John Tojeiro (3 December 1923, Estoril, Portugal – 16 March 2005, Cambridge, England), affectionately known as Toj, was an engineer and racing car designer whose innovations helped to revolutionize car design in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Estoril, Portugal, the son of a Portuguese father and English mother, the young John was brought to
An intriguing call from a 96 Club member led Simon Duval Smith, our Technical Officer, to an automobile archaeology excavation in north London. “We bought a house in Muswell Hill and when we opened the shed at the bottom of the garden, we found this old car that has not moved since at least 1970,”
Now in its 6th year, the award is presented on behalf of “The Club des Pilotes Britannique”, to the highest placed British team at the previous years 24 Hours du Mans. This year’s winners were JMW Motorsport, their Ferrari having finished second in LM GTE. The ceremony was introduced by the director of
As part of its continuing 40th anniversary celebrations, the club held its second exclusive track evening of 2019 at Brands Hatch on August 27. The now familiarly-eclectic mix of club member’s and guest’s cars had exclusive use of the Indy circuit from 5.30 until dusk on a balmy summer evening. Some remarkable cars took to
The 96 Club revives track events for its 40th anniversary As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, the club held an exclusive track evening at Brands Hatch on 13 May. An eclectic mix of club member’s and guest’s cars had exclusive use of the Indy circuit from 5.30 until dusk on a balmy summer evening.
Steady Special Astura – reborn and running strong for the first time in 50 years 96 Club founder Michael Scott was invited by the Best of Italy Festival and Race to give the Steady Special Lancia Astura its first outing after a six year rebuild. This event included a hill climb on 26 kilometres of unrivalled closed roads in the heart of
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