This weekend – 28th & 29th March – saw the 750 Motor Club in competition at Donington Park. For those not familiar with it, the 750 Motor Club dates back to 1939, and started with Austin Seven road trials and races. Over the years, members have included such greats as Colin Chapman, Gordon Murray and Mike Pilbeam. Today, the club runs a series of formulae, with Clios, MX5s, Honda Civics, Toyota MR2s and Stock Hatch competitions for those who like that type of car. For single seater fans, there are 750 Formula, 750 Trophy and Formula Vee to watch, among others.
This weekend saw plenty of races, with plenty of excitement through the weekend. It was well organised, with one grid forming up almost as soon as the previous race had finished, so no time was wasted. There was an open pit, so there was plenty to see and do watching the cars being prepared for the next race, or repaired after the previous event. The experience of chatting to the drivers about their races in the queue for lunch is not something that you get at every racing series.
For fans of historic racing, you will be pleased to hear that Austins are still very much part of the 750 Motor Club, and they were both on display and on the track in action at the weekend. Marvellous.
I really enjoyed the weekend, and there are plenty of more events around the country for the 750 Motor Club, which are well worth a visit. If you want to see where they are, have a look on their website. Meanwhile, here are some photos from this weekend. I hope you like them.