Racing cars up to 1947
Pre-war and racers up to 1947
The cars making up each starting grid at the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix all capture the essence of bygone motor racing. Except from the fact that usually competitors in this class are a bit younger than the cars in which they drive. The cars from this period are built by steel and wood and with a road ability not much better than a wheel barrow on semi flat tires.
All drivers in this class stubbornly refer to themselves as gentlemen drivers, that the class prize is a Gentlemen’s Cup and that all that counts is just to participate. Haven’t we heard this before? Well, the fact is that when the start goes all humble words dissolve. These gentlemen drive fast and compete hard.
Naturally, the output of these cars is limited. Nevertheless, we see some fairly decent lap times. The small Rileys and MG are well suited to the winding track in Fælledparken. But the long straight also favors larger engines that come with Bentleys, Aston Martins, Bugattis, Alfas and Mercedes.