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Grid in the spotlight: ‘Mad Jack’ Pre-War sports cars

Posted on 8 March 2019


You’ve got to love the ‘Mad Jacks’! Motor Racing Legends’ longest-running race series; the Pre-War Sports Car Series is for all sports cars built before 1941. Cars must be close to original production specification; run in ‘road-going’ trim, with wings and lights; and run on ordinary pump fuel. They are raced with a vigour and competitiveness that belies their age and the ‘Mad Jack’ moniker is a tribute to Richard ‘Mad Jack’ Shuttleworth, aviator and racing driver, who won the first-ever Donington Park Grand Prix back in 1935.

What to expect out on the track?

All the famous pre-War marques are represented: Alfa Romeo, Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Frazer Nash, Lagonda, MG, Riley, Talbot and a host of other marques.

When to see them at DHF 2019?

See them qualifying at 11.05 on Friday 3rd May and in a 40-minute race on Saturday 4th May, starting at 15.15.