Jewel of the Cape II Friday 1st March 2019 to Thursday 14th March 2019 - South Africa
ACOC Annual Dinner & Awards Saturday 2nd March 2019 - The Elvetham Hotel
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Thursday 7th March 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019 - The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
Gooding: The Amelia Island Auction Friday 8th March 2019 - Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Florida
RM Sotheby's Auction Amelia Island Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
Masters: Le Castellet Motors Cup Friday 29th March 2019 - Paul Ricard, France
RM Sotheby's Auction Fort Lauderdale Friday 29th March 2019 to Saturday 30th March 2019 - Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Florida
HSCC Saturday 30th March 2019 - Donington Park
Espiritu de Montjuic Friday 5th April 2019 to Monday 8th April 2019 - Barcelona
Goodwood Members' Meeting Saturday 6th April 2019 to Monday 8th April 2019 - Goodwood
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.