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Latest Historic Formula Ford news for 2019 and race dates.

One of the best UK Racing Series in Historic racing and we are pretty busy & friendly too...!
Call by for a cuppa and a chat - if we're not too busy having fun... Below is our 2019 Race Dates.
10 meetings and some invites.

Organised by The Historic Sports Car Club we are NOW sponsored by
Carless Racing Fuels supplied by Vital Equipment supported by Avon Tyres, Over50 Championship by Radio Caroline.
We welcome any other companies who would like to sponsor us on a race-day basis. It helps pay for our Paddock Hospitality Unit.

Our website is a little dated in parts but is at www.HistoricFF.co.uk for cars for sale or wanted, required driving standards, reports and of course our official HFF videos courtesy of Josh Barratt Film Enterprises.

Look in on us, (link above, click 'videos' then 'HFF Videos') we are a busy bunch and can be rather exciting at times....
If you would like to be on our race report newsletter list contact Dick on historicff@gmail.com

Carless Racing Fuel with their 102 Motorsport UK - legal HFF fuel will be available from the Vital Equipment Stand at all meetings in the Paddock or can be delivered. See their website.

‘Radio Caroline’ advertising support is still on-line for 2019 too, their 45-second jingles 10 times a day help push our series and our sponsors name to about 4 million people; a symbiotic relationship between our two 1960’s iconic creations.

Our great YouTube film commentator/compiler Josh Barratt is still with us, in between frenetic commentating sessions at Brand Hatch, anyone who wants to be named and see themselves in all their racing glory is reminded to fit an in-car camera. You can order his 2017 compilation now (details below).

Winter Racing Shows;
We will be at The Retro Show all 3 days. Come and have a chat.

See you on the grid if not before. Dick Dixon. Team HFF.


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Just to let you know, an HFF Car and a selection of great cars will be on the HSCC stand at the Historic Motorsport Retro Show, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

You’ll be very welcome and we look forward to see present and future racers joining our great little series us on –



Friday 22 February 9.30am 5.30pm

Saturday 23 February 9.30am 5.30pm

Sunday 24 February 9.30am 4.30pm



Save 20% off the 'on-the-door' entrance price - simply book your Race Retro ticket here to access a world of action and experience.


Race Retro is Europe’s premier show for historic motorsport. The three day event running from Friday 22 - Sunday 24 February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, is the season opener for historic motor racing and the associated community. Click here to view their 2019 exhibitor list.





Our sponsors, Vital Equipment ltd. will be on Stand 2-114 and available for advice on their Motorsport UK/HSCC/HFF - approved Carless Racing Fuels to suit your car. They will have a stock of their line of Helmets, HANS devices and Race Suits and more. All discounted (to us). For their range, yertiz… https://www.vitalequipment.co.uk/



Any Technical questions we can help with please don’t hesitate to ask, Nigel Jones our Series-specific Motorsport UK Delegate is the man to ask if we are stumped and we will be more than willing to pass a question on.



Crack Testing. Nigel has contacted me to pass on some information of a useful bit of kit making sure chassis and working parts are sound for the coming season…


You can get this at friendly rates – less than £25 - from our Vital Equipment boys in stock soon.



Latest Calendar. Feb 13.

Owing to tight timing due to imposed programming limitations at various circuits there has been a Board-level re-organisation of our races. Our ‘Heats & Finals’ format has had to be drastically changed. Subject to any further changes this is likely to be our HSCC Historic Formula Ford Race programme for 2019.

30th March Donington Park Season Opener. 1 day meet. Qualifying 15 mins and 1 Race of 20 mins. 32 – car grid. One of the world’s most beautiful and flowing of circuits. Entries now open. We are 25 as of Feb 12th.



INVITE. 22nd April sees Castle Combe’s 50th Anniversary and Formula Ford ‘Jamboree’ on Easter Monday. The Classic FF boys are a feature and invite any HFF Entrants wishing to join their 2 race, 34 – car grid should contact CFF Rep andrewsmith49@hotmail.co.uk. See more info below.

18th-19th May Silverstone (Grand Prix Circuit), Sponsored by SpeedSport Art Gallery. Saturday Qualifying 20 mins & Race 1. Sunday Race 2 – both races are 20 mins each. Rolling starts 54 cars Total per race.

1st June Snetterton. One of the best FF racing circuits. A one day meeting where we will have a 15 minute Qualifying session and two 20 minute Races. 32 car grid.

15 – 16th June Cadwell Park. 2 day ‘Wolds Trophy’. Lincolnshire’s ‘Little Nurburgring.’ Heat & Final each day. Saturday A & B Qualifying 15 mins each for A & B races. Sunday A & B Race. All races are 20 mins. 26 per grid. 52 cars eligible.

29th-30th June Brands Hatch ‘Legends’ SuperPrix. Grand Prix Circuit. The Best. Sponsored by Worthing Implant Centre. Saturday Qualifying 15 mins and Race 1. Sunday Race 2, both races are 20 mins each 38 cars each grid.

13th-14th July Anglesey. A departure from our normal bill, two races with a 34 – car grid each. Asked for, and new for many, the Circuit will be putting on a good show for us – so it will be worth the journey. Saturday Qualifying 15 mins and Race 1. Sunday Race 2 – both races are 20 mins each

3rd- 4th August Croft 'Nostalgia'. ONE day meet for us…32 car grid. Qualifying 15 mins and two Race 20 mins each on Sunday.

24th-25th-26th August Oulton Park Gold Cup. ONE day meet for us. Qualifying 15 mins, and two races on Monday – both races are 20 mins each. 34 car grid.

21st September Brands Indy. One day event. Important for Championship points, great racing, apologies for the M25 in advance…15 minute Qualifying session then two 15 minutes races. 30 cars Total.

INVITE 5th October Castle Combe. Special Invitation to HFF at their BIG Autumn Classic; An HFF Trophy (non-Championship Round) Race celebrating their 50th year racing Formula Fords. One race of 20 mins 34 - car grid, one day meet.

The event attracts an attendance of over 12,000 people to this historic race meeting and classic car show. Information regarding the event can be found here www.autumnclassic.co.uk

19th-20th October Silverstone National Circuit HSCC Finals. Saturday Qualifying 12 mins & Race 1, Sunday Race 2 – both races are 15 mins each. 36 cars.

Note; Qualifying allowance; most circuits allow 10% extra. Non - Q; Entry fees returned less £25.

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For 2020, in line with drivers requests we will be asking for an evenly-programmed eight-race calendar and, subject to discounted ferry deals and/or entry costs may have a Dutch outing as part of our Championship. Additionally, an inclusion at the Brands Hatch Formula Ford Festival is being asked for

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Special Invitation for 2019.

7th – 9thJune Zandvoort Marcel Albers Memorial Trophy for pre-82 FF cars. Fixed Head Restraint required. Register directly on www.circuitzandvoort.nl/mamt

(Invitation race this year but watch this space for a full Champ outing in 2020).

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Invite to anyone in the HFF to go and show.

Easter Monday race meeting 50th anniversary FF jamboree. Castle Combe. April 22nd.

'Half a century of Castle Combe’s circuit-based Formula Ford 1600 championship will be celebrated at the circuit’s opening race meeting

There will be an invitation and free circuit entry offered to all Formula Fords to take part in a static display. There will also be a VIP Lounge for past Formula Ford champions and race competitors in the Strawford Centre. In addition, all former Castle Combe Formula Ford champions will be invited to take part in a lunchtime photo call on the grid. The race meeting will feature a bumper collector’s programme, full of exciting FF history, images and memories.'.

For those wishing to take part in the static display watch Castle Combe’s website for details. https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/rac...day/22/4/2019/

50 years after the opening race in the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship, the annual season-opening Howard’s Day race meeting will feature a double-header round to kick off the Castle Combe FF 2019 championship. The race meeting will also include a round of the very popular Classic Formula Ford Championship for cars up to 1981.

Scrutineers advice. Helmet wrapping.

The ‘wrapping’ of helmets is not acceptable. Vehicle wrapping is commonplace now, and the reason for not accepting it on helmets is simply that it can easily cover up cracking and other damage. The same applies to helmets where decals have been applied.

Helmet dating.

Although the Snell SA2005 standard expired at the end of 2018, the FIA 8860-2004 standard remains valid until the end of 2020, therefore such a helmet remains acceptable until the end of 2020.



DD HFF Feb 2019

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