The Historic Sports Car Club Meeting at Brands Hatch,
1st July 2001.
Well, weather-wise Sunday was very much the same as Saturday; blisteringly hot and then black clouds, but still no rain.
The first race today was the two hour enduro for the Richard Budge Trophy. This race was for Sports and GT cars, which meant a plethora of Chevrons plus some Tigas and even a couple of E-type Jaguars. This race was fantastic fun. As it was an enduro, it gave you time to walk out onto the Grand Prix circuit and view the cars from a variety of vantage points.
The BRDC Sportscar race was good fun too. The field was stuffed with Cooper Monacos, Lister Jaguars, Lotus 11, Lotus 17s, Lolas and even a couple of HWMs.
The highlight for me though, was the European Formula Two race. These little screamers put on a fantastic show. It was a pity that one of the series co-ordinators, Peter Stobinski didn't finish. Swiss Fredy Kumschick ran out the eventual winner with Bob Juggins second.
And finally, the March 712M of Robert Simac, a great looking car.
So, a fine weekend was had by one and all. Only a few damaged cars as well. If you have never managed to get to the HSCC meeting on the Brands GP circuit yet, I strongly urge you to get there next year. After all, how much longer will the GP track last??? Lastly, a vote of thanks for the HSCC for putting on the meeting and to all the marshalls and other staff at Brands for making the meeting run so smoothly.
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