AMOC Racing Saturday 20th April 2019 - Donington Park
Challenge and GT Days Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Thursday 25th April 2019 - Red Bull Ring, Austria
Tour Auto Monday 29th April 2019 to Sunday 5th May 2019 - France
Donington Historic Festival Friday 3rd May 2019 to Monday 6th May 2019 - Donington Park
Ecurie Ecosse Tour Sunday 5th May 2019 to Friday 10th May 2019 - Scotland
Masters: Support Race to 4 Hours of Monza Friday 10th May 2019 to Monday 13th May 2019 - Monza, Italy
Mille Miglia Wednesday 15th May 2019 to Sunday 19th May 2019 - Italy
The Elite London 2019 Friday 17th May 2019 to Sunday 19th May 2019 - Wycombe Air Park, Bucks
Spa Classic Friday 17th May 2019 to Monday 20th May 2019 - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
HSCC Saturday 18th May 2019 to Monday 20th May 2019 - Silverstone International (GP Circuit)
With the UK now seemingly in the middle of a never ending heatwave, both cars and people alike flocked to Silverstone for the 2018 Classic. With racing of all classes across the weekend and a trio of dusk races with ever decreasing light on the Saturday made for quite the spectacle.
DK Engineering entered, prepared and maintained a series of cars across many classes for the event. Saturday first brought the second round of the DK sponsored pre-63GT grid of the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy; Both James and Harvey finding themselves in the hot seat of the no. 73 E-type for a deserved second place. First place went to Martin Hunt & Patrick Blakeney-Edwards in the AC Cobra, maintaining their lead from the Donington Historic. Third place was taken by Sam Hancock & Gregor Fisken, also in a Jaguar E-Type.
James paired up with Andrew Smith for the Stirling Moss Trophy for pre '61 Sports cars, placing 5th in the race in the Lister Chevrolet, however completing the second fastest lap overall. Harvey also shared a Lotus XV with a client in the same Trophy. Across the afternoon there was a fantastic mix of racing, demonstrations and parade laps from the variety of owners clubs filling the infield. With both paddocks filled too, the enormity of the event was clear to see.
As the sun started to drop in the sky, it was the racing that really start to hot up. A trio of 'Daytona at Dusk' races brought ever increasing speed and action to the track. By the time the final grid was on track at 20.30, the sun was well masked by the grandstands opposite the International Pits. James was back on track, this time in the ex- Colin McCrae & Rickard Rydell, Le Mans competing 550 Prodrive, one of just ten examples built, and a car that has competed at Le Mans no less than 5 times! Alongside him a client of DK was driving F40 GT/LM #80742, its first competitive outing since restoration with us, and its shakedown at the Red Bull Ring in May earlier this year.
Sunday morning brought more fantastic weather and more fierce competition in the RAC Woodcote Trophy for pre'56 Sports Cars. David shared the driving seat of the family owned 500 TRC with Scott Redding, a close friend. James meanwhile, enjoyed a drive alongside Richard Woolmer in the light green HWM Cadillac.
We have a compiled a set of images below for your enjoyment. Firstly by our own Luke Gilbertson and then further imagery provided by Jeff Bloxham.