Baillie Gifford St John Horsfall – Premier AMOC Race Meeting
The Aston Martin Owners Club will be holding the 58th St John Horsfall race meeting at Silverstone on Sunday 22nd June, with its traditional mix of historic and modern motorsport. Recognised as AMOC’s premier competition event, this year it should be better than ever, thanks to input from event sponsor Baillie Gifford (the Edinburgh-based investment management firm).
The 10-race programme includes two AMOC Championship races for pre- and post-1960 Astons – the first welcoming models right through from 1930s Le Mans and Ulster to 1950s DB2 and MkIII, not to mention DB3S and the glorious DBR1. The second, meanwhile, is a playground for more recent machinery: look out for highly modified DB4s and DB5s tackling the big V8s – and even the latest factory-built N24s.
Then the Intermarque Championship race offers a diverse mix of Ferraris, Sunbeam Tigers, Porsches, Jaguars and American V8 muscle, while the AMOC Super GT race again sees British, German and Italian metal – but the virtually ‘no rules’ format will result in high power, slick tyres and dramatic spectator sport. Among the many other races is the prestigious 58th St John Horsfall (this year sponsored by Monks Investment Trust), exclusively for pre-War Aston Martins.
Complementing the on-track action will be paddock displays with public access, plus the 50th anniversary celebrations of the DB4 – as well as a lunchtime parade and fun concours. Practice starts at 09.00, lunch at 12.30, last race at around 17.30. Tickets are £10 for adults, on the day or before, via www.silverstone.co.uk or the ticket hotline: 08704 588260.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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