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Grid in the Spotlight: HGPCA Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy Races

Posted on 27 February 2019

The Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy Races for pre-61 front-engined GP cars are organised by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and supported by Supagard and Hall & Hall. Remember the heady days when national pride and colours defined the appearance of racing cars, not sponsorship deals worth tens of millions of pounds? The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association does. Indeed, since 1979 its members have striven passionately to preserve the heritage of the titanic machines (and their courageous drivers) which made motor racing history at the highest level when it was a sport.

The HGPCA’s story revisits the great rivalries of five decades and replays the inter-marque battles between cars. In celebrating history and technical innovation, and educating new generations of motor racing fans about the past, they also focus on the heroic driving of William Grover Williams, Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Jack Brabham, the Hills (Phil and Graham), Jim Clark and John Surtees in Grands Prix.

What to expect out on the track?

Beautiful pieces of motor racing history dating from 1925 to 1961, with fabulous machines that raced in period in the hands of the biggest stars of the day.

When to see them at DHF 2019?

You can see them qualifying at 16.05 on Friday, May 3 and racing at 11.00 on Saturday, May 4 and at 14.35 on Sunday, May 5.