Historic racer dies during Castle Combe Autumn Classic
|By Paul Lawrence
||Wednesday, October 9th 2019, 07:36 GMT
Many tributes have been paid to historic racer Marc Swaffer, who died on Saturday after suffering a suspected heart attack while racing at the Castle Combe Autumn Classic.
Early in the 45-minute race HRDC Allstars race, Swaffer's Austin A40 veered off into the infield at Bobbies.
The car came to a stop without hitting anything and no other cars were involved.
Marshals and medical crews attended and the race was red-flagged as the severity of the situation became apparent.
Swaffer, from near Reading, had raced with the Historic Racing Drivers' Club for around five seasons, starting in the HRDC Academy in an Austin A35.
He added the A40 to his programme for the 2018 season after having the car built and prepared to a very high standard by Jenson Shawyer Motorsport.
Away from racing, the 61-year-old businessman from the construction industry was a keen motorcyclist on classic bikes.