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Retro weekend continues with classic sports car action

Saturday, August 24 2019

The Classic Sports Car Club are back at Brands Hatch for a two-day bank holiday weekend event featuring a wealth of the clubs most popular series this 25 & 26 August. Competitors will take on the undulating Indy circuit with plenty of fantastic classic cars set to blast their way around the track.

This weekend includes action from the Swinging Sixties, a category which caters for a range of stunning iconic machines such as Jaguar E-Types, Ford Mustangs, Aston Martins, and a whole host of other machinery from the 1960s.

Also competing includes the Classic K series aimed at a range of pre-1966 GT and touring car machines. All competing machinery must run to Appendix K regulations which helps ensure that vehicles are raced in a similar specification to as competed in period. Control Dunlop Historic tyres help to provide an even playing field and promote close battles between competitors. Expect to see wheel-to-wheel battles with cars in possession of zero modern driver aids or aerodynamics. Each race is an hour in duration and includes a mandatory pit stop ensuring plenty of drama in every race.

A wealth of saloon, hatchback, sports and GT cars can be found within the Modern Classics series, with competing vehicles produced up to the end of 1999. Races are run over 40-minutes with the added excitement of a mandatory pit stop thrown in.

More modern machinery can be found within the New Millennium series with vehicles made after the year 2000 set to take to the Kent track. Cars deemed to be "within the spirit of regulations" are permitted to compete, allowing owners to modify their cars to help enhance drivability. Such regulations allow the permitting of non-standard aero dynamic parts and sequential gearboxes.

The Future Classics series encompasses a wealth of sports, saloons and GT machinery from the 1970's and 1980's. Jaguars and Porsches are amongst some of the most popular choices joined by a host of numerous other machines on track too.

Plenty of extreme machines can be found within the Open Series with the rules permitting cars that are running non-original engines, gearboxes and aerodynamics. In fact, the series only has three major rules: no single seaters, no sports race cars and no slick tyres. This helps provide a diverse grid of vehicles featuring old-school heros competing against their more modern counterparts!

A diverse spread of naturally aspirated saloon and hatchbacks of various ages feature in the Tin Tops series. The series boasts big grids and plenty of different marques represented on track with busy grids providing the perfect platform for both novice racers and seasoned competitors alike.

Other competing series includes the Smart 4Two Cup and Puma Cup, and the special saloons & modsports.

Tickets for the CSCC Classic Car Championships at Brands Hatch (25 & 26 August) are available on the gate for £16, with free entry for children under 13. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.