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The Races

 

With qualifying all day Friday, and two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday, DHF 2019 will present three action-packed days of historic motorsport excitement!


FJHRA/HSCC ‘SILVERLINE’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FRONT-ENGINED FORMULA JUNIORS

These lovely little machines, developed for a racing formula that was introduced 60 years ago to train and bring on future Grand Prix drivers, always deliver outstanding and highly competitive racing. 


NUVOLARI AND ASCARI TROPHY RACES FOR PRE-61 FRONT ENGINED GP CARS

Organised by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and supported by Supagard and Hall & Hall, these will feature 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.


ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB WOODCOTE TROPHY

This series is firmly established within classic racing circles as the go-to series for competitive 50s racing. And it features some of the most beautiful road-racing cars ever built. 


U2TC 

The most popular car on this lively grid for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars may be the Ford Lotus Cortina, but there’s always stiff opposition from such models as BMW 1800 TISA and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA. 


FJHRA/HSCC ‘SILVERLINE’ CHAMPIONSHIP FOR REAR-ENGINED FORMULA JUNIORS

Close and exhilarating racing from nimble little machines that, back in the day, were the stepping-stone to Formula 1 for some of the greatest names in the sport.


‘MAD JACK’ PRE-WAR SPORTS CARS

These are the oldest cars competing at the event, with all sports cars built before 1941 being eligible. They may be the ‘elder statesmen’ at the Festival, but they don’t hang about! 


HRDC ‘TOURING GREATS’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’

This grid for pre-60 Touring Cars features a wildly diverse mix of tin-tops, ranging from Austin A35s and A40s to Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Berlinas and Volvo Amazons.


GT & SPORTS CAR CUP

This grid is for genuine pre-66 GT cars and pre-63 sports-racing cars of a type that was raced in the World Endurance Championship in period. 


HRDC ‘ALLSTARS’ FOR PRE-66 SPORTS, GT AND TOURING CARS

The HRDC grids are always hugely entertaining and this promises to maintain that tradition. Expect to see TVR Griffith vs Bill Thomas Cheetah, Austin-Healey Jamaican and Daimler 250SP ‘Dart’!


HISTORIC TOURING CAR CHALLENGE WITH TONY DRON TROPHY

This grid of pre-1991 British and European Touring Cars features the type of beefy machines that most of us could only dream of driving back in period.


JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE

Iconic pre-1966 ‘big cats’ compete against each other, showcasing the very best of Jaguar’s rich racing heritage. C-type, D-type, E-type, low drag E-type, MkI, MkII, XK120, XK140, XK150 are all eligible.


PRE-63 GT 

This sumptuous race series features such iconic machines as Short Wheelbase Ferraris, DB4GT Astons, AC Aces, MGA Twincams, SZ Alfas, Lotus Elites and E-type Jaguars – all to genuine pre-1963 specification.


STIRLING MOSS TROPHY

These purpose-built, pre-61 sports-racers look and sound fantastic – and the drivers are competing for the actual cup that Sir Stirling Moss won in the 1955 British GP.


HRDC ‘COYS TROPHY’ celebrating the BTCC 1958-1966

Expect David and Goliath action amongst the pre-66 Touring Cars, with Mini Coopers lining up alongside Jaguar Mk1 and 2 saloons, Lotus Cortinas and mighty V8-engined Ford Falcons and Mustangs.


SPORTSCAR 2000

This brand new international historic series for 1961-71 two-litre cars features 1300, 1600 and 2000 classes and, by excluding four-valve machines, provides a showcase that allows smaller-engined but highly exciting racing cars such as Porsche 904 and 906, Chevron B8, Lotus 23B, Abarth and Alfa Romeo TZ, to race against each other on a hugely entertaining and competitive ‘level playing field’.


A full set of race results from previous years (downloadable in pdf format) can be found on by clicking on the links below:

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results

2014 Race Results

2013 Race Results

2012 Race Results

2011 Race Results

 

 

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