The Masters Historic Festival held on the full Grand Prix Brands Hatch circuit reverberated to the sights and sounds of classic and historic racers over the Bank Holiday weekend, from the thunder
of V8’s to the whizz of highly tuned four-pots. Variable weather first doused and then, as the sun reappeared, gently steamed the appreciative crowd who had come to enjoy a full card of twenty five races from Historic Formula One to Formula Juniors, GT’s, Sports and Touring cars.
Included in the line-up was a UK first for the “Nederlands Kampioenschap voor Historische Toerwagens en GT’s”, which was thankfully shortened to snappy acronym – NKHTGT.
A remembrance of three time World F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham, who sadly passed away recently, was held on the Sunday. His son David and grandson Sam drove notable Grand Prix cars from Sir Jack’s illustrious career as part of a tribute parade; a first time time for many of the fans to reflect on the achievements and legacy of the great man.
Spectacle of the event though was Richard Barber in the first Historic F1 race, where a hit from the rear at Druids proved you don’t need a certain drink to ‘give you wings’! Both man and machine
survived unscathed and continued in the race.
Pics: Chris McEvoy