The International Association For Owners And Drivers Of Historic Grand Prix Cars

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Remember the heady days when national pride and colours defined the appearance of racing cars, not sponsorship deals worth tens of millions of pounds?  The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association does.  Indeed, since 1979 its members have striven passionately to preserve the heritage of the titanic machines (and their courageous drivers) which made motor racing history at the highest level when it was a sport, not a commercial circus.

Our story revisits the great rivalries of five decades, spanning artisan-crafted two-seater Bugattis of the 1920s to the exquisite 1.5-litre ‘cigar tubes’ of 1961-’65. It also replays the inter-marque battles between cars with supercharged and naturally-aspirated engines at the birth of the Formula One World Championship in 1950, and its subsequent 2.5-litre era which saw the naissance of new-fangled chassis with engines behind their drivers - an advance pioneered by Auto Union pre-war.

In celebrating history and technical innovation, and educating new generations of motor racing fans about the past, we also focus on the heroic driving of William Grover Williams, Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Jack Brabham, the Hills (Phil and Graham), Jim Clark and John Surtees in Grands Prix often fought out over three hours.

Each golden era’s glories are celebrated on spectacular Pre-1961 and Pre-1966 grids at dedicated historic race meetings. Join us at Great Britain and Europe’s most famous Grand Prix circuits to be magically transported back in time in an evocative blur of Italian scarlet, British Racing Green and French blue.

Welcome to the HGPCA’s fast-moving history book. 

2020 Calendar

LATEST NEWS - Covid-19

The scheduled dates for Hockenheim, Val de Vienne, Masters Donington, Silverstone Classic, Nurburgring, Spa and the Cruise to Colmar have been cancelled. 2 UK dates announced: Donington Sat 18 July and Brands Hatch 22/23 August




31 Jan/1 Feb, 2020

Zwartkops Raceway

Double-header race, South Africa




7/8 Feb, 2020

Killarney International Raceway

Double-header race, South Africa


German PALE


24-26 April, 2020

Jim Clark Memorial Meeting

Hockenheim, Germany




4-7 June, 2020

Sport et Collection

Val de Vienne, France




15-20 June, 2020

Cruise to Colmar



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27/28 June, 2020

Masters Historic

Donington Park, UK




18 July, 2020

Masters Historic Race Weekend

Donington Park, UK


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31 July-2 August, 2020

Silverstone Classic

Silverstone GP Circuit, UK


German PALE


7-9 August, 2020

48. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix

Nurburgring, Germany




22/23 August, 2020

Masters Historic Festival

Brands Hatch, UK


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4-6 September, 2020

Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix

Zandvoort, The Netherlands


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25-27 September, 2020

Spa Six Hours

Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium


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17/18 October, 2020

Historic Festival

Jerez La Leyenda, Spain


Portugal flag grey


6-8 November, 2020

Algarve Classic Festival

Portimao, Portugal


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Friday 4th December, 2020

HGPCA Annual Lunch

and Prizegiving


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