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With a high degree of respect for the heritage of historic Formula 1 cars and their authenticity.
Historic Grand Prix delivers racing memories that can't be topped.

If the current state of Formula 1 racing makes you wish you were rearranging your sock drawer instead of watching an F1 event, then perhaps the Historic Grand Prix group is for you. That's because HGP is an organization of more than 50 owner/drivers who go out to race authentic GP cars from F1's first 3.0-liter era -- 1966-'83 -- at various venues throughout North America, sharing the heritage of the glory days of Formula 1 with full grids of colorful cars at selected events.

With HPG, a historically correct presentation mixes with the melodious exhaust notes of Cosworth DFV's and Ferrari V12s -- gloriously alive at nearly 10,000 rpm. Better yet, you can get an up close experience with the cars that were once driven by the likes of Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, James Hunt, Gilles Villeneuve, Keke Rosberg and other stars of the era. The list of cars participating include Tyrell, Ferrari, Lotus, March, Williams, Penske, Wolf, McLaren, Alfa Romeo and many others -- no wonder that this era of GP machines is so popular with vintage racing enthusiasts the world over.

HGP was co-founded by James King, Rebecca Hale, and Phil Reilly in 2001 and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. Member/drivers come from all over to participate and their wonderfully revved-up grandeur played well at several venues during the 2004 vintage racing season -- in particular at the Canadian GP in Montreal where for only the third time ever, a historic F1 race supported an FIA World Championship GP.

In 2005, HGP has again been invited to the Canadian GP in Montreal, Mont-Tremblant and the BRIC at Road America. HGP will also be the Indy Racing League Support Race at Infineon Raceway in California and at Watkins Glen, New York. Added to the already busy HGP schedule, there are more chances than ever to see this amazing group of cars in action.

James King, Director, HGP
P.O. Box 23707
Belleville, Ill 62223
Phone (618) 825-0264
email: jamesking44@aol.com 


Jim Busby in the ex-Michelle Alboreto Tyrell 011 flashes past the starters stand as the 0800 Friday morning practice begins.


CAPTIONS: Canadian Grand Prix, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, June 11-13 Photography by Jimmy Huston

Richard Griot streams down the straight in Gilles Villeneuve's famous 312-T4 leading a train of Art Valdez in the ex-Ickx Lotus 76, John Dimmer's ex-Jackie Stewart Tyrell 004, Dan Marvin in Kathy Reilly's BT-44 originally piloted by Caros Pace, followed by Howard Cherry in the ex Ronnie Peterson March 761.

Cornering hard at the hairpin is the ex-Jackie Stewart '72 Tyrell driven by John Dimmer.

From another era, the un-liveried and un-winged Ferrari 312/67 of Todd Morici.

Bert Skidmore in a guest drive in Duncan Dayton's ex-Mario Andretti Lotus 79; note the deference to the new strict tobacco legislation in Canada.

Penske Racing was not yet a GP winner when this John Watson PC-3 of HGP stalwart Doug Mockett raced in 1976.

Third fastest in qualifying was Erich Joiner in the beautifully-designed Williams FW08C of former 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg.

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