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9 September - Highlights of the Silverstone Classic will be shown this weekend on ITV4 and available on the ITV Hub for 30 days.  Episonde 1 on Saturday 10 September at 7pm and Episode 2 on Sunday 11 September at 7pm.


25th August - SILVERSTONE CLASSIC - if you're not at Silverstone this bank holiday weekend, you can see the live timing here - https://www.tsl- and watch the live stream here -


2 August - Nurburgring testing form and OGP latest timetable on the Calendar Page.  You'll also find the Competitor Guide to Silverstone Classic there.  This is a useful link to information on the circuit at Navarra - - for competitors racing with the HGPCA at Portimao, there is now a booking form for the hotels on the Calendar Page under Extra Docs.


11 July - for all of you who ventured to Sport & Collection's event at Val de Vienne last month, here's a video you might enjoy -


4 July - we are very sad to hear of the death of Life Member, Alain de Cadenet, on Saturday 2nd July in Los Angeles.  Having competed at Le Mans as a privateer many times, several of them in his own prototypes, known affectionately as DeCads, he moved to historics.  Some of the cars running with us today had been part of Alain's stable... his 8C Alfa Romeo was on the track at Le Mans in the hands of the Rettenmaiers at the weekend.  He was an important HGPCA Board Member for several years and was proud to have been instrumental in its formation.  A great character as anyone who knew him will confirm and a sad loss to our world.  Our condolences to his wife, Alison and son, Aidan, Amanda and Alexander and his friends across the world.


21 June - Marc Valvekens - owner of the ex works Aston Martin DBR4, driven by Roy Salvadori and also with Australian/Tasmanian history - sadly passed away on Friday 17th June.  Marc had been a member of the Association for twenty years driving both a Bugatti and Gordini before buying the Aston from Hubert Fabri.  He truly will be sadly missed.  Our deepest condolences to Jacqueline and their families.


31 May - Unfortunately, the 2022 Espíritu del Jarama has been cancelled.  We received notification from the organiser - Jesús Pozo - that the circuit changed the contract conditions which have made the event impossible to organise.  We hope that an event - a weekend ahead of Portimao - will be possible in 2023.


15 May - tragic news that Member, Simon Diffey, died in a traffic accident yesterday.  Tributes from across the world populate social media.  The HGPCA is deeply saddened.  Simon and his business, Merry Printers, have produced all of our print, decals, newsletters over the years.  He will be hugely missed by the historic motorsport world and we send condolences to Sarah, his family and all of his thousands of friends.



 6 December - the HGPCA provisional calendar was announced at our Annual Lunch last week at the RAC in London.  

15/16 April Donington Historic combined Pre 1966 grid

20-22 May Pau Historic Grand Prix, France combined Pre 1966 grid

3-5 June Sport et Collection Val de Vienne, France 2 grids - front and rear engine

13-17 June Cruise to Colmar France Road Trip

15-17 July Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix The Netherlands - combined Pre 1966 grid

29-31 July Oulton Park Gold Cup combined Pre 1966 grid

12-14 August Oldtimer Grand Prix Nurburgring, Germany - grid to be confirmed

26-28 August Classic Silverstone combined Pre 1966 grid

30 Sept - 2 Oct Spa Six Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium combined Pre 1966 grid

22/23 October Espiritu del Jarama near Madrid, Spain - combined Pre 1966 grid

28-30 October Algarve Classic Festival Portimao, Portugal - combined Pre 1966 grid

Fri 2 December HGPCA Annual Lunch


20 November - with the race season complete, our thoughts move to the Annual Lunch and Prizegiving which will be held at the RAC in Pall Mall, London, on Friday 3rd December.  A booking form can be found here and needs returning by Friday 26th November latest.


4 August - Tragically, on Saturday the 31st July, there was an accident at Brands Hatch (not an HGPCA event) where marshal, Rob Foote, sadly lost his life.  A JustGiving page has been set up to raise funds for the family.  If you are able to donate, this is the link:  Our racing depends on the dedication and support of volunteer marshals and, in this way, we are able to give a little back.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.


29 July - 1 August - the weekend at Silverstone can be viewed on the Classic's dedicated YouTube channel:  either to watch all the action as it happens or to catch up later.  There will be two highlights programmes aired on ITV4 at 8pm on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 August with repeats on Sunday 15 August and Sunday 29 August. 


26 July - News has just been received that, due to the ongoing rescue operations for the flood victims and the base for the clear up being set up in the paddock at the Nurburgring, the local government have cancelled the Old-Timer Grand Prix.  We are disappointed, of course but this cannot compare to the hardship and suffering of all those affected by the devastation.


16 July - We are sorry to have to inform you that long-standing member, Stephen Curtis has passed away.  There will be a memorial service on Tuesday 26th July, 11.30 at Edington Priory  Church, Westbury, BA13 4QN.  Annie Curtis has asked that everyone should be double vaccinated or have a negative PCR test.  Old or beautiful cars are to be encouraged.


8 June - HGPCA at Paul Ricard - Grand Prix de France HistoriqueIn case you’d like to keep up with the guys in the South of France this weekend… the meeting is being shown live on the event Facebook page - and will be available from 10.45 Saturday through til Sunday afternoon.  Live timing can be found on this link - and results here -  Our slots should be: 12.45 Friday qualifying, 13.05 Saturday Race 1, 15.05 Sunday Race 2


26 March - Historic Motorsport TV is a virtual racing car show and a programme released this morning includes an interview with Chairman, Peter Horsman and Director, Will Nuthall talking about our 2021 Provisional Calendar and ATA Carnets.  You can watch it via this link -


25 March: HGPCA have been invited to provide a grid at the Donington Historic Festival at the invitation of Duncan Wiltshire and Legends.  Please visit the Calendar Page to download an entry form.  You can also download the 2021 Season Entry Form on the same page and Silverstone Testing on Friday 16 April is now live - click here


11 January: Tony Merrick's funeral took place last Thursday and if you would like to watch the webcast, please visit: and enter Username: Vate5126 and Password: 563904  This link will take you to a tribute page where you can leave your thoughts and memories or upload photos:



5 September:  We have received sad news of the passing of Patrick Quinou.  The HGPCA worked happily with Patrick for many years when he organised races at Dijon and Pau.  Our heartfelt condolences to Louis, Carol and the family.


4 September:  Spa Six Hours race meeting cancelled.  HGPCA participation at Jerez La Leyenda, Spain also cacelled and the Algarve Classic Festival rescheduled for 6-8 November.


21 August: Live timing and commentary of our races at Masters Historic Festival, Brands Hatch, 22/23 August is available here from Saturday morning:


17 August: Due to UK Government lifting the exemption on travellers returning from The Netherlands, HGPCA participation at the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix has been cancelled.


9 August: Nice tribute to Sir Stirling Moss that was broadcast this afternoon prior to the F1 coverage on SkyTV.  For those of us who are not subscribers, this should take you to the footage -

Many thanks to the owners and preparers who made it happen.


10 June: Announcement of rescheduled Masters Donington - Saturday 18 July, and new UK dates: Masters Brands Hatch - 22/23 August.  More info, click here.  HGPCA will not participate in the 2020 AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix which is evolving into an event of mostly roll-outs and demonstrations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


26 May: Announcement of the cancellation of the Silverstone Classic.


12 April: Chairman, Peter Horsman writes "I’m sad to report that our President for many years, Sir Stirling Moss, passed away last night peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife and partner, Lady Susie.

Stirling, together with Susie, was a great supporter of our Association and made a point to attend our Annual Christmas lunches.  He was our inspiration, hero to many as well as gregarious company and had a wealth of stories which he was happy to recount to us of racing in the days and with the people that our cars represent.

We shall miss him and send our deepest condolences to Susie and the family"


All 2020 events up to the end of June are currently cancelled or postponed.  We'll keep Members up to date via email and posts on the Calendar page and here.  Keep safe in these difficult times.


HGPCA Cruise to Colmar - postponed until June 2021


The 2020 Season Entry Form and Technical Regs and Guidelines are available to download on the Calendar page and information on each event will be uploaded as we receive information from the organisers


The HGPCA Annual Lunch and Prizegiving was held at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall on Friday 6th December where the 2020 Calendar was announced:


31 January/1 February - Passion for Speed - Zwartkops Raceway

7/8 February - Passion for Speed - Killarney International Raceway

24-26 April - Jim Clark Revival, Hockenheim, Germany

4-7 June - Sport & Collection, Val de Vienne, France

27/28 June - Masters Historic, Donington, UK

31 July-2nd August - Silverstone Classic, UK

7-9 August - 48. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nurburgring, Germany

4-6 September - Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix (not confirmed)

25-27 September - Spa Six Hours, Belgium

17-18 October - Jerez la Leyenda, Spain

23-25 October - Algarve Classic Festival, Portugal

Friday 4th December - HGPCA Annual Lunch, London


The 2020 HGPCA road run - Cruise to Colmar - will take us through the Ardennes and Vosges regions of France between Monday 15th and Saturday 20th June.  Get in touch if you'd like to take part -


YouTube footage of several of our races exists.  If you know of anything, please let us know and we'll add to this list:  Oldtimer, Nurburgring, Sunday 12th August - (watch from 2.09) and a short clip from Copenhagen - 


All race circuits can be seen by visiting which is a fantastic web site where you'll learn more about the individual circuits and also see video clips.  Well worth a visit when you've got the time...


SPA - 1955

Take a look at this brilliantly well made (by Shell) contemporary film of the 1955 Belgian Grand Prix featuring our President, Sir Stirling Moss amongst other famous names and wonderful cars (well, we would say that, wouldn't we?)


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