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Classic and Competition Car June 2013

Silverstone 500

International Trophy

Worcester Motor Festival

Issue 33

Donington Historic Festival


Contents Page 3 News Page 12 Shelsley Walsh Midland Hillclimb Championship Page 13 Best of British - Mick Herring rides inCobra, Jaguar E-Type and Tojeiro round Silverstone GP circuit Page 15 Independant Porsche club meeing at Coventry Motor museum Page 18 Archive photo of the month Page 19 GT Cup Brands Hatch. Page 22 Donington Historic Festival Page 27 VSCC Speed Trial, Curborough. Page 31 GT Cup Donington. Page 34 Stratford upon Avon Motoring Festival. Page 38 British GT Rockingham. Page 41 Worcester Motor Festival. Page 44 International Trophy, Silverstone. Page 47 Silverstone 500 British GT Page 50 British Formula 3 Silverstone Front Cover. Metro 6R4 and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Donington Historic Festival © Simon Wright AF Corse John Dhillon-Aaron Scott Ferrari 458 Silverstone 500 British GT © Mick Herring Martini Trophy race Hugh Price Chevron B21 at Silverstone International Trophy © Pete Austin Triumph roadster at the Worcester Motor Festival © Janet Wright All content is copyright classicandcompetitioncar.com unless otherwise stated. All photographs are copyright the original photographer and cannot be used for commercial purposes unless by prior approval of the original copyright holder. We try to ensure accurate and truthful reporting but if you spot an error, please contact us and will we verify and correct accordingly. We do not organise any events which are mentioned and we are not responsible if the event does not take place or is cancelled. Please contact the event organiser before making a long trip.

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Our Team Simon Wright - Editor. Simon has been photographing and reporting on motor races for many years. Served an engineering apprenticeship many years ago. Big fan of the Porsche 917 Pete Austin. Pete is the man for Historic racing, with an extensive archive of black and white images covering the last few decades of motorsport in Britain. Very keen on BRM. Mick Herring Mick's first love is GT racing, including Historics, especially the Lola T70. Has an extensive knowledge of all things GT.

Janet Wright. Janet has been taking photographs for many years, and is also very skilled in video. She likes Aston Martins Page

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Editorial This issue sees a large number of GT reports and it is great to see that the GT racing category is currently proving so sucessful in its present form all around the World. We also have reports from two car festivals taking part in town centres. These are a great way to bring the cars to the people. Bristol has enjoyed their Italian car festival for many years around the streets of the old town, and Worcester's Motor Festival continues to grow in popularity. Warwick has a Retro car festival in the centre of the town on an annual basis and now we can add Stratford upon A little piece of motor sport history was made at the International Trophy meeting at Silverstone when Jeremy Smith took a flag to flag victory in the first of the two Derek Bell trophy races in his Avon to the growing list. Their Motoring Festival over the Bank unique March 2-4-0. This is the first race win for this car, and probably the first win for a 6 wheeler in this configuration with 4 wheels at the rear on two different axles. Holiday weekend saw large © Janet Wright crowds enjoying the spectacle More fuel for Toyota at Le Mans. of classic and modern Toyota and other petrol engined LMP1 cars supercars in an historic setting. have been given a performance © Simon Wright

enhancement ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The FIA have increased their fuel capacity by 3 litres which takes the hybrid Toyota to 76 litres and the non-hybrid cars to 78 litres. The currently dominating Audi R18 e-tron diesel hybrid cars capacity has not been changed. Toyota hope this will make them more competitive with Audi.

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Mercedes Benz W125 replica and Kevin Wheatcroft at Donington Historic festival © Pete Austin

Kevin Wheatcroft demonstrating the Mercedes Benz W125 replica at the Donington Historic Festival

W125 at Donington Historic Festival Kevin Wheatcroft, Chairman and Owner of Donington Park drove the fabulous replica 1937 Mercedes-Benz W125 Grand Prix Car for a demonstration at the Donington Historic Festival. The car was a project he started with his late father Tom Wheatcroft, founder of Donington Park and the Donington Grand Prix Collection. During research for the project, Kevin managed to obtain a complete set of working drawings for the original W125. Then the Schlumpf Collection allowed them to borrow an original W125 as raced by Hermann Lang at the 1937 Donington Grand Prix. The car took around 18,000 hours to build and even sounds like the original. June 2013 Classic and Competition car

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Ayrton Senna Tribute at Donington Historic Festival © Simon Wright

The Williams Cosworth FW08 Senna first tested in 1983 © Janet Wright

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The ex-Senna F3 Ralt RT3 © Pete Austin

Engine guru Brian Hart shakes hands with Alastair Davidson across the ex-Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart at the Donington Historic Festival © Janet Wright

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1993 McLaren MP4/8

Two significant anniversaries were celebrated at the Donington Historic Festival. Senna first tested a Williams GP car on 19th July 1983 at Donington and he won the European GP at Donington on 11th April 1993 in an underpowered McLaren MP4/8 in the rain. Page 5


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Zoe Wenham A leading British Women Racing Drivers Club member, Zoe Wenham has had a busy month during May. With two class wins in the British GT Championship at the Oulton Park round with her co-driver Declan Jones in April at the wheel of the Century Motorsport Ginetta G50, she managed a further 2nd in class at Rockingham at the begining of the month. As well as celebrating her 19th birthday and driving in the Silverstone 500 3 hour race, Zoe also took time from her busy training schedule to display her british GT championship contending Ginetta G50 GT4 at the Worcester Motor Festival. Born in Tewksbury, Gloucester, not that far from Worcester, Zoe spent most of the day talking to members of the public, explaining about her car and showing people around the car. The following weekend, she was sharing the car with Declan in the 3 hour, 500 mile race around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Having built up her training schedule to meet the gruelling physical challenges of 40 minute driving stints around the full Grand Prix circuit, Zoe and Declan finished in 34th overall having managed to complete 54 laps. Unfortunately, after the race it was found that they had exceeded the Š Janet Wright

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time for one driver to be behind the wheel, so a time penalty of 3 minutes 20 seconds was added to their overall time. It did not alter their finishing position. After the Silverstone 4th round, Zoe and Declan retain the lead of the British GT4 Championship. Page 6


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David Coulthard tests Jim Clark Lotus 25 In a feature for the BBC British Grand Prix coverage, David Coulthard tested the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25 at the recent Silverstone Classic media day. He was assisted by Bob Dance, Former Chief mechanic for Lotus in the 1960s and again from 1976-1994 who can be seen helping David in the cockpit (Left)

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Sir Stirling Moss presented with new Gordini book. By Pete Austin

Author Roy Smith recently presented a copy of his latest book 'Amedee Gordini - a true racing legend' to Sir Stirling Moss at his London home. Sir Stirling, who wrote a forward for the book, raced many times against the Gordinis in the 1950s. Previous books by Roy have covered the development of the Renault turbo Formula 1 car, the complete history of the Alpine Renault Sports Prototypes and the Alpine Renault Berlinettes.The new book is the first complete story of Gordini himself in any language. 'Amedee Gordini - a true racing legend' is published by Veloce at ÂŁ55. Classic Motor Show director Dan Nwaokolo with Jackie Rahman, marketing manager of Lancaster Insurance.

Lancaster Insurance are the new headline sponsor of the Classic Motor Show. This year will be the 30th anniversary of the Classic Motor Show which will be held at the NEC, near Birmingham, from the 15th to the 17th November 2013. As part of a multi year deal, the show will be known as the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. Classic Motor Show director Dan Nwaokolo is delighted to welcome Lancaster Insurance as the headline sponsor. Jackie Rahman, marketing Manager for Lancaster Insurance Services was eager to provide further support for the show while re-affirming their commitment to the classic motoring market. They have arranged classic car insurance for nearly 30 years and have been regular exhibitors at previous shows, which they considered was a key date in their calendar, as it gave them the opportunity to speak to peers, customers, enthusiast clubs and new delegates. For more information visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com

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Martin Short wins two races in different classes THE FIFTH PEKING TO PARIS RALLY at one meeting in the same car! Preparation standards were put to the test on the first day of the fifth Peking to © Mick Herring Paris Rally as 96 cars set off from the Great Wall of China 28th May on the start of their 7,500-mile journey. Sent on their way by Chinese dragon dancers, five international TV crews, and a crowd of over 2,000 well-wishers, the teams found themselves and their cars tested from the outset. But the Citroen DS 23 from Australians Bob Sherrard and Peter Washington (Car 87) glided over the rough stuff, and just hoisted up its adjustable suspension to sail through floodwater. The car that won the 1974 World Cup Rally across the Sahara in the hands of Jim Reddiex and Ken Tubman made light work of the day’s challenges. For more information on the Peking to Paris Rally or any future Endurance Rally Association event – call +44 (0) 1235 831221 or visit www.endurorally.com. From Andrea Seed, PR Director, Poppyseed Media Ltd The opening round of the GT Cup at Donington saw Martin short win the first race in a Ferrari 458 Challenge car in the GTC class and then win the third race with the same car in the GTO class. After the first race, there was a technical debate and the car was reclassified in to the GTO class.

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Christian Devereux Respected Historic Mini racer Christian Devereux, from Cheswick, London, unfortunately lost his life after a tragic accident during the Masters pre-66 Touring Cars race at the Donington Historic Festival on Sunday 5th May 2013. Aged 50, Christian had been a regular competitior in the Masters Series for the last five years, and was driving a 1965 Mini Cooper S. He was the founder of Hexagon Motorcycles in 1994. He leaves a wife and two children. To his family and friends we offer our sincre condolenses. Š Simon Wright

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Rare Bugatti T39. David Hands, the London based Australian brought his rate Bugatti T39 to the Donington Historic festival. The car is similar to the Type 35C but is fitted with a smaller 1.5 litre straight eight engine using a shorter stroke crankshaft. Only 10 were built between 1926 and 1929. The model dominated the 1926 Grand Prix season with Jules Goux winning in France and Spain (San Sebastian Grand Prix of Europe) and Louis Charavel winning in Italy which gave Bugatti the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship. Such was the dominance that the car finished 1st 2nd and 3rd in France (Goux, Meo Costantini, Pierre de Vicaya) and in Italy (Charavel, Costantini, Goux). David's car was one that competed in the 1926 Italian Grand Prix before being shipped to Australia. David managed to finish both races at the Donington Historic Festival, coming home 21st in race one and 17th in race two. Page 10


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Misson Motorsport

Part of some sponsorship money that David Witt has placed with GT Cup organisers is to promote Mission Motorsport and support injured servicemen to help them retrain and recover from injuries received in the service of their country.

Lamborghini Superleggara competing on last years event

Lamborghini are planning to hold 50th anniversary celebrations at this years Cholmondeley Pageant of Power and will be campaigning the all new Lamborghini LP 700-4 roadster. There will also be a concourse celebration for the centenary of Aston Martin, and the chance to see Derek Bell MBE driving a Bentley. The event is from the 14th-16th June 2013 at Cholmondeley castle, Cheshire and features track action, car displays ,power boat action on the mere and action in the air. See www.cpop.co.uk for further information. Check out our new updated WEB site at www.classicandcompetitioncar.com regularly for additional photo galleries, wall papers and other additional content and join our Facebook Group Classic and Competition Car.

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Gone but not forgotten. Seen on the nose cone of Judy Lyons Lola at the Silverstone International Trophy meeting. In memory of Stan Redmond who lost his life in the Tasman Revival series earlier this year. Page

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SPARKLING SHELSLEY VICTORIES FOR CHAMPION WILLIS Reigning British Hill Climb Champion Trevor Willis put in a sparkling performance to win both run-off rounds 3 and 4 of the Midland Championship ‘Speed into Spring’ event held at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on Sunday 5th May 2013. In perfect conditions Willis, who now lives locally, drove his new OMS 28 Powertec racing car up the iconic hill in 24.31 and 24.21 seconds respectively, beating Deryk Young in a Gould in the morning session and Will Hall in a Force in the afternoon run-off.

Trevor Willis causing sparks at Crossing.

Marsh Gibbon driver Rob Stevens put on a fine show for the crowds in his Purple supercharged Force SR4 to take fourth spot in both run-offs with Simon Moyse, of Bicester, also gaining points with the streamlined new bike-engined Gould GR59. Ladies hill record holder Sue Young of Hereford, sharing the 4-litre Gould GR51 with husband Deryk, also took points with committed drives in both of the

run-offs. Current Midland Champion, Mike Turpin, of Hereford, made a positive start in defence of his title by winning the Modified Series Production Sports Cars Class in his Vauxhall VX220. An extra ‘hot rod’ spectacle for visitors was a special class for competitors in the SBD HSA Speed Championship for Period Defined Cars with side-valve engine blocks, which included a Batten Special, Ballamy Ford V8, Nota Arnold and a Ford V8 Pickup. It was a ‘Star Wars’ triumph in the fully supported 1100cc racing car class with Simon Fidoe taking top spot in his Empire, while Force drivers George Brown and Darren Gumbley took second and third, with the top two drivers also making the run-offs. New for this year was the Cheltenham Porsche sponsored Championship for road-going cars driven by ‘B’ licence holders, which provided a wide variety of cars and the weekend was also a round of the Paul Matty Sports Cars Lotus Championship. The Morris Register had a large display of vehicles from over the years on show to celebrate 100 years of Morris and several paraded up the hill on Sunday lunchtime. Information supplied by Mark Constanuros from Shelsley Walsh For further information, visit www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk © Tony Adams

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Best of British - Silverstone Classic Media Day 8th May By Mick Herring.

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The essential British Sportscar of the 1950s and 60s came rolled into three, not just one car at Silverstone recently. I thought I knew what to expect from an E-type Jaguar, how wrong could I be? In racing guise, Andy Dee-Crowne's car was so much more alive and twitchy than any road car. The same "sawing" at the wheel, that I witnessed in period ModSports cars, is still © Simon Wright there to determine and establish frontend grip and the same progression to oversteer too,

from the youngest and most sophisticated of my trio today. The familiar 6-cylinder bark of the triple-Webbered XK engine added to the experience as it pulled smoothly down every straight like a train. Next, the pristine white AC Cobra of Rory Henderson who, despite only two full seasons of racing, tamed so well the "widow maker" he shares with father Gavin. The same wheel applications as the E-type and same progressive slide but accompanied by the big V8 thunder and quad Webbers. Show it a straight, the Cobra became more like © Mick Herring an aeroplane than a train and what a sound-track that went with every heal and toe downchange in the Cobra.  A peculiar phenomenon with the Cobra on each lap was at Silverstone's uphill left hand hairpin, third gear and off-cam, the mighty V8 gave a low down grumble, you could smell petrol wafting back through the bonnet vent. With so much cam overlap it was probably actually pushing a little fuel back through the intakes but once on the throttle it soon went in the right direction with predictable results. With so much racing history behind the car, it was appropriate to save the famous ex-Cliff Davis Tojeiro-Bristol 2 litre sportscar "LOY 500" until last.

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Built in 1953 by John Tojeiro, this car's chassis evolved into the design of the AC Ace and, ultimately, the AC Cobra. © Simon Wright Both cars utilised transverse leaf springs for their front and rear suspension and it is surprising how effective this design still is. My driver was none other than 2007 British GT co-champion Bradley Ellis and whilst so many cars would pass you down the straights, including more modern Porsches, they must have been surprised how close © Mick Herring the lightweight Tojeiro stayed with them through the corners, its 2litre, 6 cylinder engine screaming away relentlessly. My thanks once again to the owners and drivers of these three iconic cars So different but so similar. Rule Britannia.  Over 1,000 Porsche have been confirmed for this years Silverstone Classic event which is celebrating 50 years of the Porsche 911. It has also been confirmed that Derek Bell MBE will be joining the celebrations. Since it was first unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the iconic 911 has become the Worlds most sucessful sportscar with more than 820,000 having been sold worldwide. It is planned that 911 Porsche 911's will take to the circuit at the Silverstone Classic at the same time and with over 1,000 entries confirmed as attending, this goal looks like it will be achieved. The parade is scheduled for lunchtime on Sunday 28th July 2013 and should include past and present models such as the Carrera, Rs, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants. © Pete Austin

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Independant Porsche Enthusiasts Club meeting, Coventry.

Coventry Transport museum is one of the best in the country being located in the City Centre, the heart of the old industrial Midlands. Coventry was also the home of many major British Motor manufacturers whose cars are displayed in the museum. Outside the museum is Millenium Place, a magnificent square which is used many times during the year to hold car displays, adding extra initatives for people to visit the museum - all of which is free. In April, the Independent Porsche Enthusiast Club held a meeting outside the museum with a reasonable selection of cars in attendence on what was a bright , dry but cold day.Think of porsche and most people will think of the 911, which has to be the most iconic Porsche design. But there have been other designs of Porsche and these were well represented in the turn out at Coventry.

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Left: Porsche line up outside the museum. Middle three top to bottom1996 Porsche 911 Carrera convertible.1987 Porsche 924. 2013 Porsche Cayman above 1967 Porsche 911L Sportsomatic. Bottom left Porsche 928 S4. Below Porsche 944 Turbo. Porsche 911 Carrera and Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible © Janet Wright

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Archive Picture of the month By Pete Austin

On the recent bank holiday Crystal Palace again reverberated to the sound of racing engines as the Sevenoaks and District Motor Club held their annual 'Motorsport at the Palace' sprint on part of the old circuit. This months image was taken, almost to the day, 43 years ago on 25th May 1970. The event was the XVIII London Trophy being a round of that years European F2 Championship. Jackie Stewart in his John Coombs run Brabham BT30 is seen leading Francois Cevert in his works Tecno into North Tower corner. Cevert was at that time Jackie's team mate in the Tyrrell Grand Prix team. Stewart went onto win the final whilst Francois unfortunately retired.

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GT Cup Brands Hatch G P Circuit. 11th/12th May By Mick Herring. The opportunity to race on Brands Hatch's Grand Prix circuit doesn't occur that often, it is to be savoured even if the track is wet and greasy as was the case for Saturday's 40 minute encounter. With a brief rain respite at the race start, you could see whose aero was working by the huge plumes of spray the cars threw up. Lee Mowle led away in this race and a safety car that pinned his BMW Z4 in 2nd place, leaving only 8 minutes of racing to the flag would see him carve his way through back markers, as the rain returned, regaining the lead from the Dwane/Balfe Ferrari 458 Challenge, which would drop back to 7th by the end. Mike Edmonds, having taken over the M-Tech 458 GT3 from Derek Johnston closed to within 0.9secs, with John Dhillon's 458 GT3 another 5.3secs adrift in

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3rd. In 4th and with little previous racing experience was Londonbased, Belgian South African Jacques Duyver, sharing his 458 Challenge with pro-driver Charlie Hollings. Solo driving 5th went to Alex Martin with Toby Tarrant-Willis 6th in his Invitation class 458 Challenge. Sunday's qualifying and first 25 minute sprint race was led by the ever-improving John Dhillon's AF Corse Ferrari 458 GT3 until he was overcome by Derek Johnston and Lee Mowle. These two traded places for

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much of the race before before Johnston lead Mowle over the line by 0.468secs. Dhillon was 3rd 15secs adrift and nearly 40sces ahead of Alex Martin with the rapidly closing Jacques Duyver 0.137secs behind in 5th. For the final of the R1 Happy Jacques Duyver 21 Ferrari 458 weekend's three races, Challenge (GTC Winner -5th) passes the rain returned again. Chris Dockerill Ferrari 430 Scuderia Derek Johnston elected R2 Late race Johnston Ferrari 458 GT3 breaks from Mowle having not to risk his British GT entered Ferrari in the conditions, so it was left to Lee Mowle to fight again lapped Rupert Martin © Mick Herring with Dhillon and lead him home by 4.4secs in the wet conditions. A distant 3rd went to Chris Randall's GTB class Lotus Evora some 41secs behind the leading pair. The next three places were taken by Toby Tarrant-Willis, Jacques Duyver, still struggling with English weather, and Alex Martin all driving Ferrari 458 Challenge cars. © Mick Herring

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R2 Early race Dan Stringfellow BMW 2nd GTB heads Ian Payne Ginetta G50 winner GTA 12th

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R3 Late race Big moment for Dan Stringfellow BMW 2nd GTB 7th Chasing Alex Martin Ferrari 458 Challenge 2nd GTC 6th

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Donington Historic Festival 3rd-5th May. By Simon Wright and Pete Austin with additional photos by Mick Herring and Janet Wright.

This year the third running of the annual Donington Historic Festival (DHF) expanded to three days to allow for more track action. Over 20,000 people attended the Festival, with an 18 race programme, which was organised to pay tribute to Ayrton Senna who won a famous victory twenty years ago in the wet at the European Grand Prix held at Donington Park in 1993. Unfortunately a shadow was cast over the fantastic meeting when on the third day, the meeting was cut short after a tragic accident claimed the life of historic Mini racing driver Christian Devereux. The meeting drew a wide range of historic categories together, covering a very broad spread of racing categories, from Vintage Grand Prix cars right through to modern Group C Le Mans sports cars. There was also fantastic rally car action on a short circuit set up on the Melbourne loop behind the Pre-63 GT Start paddock, and the infield of the circuit was given over to classic car clubs to display members' cars. © Simon Wright The meeting started on Friday with three races in the afternoon. First out was the Jaguar E-Type challenge race for the first of two races over the weekend. John Pearson won the first race © Janet Wright

Group C battle Tommy Dreelan/Aaron Scott Porsche 962 and Gareth Evans/Bob Berridge Mercedes C11

after passing early leader Alex Buncombe while Martin O'Connell narrowly beat John Pearson to take victory on a wet track in the second race on Saturday. Pete Morton driving his Lightning Envoyette won both the Formula Junior races on Friday and Saturday. A glorious field of cars came out for the final race on Friday, a 75 minute Pre-63 GT race. Four Ferrari 250 SWBs, four porsche 356s, three Aston Martin DB4s and an AC Cobra were amongst those taking to the track for this 1 1/4 hour race.Fastest

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car was the Jackie Oliver/Gary Pearson Ferrari 250 SWB which took pole position and set fastest lap but only managed to finish 8th overall. The race was won by Nick Naismith in the invitation class Aston Martin DB4 from the similar car WSM into the sunset Ferrari 512M trails Lola T70 Spyder of Carlos Monteverde/Gary Pearson by just 4.348 seconds after 75 minutes racing. Martin Hunt and Patrick Blakeney-Edwards were 3rd overall and class winners in their AC Cobra. Saturday saw a damp track for the first races. Formula 2 winner Martin Stretton March 742 leads Andrew Smith March 742 and Peter After the Williams March 782 second E-Type race, it was time for the HTCC for 1966-85 Touring Cars with 70s Celebration race which saw an interesting field of cars taking to the track. The Haddon/Lynn 5 litre Ford Perana Capri led the race from start to finish while the Walkinshaw Jaguar XJS of Pearson/Buncombe worked its way through the field to finish 2nd with the Bates Porsche 911 RSR completing the podium. The first car race held at Donington Park was in 1933 on March 25th and was won by Edward Ramsden Hall driving an MG. The DHF celebrated the 80th anniversary of this event with two HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy Pre-1940 Grand Prix car races. The race was named after the Italian Tazio Nuvolaru, one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers of all time, who won the last Donington Grand Prix in 1938 driving one of the mighty V12 Auto

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Mark Giles ERA R3A HPPCA Nuvolari Trophy Pre-1940 Grand Prix cars

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Benjamin Eastick Jaguar D-Type and Simon Butler/jon Crouch Jaguar C-Type Pre-56 Sportscars

Union Grand Prix cars. Both races were dominated by the ERA R3A of Mark Gillies, who led from start to finish. Both races provided a 1-2 finish for ERA with Paddins Dowling finishing 2nd in his ERA R10B in the first race , while David Morris drove the same car in the second race, also to 2nd place. Callum Lockie finishing 3rd in both races in his Maserati 6CM. HTCC 1966-85 Touring cars & 70s Celebration race first lap Next race was for the Under 2 litre saloon cars with a large entry of Ford Lotus Cortinas taking on BMW, Alfa Romeo and a gaggle of Austin Mini Coopers. It was no suprise that Pole position went to Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield in a Ford Lotus Cortina, but they were nearly pipped at the post by the BMW 1800 TiSA of Richard Shaw and Jackie Oliver. At the start of the race, the Lotus Cortina took the lead and led until their pitstop on lap 16. They were initially chased by the BMW until it dropped out on the 5th lap, leaving Mark Jones in another Cortina to take up the chase. When the leading Lotus Cortina pitted, the lead © Mick Herring was taken by another, this time driven by Sean and Michael McInerney until they pitted for the driver change on lap 25 which handed the lead back to Voyazides/Hadfield who went on to win by 48 seconds at the finish from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA of Andrew and Max Banks with Mark Jones © Simon Wright finishing 3rd. Class winners were John Clark/ McCaig 7th overall in a BMW 1800 Ti and Robert and Gosh Beebee 13th overall in their Paul Pochcial/Simon Hadfield Jaguar XJ12 Broadspeed recreation squeezes past Austin Mini WSM Shaun Lynn Lola T70 Mk3B Coupe the Mark Wright/David Coyne Ford Escort RS1800 - 1966-85 Touring cars and 70s Celebration race June 2013 Page 24 Classic and Competition car


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Cooper S. After the second race for the Formula Junior cars, the Pre-56 sportscars took to the track for the RAC Woodcote Trophy race. As always, there was a very varied field for this race with some classic sports cars in the line up from Jaguar, Maserati, Aston Martin, Cooper, Ferrari and Austin to name but a few. The one hour race proved to be a bit of a challenge for Gary Pearson as he managed to finish 1st and 2nd overall in a pair of Jaguar D-Types. He shared the winning car with Carlos Monteverde and came second with John Pearson. Third place went to the Cooper Bristol T24/25 of John Ure and Nick Wigley. The fastest cars on track had got to be the Formula There were all kinds of interesting cars on display in the infield, including these datsun 240Zs 2 single seaters, whose speed as they approached the chicane at the end of the Dunlop straight made you feel sure they were not going to make the turn…but they did. Martin Stretton claimed Pole position in a time of 1 minute 5.227 seconds in his March 742. Andrew Smith (742) and Peter Meyrick (782) made it a March 1-2-3 in practice. The race was fast and furious and Red flagged at the end of the first lap so the March of Frazer Gibney could be recovered after an early off and it did not restart the first race. From the second start, the Chevron B40 of Martin O'Connell made a superb start and had what appeared to be © Janet Wright a massive 1.239 second lead at the end of the first lap from the scrapping March of Martin Stretton and the Ralt RT1 of Nick Flemming. The Ralt of Flemmimg soon established itself in 2nd and closed the gap to take the lead on lap 8. The action behind Flemming was more intense than ever with Meyrick joining in the battle for 2nd with Stretton, Smith and O'Connell. On the tenth lap, as the battle for second place reached the start straight, they came across a back marker and they screamed past him, two each side. Martin Stretton emerged in 2nd and hunted down the Ralt which retired on lap 18 giving Stretton a hard fought win from a very close Andrew Smith, only 0.501 of a second behind at the finish. Grant Tromans took 3rd at the end in another Chevron B42. The final race on Saturday was for the 1000kms Sports In the Formula Junior race Greg Thornton Coopr T52 3 wheeled round Redgate corner most laps

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racing cars. Martin Stretton had to rush from his winning F2 March to take out the Pole position Lola T70 he was sharing with Grant Tromans. They held the lead until lap 42 when the similar Lola T70 Mk3B of leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield passed them for the win. The fabulous Ferrari 512M of Paul Knapfield finished in 3rd place, a lap down on the two Lolas. Sunday report By Pete Austin After the previous days exciting race, anticipation was high for the second Formula 2 encounter of the weekend. Yesterdays winner, Martin Stretton, had to start from the back due to technical problems and drove a tremendous race to catch up with the leading group. However it wasn’t to be and he retired two laps from the end despite getting fastest lap. After a good battle yesterdays second place man, Andrew Smith in his March took the victory from Nick Fleming’s Ralt. A small but select field of Group C cars © Simon Wright came Gabriel Kremer/Dion Kremer Ford Lotus Cortina Pre-66 Under 2 litre Touring out for cars race their encounter with Gareth Evans in his Mercedes C11 winning from the Spice of David Mercer. A good battle further down the field took place between the beautiful liveried Porsche 962’s of Tommy Dreelan (Leyton House) and Henrik Lindberg (tic-tac). The Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 Sportscars saw a Lister 1-2 with the Costin example of Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward leading home the ‘Knobbly’ of Shaun Lynn. ERAs again dominated the second Nuvolari Trophy pre 1940 encounter of The E-Type Challenge on Saturday was held in the rain © Janet Wright

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the weekend with another victory for Mark Gillies in R3A this time from David Morris in R10B. The meeting came to a premature end following an accident in the closing stages of the Masters pre-66 Touring Car race in which Mini driver Christian Devereux tragically lost his life. For the record Leo Voyazides was declared the winner when the red flag came out. A very sad end to, what had been up to that point, a very enjoyable meeting. Page

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VSCC Speed Trials Curborough. 5th May 2013. By Simon & Janet Wright. The May Day Bank holiday weekend brought a bright day to Curborough, © Janet Wright near Lichfield, where the VSCC competitiors assembed for the annual Speed Trials. A large crowd gathered to spectate, having first negotiated the local half marathon run which passed right past the entrance to the sprint circuit. The spectator car park had probably as much value as the paddock, with many VSCC members arriving in vintage cars as old as the Fastest Vintage car Charles Martin 1930/28 Morgan Special cars competing on the track. Although the weather was bright and dry, it was a little cold during morning practice, but did warm up before the © Simon Wright afternoon competition, which allowed several class records to be broken. The overall winner was always likely to come from Winner of the Curborough Trophy - Mac Hulbert ERA R4D the later racing car classes and this proved to be the case. Mac Hulbert in his 1938 ERA R4D only needed one timed run to set fastest time overall at 36.27 seconds, a new class record for the circuit, to win the Curborough Trophy. Another ERA made the Overall awards list with Terry Crabb in his ERA R12C being the fastest pre-war not winning FTD with a time of 37.81 seconds while Charlie Martin in his Morgan Special was the fastest Vintage car with a time of 38.53 seconds. The class battles were all intense but probably one of the most spectacular winners was Mark Walker, who as usual had his 1905 Darracq 200HP sideways around most of the bends as he set his class

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winning time of 40.55 seconds which is an impressive time for a car over 100 years old, and set a new Class record for the circuit. Charles Gillett won the standard and Modified Sports Cars up to 1500cc unsupercharged class in his 1929 Frazer Nash Super Sports 1496cc with a time of 39.64 seconds proving that you don't need a big engine to set a fast time at Curborough. He also broke the class circuit record. The class winner of the over 1500cc unsupercharged class was won by Nigel Hall in a 1935 Lagonda LG45 Sports Tourer with a 4453cc engine but at a slower time of 44.19 seconds. The Special Sports Cars and all supercharged Sports Cars

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class up to 1500cc was won by Dr David Pryke in a 1936 Morgan/ Riley 4/4 in a time of 40.05 seconds while the over 1500cc class was won by Jeffrey Edwards in a 1934/35 Alvis Sports Special in a time of 42.32 seconds. The pre-1941 Racing cars were split in to 4 classes with the up to 1100cc class being won by Mike Painter in a MG Kayne in a time of 40.78 seconds. The 1101 to 1500cc class was won by Terry Crabb in his 1937 ERA R12C in 37.81 seconds, while the 1501-3000cc class was won by © Simon Wright overall winner Mac Hulbert in ERA R4D. The final class over 3000cc was Mark Walker 1905 Darracq winner of the Edwardian Class claimed by Mrs Anne Scaldwell in her 1908/19 GN/Jap Grand Prix with a time of 39.26 seconds. There was one other class record broken during the ideal conditions of the afternoon runs. Charlie Martin in his Morgan Special set a new record time of 38.53 seconds to take the vintage class award in the Pre 1941 Racing © Simon Wright

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Practice off for Charles Gillett in his Frazer Nash

cars 1101 to 1500cc class. Several drivers had problems and only managed one timed run and others made sure that any problems they encountered were on their practice runs, such as class 1 winner Charles Gillett who ran right off the course during practice as

© Simon Wright this sequence shows, yet still set the fastest time in his class during the afternoon timed runs. One of the biggest improvers during the day was Tim Greenhill who improved in his Wolseley Practice off for Charles Gillett in his 1929 Frazer Nash Super Sports Hornet Special from a Charles Gillett in his 1929 Frazer Nash Super Sports © Janet Wright first practice run © Simon Wright at 50.21 seconds to a fastest timed run of 39.60 seconds, an improvement of 10.61 seconds. Andy Lloyd only managed a very slow practice lap before retiring the 1913 Chalmers 17 from the event.

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Curborough Car Park. Top l to r 1932 Talbot 75, 1921 Renault GS, 1923 Hispano Suiza H6B. Middle l to r Panhard and Levassor cockpit, Lea Francis 16/70 2 seater Sport, 1937 Riley 12/4 Kestrel six-light. Bottom l to r Hispano Suiza emblem, MG TC

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GT Cup Donington 27th/28th April

A wet start to the first race with the FF Corsa Ferrari of Alex Martin taking an early lead,

By Mick Herring. Saturday's 40 minute GT Cup race at Donington and the morning's qualifying both endured all four seasons in one day. Mike Donovan's Porsche throttle stuck open in qualifying, only his quick thinking, to kill the engine and straight-line Redgate would see his minimal intrusion into the gravel trap. Sunshine, rain and hail rendered it a wet race for the twenty-six cars. A combination of Avgas and rain saw reigning champion, Derek Johnston's Ferrari 458, slip off at McLeans from 2nd on lap 1, he and co-driver, Mike Edmonds having to work hard to regain an eventual 6th. Pole man, Alex Martin established a lead but was finally hunted down by Martin Short and John Dhillon. A field-bunching safety car period, through to the pit window opening, saw nine cars take their mandatory 60 second stop quickly after, most opting for slicks at the driver change-over. The race largely retained its order until the flag to see Ferrari 458s, albeit of different Š Mick Herring

specifications, take the top three places. Martin Short was victor 16.3secs ahead of John Dhillon with Alex Martin in 3rd, ahead of Jordan Witt's Chevron GT3. Nick and Harry Whale brought their Porsche 997 GT3 home in 5th. Conditions improved for Sunday's two 25 minute sprints, Derek Johnston making no mistake in the first race for a pole-to-flag victory by 26.6secs ahead of Martin Short's, re-classified technically to GTO overnight, Ferrari 458. John Dhillon was 3rd ahead of the first non-Ferrari, Jordan Witt's Chevron GT3. The next five places were also taken by Ferraris, Alex Martin 5th, Mick Race 1 winner Martin Short in the GTC Ferrari 458 Challenge

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Mick Dwane Ferrari 458 Challenge 10th takes to the grass. He would depose Loggie's Porsche into 11th eventually. © Mick Herring

Dwane 6th, Shamus Jennings 7th, Peter Jennings 9th all Ferrari 458 mounted, with Chris Dockerill's 430 Scuderia 8th after an early clash with Dan Stringfellow saw him drop right down and fight back. Stringfellow's BMW was 10th and GTB class victor.

Race three would prove to be the most dramatic of them all though. From a tidy, controlled start, Derek Johnston opened a big lead until an exuberant exit from Redgate saw him spin, rejoining in 5th. What followed next was, according to Johnston later, him "driving his heart out" to catch up. His seemingly impossible overtakes and late braking, particularly into Redgate, were sensational as he pursued a hard charging winner, Martin Short.  With seven minutes remaining, the gap to Short was 10secs, with two laps to go it was 3secs and closed just a little more by the flag. Race 2 Down the field David Witt yellow ChevronGT3 leans on Don Grice BMW GTR John Dhillon was 3rd with Ian Dockerill's Porsche 911RSR 4th, son Chris's

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Race 3 Jordan Witt Chevron GT4 recovers to 7th after pit-lane start

Race 1 GTB Winner Nick and Harry Whale 5th Porsche 997 GT3

Ferrari 430 Scuderia was 6th, with Alex Martin between them in 5th. After mysteriously having to pit on the pace lap and joining the tail of the field, © Mick Herring Jordan Witt charged through to claim 7th. © Mick Herring

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Stratford upon Avon Motoring Festival. By Simon and Janet Wright. The May Day holiday weekend saw lovely weather draw out the crowds to the World famous tourist destination Stratford upon Avon, in Warwickshire. The town is very popular with tourists, especailly on Bank holiday weekends, and the town centre did get gridlocked s few times during the day. This caused a few problems for the Sporting bears who were giving rides in different sport cars for charity, and the cars got stuck in traffic as they returned to the town centre. The organisers had very cleverly split the display in to different groups scattered around the town centre and had placed a few street maps to show where different car displays were being held, but a few direction arrows pointing towards the next nearest display might have been helpful. "To Be or Not To Be" - No an MG B and an MG F The heart of Stratford, outside the birthplace of William Shakespeare, had a good line up of classic and modern cars. Outside his former home were a line up of classic sports cars including a range of MG © Janet Wright sports cars, a Triumph Stag and a pair of classic MG TD sports cars plus a Jaguar SS 100 convertible. These classic British sports cars were getting many admiring glances from the crowds of Bank Holiday tourists, including many overseas visitors. © Simon Wright Further British classics included a Ford Lotus Cortina, An Austin Hereford, an early Jensen and a 1980s Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Parked outside the Black and White house were two of Britains most iconic classic sports cars, the Jaguar EType and the Aston Martin DB6. To finish off the road of British greats was a vintage "A dish fit for the Gods" a Ferrari 330 GT series 1 "whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows… Rolls Royce, a luxury Bentley for a Noble M12 sports car

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Limousine and a 1957 Jaguar Mk8 Special saloon car. There were further cars parked next to the marina just off the river Avon. This group included a fantastic 1964 Ferrari 330GT Series 1 along with a classic Austin Mini and a Triumph TR5 sports car along with a selection of new Aston Martin sports cars. Walking across the park to the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre saw a group of supercars lined up outside the main entrance. Pride of place was one of the latest Jaguar F Type sports cars sitting next to its predecessor the classic EType. The Š Janet Wright new sports car was getting a lot of attention as this was a couple of days before the offical launch. By Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war - The powerful Chevrolet Corvette comparison there were a pair of new Audi, an R10 sportscar and the smaller A1 hatchback. Classic cars included a Jaguar 2.4 Mk II, an Aston Martin DB2, an early Land Rover and a 1913 Morris Oxford 9HP Bullnose on display from the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon along with a 1963 Morris Mini Cooper S Rally car. There was an impressive line up of modern supercars towards the river. These included a McLaren MP4 12C, a Ford Mustang GTO V8, Porsche 911, Nobel, Audi R10 and Aston Martin. Moving back up through the town uncovered another little clutch of cars parked in a small shopping square. Hidden amongst the cars here was one of the gems of the show, a very rare and unique 1971 Triumph Stag Fastback, the only one remaining of three built. Also in this square was a Cox GTM rally car. The final location visited was the market square at the top of the town. Part of the "Parting is such sweet sorrow" A Jaguar SS outside Market square was being used by the Sporting Bears to give rides in their members the birth place of William Shakespeare

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"A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!" - Though I'm sure a Mustang would do!

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"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them" The Jaguar E-Type "Can one desire too much of a good thing?" Not if it's a McLaren MP4 12C

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on" The unique Triumph Stag Fastback

super cars for charity donations. In this group was a 1950s Oldsmobile built with large rear fins and plenty of chrome and a more modern Chevrolet Covette, Just over the road from the market square was a dragster display representing the nearby Shakespeare raceway at Long Marston, while the road connecting the market square back to our starting point of Shakespears birth place contained a pair of Volkwagen Karman Ghia Coupes along with several other cars. June 2013 Page 36 Classic and Competition car


"We are such stuff as dreams are made on" Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 outside Shakespeares birthplace.

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With the Bank holiday Tourists in town, the show definately exposed a large number of people to an interesting display of Classic and modern super cars, many of which had completed the run of the tests the day before, on Saturday. This run from Stratford, took in many of the local Cotswold hills that the local car manufacturers from nearby Coventry and Birmingham had used in the past to test their new vehicles before the use of rolling roads. The show was a great success "In the twinkling of an eye" The Jaguar F Type next to its original predessor and proved an enjoyable day out the E-Type © Janet Wright at a very busy tourist destination, with a lot of interesting cars to see from the last 100 years of motoring. Enjoy the photos with a few quotes from the Bard himself. "The course of true love never did run smooth" An original Land Rover out side the RSC theatre in Stratford (Right) "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" Bentley S3 (below middle)

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With two out of two race victories at Oulton Park's Easter British GT season opener, Trackspeed came to Rockingham with high expectations and went on to make it three out of three. This time it would be Gregor Fisken and Richard Westbrook taking the honours at the end of the 2 hour enduro on Rockingham's 2.05 mile International Super Sports Long circuit, Š Mick Herring

Barff-Eastwood Ferrari 458 GT3 6th heads Jason Minshaw-Benji Hetherington Mercedes SLS GT3 5th

Trackspeed also locked-out the first three grid slots, David Ashburn/Richard Westbrook securing pole position. Lap one would bring out an immediate safety car to remove Zak Brown's stricken, retirement-bound McLaren MP4-12C, which ran wide and collided with Rembert Berg's Audi R8 at Yentwood. At the restart Ashburn relinquished his lead to team mate Jon Minshaw and the GT4 lead passed between the Ginetta G50s of James May to Rick Parfitt Jr., who opened his

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class lead to 24secs until an electrical fault signalled his retirement before the hand over. The Beechdean Aston Martin later gained a 60sec penalty for inadvertently passing Ashburn under a yellow flag, dropping it from 3rd to 7th. Marco Attard also tried to execute a pass but collided with Ashburn, the result of which would later see the Porsche retire and Attard's BMW excluded for an avoidable collision. The pit window heralded the opportunity for the professional drivers to consolidate the work done by their gentlemen drivers or play catch up and the fastest lap of the race, so far, went to Richard Westbrook but was soon eclipsed by Joe Osborne's 888 Optimun BMW Z4. Richard Westbrook's GT3 and overall winning margin at the flag © Mick Herring was 16.6secs Race start David Ashburn Trackspeed Porsche leads away ahead of the Malcolm Wilson M-Sport Audi R8 LMS Ultra in the hands of Rembert Berg and Warren Hughes. The penalty given to the Beechdean Aston Martin promoted the United © Mick Herring

Z4 BMW Brothers Marco Attard-Olly Bryant 11th heads Lee Mowle-Joe Osborne 12th

Autosports Audi to 3rd. GT4 victors Steve Chaplin and Tom Wilson brought their Aston Martin home a clear lap ahead of category leaders Zoe Wenham and Declan Jones' Ginetta G50. Ferrari 458 trio John Dhillon, Derek Johnston and Gary Eastwood

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Colin white Ginetta G55 GT3

Double Winners Fisken-Westbrook Porsche GT3 heads GT4 winners Steve Chaplin-Tom Wilson Aston Martin GT4 © Mick Herring

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by Simon & Janet Wright. The seventh Worcester Motor Festival was held in the streets around the city centre on Saturday the 18th May 2013. It was a lovely sunny day which helped bring out the crowds. The cars were spread around the entire city centre, which made enough space to view the cars individually, whilst keeping each group within sight of the next, though the event was very well signposted with arrows indicating which way to go to the next group of cars. The show was opened by the Mayor, who then went on a walk about around the vehicles talking to as many people as possible. Worcester may not have as much motoring heritage as some of the other major Midland cities such as Birmingham and Coventry, but it does have two significant factors in its favour. Shelsley Walsh, the oldest motor sport venue in the World is only a few miles away from the city, and probably the last British motor manufacturer Morgan is only a few miles away at Malvern. Both were present at the Motor © Janet Wright

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festival. Morgan unveiled its new Plus 8 model in front of the Guildhall, right in the centre of Worcester, and Shelsley Walsh had a Chevron B48 on display only a few hundred yards further up the main street. Both were attracting large crowds, with the Midland Automobile Club (MAC) who run Shelsley Walsh, handing out around 2,000 leaflets advertising future events at Shelsley. Another local motorsport attraction was young female GT racer Zoe Wenham, only 19 years © Simon Wright Standard Motor Club line up Early Traficators Red Amber and Green old and already in her second season of British GT championship racing. From nearby Tewksbury, Zoe was attracting plenty of attention with her Ginetta GT4 racing car on display and was taking time to talk to people © Janet Wright and also show them around the car. Besides the many classic cars on display, there were several local dealers who were taking the trouble to display new cars for the public to examine and the council had laid on various entertainers to Jaguar E-Type

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help amuse the crowds. There were displays of Salsa dancing and a couple of stilt men riding bicycles, plus the Elgar Choir and live music in the streets.

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HSCC International Trophy Silverstone By Pete Austin and Simon Wright with additional photos by Janet Wright. The HSCC once again took to the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone for their annual International Trophy meeting. The Historic Roadsports were first out with victory going to Roger Waite in his Lotus Elan S1 from the Morgan Plus 8 of Roddie Fielden. The first race of the weekend for the Martini Trophy 2 litre sportscars was next with James Dodd scoring a resounding victory in his immaculate Martini liveried Chevron B31 from Doug Hart in his March 75S. Jonathan Loader in a Chevron B19 won the 'without wings' class, Philip Hall won his class in a Lola T212 and Graham Cooksley in a Tiga SC81 won the Sports 2000 Invitation class. The entry for the Guards Trophy is so large these days that two Martini Trophy race 1 - James Dodd Chevron B31 races have to be run. In the first race for the GT cars Michael Whitaker took the spoils in his © Janet Wright TVR Griffith from the Lotus Elan © Pete Austin S1 of Nick Fleming. The 70s Roadsports were out next with Richard Plant’s Morgan Plus 8 beating Julian Barter’s TVR 3000M to the line. The Historic Formula Fords were next up with a tremendous scrap for the top places. The Crossle of Nelson Rowe came out on top ahead of the Merlyn’s of Samuel Mitchell and Callum Grant. The final event of the day was the second Guards Trophy race, this time for the Sports Racing Cars. The Chevron B8 of Sandy Watson and Martin Michael Ashley-Brown Volpini Fiat Monoposto Formula Junior O’Connell ran out the easy 70s Roadspoets - Julian Barter - TVR 3000M leads June 2013 Page 44 Classic and Competition car Richard Plant - Morgan Plus 8


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winner from Callum McLeod in his Elva Mk7S from another Chevron B8 driven by Neil Burroughs. Sunday saw a bright start and after qualifying sessions completed, the first race was for the GT and Sports Car Cup. It Derek Bell Trophy - Qualifying - Michael Lyons McLaren M26 provided a victory for Leo Voyazides and Simon Hadfield in the AC Cobra who had a race long battle with the Jaguar E-Type of Jeremy Welch and Mark Pangborn while another E-Type of Martin O'Connell had managed to lead the middle section of the race before

finishing 3rd. Historic Touring Car race Second out for their second race of the weekend, were the 2 litre sports cars for the Martini Trophy race. Doug Hart managed to grab the lead on the first lap, but James Dodd was soon past in his Martini Chevron B31 to make it two wins out of two over the weekend. Kevin Walker finished 2nd in his Lola T296, while Hugh Price won the 'without wings' class in 4th at the wheel of a Chevron B21. Kevin Cooke in a Lola T492 won the Sports 2000 Invitation © Pete Austin class, while Philip Hall was the other class winner in a Lola T212 to gain his second class win of the meeting in 17th Overall. © Simon Wright We saw a little bit of history made in the next race, the Derek Bell Trophy race. Michael Lyons failed to start from Pole position in his F1 McLaren M26 and that left the race to Jeremy Neil McCrudden Macon Mk1 from Australia only got as far as the first Smith in the unique 6 lap in the Classic racing Cars event wheeled March 2-4-0 who led from start to finish. The second Derek Bell race was much more interesting. Michael Lyons started at the back of the grid in his father Franks F5000 Lola T400 and Jeremy Smith headed straight in to the pits to retire at the end of lap 1. At the end of the first lap Mark Dwyer led in his 70s Roadsports - Paul Aslett - Jaguar XJS

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F2 March 742 from Michael Lyons Lola T400 who had cut through the entire field in a single lap. Michael was in the lead on the second lap and had lapped his mother by lap 3. By the end of the 11 lap race, he had a 43.717 second lead from Luke Stevens F5000 Chevron B28 with Mark Dwyer 3rd in his F2 March 742. At the end of the race, Michael had lapped everyone up to 8th place. The Formula Junior race saw Andrew Hibberd throw away pole position when he spun off at the start and restarted in last place. This left a real © Janet Wright battle for the lead between Jonathan Milicevic and Sam Wilson David Owen Ford Anglia spins at Luffield in front of Ed Glaister Ford Anglia 100E in the ByBox Historic Touring Car race both driving Cooper T59s who raced as one for lap after lap. Wilson made his move to lead with 2 laps to go, but Milicevic soon retook the lead and held off Wilson for the win, by just 0.423 of a second. Hibberd had carved his way through the field to 5th place by the end. The Classic Racing Cars saw Ian Jones lead from flag to flag in his Lotus 59 with Anthony © Pete Austin Graham Fennymore Ralt RT3 leads the Classic F3 race Ross a distant second in another Lotus 59 and Graham Fennymore did a similar performance in his Ralt RT3 in the Classic Formula 3 race with Richard Trott 2nd in a Chevron B43. Final race of the day was the ByBox Historic Touring Car race. Dan Cox took the lead from Pole position in the Mike Gardiner 4.7 litre Ford Falcon and dominated the race to take a comfortable victory by over 47 seconds. Tim Davies was second in a Ford Lotus Cortina while Neil Brown was 3rd in another Ford Lotus Cortina, all three winning their respective classes.Simon Benoy was a fine 4th overall in his class winning Hillman Imp, followed by John Pugsley in a Ford Anglia and Roger Godfrey in an Austin Mini Cooper S, both winning their classes. Mark Watts in a Ford Mustang in 8th and Andy Ruhan in a Mini Cooper, 9th, were also class winners. Final class winner was Stefano Proietti in a Fiat Abarth 1000 TC who was last in 18th place. Turnkey & GT Sports Car Cup Leo Voyazides & June 2013 Page 46 Classic and Competition car Simon Hadfield AC Cobra lead the field on lap 1


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The winning Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 of Marco Attard and Oliver Bryant

By Mick Herring with additional photos by Simon & Janet Wright. After winning all three British GT races so far run, the Trackspeed team's luck ran out, amongst the capacity grid, on Silverstone's 3.6605 mile Grand Prix circuit. © Mick Herring The early laps of the three hour race would see the lead pass from pole-man Marco Attard's Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 to David Ashburn's Trackspeed Porsche and back again. After deposing the other two Trackspeed  Porsches, Benji Hetherington Fortec Mercedes AMG SLS GT3 set about pursuing the the battle ahead, caught and passed them for the lead. The race was quickly neutralised by the first of many safety cars, brought about by ex-F1 driver Mark Blundell tangling with the works Ginetta G55  of Richard Sykes, pushing it into the M-Tech Ferrari of Derek Johnston and © Mick Herring sending all three into retirement. As the twenty minute period came towards an end many teams took the opportunity to make an early pit-stop, with the Barwell Aston Martin 2013 British GT 500 Silverstone Race Start experiencing a flash fire whilst refuelling, quickly extinguished and taken back into the race by Richard Abra, still covered in extinguisher foam. The second safety car heralded the demise of two of the Trackspeed cars. Gregor Fisken driving slowly with a puncture was caught by the duel between Rob Barff's Ferrari 458 and Fisken's team mate Phil Keen, who tried to overtake the Ferrari down the

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inside and collided with the unsighted Tartan car. Barff escaped unscathed but the Trackspeed cars would take some time to remove. Barely moments later, team boss, David Ashburn came into the pits quickly, crashing hard into the barriers whilst looking for the Fortec Motorsports Mercedes AMG SLS GT3 of pit lane speed limiter, instantly exiting the race. Benji Hetherington/Jason Minshaw Progressively, the race lead would pass between the three Ferrari 458s of John Dhillon, Matteo Bobbi and Allan Simonsen before finally being taken by Olly Bryant,

having taken over the Ecosse BMW from Attard.  The winning margin over the second place Beechdean Aston Martin was 17secs with the sole remaining 888Optimum BMW Z4 of Steve Tandy and Dan Brown a further 9.5secs adrift. Another solid performance from the M-Sport Audi R8 LMS Ultra of Rembert Berg and Warren Hughes placed © Mick Herring them 3rd. The equally hard fought GT4 © Janet Wright category was won by Pro Sport Performance, their Porsche Cup GT4 driven by Joerg Viebahn and Adam Christodoulou ahead of the Ekris BMW M3 GT4 of R Van Der Ende and Bernhard Van Oranje. A jubilant Rick Parfitt Jr and Ryan Ratcliffe brought their Ginetta G50 home in 3rd. The 4th place Audi of Rembert Berg/ Warren Hughes has had 2m 23s added dropping it to 11th and GT4 Ginetta of Zoe Wenham/Declan Jones has had 3m 20 secs added One time race leader without altering their position. Allan Simonsen inside Both for exceeding maximum driver Abra Aston Martin

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time. Due to a timing issue at the race they could not be applied at the time but have now been applied retrospectively. © Simon Wright

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Italian Confusion All Three AF Corse Cars Pit Together © Janet Wright

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British Formula 3 Silverstone By Simon & Janet Wright. The first round of this years British Formula 3 championship supported the British GT Silverstone 500 race over the full Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone on the 25th and 26th May 2013. The first of the three races on Saturday provided a local victory for William Buller for Fortec Motorsport who actually finished 2nd on the road behind invitation class John Bryant-Meisner from Sweden. The second and third races took place on the Sunday. The second race saw Double R Racing's Antonio Giovinazzi take his maiden victory in British F3 ahead of Saturday's winner Will Buller. The third race saw a third winner when Jordan King for Carlin took maximum points after finishing second on the road behind Swedish driver John Bryant-Meisner, who was ineligible for points in the British series. © Janet Wright

Invitation class and two race wins for John Bryant-Meisner from Sweden William Buller Fortec Motorsport took maximum points in the first race

© Simon Wright

© Simon Wright

Second race winner Antonio Giovinazzi for Double R Racing

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Jordan King took maximum points in the third race for Carlin

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Classic and Competition Car 33  

Free Motorsport and Classic car magazine featuring reports on GT races, Vintage and Classic car events.

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