CBT’s ‘James Hunt replica’ Chevrolet Camaro wowed the Brands Hatch Masters Historic Festival crowds when the 1976 World Champion’s son, Freddie, took it for a spin around the Kent circuit. CBT’s Stuart Scott had been due to demonstrate the car but generously handed the Camaro over to Freddie instead.
Said Stuart: “I offered it to Freddie Hunt as the car he was supposed to use had a few issues and he was without a drive. It didn’t seem right that he was not taking part in his dad’s celebration track display.”
The 29 May event featured several cars from James Hunt’s illustrious career, including a Hesketh F1 car and the McLaren M23 in which Hunt claimed a controversial British Grand Prix win at Brands in 1976. CBT’s Camaro is a faithful Richard Lloyd Racing-built replica of the car in which Hunt and his co-driver, Autosport editor Robert Fearnall, won the 1973 Tour of Britain.
The car’s next outing comes at the prestigious Good Festival of Speed (23-26 June), where Hunt’s racing career will be celebrated with an impressive line-up of his old racing cars