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A fabulous and varied selection of racing cars, from a stunning Aston Martin DBR9 to a Ford Model T-based dragster, will be on show in the Autoglym motorsports arena, one of the many off-track attractions to complement the racing at this year’s Autoglym HSCC Historic Festival at Brands Hatch on June 28th and 29th. As a motorsport sponsor and supplier, Autoglym has been able to draw on a fascinating range of vehicles which will provide a unique backcloth to the two days of spectacular racing. The DBR9 comes from the Gigawave MotorSport stable, and is competing in the GT1 class in this year’s FIA GT Championship. This is Gigawave MotorSport’s first year as a team; and they’re the only UK-based outfit in the GT1 category. Striking a completely different note, the dragster is undoubtedly as far removed from the Ford Model T on which it based as it is possible to get. The Model T and a nitro funny car are being loaned for the event by Santa Pod Raceway. There will also be five drifting cars in the arena, representing one of the newest forms of motorsport in the country. Autoglym has been involved with drifting since its earliest days in the UK, and is at the heart of this fast-growing and highly-competitive racing. Other highlights of the arena include a show shop and demonstration areas. The Autoglym HSCC Historic Festival provides fun for all the family – including free entertainment for children in the Kids’ Super Inflatable Fun City, featuring the largest fun inflatable in Europe, Jungle Play Centre, Penalty Football Shoot-Out and interactive Basketball. There’s also a funfair, complete with climbing wall, dodgems, quad-bikes, tea-cup-and-saucers and 'extreme trampoline'. On-track action... On-track action promises to be fast and furious, with historic Formula One cars battling it out, plus support races for single-seaters of all shapes and sizes from Formula Junior up to Formula 3. The HSCC is aiming to put together the largest-ever grid of Formula 5000s, as part of the worldwide celebrations of F5000’s 40th anniversary, hoping to gather over 20 of these 600bhp Chevy-powered monsters onto the startline for a spectacular – and ear-splitting – race. Spectators might also need earplugs as the awesome 8-litre McLaren, Lola and Chevron sportscars of the Orwell Supersports Cup return to Brands, and classic saloons and sportscars will be out in force, including Porsche, Lotus, Jaguar, MG, Ford, Triumph and Morgan. The Festival is also the highpoint of the year’s celebration of 50 years of Formula Junior, with separate races for each of the three eras of the formula, and the biggest ever entry of FJ cars.Tags: