RACE-TEAM trucks which transported Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart to F1 championship success are set to go on display at one of the UK’s leading classic car events.
The pair of Leylands, operated in the late 1960s and 70s by British Racing Motors and Tyrell Racing, will be among the central exhibits as thousands of motoring enthusiasts make their way to The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show on the weekend of June 13-14.
The popular summer event, which takes place at Somerset’s Royal Bath & West, is under new ownership for 2015 and Nick Mowbray, exhibition manager at organiser Mortons Media Group, said: “We’re excited to bring these two classic British vehicles to the show this year. Not only do they hold a special place in British motorsport history but they are themselves remarkable feats of engineering which will surely impress our knowledgeable crowd.”
Designed specifically for the purpose of transporting its precious cargo to tracks across Europe, the transporters have been expertly looked after by owners and still bear many original features and team livery.
With high expectations to live up to, the rest of the show is set to once again feature thousands of stunning classic cars on display – both inside the halls and as part of the traditional Classic Car Park – alongside impressive club stands and a wide range of specialist traders and autojumble plots.
Back by popular demand, Sunday Trunk Traders will be welcomed to the venue following positive feedback of the initiative which was gathered at February’s Footman James Great Western Autojumble. Members of the public are invited to clear out their garages and bring along their unwanted wares for one day of trading.
Also on offer for visitors is a superb line up of classics set to go under the hammer in Charterhouse’s Sunday auction as well as the introduction of an American car element with heats taking place in the Classic American Car of the Year competition.
Nick added: “One of our key aims for the event is to grow the trade and autojumble areas ensuring all aspects of renovation, restoration and good old-fashioned bargain hunting are covered for our visitors.”
“This is just a part of our ambitious plans to maintain and develop the show over the coming years and we look forward to demonstrating that to 2015 showgoers.”
A one-day adult ticket costs just £11 and a senior ticket only £10 when bought in advance, both offering a £2 saving on the gate price. For further information about the show, including ticket buying details, visit www.carsandevents.com, search for Bristol Classic Car Shows on Facebook or follow @BCCSevents on Twitter.