VP Racing Fuels are the HRDC race fuel supply partner. HRDC competitors benefit from expert on-track service, from the world-leader in race fuel technology.


The HRDC has always championed the used of Dunlop race rubber in the interest of period authenticity and safety. HRDC competitors benefit from on-track support.


Old Hall Performance (OHP) was created in 2005 to offer the highest quality performance & aftermarket products from the United States of America into the UK & European Marketplace.

Our organisation has a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the high-performance automotive and powersports sectors. We have carefully chosen our partners to ensure availability of unique products to cover critical areas of performance, ensuring the best possible efficiency, reliability, and performance. Whether it be for your road car, motorcycle, race car or Top Fuel Dragster, we cover the entire spectrum.

We work closely, not only with our customers, but also with our suppliers, many of whom we act as the exclusive importer throughout the UK & Europe. This ensures that the best products and information are available to you.

Centrally UK-based in Coventry, we’re ideally situated to distribute throughout Europe in a fast and economical manner. Boasting modern and spacious warehouse facilities, Old Hall Performance is committed to the highest standards of quality and service.

OHP is proud to sponsor the HRDC and provide HRDC competitors with circuit support at all their events.


Known to a huge cross-section of motorsport competitors, Westbourne Motorsport are also synonymous with historic motorsport having been ardent supporters of the HRDC for many seasons. A true family team made up of father, Richard Colburn and his two sons, James and Ben – all of whom race very successfully in all and every series!

Westbourne Motorsport run ‘arrive and drive’ service for many HRDC competitors, bringing as many as 13 races cars to any one meeting. They also offer vital logistics service and support to the HRDC organisation by transporting the HRDC ‘Krazy Caravan’ and hospitality unit to all HRDC events.

The other string to the Westbourne Motorsport bow is Westbourne Motors Roadside Assistance brand, which is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisations using front line services for their motoring customers.

Whether you are in an accident or broken down, be assured Westbourne Motors can repair your car or get you to your destination.

Westbourne Motors has grown considerably since starting out way back in 1967 and now can boast a rapidly growing fleet of over 150 recovery vehicles that travel the length and breadth of Great Britain, linked by a chain of strategically sited hubs, working for many of the largest names in motoring.

Running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Westbourne Motors are ready to respond to your call.


The HRDC is proud to be affiliated to the BRSCC. The HRDC permanent Clerk of the Course, Glynn Lee, is also a Director of the BRSCC.

The British Racing & Sports Car Club was formed in 1946 and has been one of the most influential clubs & main driving forces in domestic motor racing ever since.

Today, with over 30 race meetings and more than 20 championships and series under the BRSCC umbrella annually, the Club continues to play a leading role in the British motor racing scene, organizing both club race meetings and FIA sanctioned international events. Over the years, the BRSCC has played a leading role in introducing to the British motorsport scene such activities as endurance racing, the Birmingham International Superprix, night racing, race events abroad and the prestigious Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, which has proven to be a successful breeding ground for future F1 stars over its 50+ years of history and still thrills spectators to this day.

While the Club is very much forward-thinking, it is proud of its long motorsport history and is honoured to number amongst its past and present Vice Presidents such racing legends as Sir Stirling Moss OBE, Derek Bell MBE and Nigel Mansell CBE , all who raced extensively with the BRSCC.

Working closely with the HRDC since the latter’s inception in 2010, the BRSCC maintains this strong link in the historic racing world with its own long motorsport history.


NL CARE is part of the NL PROPERTY group of companies and is one of the leading Care Home developers in the U.K


Lifeline offer the most advanced Motorsport fire extinguisher systems available, using lightweight materials and intelligent design they give competitors the racing edge.

Lifeline’s continuous commitment to research and development ensures that you have the most innovative and cutting-edge products available, the same products as used by the majority of world & national championship-winning drivers and constructors.
Since the company was formed over twenty years ago, in 1994, the key to its progress and success has been in research and development. It is this constant striving to create a better product that keeps Lifeline and it’s customers ahead of the competition.

You will find Lifeline products in use the world over and in every class of racing F1, WEC, Formula E, WRC and right down to the Sunday Clubman driver. It’s this grass roots-up attitude that enables us to stay ahead of the competition, while racers battle to stay ahead of theirs – knowing that they are being protected by the best safety products available.


Julius Thurgood has been actively involved in the motorsport world for more than 45-years. His early racing career saw him racing in Touring and Sports Car events alongside the likes of Gerry Marshall, Tony Lanfranchi, Barry Williams, Sir Stirling Moss, Eddie Jordan and the Brundle family.

An early progression into the somewhat less frenetic historic racing world saw Julius working on events such as the inaugural Silverstone Festival, when sponsored by Christie’s and later, Coys – whilst continuing his racing career with the HGPCA in historic Grand Prix events. From there, he formed Top Hat Racing, with a then innovative concept to run longer races for historic touring cars, with Julius introducing a blanket regulation to run Dunlop historic race rubber on safety grounds, eschewing the highly dubious practice of the day of running modern race rubber on old cars. For many seasons, Top Hat Racing’s portfolio of pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Car races blazed a memorable trail through iconic European circuits such as Chimay, Spa, Dijon, Montlhéry, Nurburgring and Pau.

Alongside running Top Hat Racing, Julius joined Goodwood in 1998 as a senior consultant to the then Lord March, founder of the world-renowned Festival of Speed and Revival meeting. It was the start of an epic twenty-four years, working at the top with the greatest historic racing brand in the world. However, such was Top Hat Racing’s status in historic racing, it became the subject of a very amicable takeover by Masters Historic Racing in 2006, leaving Julius to concentrate on Goodwood events and expand his historic car sales consultancy – but not for long! By 2010, Julius had founded the Historic Racing Drivers Club (HRDC), primarily to promote pre-’60 Touring Car events, a category that had lost its direction at the time. Within a single season, the HRDC had revived the category, by staging sell-out grids at all major events and by offering a dynamic conduit for competitors to the attention of Goodwood’s competition selectors.

Since the inception of the HRDC, much innovation from Julius has followed: the much applauded one-make HRDC ‘Academy’ for Austin A30/35, the HRDC ‘Classic Alfa Challenge’ and latterly the flamboyant HRDC ‘Gerry Marshall Trophy’ for Gp.1 cars. Is there more innovation to come? Just watch this space!