PREPARING FOR A COMPETITIVE HISTORIC CAR RACE

Whether you’re a seasoned racing veteran or you’re an aspiring racer who wants to get to know more, there’s always more to learn when it comes to classic car racing. To ensure that you and your classic race car are ready to give your best performance on the track, there’s always plenty to do!

As experts in race car preparation, we have plenty of experience in competitive historic car races, so who better to get tips about classic car racing preparation from?

 

Start Prepping Early

In the excitement of signing up for a race, it can be easy to forget the amount of work that has to be done. The sooner you can get preparation started on your historic race car, the more time you have to fix any issues that could come up. The last thing that you want is to discover an issue with only a few weeks to go before your race.

Ideally, you should start preparing before you enter your vehicle into a race so you have a good idea of the condition your vehicle is in. You never know if your historic competition car may need more work than you had anticipated or might even be unable to race, so save yourself wasting the entry fee for a car that won’t be able to race.


Check Your Blue Book and Homologation Papers

In the world of motorsport, the Blue Book, also known as a Motorsport UK Yearbook, is your bible, holding all of the general regulations for motorsport racing. Take some time to go through the latest edition to ensure that your vehicle meets the mandatory safety requirements.

Before you enter your historic race car into various classes and races, it’s a good idea to check your car’s Homologation Papers and the regulations for your chosen series to ensure that your vehicle is one, eligible to race in it, and two, meets the regulations so it can race.

 

Getting your car inspected
Unless you’re a professional with extensive experience, it’s highly recommended that you get your historic race car inspected by a professional who specializes in the preparation of classic motorsport vehicles or sports cars. Even if you’re a professional, it’s still a good idea to get a second opinion.

A race preparation expert will be able to take into account your needs and goals as they evaluate your vehicle before creating a bespoke plan around the required level of preparation. All elements of your vehicle are carefully inspected to ensure that everything is up to scratch and you get the high levels of performance you’re after.


Put it through its paces
Once you’ve had your classic race car inspected and serviced, following the advice of your race preparation team, it’s time to get your race car into gear. Now that you’ve had work done to it, you’ll need to put the pedal to the metal to find out if your car needs more of a helping hand than you originally thought. Not to mention, it helps to iron out any smaller teething problems that you may not have noticed until now before the big race.
Classic Motorsport Preparation with DM Historics

Here at DM Historics, our expert team is on hand to help you and your vehicle with our classic car race preparation services.

Our specialist preparation services are designed to take your needs into consideration, with no two cars being given the same treatment. Whether you’re looking for a full motor racing set-up or a simple service, we’re here to help. Get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today and we can provide you with a tailored race preparation plan that will get the very best out of your classic race car.

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