Historic Racing Sports Car Club

Newsletter 11th September 2008-09-11

As entries for Icebreaker close, we have a full grid over 15 cars in total. This includes a few F5000s who for this meeting are honorary Superhistorics. It will be a rolling start, and the F5000s will clear off and not bother anyone till the last lap(s) or so. Let us hope the weather clears up in time.

Bill Ritchie has joined us, having imported the ex-James Hunt 1973 F3 Hesketh/March. As Race Coordinator of HRC (and COC) he wont be out this time.He is also negotiating another car.

Graham Cook (who has also joined us) was at March when Hunt shunted too many cars, and was invited to leave and continue at Hesketh.

We have been asked to supply a car for display at the Speedsport show in Auckland, and have lined up David Heron’s ex-Peterson/ex-Lauda March 722. This is the F2 car Adrian Whapham used to race and is the prototype (722-1).

Bob Homewood has also joined us, and we are organising a “dyno-day” at Hitech, Drury -lunch/coffee provided – at $50 a car (max 8 cars). Bob will provide tuning information and select at least one car for working up on the dyno. This will also be open to HRSCC. If oversubscibed we will split to 2 days. Let us know who is interested.

Finally, we are working on a logo for your cars which will probably read Superhistoric Racing NZ.