A feature of last year’s Historic Motorsport International were the interviews and panel discussions hosted by Henry Hope-Frost, and the line-up for this this year’s discussions looks equally exciting.
The opening Friday, 16th February, had a definite strong historic motorsport angle, with discussions on car originality, driving standards, and race preparation with individual seasons with Andrew Jordan, BTCC racer but also deeply involved in historic motorsport alongside father Mike, and Lawrence Whittaker from Lister. Panellist include names such as FIA Historic Formula One driver Nick Padmore, preparer Rob Hall, and Alan Jones from the HSCC.
Saturday sees two sessions picking up the on the Getaway cars theme of the co-joined London Classic Cars Show featuring TV cop Philip ‘fire up the mighty Quattro’ Glenister, then discussions with car designer Frank Stephenson, Paul Brace, technical Director of Eagle cars (the E-Type re-imagineers, sadly, nothing to do with the late Dan Gurney) and a Q7A on classic cars with Quentin Wilson.
A highlight of Sunday, February 18th, will be the presence of Nigel Mansell MBE, the 1992 Formula One champion on stage for two session, at 11.45 and 16.45. Other sessions in the day include a look at the history of the ubiquitous Ford Transit, plus Vicki Butler-Henderson and the return of Quentin Wilson.
Friday 16th February:
10.30 Eligibility: Original vv Continuation, is there room for both (Andrew Jordan, Rob Hall and Alan Jones)
11.45 Driving Standards: Know your Limits (grand Williams, Carol Spagg and Nick Padmore)
12.30 The Future of Historic Motorsport
14.00 The Life of a Race Preparer (with Andrew Jordan and Ted Higgins)
14.45 Andrew Jordan
15.30 Lister with Lawrence Whittaker
Saturday 17th February:
11.45 Getaway Cars with Phillip Glenister
12.30 Car Design with Frank Stephenson
14.00 Redefining a Classic - Eagle Cars
14.45 Q&A: Classic Car Questions Answered with Quentin Wilson
15.30 Getaway Cars with Phillip Glenister
Sunday 18th February:
11.45 Nigel Mansell MBE
12.30 Vicki Butler-Henderson talks Motorsport
13.45 History of the Transit Van
14.15 Redefining a Classic - Eagle Cars
15.00 Q&A: Classic Car Questions Answered with Quentin Wilson
15.45 Nigel Mansell MBE