A whiff of nostalgia in the air

The Classic Sports Car Club makes its annual autumn visit to Snetterton this weekend, featuring a wide range of cars from the sport's golden age.

Poringland's Joshua Files shares his championship winning Triumph TR6 with father Keith looking to challenge a trio of Jaguar E-types and a horde of Lotuses in the Swinging Sixties races.

King's Lynn's Alan Charlton and the Norwich pairing of Andy Gill and Jim Utting also provide local interest in their Triumph TR6 and Alfa Romeo GTV respectively.

Hingham's Neil Chilleystone faces a tough task in the Future Classic race in trying to defeat Nick Olson's fleet Lotus Esprit S3 and a host of similar Porsche 944s and a brace of 911s in Class C.

The Tin Tops series adds a little modern colour to the programme, with the Suffolk pairings of Rob Addison/Scott Tanner and Mark Livens/Robert Dyball likely to be well to the fore but the experienced Simon Taylor and John Hammersley starts as favourites.


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The Magnificent Sevens is a relative new series for Lotus 7 type vehicles and with extra time penalties added to winning drivers during their mandatory pit stops, predicting a winner is almost impossible but watch out for Doug Newman in his bike-engined Caterham.

Gail Hill will be hoping her recent Snetterton jinx will be broken as she had her car badly damaged by an out of control racer on her last visit and rolled her XJ6 at Sear Corner on her previous appearance.

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Terry Gisborne brings along a rare de Tomaso Pantera and Andy Gardner his Vauxhall Firenza to enliven the Sports v Saloon encounter while the Nick and Al Fleming Lotus Elan 26R should mop up the Classic K event.

Lawrence Coppock and Stewert Lyddall are able to muscle their Jaguar XJS' around Snetterton at ridiculously high speeds as the pair renew their rivalry at the Norfolk circuit. Racing starts from 11.15am on both Saturday and Sunday.

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