BTCC team boss to sample historic racing this season

AmD Tuning British Touring Car Championship boss Shaun Hollamby will try his hand at historic racing this summer on the few free weekends allowed by the revised BTCC calendar

BTCC team boss to sample historic racing this season

Hollamby has raced extensively across nearly four decades and has raced everything from karts to single seaters and touring cars.

Most recently, he has had occasional races in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

Now, Hollamby has acquired a 1960s Ford Anglia and a 1971 Formula Ford Jamun T3, which he will race when his BTCC schedule allows.

He hopes to debut both cars at Brands Hatch over the weekend of July 11/12.

Hollamby said: "I've always wanted to do something in historic racing. I bought the Anglia because my dad Olly drove one on the road when he was a youngster.

"I've always fancied having a Cosworth DFV-powered Formula 1 car, but I've not raced in single-seaters for a while so I've decided to start a bit lower down.

"Peter Alexander is building a 1971 Jamun for me but it might not be ready for Brands. It should be good fun.

"I like the atmosphere at historic events and I like the fact that I can run more than one car during the weekend."

Holllamby's late dad Olly was twice a Formula SuperVee champion in the late 1970s and Shaun raced karts as a youngster at the start of a long career that has also included the VW Cup, BTCC and British GT campaigns.

His next planned event is to race the Anglia on August Bank Holiday Monday during the Oulton Park Gold Cup, the day after the Knockhill BTCC weekend. "It's on the way home from Scotland," said the Essex-based racer.

shares
comments
Support grows ahead of UK historic racing comeback
Previous article

Support grows ahead of UK historic racing comeback

Next article

Aintree celebrates legacy of Sir Stirling Moss

Aintree celebrates legacy of Sir Stirling Moss
Load comments
Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting Plus

Remembering Goodwood’s heroes at 78th Members' Meeting

A year and a half after it was originally scheduled, this weekend’s 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting honours key figures from the circuit’s history, including the likes of Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and Gerry Marshall

National
Oct 14, 2021
The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive Plus

The restorer keeping a land-speed record-holder's memory alive

From a famous land-speed special to an Indianapolis 500 frontrunner, restorer and racer Geraint Owen has a fascination for making old machines work

Historics
Oct 4, 2021
The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years Plus

The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years

The Imps of George Bevan became famous in British Saloon Car Championship competition during the early 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of enthusiasts, including Bevan's grandson Jonathan, one of the ex-Bill McGovern title winners has recently returned to the race track

Historics
Sep 30, 2021
Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event Plus

Why Goodwood Revival’s revival will be an unmissable event

After a year's enforced absence due to the pandemic, the Goodwood Revival Meeting returns this weekend for the 23rd in a series that transports fans to a bygone era of motorsport. Here's 10 reasons why you should check it out

Historics
Sep 17, 2021
The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart Plus

The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart

Last weekend's Silverstone Classic may not have benefited from the best British summer weather, but there was some great racing – and a baffling result

Historics
Aug 5, 2021
The part rolling relics can play in motorsport's high-tech future Plus

The part rolling relics can play in motorsport's high-tech future

OPINION: Last weekend's Silverstone Classic was another reminder of the joys of dusting off racers from days gone by. But while it might not be obvious, the historic racing world has the potential to play its part in our futures – on and off track

Historics
Aug 3, 2021
Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic Plus

Eight reasons to watch the Silverstone Classic

The Classic was one of the many major events lost to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s now set to be back in style this weekend as it celebrates the 20th edition of retro-themed fun

Historics
Jul 29, 2021
How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance Plus

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance

Against all odds, the series for V12-powered Superleague Formula cars adorning the liveries of football clubs earned a place in the hearts of many. Even 10 years on from its last race, on this day in 2011, it is fondly remembered by those who were part of it

Historics
Jul 17, 2021