Friday, April 10, 2009

CORGI MOTOR SPORT - HILLMAN IMP - ADRIAN OLIVER, 2003 HISTORIC RACING SALOON CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER


In the early seventies Bill McGovern won the British Saloon Car Championship three years in succession driving 'George Bevan Racing' built Imps and Adrian Oliver has emulated that achievement by becoming the Historic Racing Saloon Register's Overall Champion in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The Championship is open to saloon cars in production before 1966 and its regulations are based on the Group 5 formula. Adrian, who is the son of four times world motorcycle and sidecar champion Eric Oliver, races in 'Class E', which is for cars up to 1150cc, and although he is not often in contention for actual race wins, as these go to the larger more powerful cars, the overall Championship is decided by the points gained by each driver in their class. Therefore it is perfectly possible for a driver from any class to become the overall champion. The car is modelled as it was in its second Championship winning year but it has raced every year since Adrian built it in late 1991. See more.

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