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Old 13 Apr 2017, 21:43 (Ref:3726219)   #31
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To help you chaps out I suggest that a car is historic when it is old enough to smoke.
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Old 14 Apr 2017, 12:43 (Ref:3726338)   #32
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From what I've seen and heard, in the USA a race car becomes 'historic' almost as soon as it isn't 'current'.

Ignoring jokes about new build Cobras, 'E' Types, etc., we've already seen 90s 'Supertourers' being raced competitively again, and track displays of late GT cars. This season Peter Auto has two events where GT1 cars (1994 to 2011) can be exercised. (https://peterauto.peter.fr/en/platea...id/224/nom/GT1)

Could this be a precursor to a race series for these cars, and if so, a good move? Or are they too young......
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Yes, but as mentioned in the initial post, only (AFAIK) in the USA would a 'modern' race car be welcomed in 'historic' racing. The cost of running LMP, GT and Formula stuff must be prohibitive. Even the later GpC cars seem to need an awful amount of man power to get on track, so are there enough owners or potential owners of modern stuff with deep enough pockets? And why would they want to race a car just a few years old, when they are likely wealthy enough to run the latest thing in a current series?
If that bothers you don't look at the HSR entry list for The Mitty next weekend at Road Atlanta. 3 DPs, 3 LMPCs and a few GTs in the list. Last year was more entertaining when the DPs and LMPCs raced in both HSR and IMSA in the same season, including a car that raced at Petit in Oct 15 and returned to racing in April 16 with HSR.
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Old 14 Apr 2017, 15:45 (Ref:3726390)   #33
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If that bothers you don't look at the HSR entry list for The Mitty next weekend at Road Atlanta. 3 DPs, 3 LMPCs and a few GTs in the list. Last year was more entertaining when the DPs and LMPCs raced in both HSR and IMSA in the same season, including a car that raced at Petit in Oct 15 and returned to racing in April 16 with HSR.

Doesn't bother me one bit! When I was lucky to race at Sebring in 2013 we had an Audi LMP car in the same test session as my buddy's '65 Mustang I was sharing. Unfortunately the Audi collided with one of Cobra Automotive's Shelby Mustangs and the driver of the Proto took no further part in the meeting.....

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Old 14 Apr 2017, 17:23 (Ref:3726416)   #34
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And talking of the USA, for auction the other side of the pond, we have a suitable base for an entry- http://auctionsamerica.com/events/fe...=AS17&ID=r0160

I don't think it has an engine included looking at the guide price......
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And talking of the USA, for auction the other side of the pond, we have a suitable base for an entry- http://auctionsamerica.com/events/fe...=AS17&ID=r0160

I don't think it has an engine included looking at the guide price......
None of the HPDs have engines and the discount Lola. I'm thinking the livery might cause some pause at tracks.
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Old 21 Apr 2017, 18:41 (Ref:3728234)   #36
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It's happening again, but almost passed me by....

The HSCC run Super Touring Car Trophy now includes a class for Pre 2006 FIA S2000 cars and invited n/a BTCC cars. There should be a couple of entries in their race at Donington HF weekend after this....

Eligible cars class structure here- https://hscc.org.uk/championships/hs...ng-car-trophy/
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>>>>>And why would they want to race a car just a few years old, when they are likely wealthy enough to run the latest thing in a current series?

Because in a current series you need the right licences, seeding, and are up against cream-of-the-crop drivers. In historic it's all old boys together on lesser permits.

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(And why would they want to race a car just a few years old, when they are likely wealthy enough to run the latest thing in a current series?)

Because in a current series you need the right licences, seeding, and are up against cream-of-the-crop drivers. In historic it's all old boys together on lesser permits.
Thank you Max for the (slightly belated) response!
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