Thruxton Circuit took a trip down memory lane and rolled back the years this past weekend (June 17/18) as a bumper crowd flocked trackside to savour the Hampshire venues annual Historic meeting.
A regular fixture on the UK motorsport calendar having first debuted back in 2018 as part of the circuits 50th Anniversary celebrations, the two-day spectacle brought legendary machines and racers together for an adrenaline rush like no other.
One of the headline acts of the weekend was undoubtedly the two-part Jochen Rindt Trophy, which celebrated the best single-seater race cars – with up to 2-litre engines – from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
Anthony Hancock guided his Lola T670 to the top step of the podium in the opening contest ahead of Rory Smith and Ben Tilley before Smith came to the fore in race two, piloting his Ralt RT4 to a commanding victory of almost 20 seconds.
Italian flair was in full force courtesy of the Superformance Ferrari Club Classic Series as three different drivers – James Cartwright, Nicky Paul-Barron and Nigel Jenkins – enjoyed a share of the spoils that were on offer.
Elsewhere, Graham Fennymore reigned supreme in the HSCC Historic Formula Ford 2000 as he chalked up a brace of wins whilst Jonathan Abecassis clinched a narrow victory in the weekend’s only FISCAR contest.
Rounding out the race action were two bouts from the CCRC Mighty Minis Championship, which were won by David Kirkpatrick and Nevan Kirkpatrick, and the CMMC Classic Challenge, which saw Jack Smith and Grant Williams triumph.
Aside from the wheel-to-wheel track action, those in attendance were also treated to a number of high-speed demonstrations from the stars of the British Truck Racing Championship and Formula 1 cars from yesteryear; one of which was a 1993 Benetton that was previously driven by seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
In the paddock, Formula 1 teams Red Bull Racing and Alpine garnered plenty of attention with their static displays whilst a number of other iconic machines and car clubs also whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
To view the full classification of results from all sessions at this year’s Thruxton Historic, CLICK HERE.
Thruxton’s next major event takes place on July 8/9 as the British Truck Racing Championship thunders into town to headline the highly-anticipated Convoy on the Plain weekend.
Advance tickets are available to purchase online here: https://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/british-trucks.