The Woodcote Trophy was created in 2006 when the Royal Automobile Club and Motor Racing Legends got together to launch a race series for genuine, pre-1956 sports-racers. Twelve years on this highly competitive race series is still going strong and has evolved into a highly competitive grid that is all about taking the flag, there is however an expectation that driving standards remain ‘gentlemanly’ as well as competitive.
There’s always fierce competition simply to get a place on the grid at the Silverstone Classic, and these are serious racing cars; which also happen to be remarkably beautiful.
Cars you could expect to see racing out on track included: Aston Martin DB5, Austin Healey, Cooper Bristol, Cooper Jaguar, Frazer Nash Le Mans and Mille Miglia, Jaguar D- and C-type, XK120 and 140, and Maserati 300.
The Stirling Moss Trophy is a series, for ‘proper’ sports-racing cars built before 1961, which was launched in 2010 to offer longer two-driver races with a compulsory pit stop and an authentic racing experience true to the later part of the ’50s era.
Evolved from the former long-running BRDC Historic Sports Car Championship, participants are restricted to cars running to genuine period specification.
Sir Stirling Moss not only honourably lends his name to the series but all cars also compete for the actual cup that Sir Stirling was awarded for winning the 1955 British Grand Prix (his first-ever GP victory); a great motivation for some superb track action.
Cars you could have expected to see racing out on track include: Chevrolet, Cooper Monaco, Costin, Lotus XI and 15, Lister Knobbly, Lola MK1, and Maserati T61.
The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy is open to original sports cars and selected sports racers from post-war up-to and including December 1955 and all cars must conform strictly to period specification.
More information can be found at: www.motorracinglegends.com