The 500 Owners Association is passionate about encouraging youngsters to compete in historic motorsport, and their new ‘Family Tree Climb’ is part of the club’s campaign to attract more young members and their families.
The event will take place as part of the 500OA’s Wiscombe Park Hill Climb on 7 May. The fun class invites teams of one parent and one child to race in a 500cc Formula Three racing car, and the day’s winner will be the family team that records the lowest combined time from their four competitive climbs.
By introducing this class, the 500OA hopes to capture the imaginations of families who share a love of historic motorsport. Charles Reynolds, the club’s Speed Secretary, said: “We hope to raise awareness that sharing a car at a hill climb is an extremely cost-effective way to get involved. If the event is a success, we will look to introduce the class at other Speed events.”
Wiscombe Park is the first hill climb in the club’s action-packed 2016 Championship calendar. Over 100 cars and motorcycles – including 20 500cc Formula Three racing cars – will wow spectators by bringing together motor-racing nostalgia and spirited competition.