of that series would be both pure and simple – go back to simpler time, to the gentleman driver‘s very essence (we could digress on the homonymic meaning of the word in French but just won’t, this time – lucky you!) that would also give it its nickname – the drum brake series.
Reserved to the cognoscenti and their pre-’61 mounts, this championship of the knowing will be fought across 4 different track and several classes reflective of engine sizes – all participants, clearly, having all the class required. We immediately confirmed our keen interest, highlighting that our ambitions were as big as our resources were small and yet, our friends took us in as we aligned so well in spirit.
And now, months later, the first race has taken place, thanks also to the magnanimous intercession of the aforementioned HSCC, at Silverstone, no less. And yes, it lived up to everything we hoped for – and more, take a look at these few photos we gathered (they might even help you in the upcoming “beauty contests” we run on our social media feed 😉)…
We can only thank, again, Pia and Tony for enlisting us in that great adventure, what a thrill. And if you think you have what it takes to have great fun and take part in that extraordinary experience, there are still 3 more dates on the calendar waiting for you to show what you’ve got. Just drop an email to Tony to get the discussion moving – and see you soon at the track, and at life speed!