Welcome to Barton Racing

Barton Racing is a young, family business with ambitious plans for the future. Focused on a bright new talent in the world of classic motorsport, Harry Barton, the team, in partnership with Retro Engineering, has enjoyed a very successful first season. Six First in Class wins has exceeded expectation for year one of a strategic five year plan, promising further significant success.

As many of you know Retro-Speed Magazine (www.retro-speed.co.uk) has been promoting twenty year old Harry Barton and Barton Racing throughout this season in their bid to win the HSCC Historic Touring Car Championship, driving a 1966 BMW 1800 TiSA prepared by our friends at Retro Engineering. Well, the Championship comes to a head at Silverstone this weekend 15-16 October. Harry is very close to claiming victory. If, and it‘s a big if, he can pull off a pair of class wins in the last two twenty minute races, he has cracked it. Everybody is working flat out to make this happen. But luck, even the weather plays a part. One thing is for sure, 2022 has provided the youngster with a steep learning curve, with plenty of character building ups and downs. A Championship to his name following a first full season will provide the icing on the cake. Fingers crossed.

 

Our Story

1966 was a great year for England. As it turns out, it also wasn’t bad year for MG. Harry Barton’s first car was a beautifully restored MGB Roadster, with less than 400 miles on the clock. This was an absolutely stunning car, purchased from ADW Automotive and a chap called Adrian Wilson. The Barton family went on to buy a TR6, Triumph Spitfire and a 1959 MGA from Adrian, forming the basis of Harry’s induction into classic motoring.

Our Latest

Race report – Zandvoort 16th-18th June 2023

Historic Grand Prix: Zandvoort, Holland. 16-18 June. A Brave New World and Sunshine All The Way The 4.25 km Grand Prix circuit at Zandvoort, recognised by one and all as the most complex and difficult track in Europe last weekend played host to the sell-out Historic...

Race report – Hockenheim 6th-7th May 2023

Bosch Hockenheim Historic Jim Clark Revival: Hockenheimring Germany. 6/7 May More Class Honours, But Could Have Done Better. We arrived at this fantastic Germany circuit , six hundred miles from base, with two cars, and a team on top form. The skies were blue, food...

Race report – Donington 29th – 30th April 2023

Donington Park England: Saturday 29 April 2023 Motor Racing Legends Historic Festival Double Header. Everything According To Plan. Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for 70s and 80s Touring Cars. A field of thirty-one cars combining everything from...

Race report – Snetterton 22nd – 23rd April 2023

Autosport 3 Hours: Snetterton 23/04/2023 Rain. Rain. And Even More Rain. Following on from their first Masters 90 minute race of 2023 at Donington, Barton Racing arrived at Snetterton with the TVR Griffith, all set for what turned out to be an action packed three...

Race report – Donington 7th – 8th April 2023

Masters Race Weekend: Donington Park. England. April 7/8 2023 Barton Racing Opens 2023 Season In Style After the traditional winter lay-off everybody in the Donington paddock agreed, it was good to be back. The Barton Racing TVR Griffith and BMW TiSA, lovingly...

Season Round Up

Barton Racing 2022 Plenty of Champagne. A Few Hard Knocks. Problems In The Rain At Spa. Success At Silverstone. We Buy Another Car. First Major Championship Secured. Harry Voted Young Driver of the Year By HSCC Carl Barton: ‘We set ourselves very ambitious targets, so...

SITUATION VACANT

After a very successful 2022 Retro Engineering is expanding both its historic motorsport and general restoration business into next year. Thus we are looking for at least one skilled mechanic, plus one apprentice. Well established and highly respected throughout,...

Silverstone England 21-22 October

More Testing. More Rain. More Success Friday was given over to testing in the TVR prior to next day’s three hour endurance race. It was also my first opportunity to meet co-driver Ollie Reuben, son of Nigel, the man who built our 440 bhp beastie. The guys from Retro...

HSCC Young Driver of the Year 2022

Breaking News: Harry Barton: HSCC Young Driver of the Year 2022 Following a very successful weekend at Silverstone 15-16 October where Harry Barton secured the 2022 HSCC Historic Touring Car Championship, on 22 October, the team returns again to Northamptonshire to...

Spa Belgium 29 September-2 October 2022

Rain. Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, created as a race track way back in 1920 runs for nearly four and a half miles through the undulating Ardenne forest area of Belgium. And with a climate best described as 'moody', quick changing, and unpredictable, this switchback...

The Goal

The Barton family has put together an exciting five-year plan. The aim of this plan is to help Harry achieve his ambition, which is for people to respect him the way that they clearly respect Sam. When Carl asked Harry what he wanted to achieve in racing, he said that he could do worse than follow Sam’s path and ultimately get to race a DB4GT at Goodwood, joining the ranks of the BRDC, and perhaps race for a UK team in LMP/LMH class.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Whilst it’s still very early in Harry’s development, with a very promising first season and a busy schedule ahead, we are already thinking about sponsorship. With comments like;

“I’m tipping Mr. Barton as a future champion.”
Peter Baker. Retro-Speed Social Media

“His rate of progress is outrageous.”
Sam Hancock

“The best of the Touring cars was the BMW 1800Ti of young Harry Barton”

Perhaps we’re not too ahead of ourselves?!

We will certainly be looking for a headline sponsor for next season. It’s also not too late to get involved this season. If you’re interested in getting in early and having an initial exploratory conversation, do please get in touch.

If you’d simply like us to keep you posted on developments, just let us know.

Email us at enquiries@barton-racing.com

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