Phil Broster Memorial Race for Healeys confirmed for
Castle Combe Autumn Classic
Healeysport, the competition arm of the Austin Healey Club UK, has been invited to run a 25 minute memorial race at this years Autumn Classic and have decided to celebrate the memory of Phil 'Scoop' Broster who became the voice of the AHC Championship races for over twenty years through his very particular race reports for both the Club magazine Rev Counter, and the national racing 'glossies'
The AHC Championship was run from the early eighties until the end of 2011 after which the Sprite championship cars joined forces with the MGCC to run in The Midget and Sprite series which continues to the present day
Phil continued to report on this series for both the AHC and the MGCC until his untimely death in 2017 by which time he had become and absolute 'fixture' in our racing scene. He is still sadly missed but very much remembered for his acerbic reporting and quirky photography and this race will give all the cars and drivers that owe their 'press exposure' to Phil a chance to pay their respects.
It is hoped that his family will attend on the day and enjoy Healysport paying the tribute to him that he deserves
The race will be open to all Sprites, 100 & 3000 cars that competed in the Championship races until 2011 plus all Sprites running in the Midget and Sprite series to date and will be run to the Regulations of the AHC Championship as last run and the MGCC Regulations which are current.
Class awards will be given but there will be no overall Trophy. The spirit of this race is in the participation and it is to be regarded as a reunion and recapture of the great days of the championship when 'big' and 'small', 'fast' and 'slow' raced together. They were formative years for many of you which led to where and how you race today. Come and join in for a fun race with a few memories attached....Oh, and its quite cheap as well!
further details from Joe Cox of Healeysport