2019 Driver of the year - John Newton
2019 Competitor of the year - Phil Fisher
The Bugatti Owners Club / Henney's Cider Classic Championship now has six rounds completed following this weekends event at Curborough. The final two meetings are scheduled for the first weekend of October back at Prescott Hillclimb.
Following a meeting at Prescott Hillclimb last friday between the BOC , Championship & Class Co-ordinators and the series Sponsor the general feeling was that the championship will continue in a very similar manner. The 2021 calendar may be expanded slightly to possibly 15 or 16 rounds depending on meeting timings & availability - still with a drivers best 8 rounds to count. Regulations for the existing 3 classes will remain the same.
There will be a 4th class added for 2021 - 1972 to 1985 (inclusive) Sports Racing & Racing cars running on slick or treaded tyres.
This will give the possibility of some monocoque construction cars (eg: F2 , F Atlantic) and also allow some cheaper cars (Classic FF1600 , FF2000 , F3) to hopefully bring in some other competitors - who knows , maybe younger!. Sportscars could be slightly younger Mallocks and clubman racers and possibly Sports 2000's. The earliest hillclimb Pilbeams also fall within this age bracket.
The move will hopefully broaden the range of cars competing and widen the competitor and spectator appeal.
It must be remembered that 1985 is still 35 years ago - so the cars are hardly modern! Engines etc must remain as fitted in period - not modern upgrades.
The Henney's Sportscar field headed by the MGB Roadster of Steve Phennah