F1 Grand Prix de Monaco Thursday 23rd May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - Monaco
Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este Friday 24th May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - The Grand Hotel, Villa d'Este, Italy
RM Sotheby's Auction Saturday 25th May 2019 - Villa Erba, Como, Italy
Masters Historic Festival Saturday 25th May 2019 to Monday 27th May 2019 - Brands Hatch, UK
RM Sotheby's Spring Auburn Auction Friday 31st May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019 - Auburn Auction Park, Indiana
Masters: Sonoma Speed Festival Friday 31st May 2019 to Monday 3rd June 2019 - Sonoma Raceway, USA
HSCC Saturday 1st June 2019 - Snetterton
Modena Cento Ore Tuesday 4th June 2019 to Monday 10th June 2019 - Italy
London Concours Wednesday 5th June 2019 to Friday 7th June 2019 - Honourable Artillery Company
Grand Prix L'Age D'Or Friday 7th June 2019 to Monday 10th June 2019 - Circuit de Dijon-Prenois, France
The Algarve Classic Festival proved to be quite the fruitful getaway for James and the team at DK winning two events overall over the weekend. The festival itself marked both the end for most of the motorsports season, but also the final round of DK-sponsored Pre-63GT Championship.
Portimao Circuit is located in the very southwest of Portugal. Opened in 2008, the track is just under 5km. This past weekend it offered up some lovely autumnal sun for those escaping the UK. The grids however brought with them drivers and cars emanating from much further afield.
With a multitude of races over the weekend and cars spanning four decades, competition was fierce. The two hour dusk race combining the Stirling Moss & Woodcote Trophy on Saturday even resulted in a 1st overall for the Tojeiro-Jaguar of Max Girardo and James. David and longstanding friend of DK, Scott Redding, placed 12th overall but 2nd in class in the AC.
In the 60 minute Pre-63 GT race, James & Max Girardo once more placed first overall, this time in the DK run Jaguar E-Type. After 7 years of trying an many podiums along the way, the E-Type has finally taken gold!
Many thanks to Mr Paquete for providing us with images of the event below.