Do you have a Formula Ford, perhaps sitting unused and unloved on its trailer in your garage? Well, we’re celebrating 50 years of the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship at the Howard’s Day race meeting on Easter Monday 22nd April. The meeting will feature a double-header FF round to start our 2019 championship season and the aggregate winner of these two races will receive the Guards Trophy, named after the championship’s original 1969 sponsor. The programme also includes a round of the Classic Formula Ford Championship for cars up to 1981 – so the focus of attention is firmly on Formula Ford!
To add a carnival atmosphere to the event, there’s an open invitation to all owners of Formula Fords – the older and dustier the better – to join the jamboree and take part in a static paddock display. So, if you have a Formula Ford, irrespective of age or condition, and would like to participate, please contact club race coordinator Jo Lewkowicz or complete and return the display application form along with a photo of the car in its present condition - firstname.lastname@example.org
If your car complies with the current Championship you are welcome to enter the races and join us on the grid, just email us for an entry form. More details can be found on our website http://www.ccracingclub.co.uk/championships/formula-ford-1600/
It’s hoped that many cars and drivers from the last 50 years will feature, both on and off the track. In 1969 the Castle Combe Formula Ford Championship was created as the first regional championship in the UK, thanks to the foresight of the late Howard Strawford, who’d go on to save the circuit from closure and develop it into one of Britain’s best loved motor racing venues, hence the Easter meeting is traditionally called Howards Day.Posted by Jo Lewkowicz on Tuesday 12 February 2019
5 April 2021