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Old 7 Nov 2016, 19:39 (Ref:3686295)   #1
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2017 Historic Race Meetings, dates, club calendars....

Here we go again..... With two major organisers having announced their calendars, and some other dates released, time to start listing all we know so that the HRT Calendar can follow on in due course.

PETER AUTO RACE MEETINGS...... (Not including Tours etc)

31 Mar - 02 Apr. Jarama Classic

19 - 21 May. Spa Classic

9 - 11 June. GP de L'Age D' Or (Dijon Prenois)

30 Jun - 02 July. Monza Historic

29 Sep - 01 Oct. Hungaroring Classic

20 - 22 Oct. Dix Mille Tours ( Le Castellet)

MASTERS RACE MEETINGS...... (Including those where they are an invited organiser)

08/09 Apr. Espritu de Montjuic (Barcelona)

27/28 May. Brands Hatch (GP) Historic Festival

30 Jun - 02 July. GP de France Historique (Magny Cours)

21 - 23 July. Silverstone Classic

11 - 13 Aug. Oldtimer GP (Nurburgring)

01 - 03 Sep. Zandvoort Historic GP

15 - 17 Sep. Spa '6 hrs'

21 - 22 Oct. Estoril Classic

I think it's certain from another thread that Pau Historique is to be held on 26 - 28 May, clashing with Brands Festival and sandwiched between Spa and Dijon events.....

And it was announced at the recent Algarve Festival that the 2017 date would be 27 - 29 October, so the month already has back to back meetings (that could work for some- Estoril followed by Portimao) and a European clash with Le Castellet and Estoril on same w/ends. (That won't work for anyone.)

Good to see organisers are working together to attract customers......
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Old 8 Nov 2016, 12:15 (Ref:3686487)   #2
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You mean like the International Motorsport Show,London cunningly clashes with Race Retro at Stoneleigh. Can't be good for either so we'll go to neither!
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You mean like the International Motorsport Show, London cunningly clashes with Race Retro at Stoneleigh. Can't be good for either so we'll go to neither!
Yup, that does seem a strange clash. Makes one wonder if there is an ulterior motive! I believe the London Show is an add-on to a classic car show already on the calendar?
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there seems to e a tentative HSCC calendar
a draft of it was circulated during the HFF drivers briefing at the Finals

will write it up and try to post here
I took photos...

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Sneaky! Thanks, Rudolf. We'll just have to emphasise that it's tentative / provisional.

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Looking at Masters calendar, it clicked that they're not holding their usual meeting at Donington in 2017. There is rumour that another Organiser will not be supporting the early May Historic Festival, either. Will be interesting to see what grids are there when all comes out of the woodwork......
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You mean like the International Motorsport Show,London cunningly clashes with Race Retro at Stoneleigh. Can't be good for either so we'll go to neither!
Currently they are pitched at different markets and Motor Sport has thrown its weight behind RR. Still, it is difficult to see how the tow can exist on the same weekend. I'm old enough to remember when Haymarket set up a rival show to the Racing Car Show, and look what happened there!

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Sneaky! Thanks, Rudolf. We'll just have to emphasise that it's tentative / provisional.


Here we go.....

April 8 Donington

Mai 20-21 Silverstone Inter

June 17-18 Cadwell Park

July 1-2 Brands Hatch Legends (formerly known as Superprix)

July 22-23 Silverstone Classic

August 5-6 Croft

August 26-28 Oulton Park

September 22-23 Brands Hatch Indy

October 14-15 Silverstone Finals

good old reliable HSCC, no real surprises in it, which is good
no season opener in Kyalami, no summer spree to Sepang either


as said before, this is tentative
Bernie might shake it up if he screws with British GP date in any way

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Thank you Rudolf.

Nothing contentious with dates, as you say, basically the same as usual for most meetings. No Combe, Thruxton or Easter weekend races (14-17 April next year) and no Snetterton 'Autosport' meeting in June. End of the 3hr? No mention of Donington Festival either- but maybe as they usually only run the track activities at that event?

Kyalami would be nice!
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Thank you Rudolf.

Nothing contentious with dates, as you say, basically the same as usual for most meetings. No Combe, Thruxton or Easter weekend races (14-17 April next year) and no Snetterton 'Autosport' meeting in June. End of the 3hr? No mention of Donington Festival either- but maybe as they usually only run the track activities at that event?

Kyalami would be nice!

what i just realised
these are an excerpt of the planned HFF dates with the HSCC
there could be other HSCC races on the calendar without HFF
which would not be on this list

so what is on it highly likely will happen
what is not, still can

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I doubt there would be any HSCC meeting without HFF, their most popular series. The Snetterton meeting has been in question for some time owing to (relatively) low entries. A shame. Good to see Donington back on the schedule.

No clash between Brands Indy and Spa 6 hours this time. Am I right in thinking the Spa 6 hours is now being run a bit earlier in September over the last few years? Seem to recall it always used to be late September or even October.
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I doubt there would be any HSCC meeting without HFF, their most popular series. The Snetterton meeting has been in question for some time owing to (relatively) low entries. A shame. Good to see Donington back on the schedule.

No clash between Brands Indy and Spa 6 hours this time. Am I right in thinking the Spa 6 hours is now being run a bit earlier in September over the last few years? Seem to recall it always used to be late September or even October.
Hopefully the 3hr won't die completely! Maybe that meeting needs 're-inventing'.

Spa 6 has always been, since I've been racing (2007 on), w/end after Revival. That seems bit earlier than used to be. Sure someone who's association goes back further will know....
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Don't write off HSCC Snetterton completely yet, but even if it goes ahead, not sure the 3 hours will be 3 hours, if you see what I mean. Mike you may have 'hit the nail'.

VSCC , I think are just finalising their dates.

BDC, Silverstone - 5th August

Castle Combe Autumn Classic - 7th October

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give me Donington over Snetterton any day

havent been to Snet for ages
hate the new layout

yes,
i am chuffed that HSCC Donny might be back on
was a shame when that stopped, this year


as to Donington Historic
yes, will be interesting to see, what happens with that event
they became a bit big for their shoes lately

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Like Rudi, I loved the old Snetterton layout, and would not miss it. 3 years ago, I did the HSCC Snetterton on the '300' layout and loathed it. I have not been back since, and will not in the future.

Whether accurate or not, I was told that the new layout was designed with modern open-wheeler cars and championships in mind and everyone else could like it or leave it.

I left.
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