On the 25th of October, Motor Racing Legends hosted the historic Tourist Trophy (TT) at Silverstone, to bring a close to the 2020 historic racing calendar. The world’s oldest continuous motor race, the TT was established in 1905 and the first names engraved on the trophy include that of John Napier and Charles Rolls.
We are particularly grateful to the RAC club in London, who very kindly allowed us to have the original trophy on display on our stand for the duration of the event.
The idea for the event was born just 5 short weeks ago after a very quiet year of racing. Knowing full well the importance of classic motor racing in the UK, DK Engineering proudly came up with the idea and sponsored the Motor Racing Legends event and there was a huge effort from all involved. DK brought along a complete team of 3 race cars as well as a selection of sales cars.
The TT was a 3-hour long endurance race comprising of 3 different grids of cars totalling 60 cars; including Pre-’66 GT, Pre-’63 GT and Pre-’61 Sports Cars. The Overall winners of the Historic Tourist Trophy would be the team of three cars which scored the best aggregate result, with the winning team comprising of a Ford Mustang, Lotus Elite and an Austin Healey, more or less the only team with all three cars that started for the team crossing the line at the end of the 3 hours.
DK brought along the Carreras Colombia Cobra piloted by Scott Redding, Richard Cook & James Cottingham. The car qualified 3rd on the grid but after a very wet race and an unfortunate safety car they managed to cross the line 10th.
The Huffaker E-type was also to make an appearance after the jubilant success of the previous weekend at Goodwood, this time driven by Harvey Stanley, Jeremy Cottingham and Richard Cook. Harvey who had started the car pulled a commanding lead of the Pre-63 G Class, only for a broken wheel on the 33rd lap and a subsequent damaged brake line causing an early retirement.
The Tojeiro-Jaguar was the last of the DK race line up, Driven by James Cottingham, Max Girardo and Harvey Stanley. However, the Tojeiro also had its day cut short when the engine suffered an engine failure early into the race whilst running P4 OA and 2nd in class.
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