Formula Junior celebration at Autosport International

The 60th anniversary of the Formula Junior category will be a key historic motorsport display at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC (11-14 January).

The single-seater category is the best-supported class in historic racing and the Historic Sports Car Club stand will showcase six of the period single-seaters, one from each year of the category.

With a new prime location within the show, the Formula Junior display will be a major draw for up to 80,000 visitors.

Formula Junior was an international race category for six seasons from 1958 to 1963 and helped many future racing stars make their mark in the sport.

The category spanned the period when race car design switched from front to rear-engined and the cars on display at the NEC will show how much design advanced in just six years.

Formula Junior is the world’s best-supported historic category with racing events on five continents and over 300 active cars. It is for racing cars up to 1100cc, using production-based engines.

Each and every car on the grid is original and an amazing variety of chassis makes it an incredibly diverse category.

The 2018 season is a special year for Formula Junior as the category’s 60th year is also the final season of a three-year Diamond Jubilee World Tour. The Tour, which has already visited Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and North America, will finally conclude at the Silverstone Classic in July.

Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC, said: “Formula Junior is a global success story in historic racing and we are delighted to be able to showcase it on our major display at Autosport International. I think visitors will love seeing a selection of these fantastic racing cars of the late 1950s and early 1960s.”

Paul Lawrence

 

John Arnold, Nick Taylor, Elva 100
John Arnold, Nick Taylor, Elva 100

Photo by: Autosport

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