Racing cars that are represented in the Historic Racecar Association e.V. (HRA for short) have one thing in common: they just have one seat, no roof over the driver’s head and serve just one purpose: Racing. It is also notable that many of the later motorsport legends gained valuable experience for their future careers in one of these racing cars. Formula Ford, other junior classes such as Formula 3 and the smaller Formula Series have always been regarded as ideal training for fostering prospective young racing talent.

Divided into six different racing classes, the HRA’s historic racing cars compete for the title of the “HRA German Open” championship. In order to bring the competitions within a class closer to the spectators, all vehicles with three-digit starting numbers drive – the first number always indicates the class.