The Classic Sports Car Club set the gold standard within the national racing scene last year, achieving the highest average grid sizes of any organiser. In a packed market in which some championships could only muster three cars per race, for the CSCC to top 40 entries in its Tin Tops and Magnificent Sevens series on occasion is not to be sniffed at.
That aptly rounded out the previous decade, which will be remembered as a boom period for national motorsport. The monetary values of race cars soared and clubs hit record levels of interest - the CSCC posted an all-time high of 408 entries at Silverstone in 2018.
Modern history is cyclical, however. For every period of economic prosperity, there must be a time of austerity. Peacetime in international relations is followed by wartime. Similarly for club-level racing in the UK, and now particularly in the face of Brexit and the climate crisis, we're odds-on for a slump in the 2020s.