Austin Sevens go back to the track

| 7 Mar 2016

If you love pre-war cars and also enjoy turning a wheel in anger, you won’t want to miss the A7s Back to the Track event, which takes place at Curborough Sprint Track on 19 March. The fully booked event will see a number of significant cars driven hard on the Lichfield circuit, with several rarely-seen examples making their return to the track. 

Geoff Wright’s faithful replica of one of the very first Austin Seven competition cars, the Arthur Waite racer ‘OK 7095’ will be making an appearance, as will a number of 750 Motor Club specials. 

“We are so looking forward to an appearance of the Machlachlan Special, the origins of which date back to a Gordon England Brooklands from 1926,” said a spokesman. “It was campaigned for 20 years by its owner.”

Olly Sanders’ 1936 Willys Special, which was built by Bill Williams and used as an official Austin team car in 1938 is also expected to put in several laps, as will a number of Bert Hadley Championship entrants. 

The opening round of the 750 Motor Club Historic Trophy for Austin Sevens will take place at Donington Park the following day, which is less that 30 miles from Curborough. Several cars will be attending both events. 

Spectating is free of charge, while help with marshalling is always appreciated. Passengers are also permitted, so take your helmet just in case!