GREGOR FISKEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB WOODCOTE TROPHY Gregor Fisken, the Kensington-based dealer in fine historic automobiles, will be a key sponsor of the new Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy to be run by Motor Racing ...
GREGOR FISKEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB WOODCOTE TROPHY
Gregor Fisken, the Kensington-based dealer in fine historic automobiles, will be a key sponsor of the new Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy to be run by Motor Racing Legends, the company behind the historic support races at the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Woodcote Trophy is a series of stand-alone invitation races for genuine sports cars built up to and including December 1955. Each race will typically last for a minimum of one hour and be for two drivers, with each round held at a premier historic meeting.
Aside from having a brand presence at each event, Gregor Fisken will donate a special award called the Spirit of the Woodcote Trophy, which shall be presented to any person involved in the race -- not necessarily a team member or driver -- whom they feel most encapsulates the essence of the series.
The Woodcote Trophy races have been created to fill a perceived hole in the historic racing calendar, with cars running strictly to period specification in a fun and relaxed social atmosphere. The races will of course embrace many of the great marques from the golden era of motorsport -- Jaguar D and C-types; Ferrari 750 Monzas; DB3S Aston Martins and 300S Maseratis. All front-engined sports cars of the period are also welcome to apply, provided they are running to strict period specification. The series will also actively encourage the highest possible driving standards.
As Royal Automobile Club Chairman, Tim Keown, has previously commented: "The Royal Automobile Club's name is synonymous with the history of British motorsport. Today, the Club's rich heritage lives on in its ties to such high-calibre events as the London to Brighton veteran car run, the Tourist Trophy -- now awarded to winners of the British round of the FIA GT Championship -- and, from 2006, the new series for Fifties sports cars to be run by Motor Racing Legends."
The first two Woodcote Trophy races will be at this year's Silverstone Classic (28--30 July) and the Six-Hour meeting at Spa-Francorchamps (30 Sep--1 Oct).
Duncan Wiltshire, Chairman of Motor Racing Legends said, "We are particularly pleased to welcome Gregor Fisken on board, as the dealership is so closely involved in the highest levels of historic motorsport. Hence there is a genuine understanding of the ethos of these races: in other words, that genuine cars and sportsmanlike driving are more important than 'winning at all costs'."
Gregor Fisken added, " We are delighted to be a part of this new concept and very happy to pledge our support. We feel that we are well known for our sales of high-end, original, sports and GT endurance racers, which of course fits perfectly with the intended participants of the Woodcote Trophy. I expect we'll see some splendid racing and enjoy a fun and social atmosphere."
For further details of the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy, see www.motorracinglegends.com or call Motor Racing Legends on 01379 678101.