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Formula 3 500

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The Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Sports Club Challenge Trophy race, run by the 500 Owners Association

F3500s Formula 3 500s

Images provided by Oliver Read

The race for the crowd-pleasing 500cc motorbike-engined Formula 3 500 cars from the 1950s was a new addition in 2014, and hasn't since disappointed.


After thrilling duels the leaders have been separated by less than a second in races reminiscent of the early 1950s, when the diminutive 500s often provided the most exciting races of the day. Most of the up and coming British stars of the time, such as Sir Stirling Moss, Les Leston, Don Parker, Ivor Bueb and Jim Russell, then regularly raced such cars at Castle Combe.


The historic Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Sports Club Challenge Trophy, first won by Bob Gerard in 1945, has been allocated to the race courtesy of the BACMSC successor club, the Bristol Pegasus Motor Club. 


500 Owners Association Bristol Pegasus motor club