A special celebration of V8 sports cars of the 1960s will be part of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Road Sports Championship races at the Tom Pryce Memorial meeting at Anglesey (13th/14th July).
To mark the inaugural Historic Road Sports races at the North Wales venue, the ‘True Grit’ initiative is aimed at bringing a wide range of V8-powered cars to contest the double-header.
Cars like AC Cobras, Morgan Plus 8s, Ford Mustangs, TVR Griffiths, Chevrolet Camaros and Sunbeam Tigers all fit the V8 theme and could race alongside the usual strong contingent of smaller-engined cars from Lotus, MG, Ginetta, Austin Healey, Triumph, Turner, Alfa Romeo and Porsche.
Championship Chairman Kevin Kivlochan said: “It is a move to encourage the V8s out and I’d love to get 10 of them on the grid at Anglesey. I’ve never been there before but people tell me it’s the perfect track for the bigger-engined cars to stretch their legs.”
Early V8 entries for the Anglesey races include Kivlochan’s AC Cobra, the Shelby Mustang GT350R of Larry Tucker and Neil Merry’s Sunbeam Tiger.