I sat down with a couple of my motorsports friends last weekend, and at some point it was my turn to tell about the progress in my Giulietta SV project. When I told about my choice of seats, Claus Larsen, who used to race an Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint in a young-timer series, was appalled that I would not install FIA-spec safety seats.
But actually FIA App K rules say that only from period F forward do you have to use those ugly safety seats. All race cars up until 1961 may run period seats. And this is because we're talking Historic Racing - meaning it is just as much 'historic' as it is 'racing'.
Just think about what a historic racing festival like the "Cavalino" or "Old-timer GP" or "Le Mans Classic" or "Goodwood Revival" could look like if the entrants took the 'historic' parts as seriously as the 'racing' part?
Now, let's see if I will get killed in action or if it will scare the shit out of me - once it all starts?! I intent to put up a show. It should be possible, while still abiding to the App K rule book.