Tag Archives: HSCC

Historic Sports Car Club – Silverstone Sat 17th Oct 2015

Having just been at Silverstone the previous Saturday for an AMOC meeting – the prospect of exposing myself to acute hypothermia two  weeks running wasn’t massively appealing. The Qataris could really learn a thing or two  from Silverstone about refrigerated sports venues for the 2022 World Cup!

Despite the Autumnal chill the packed program of HSCC championship finals drew a big crowd of hardy enthusiasts but their resilience was tested to the limit as various delays and incidents  led to the last item on the programme becoming a night race with all drivers being shown the “LIGHTS ON” board by the marshals as they rolled onto the track in the gathering dusk!

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Historic Sports Car Club Meeting – Silverstone Sat 18th Oct 2014

Question: What Do You Do On A Damp Saturday in Autumn?

Answer: Drag your now beautifully running 911 out of the garage and head out to a Historic Club Race Meeting (other classics will do if you don’t have a 911).

My 911 is now running beautifully after diligent further fettling by Steve Winter at Jaz Porsche. Consequently, I’ve been looking for reasons for a bit of a blast and a trip up to the HSCC event at Silverstone was an obvious choice.

The weather forecast was grim but knowing that Silverstone has it’s own micro-climate which defies logic and predictions of the Meteorological Office I thought sod-it, just go and see how things turn out. The clincher was the promise of a coffee, chat and inspection of a fellow DDKer’s 911 2.2S on my way back to London.

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Motoring Events

The massive range of motoring events available to car enthusiasts these days provide endless hours of anorak  indulgence and correspondingly increased grounds for divorce for their long suffering spouses.

Here are some of the events that have captured my interest (and probably shortened my marriage)!

2017
Donington Historic Festival – Sun 30th May 2017
WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Sat 15th & Sun 16th Apr 2017
Goodwood 75th Members Meeting – Sun 19th Mar 2017 Part 2
Goodwood 75th Members Meeting – Sun 19th Mar 2017 Part 1
London Classic Car Show – Sat 25th Feb 2017
“Hello – I’m Jacky” – An evening with Jacky Ickx

2016
London To Brighton Veteran Car Run – Sun 6th Nov 2016
Regent Street Motor Show – Sat 5th Nov 2016
Brooklands Autumn Classic Breakfast – Sun 30th Oct 2016
Historic Sports Car Club Silverstone – Sat 15th Oct 2016
Ace Cafe – Tue 9th Aug 2016
Prescott “La vie en bleu” – Sun 29th May 2016
WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Sat 16th & Sun 17th Apr 2016 Part 2
WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone – Sat 16th & Sun 17th Apr 2016 Part 1
Goodwood 74th Members Meeting – Sun 20th Mar 2016 Part 2
Goodwood 74th Members Meeting – Sun 20th Mar 2016 Part 1
London Classic Car Show – Sat 20th Feb 2016

2015
Regent Street Motor Show – Sat 31st Oct 2015 Part 2
Regent Street Motor Show – Sat 31st Oct 2015 Part 1
Historic Sports Car Club – Silverstone Sat 17th Oct 2015
Aston Martin Owners Club – Silverstone Sat 10th Oct 2015
Kop Hill Climb – Sun 20th Sep 2015
Hedingham Pre-73 Porsche Event – Sun 6th Sep 2015
Silverstone Classic – Sat 25th & Sun 26th Jul 2015
Prescott “La vie en bleu” – Sun 24th May 2015
Prescott Hill Climb – Sun 24th May 2015
Donington Historic Festival – Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd May 2015
World Endurance Championship – 6 Hours of Silverstone 2015
Jaz Porsche Open Day – Jan 31st 2015
London Classic Car Show – Sat 10th Jan 2015

2014
London To Brighton Veteran Car Run – Sun 2nd Nov 2014
Regent Street Motorshow – Sat 1st Nov 2014
Historic Sports Car Club Meeting – Silverstone Sat 18th Oct 2014
Hedingham Pre-73 Porsche Event – Sun 7th Sep 2014
Donington Historic Festival – Sun 4th May 2014
Aston Martin Owners Club Event – Silverstone Sat 5th April 2014
World Endurance Championship – 6 Hours of Silverstone 2014

2013
Regent Street Motorshow – Sat 2nd Nov 2013