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The Team

Introduction

Titan Historic Racing started in 2004 when Team Principal and Driver Greg Thornton made his entrance to the high-octane arena of Historic Formula Ford racing and he has been riding on the crest of a wave ever since.

After the purchase of his first car, a 1967 Titan MK3/4, Greg made his mark on the sport immediately by claiming two firsts and one second in his class in just three races. What's more, the car he owned was, and still is, the only Titan MK3/4 currently racing in the UK and also it's the oldest car in its class!

In 2005 Greg had six class wins and when it came to the Spa meeting in Belgium that year, he managed to come third overall, scoring his first podium result!

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Later in 2005 with the team starting to develop, Greg managed to finish 2nd in class of the CRC Championship and in the top 10 of the highly-coveted HSCC Formula Ford Championship.

The Drivers

Greg Thornton

Greg is the Team Founder, Team Principal and main driver at Titan Historic Racing.

Greg started the team with the purchase and campaigning of his 1967 Titan MK3/4. He slowly grew his car collection and the team into what it is today.

A very charismatic character, Greg took up motor racing at, what some might regard, a later-than-average time in life. He bought the Titan at the age of 41 and has not looked back.

Fuelled with energy and enthusiasm for the sport and competing at every possible opportunity,

Greg is regularly in the motor racing press, especially in 2013 for winning the 2013 FIA Masters Historic F1 championship.

A director in the airline and aviation industry, Greg sees himself re-living the era of his childhood heros.

"This was an era when motor racing was at its grassroots level and not taken over by multi-million pound corporations, and led by the age of the computer. It's when drivers used to actually drive themselves to the circuits, roll their sleeves up and knuckle down with the mechanics before going out on to the race track."

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Greg with Jackie Stewart, Sebastian Vettel and winner of the Pre '78 Championship, John Delane  at the FIA Awards Ceremony in 2013 after winning the FIA

Historic F1 World Championship

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Greg and Tony Trimmer (ex F1 Driver) who is a regular guest driver

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Tony Trimmer

Former F1 driver Tony Trimmer has had a long illustrious in motorsport, racing in various levels of single seaters and also making a move into sports car racing.

He entered six Formula One Grands Prix in total, four races for Maki over the 1975 and 1976 seasons and two races for Melchester Racing Team in 1977 (Surtees TS19) and 1978 (McLaren M23). Also in 1978 he finished third in a rain drenched BRDC (of which he is a member) International Trophy round at Silverstone, ahead of some of the great names of F1!

1978 also saw him win the British Aurora F1 Championship again with Melchester Racing Team: no mean feat by anyones standards.

More of Tony's achievements:

 

Second in British F1 Series 1982

British F1 champion 1978

Third in Formula 1 BRDC International Trophy 1978

Shellsport International Series champion 1977

Third in European Formula Ford Championship 1970

Second in Formula 3 Britain BRSCC Lombank 1970

Formula 3 champion in the Motor Sport / Shell championship 1970

Second in European Formula Ford Championship 1969

 

Races entered: 79

Wins: 18

Podiums: 32

Pole positions: 12

Fastest laps: 10

Greg driving his first race car, the 1967 Titan MK3/4

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Greg getting ready to qualify in the Chichester Cup at Goodwood Revival 2013

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Today Tony is still working in motorsport. He gives race driving instruction at Brands Hatch, tests and consults on a variety of race cars, both historic and modern, and drives for Titan Historic Racing.

Tony has driven our Surtees TS11 in F5000 rounds and joined us for two events in 2013, the Aarhus Classic where he drove the 1975 Alan Jones March 75A and our Ford Mustang at Brands Hatch for the FIA MAsters Festival.

All of us here at Titan Historic Racing look forward to working with Tony again in 2014 where he is billed to drive once again on the fabulous street circuit of Aarhus.

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Calum Lockie

Britain's top GT racing driver started racing at the age of 19. He started his career competing in numerous categories of single-seaters, Group 1 Touring Cars, Caterhams and historic Jaguars. In 2008, he moved into GTs and, a couple of years later in 2000, he won the BRDC British GT Championship outright in Marcos Racing International's Marcos Mantara.

Calum has proved to be competitive in every catagory he has raced in. Having claimed the British GT Championship he has gone on to compete in many endurance and 24-hr races including Daytona, Nurburgring, Silverstone, Zolder and Le Mans. In 2002, racing for Ferrari UK, he took the Ferrari 360 NGT to Ferrari's first GT win since Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill some 30 years previously.

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In 2003, apart fom competing in the VLN Championship at the infamous Nurburgring, he won the Britcar European Endurance Championship in a BMW M3. This included winning the famous Willhire 9 Hour Race by a 9 lap margin.

In 2004, he debuted the world's first ever diesel sports prototype at Le Mans driving the Lola-Caterpillar in both Le Mans and Le Mans Endurance series in Europe. He dovetailed this with another full season in Britcar!

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2005 saw him racing in Ferrari 360 in Britcar and some rounds of the BelCar Championship. Also he entered the Motor racing Legends Championship in a 1934 Alfa Romeo P3, taking a win at the Historic Grand Prix of Porto. A Porsche GT3 drive saw him claim 3rd at the inaugural Silverstone 24HR.

Calum gets drives in some of the world's most amazing cars such as a Maserati 6CM at Goodwood Revival in 2013 so we are thrilled to have him onboard to drive some vehicles from our stable.

Calum attended the Aarhus Classic in 2014 where wowed the crowds once more.