Originally Posted by Peter Mallett
The first part of your post has been addressed I believe, as to the latter, who cares? The series appears to attract good grids so it must be doing something right.
I speak as someone with cars built to App J Gp 1 and App K.
Thankyou - SMRC classics isn't trying to be HSCC, there are probably not enough cars up here to fill a grid let alone have enough in each class!
There are plenty of one-make championships around to excite (or bore) spectators.
SMRC classics provides a great variety of cars for spectators to see and some close racing in and between classes. Sure it has issues within the regs - a large bank balance can produce a massively quick car, The Marshall's Escorts being a case in point, but if you are prepared to invest (and race at virtually one circuit all season) then surely you deserve success. It also provides opportunities for newcomers like myself, with a decent (non grp 1) set of carbs and a bit of work then a lot cars can be in the mix. No-one wants to be at the back of the race or class all the time knowing that their car is 'period'.
For those that can't afford an original race classic, or fund tours of the UK and and European circuits, SMRC classics is a great place. The expanding grids, variey of cars and the fact we have now been invited to support TWO BTCC rounds this season is testament to its popularity with drivers and spectators alike.
PS DM - I am an englishman in scotland enjoying SMRC classics so dont assume my comments are nationalistic and I'll not assume MGCC regs include the requirement for a beard