Classic racing event pays tribute to Ralph Broad

This weekend more than 320 classic cars will be taking part in the second Algarve Historic Festival at the Algarve Motor Park.

Races start from 8am today (Friday) with highlights over the weekend including the FIA Historic Formula Championship and the Formula 500.

On Sunday a memorial race dedicated to Ralph Broad will take place after other qualifying rounds. 

The U2TC Ralph Broad Trophy of Pre 1966 Touring Cars starts at 1.25pm, with the winner being presented the Ralph Broad Trophy, sponsored by The Resident Group and Peninsula Motor Sport, by driver John Fitzpatrick and Ralph’s widow Pamela.

John Fitzpatrick said: “I am very, very grateful to Ralph. He was a wonderful man, friend and professional and one of the most brilliant motorsport engineers I have ever met. He gave me my first opportunity as a young driver, which pushed my career forward.”

Meanwhile, congratulations to Michael Brophy from Loulé, Barb Kelly from Albufeira, Mark O´Shaughnessy from Castro Marim, Rebeca Swiercz from Algoz, Tony Pass from Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Tony Becks from Lagos, Francesco Agostini from Mexilhoeira Grande, Ron Heselton from Almancil, David John Harris from Carvoeiro, John Grindlay from Vilamoura and Tom Longfellow from Albufeira, who have all won a pair of tickets to the festival.

All the winners correctly answered that Sterling Moss retired from racing in 1962 (see the Algarve Resident edition October 8).

For further information about the Algarve Historic Festival, please visit (available in English)