2017 Sponsors & Partners
Historic Motorsport international 2017 was kindly supported by:
BRM was born of the strength of commitment and the passion for precision engineering that has fuelled Mr Bernard Richards since his childhood. Renowned for its iconic watches such as the legendary V12 and its “piston” pushers, the stunning R50 and its motorcycle cylinder-shaped mechanism or the revolutionary Birotor with its four shock absorbers, BRM Chronographes has become a key partner in the International motor sport industry. In his watchmaking factory based just outside of Paris, Mr Bernard Richards creates original and authentic timepieces in limited editions, all custom-made and hand-finished.
The Endurance Rally Association has orgaised some 60 major events, in more than 50 different countries around the world, and has been responsible for some widely-acclaimed initiatives in rallying, taken up by others as well as being responsible for kick-starting the entire historic rally movement back in the 1980s, we instigated the all new endurance rallying scene.From the empty plains of South Africa, the sands of the Sahara Desert to Dakar, across northern Canada and America, from London to China, Peking to Paris, and the first-ever Around the World in 80 Days, we have been there, helping hundreds of competitors fulfill their dreams.
The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association was founded in 1979 by a group of leading historic racing enthusiasts to promote the sport and pastime of racing front engine Grand Prix cars. It was quickly established as the organisation for Historic Grand Prix races in Europe and the rear engine cars up to the mid Sixties joined the group in the 1990s. Its inaugural event was as the support race at the 1979 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard. There has followed, every year, races across Europe - Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal as well as the UK. In 1991 the first Association-inspired International Historic Race Meeting took place the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit which has now become the world’s biggest Classic Motor Racing festival.
HISTORIC MOTOR RACING NEWS is the only magazine published specifically for historic competitors, preparers and organisers. First hand race and rally reports, event previews, calendars, information about regulations, insider news and views make Historic Motor Racing News essential reading for all active participants. Now entering its 22nd year of publication, each page is packed with useful and reliable information. Historic Motor Racing News also organises and supports some of the best races and race series in Europe, including Pre-’63 GT, 1000km and U2TC.
Established for over 50 years the Historic Sports Car Club is one of the founders of the current Historic Motorsport Industry. The club organises some of the best known Historic Race Meetings within the UK for its members including, the Legends of Brands Hatch (formerly known as the Super Prix), Croft Nostalgia Weekend, and the Oulton Park Gold Cup. The HSCC is also partner to the Donington Historic Festival and Silverstone Classic where they are the organising club for all on track activity. Still very much a club, the paddock has a great family atmosphere, which is as much about the social side as it is about the competition. All ages and experience are welcome, from beginner to International competitor. For Novices there is also a separate incentive scheme with some categories having end of year novice awards as well.
Established in 2004 with its trademark Formula One Series, Masters is now the leading organiser and promoter of historic motor racing. Based in the UK and North America with a dedicated team, Masters aims to provide customers with great racing at superb circuits with a wonderful atmosphere. Key to Masters' ethos is to provide as much track time as possible for drivers and so most categories will race twice or have a longer pit stop race. With a weekend full of action, Masters competitors can race many different cars across the timetable and then enjoy the excellent hospitality and camaraderie off-track.
Motor Racing Legends is the organisation behind five successful and highly respected historic racing series: the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy; the Stirling Moss Trophy; the Motor Racing Legends Pre-War Sports Car Series; and the Historic Touring Car Challenge; and new-for 2016, the Tony Dron Trophy.
Octane is the leading quality monthly magazine which focuses on the world's greatest classic and performance cars. Octane's experienced editorial team draws on the skills of international personalities, motoring journalists, racing drivers, historians, automotive experts and photographers to create what is now described as being 'the best classic car magazine in the world'. Through its personal contacts, Octane road and track tests the rarest and most valuable historic sports cars that are not available to other motoring magazines, as well as the finest motor cars. Octane covers other good things in life that appeal to its well-heeled readers.
Since the 80s, Peter Auto has developed an international reputation both in the Classic and Modern cars field, becoming a key leader in that area. In over thirty years, Patrick Peter created many events for modern and classic cars in France and abroad, including the first international race in Mainland China (Zhuhai – 1994) and is still managing a good amount of them whether at meetings or series happening on different tracks.
The Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival featuring the cream of historic racing action from Formula One, Sports Cars, GT and Touring Car grids. With over 20 races and demonstrations, and over 1,000 race entries, this is more racing action than you will see anywhere else in the world in one weekend! It’s also a social occasion too with a festival atmosphere off-track – there’s a free vintage funfair, a great music line-up and the event has it’s very own pop-up pub, the Scarf and Goggles.
Supagard is the UK's market leader in professionally applied quality car care products and is approved by most leading car manufacturers. Our comprehensive range includes Paint Protection, Fabric protection, Vinyl Protection, Leather Care, Key Recovery and Security Marking. Our products offer world class protection and value to both new and used car customers through a massive network of dealers across the country.
The International Guild of Specialist Engineers represents the interests of those individuals and companies who, with their specialist expertise, keep many rare and priceless vehicles on road and track, giving pleasure not only to their owners but also to the public. It is responsible for a number of projects, events, networking, reciprocal visits and a fully-operational apprenticeship scheme.
U2TC, the renowned series for pre-1966 under two-litre touring cars goes from strength to strength and is considered by many to be the finest touring car series in Europe for car preparation and driving standards. U2TC has five rounds this year, some with two races per weekend.