The Silverstone International Trophy Meeting is a recreation of the event held on the Grand Prix circuit between the 1950’s and 1980’s. For many years the International Trophy was run as a non championship Formula One Race and during the 1970s the Formula One cars duelled with the Formula 5000 cars. In later years the International Trophy was for Formula 2 Cars.
The event will showcase post war racing cars, featuring cars from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with single seaters, saloons, sports racing, GT and road sports car classes. From the humble Mini, to the rumbling V8 Formula 5000 machines of the 1970s there is something to satisfy everyone’s passion for iconic cars.
Silverstone International Trophy Race
It is the Formula 2 cars that head the HSCC race programme with two rounds of the Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series with cars and drivers entering from across Europe. The days of the Chevrolet 5 Litre Engine Formula 5000 are not overlooked as they also have two races across the weekend in XI Aurora Trophy Series. The International weekend was always supported by Sports Racing and GT cars, along with the junior Formula 3. All of that is included in the race weekend.
The main race is run in two parts with one race on each day. Primarily for Formula 5000 cars, but with period classes for Formula 2, Atlantic, Formula One, and other Pre-80 single seater race cars.
Sports Cars, GT and more
The Thundersports series, has a pair of races for sports prototype and Sports Racing cars, and GT Cars of the 1970’s. The HSCC Guards Trophy has a single endurance pit stop race for similar cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Whilst the GT and Sports Car Cup has a longer pit stop endurance race primarily for GT Cars. Completing the line up of endurance races will be the Jaguar Classic Challenge, which is for Pre’66 Jaguars, ranging from the beautiful XK120, the Le Mans C and D – Type sports racing cars encompassing Jaguar saloon cars from the MkVII to the Mk2 with the jewel in the crown being the iconic E-type.
The event programme is completed by a pair of super slipstreaming races for the Historic Formula Ford, with races for Historic Formula Ford 2000, Classic Formula 3 and Historic Formula 3. Many of these cars were raced in period by Grand Prix stars and have been restored to their original liveries.
Get ready for 2 days of historic racing with qualifying and racing taking place on both days.
The HSCC International Trophy has been running at Silverstone since 2008.
Back to Calendar