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The 21st Century magazine about cars and motorsport of the past and present.

October 2018

Issue 97

Classic and Competition Car Oulton Park Gold Cup.

British Hill Climb Championship, Prescott

GT Cup Donington Park

VSCC Driving Tests


Our Team.

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What’s on. Photo of the month. News.

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750 Motor Club Donington Park. Salon PrivĂŠ. HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup. Archive Photo of the Month. New Porsche 935. British Hill Climb Championship, Prescott. Trojan owners visit to the Bugatti Trust. MSVR GT Cup Donington Park. GT Cup Donington Formula 5000 50th Anniversary, Laguna Seca. VSCC Driving Tests. CSCC Donington Park. Book Review - Lotus Formula Fords. Kop Hill Climb Festival. Plum Festival Classic Car Show. Curborough 55 REO Flying Cloud. Curborough Classic Sprint, 55th Anniversary meeting. Closing Shot.

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CSCC meeting at Donington

Simon Wright - Editor. Janet Wright - Staff Photographer. Independant Freelance contributors in this issue. Pete Austin. Peter McFadyen. Syd Wall. David Goose & Stuart Yates of MotorsportImagery

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Editorial. Well the Motor racing season is drawing to a close in the UK, and championships are being decided. There are still plenty of races left this year before we move either indoors to nice warm exhibition centres, or stay out in the cold on Rallies or Trials and Driving Tests. As the year draws towards its end, lots of people are already planning for next season. Unfortunately we will be a circuit short next year after the closure of Rockingham. We continue to have lots of specialist historic events popping up all over the place, but we need to ensure that the remaining racing circuits stay open. Please try to visit them in person next year and enjoy. Front Cover. Paul Kennelly Jaguar XK 150S Jaguar Class winner Classic Jaguar Challenge Oulton Park Gold Cup © Simon Wright British Hill Climb Prescott Precision driving from Will Hall bags FTD for him on this run © Syd Wall. GT Cup Donington - Start of race 3 © Janet Wright. VSCC Driving Tests - VSCC’s NonSpeed Secretary Andrew Tarring on his 1908 Humber 10/12 © Peter McFadyen.

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WHAT’S ON October. 13th-14th October 2018 13th-14th October 2018 14th October 2018 19th-21st October 2018 20th-21st October 2018 20th-21st October 2018 20th-21st October 2018 20th October 2018 20th October 2018 27th October 2018

TCR Championship, Donington Park. MSVR GT Cup, British F3 and supporting races. Summer Social season Finale, Rockingham. Lombard Rally, Bath 2018. HSCC Championship Finals, Silverstone. BRSCC Endurance Fun Cup plus support, Donington Park. British Drift Championship, Rockingham. BARC CNC Heads, Mighty Minis and support, Oulton Park. BARC Midland Sprint, Rockingham. 750MC Birkett 6 Hour Relay, Silverstone.

November. 3rd-4th November 2018 Walter Hayes Trophy Formula Ford, Silverstone. 3rd November 2018 Neil Howard Stages, Oulton Park. 4th November 2018 MSA British Rallycross, Silverstone. 9th-11th November 2018 Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham. 17th November 2018 VSCC Cotswold Trial, Prescott. 24th-25th November 2018 Rockingham Super Send-Off, Rockingham.

December. 1st December 2018 VSCC Winter Driving Tests, Bicester Heritage. 1st-2nd December 2018 Rockingham Stages Rally. 26th December 2018 Plum Pudding Races, Mallory Park. January 2019. 1st January 2019 Vintage Stony, Stony Stratford. 10th-13th January 2019 Autosport International Racing Car Show, NEC Birmingham.

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Photo of the Month

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By Peter McFadyen

Drew Cameron’s Royale RP27’s rain light, detached in an earlier incident, illuminates the spray from the car as he exits Old Hall corner during the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting Historic Formula Ford 2000 race on the Sunday in which he finished fifth. Full report on page 32.

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News

Barrie Williams 1938-2018

The Motorsport world was shocked at the beginning of September to hear that Barrie Williams had passed away on the morning of the 8th September 2018. One of the most popular drivers in the paddock or at shows, Barrie always had a hug for the ladies and a smile and a chat for everybody. Affectionately known as Wizzo, Barrie, who was born in 1938 in Bromyard, had a very successful career in motorsport. He could drive any vehicle and be competitive straight away. After serving an engineering apprenticeship at David Brown Tractors, Barrie entered his first race at Rufforth near York in a Morris Minor 1000. In 1962 he left David Brown and returned home to run the family motor business in Bromyard when his father became ill. He shot to fame when he won the first International Welsh Rally in a 1071cc Austin Mini Cooper and was spotted by BMC Competition boss Stuart Turner, and he rallied the Mini through 1964 and 1965. With the support of his friend Alan McKechnie, Barrie switched to Formula 3, winning his first race at a very wet Silverstone in a Cooper T83. However for the rest of the season the car was uncompetitive. In the first Ford Escort Mexico series in 1971 he finished 3rd behind Gerry Marshall and some young South African driver named Jody Scheckter. At the 1985 British Grand Prix meeting, he was offered a drive in the Renault Alpine V6 Europe race in a car that

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was reckoned to be uncompetitive. Barrie won the race and also was given the Driver of the Day award in preference to all the Grand Prix drivers at the meeting. Barrie had lots of wins during his career, and was happy to drive any car offered. He won the Ford Fiesta Š Janet Wright Championship twice, as well as the Renault 5 GT Turbo title in 1987. In 1989 and 1990 he won the top class of the Production Porsche Championship. He also tried his hand at long distance racing, and in later years he drove all kinds of historic racing cars. He was a regular at Race Retro Show in Stoneleigh, where he would enthral the crowds with his chats on the live stage. Barrie will be sorely missed and we offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Page 5


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Porsche 935. Porsche unveil a new 935 at Laguna Seca. See page 44 for full details of this exciting new track day car.

Nissan to debut in Formula E. Nissan has purchased a stake in championship winning e.dams team and is the first Japanese car maker to join Formula E in December. The team championship has been won for the last 3 years by e.dams. Nissan and e.dams have already begun testing the all new “Gen2” Formula E car which provides more power and range and eliminates the need for a midrace car swap that has featured in Formula E since the beginning.

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Mission to Mexico 2020. Launched at the Goodwood Revival, Bron Burrell and Liz Wenman have launched the Mission to Mexico Campaign. In April 1970, Bron and her two female teammates, Tina Kerridge and Tish Ozanne, set off in their Austin Maxi 1750 (Puff the Magic Wagon) from Wembley Stadium on the hardest and longest marathon rally to Mexico. Unfortunately they were forced to retire in Argentina and never made it to the finish. Now the plan is to reach the finish line 50 years after their first attempt. When announced at Goodwood, other ex-World Cup Rally car owners wanted to join in the adventure. Bron and Tina are now actively looking for sponsorship to complete their amazing adventure. Page 6


New Kia Ceed GT. Kia have unveiled an all new high performance Ceed GT, designed, developed and built in Europe. It will make it’s public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged T-GDi engine which produces 204 ps. It will be available with a seven speed double clutch transmission option, coming as standard with a six speed manual transmission. There was a six month development programme to fine tune the ride and handling with suspension and electronic driver aids adapted exclusively for the GT model. The performance hatchback is 5mm lower than the standard Ceed, reducing the centre of gravity for improved handling. It will have the Kia 7 year, 100,000 mile warranty when sold in 2019.

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Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2018, with Discovery. The biggest Classic Car Show in the UK will run from the 9th to the 11th of November 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), near Birmingham. Move than 3,000 classic and vintage cars and motorbikes will be on display over three large halls, covering 1,000,000 sq feet. There will be 240 classic car and bike clubs displaying their members vehicles, with motoring history covering more than a century of car development. Meguiar’s Club showcase will bring together the winners of various classic car show held in the last 12 months to pick the best of the best. More info on www.necclassicmotorshow.com

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Classic and Competition Car monthly magazine. You can get the latest issue of Classic and Competition Car magazine every month from our web site at www.classicandcompetitioncar.com Read it online or download it free from the web site. With over 8 years of history, all our past issues can be downloaded from the Previous issues page of our web site. We also have photo galleries which we hope to expand during 2018, so visit the web site often to see whats new.

Jaguar XK120 at Pebble Beach. DM Historics displayed an exceptional Jaguar XK120 at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in America at the end of August. The 1953 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe was in the Postwar Preservation Class. It was selected from Worldwide entries due to its exceptional levels of originality. Unfortunately it didn’t win the class, which was taken by a 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Scaglietti 2 door coupe.

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the driver’s seat to be low in the chassis. The modular design will also allow Infiniti to apply e-POWER and battery EV powertrains in new vehicles including saloons, SUVs and sports cars.

Infiniti Prototype 10. The Spirit of the Speedster for an Electrified era. This prototype shows Infiniti’s desire to develop electric models which still offer driving pleasure, thrilling performance and extended range. Infiniti are already planning that from 2021 all new Infiniti models will feature electric powertrains. The prototype was revealed at the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and is designed to evoke the spirit of early Californian speedsters. The monoposto (Single seat) cockpit is consistent with Infiniti’s driver focused approach. Prototype 10 shows the potential for Infiniti to adopt rigid, modular platforms with flat floors to underpin its new electric vehicles. The flat floor allows

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Porsche at Rennsport Reunion VI. Dozens of legendary Porsche drivers and hundreds of championship winning and classic Porsche race cars were in the spotlight as Porsche marked its 70th anniversary at Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. The festival takes place every three or four years, hosted by Porsche Cars North America. The 2018 “Marque of Champions” theme highlights championship winning Porsche race cars, the engineers who designed them

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and the men who drove them to victories around the World. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first Porsche sports car, the 356 “No. 1” Roadster which was registered on 8th June 1948. The original 356 was on display, along with 50 legendary drivers, 500 historic and customer cars, including 350 competition vehicles. The drivers included Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Hurley Haywood and 919 Hybrid EVO driver Timo Bernhard. Page 10


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750 Motor Club Donington Park National circuit.

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1st-2nd September 2018. By Simon & Janet Wright.

Shane Mansbridge leads eventual winner Paul Cook at the start of the first Toyota MR2 race.

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The view most people saw of double bikesport race winner Joe Stables, Radical SR3

With the 750 Motor Club based at Donington Park, this was the Clubs home event, round the Donington National circuit at the beginning of September. With a full range of races over the weekend, the meeting was opened on Saturday, before the lunch break, by the first of two Aim Technologies Bikesports Championship races. Bikesports was first introduced in 2005 with slicks and wings for sports car racing. They are powered by a production Jon-Paul Ivey won the invitation class in both four stroke Bikesport races in his motorbike Radical PR6 engine and gearbox. There are classes for modified and standard versions. The race was a demonstration of © Simon Wright

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how to dominate a race for Joe Stables in his Radical SR3 (#98), who led from start to finish, winning by over twenty three seconds from Bill Henderson in a Radical PR6 (#1). Jon-Paul Ivey had been moved to the Invitation class and finished 3rd in his Radical PR6 (#39), with the top three all winning their class. They were out again for race six when Stables won again but this time he was only 0.57 of a second ahead of a double class winning Ivey. Philip Cooper was 3rd in his Radical PR6. The other class winner in this race was 5th placed Richard Stables © Simon Wright (#95) in a Radical PR6. The Armed Forces Race Challenge had two races on Saturday. This series promotes circuit racing within the Armed Forces. The first race was before the lunch break and was a master class for Mark Inman in the Vauxhall VX220 (#22) who led the entire race for the Veterans. At the end of the twenty minute race he was over twenty seconds Mark Inman won both Armed Forces races for the Veterans in his Vauxhall VX220 ahead of guest driver Neville Anderson in his Seat Leon (#17), with the first two both winning their class. Mark White took the last podium step in his Honda Civic Type R EP3 (#65) for the Army. In 4th was class winner Ed McKean in his BMW 325i (#63) for the RAF. The final class winner was Sam Hicks in a Mazda MX5 (#9). The second race, later on Saturday, saw a repeat performance Page 13


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Michael Wells Toyota MR2 (Royal Navy) finished 9th in the first Armed Forces Race.

Close racing in the Tegiwa M3 Cup between Nick Williamson 9th in race 1 and David Whitmore in their BMW E46 M3 cars who retired on lap 6. © Simon Wright

The Bikesport field head down the Wheatcroft straight

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Michael Japp had a quick spin at Redgate in the opening Toyota MR2 race

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The first Armed Forces race saw Darren Howe VW Golf (RAF) finish 6th ahead of Chris Dancer Ford Escort Mk1 who finished 12th (Army Motorsport).

relatively small field, Simon Walker-Hansell (#4) won the first twenty minute race in his BMW E46 M3 from Tom Coller (#48) and Daniel Pestana (#2). The first BMW 330 was Matt Maxted (#83) in 4th followed by Darren Ball (#25) and Bill Reddrop (#8). The cars were out again late on Saturday afternoon for race nine and saw a repeat victory for Simon Walker-Hansellin the BMW E46 M3. This time he beat Nick Williamson (#11) with Pestana taking another 3rd place. The BMW 330 cars were again headed by Maxted, this time followed by Reddrop and Ball. © Janet Wright

by the first two, both winning their classes again. This time, 3rd went to RAF Sergeant Andy Holborn in a Westfield Megablade (#14). Ed McKean took a second class win, while the last class went to Iain Hicks in the Mazda MX5. The first of two Tegiwa M3 Cup & M-Tec Brakes BMW 330 Challenge races was the third race on the programme. With a © Simon Wright

Matt Maxted won the BMW 330 class in both races.

Simon Walker-Hansell won both BMW M3 races on Saturday

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The Gala Performance Toyota MR2 Championship first race was thirteen minutes plus 1 lap and saw Paul Cook (#26) in his Toyota MR2 Mk2 lead home Shane Mansbridge (#34) and Ben Rowe (#3) The large field of thirty nine cars also had Peter Higton (#4) win his class in 9th position in his Toyota MR2 Roadster and Arron Pullan (#72) was the final class winner in 17th position in his Toyota MR2 Mk1. The Toyotas were running again as race 12, late on Saturday evening. Cook took his second win of the day, but this time he was only 0.47 of a Page 15


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Mike Nash Toyota MR2 Mk2 had a quick trip to the beach at the start of the Toyota race.

second ahead of Shaun Traynor (#27) while Rowe took a second 3rd place of the day. Thomas Malings took the class win in his Toyota MR2 Roadster (#77), while Pullan also took his second class win of the day.

Wright won his class in 6th place in his Honda Civic Type R. The other two class winners were 12th placed Andrew Gaugler in another Honda Civic EP3 Type, and finally breaking the Honda stranglehold was Michael Winkworth in a Citroen Saxo VTR (#21) in 21st place. The last race of the day on Saturday was the second Hot Hatch race. This was total Honda domination, with the Japanese manufacturer filling the first thirteen places. Rushworth took his second victory of the day ahead of Sawley and Hockley as in the first race. Wright and Gaugler both won their classes again, while the final class winner was Ian Williamson in a Citroen Saxo VTR. © Janet Wright

Double Class winner Ian Williamson in his Citroen Saxo VTR in the Hot Hatch race

3rd placed Rich Hockley Honda Civic took the lead at the start of the Hot Hatch race from eventual winner Ben Rushworth Honda Integra DC2 and 2nd placed Steve Sawley Honda Civic

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Race five was for the Royal Purple Hot Hatch Championship. This was another short thirteen minute plus 1 lap race. It was to prove to be a Honda ho-down, with just Alistair Camp the only interloper in the top ten, finishing in 5th place in his Ford Fiesta ST (#45) . The race was won by Ben Rushworth in a Honda Integra DC2 nearly ten seconds ahead of Steve Sawley in a Honda Civic and Rich Hockley in another Civic. Philip

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K-Tec Racing Clio 182 Championship had a single race on Saturday and another on Sunday. Patrick Fletcher (#29) took victory in his Renault Clio 182 from Ryan Polley (#36) and Jack Kingsbury (#3). On Sunday Kingsbury reversed positions to take the win from Fletcher with Don De Graaff taking the last podium step in this race as well as setting the fastest lap time of the race. Page 16


Jack Kingsbury ahead of Edward Falkingham and Tony Roughton in their Renault Clio 182s in the Clio 182 race

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Joe Geach BMW 325tI kicks up the dust at Radgate in the Hot Hatch race

Sports Special Rob Johnson Cyana Mk2 (3rd race 1) ahead of Adrian Cooper Procomp LA Gold (2nd race 1) and winner race 1 Andy Hiley Chronos Mk2

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Wayne Lewis took the long way round Redgate in his Toyota MR2 Mk2 in the first Toyota race on Saturday

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Patrick Fletcher won the first Clio 182 race of the weekend

Paul Maguire and Ian Tomlinson was only 0.21 of a second further back in 3rd. Their second outing was Sunday morning © Janet Wright

Marcus Bailey on his way to 4th in the first MX5 Cup race of the weekend

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and a repeat of Saturdays race with Bateman and Maguire taking another 1-2 finish. Marcus Bailey managed to take 3rd in this race. Their third race of the weekend was Sunday afternoon and Ian Tomlinson snatched the closest of victories from Maguire by just 0.01 of a second with Bailey right behind in 3rd

Race 10 was for the Demon Tweeks/Yokohama Locost Championship race, which ended up being cancelled due to the number of red flags and no results were published. They got a second chance to get it right on Sunday morning. This time they managed to complete the full 13 Nick Le Doyen ahead of Stuart Roden, Daniel Grist and Tony Russell in the MX5 Cup first race minute plus 1 lap race with Mark Burton (#26) taking the win from Ben Powney (#37) and Paul Clark (#82). The third race on Sunday afternoon saw Burton take a second win from Powney by just 0.02 of a second, with Martin West (#94) in 3rd place. The Davanti Tyres MX5 Cup by 5Club were running quite late in the day on Saturday and the ten lap race saw Paul Bateman (#42) win in his Mazda © Janet Wright MX5 by just 0.15 of a second from

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Andy Hiley in the Chronos Mk2 won both Protech Shocks Sports Special races

place. Sunday racing started with the Protech Shocks Sports Specials Championship first race which was won by Andy Hiley in the Chronos Mk2 (#53) from Matthew Booth in an MK © Simon Wright Indy RR (#56) and Adrian Cooper Procomp LA Gold (#21). The other two class winners were Alex Knight in a Rogue Xenon (#10) and Sylvia Mutch in an MEV MX150R Double class winner Alex Knight in the Rogue (#79). The Xenon in the Sports Specials second race saw

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another win for Hiley with Cooper now up to 2nd place and Rob Johnston driving a Cyana Mk2 (#82) in 3rd. Alex Knight and Sylvia Mutch both repeated their class wins in the second race. © Janet Wright

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James Lewis-Barned ahead of Colin Marshall in the first Locost races.

The first BMW Car Club Racing Series on Sunday saw Michael Cutt take victory in his BMW E36 M3 ahead of class winning Kirk Armitage in his BMW E36 M3 while 3rd went to Jason West who also won his class in a BMW M3. The other class winners were Lee Deegan in a BMW E36 Compact, and Clive Watson in a BMW 325 Ti. The second race on Sunday afternoon saw a repeat performance from Cutt with West moving up to take 2nd in this race, with both winning their class. Rick Kerry was 3rd in a BMW 1 Series. The other class winners were Rob Alman in a BMW Compact and Watson taking a second class win. The Raceparts 750 Formula Championship started the afternoons racing on Sunday and Mark Glover took a very close win in his Racekits Falcon by just 0.36 seconds from Peter Bove in a Darvi 88 P. Chris Gough took 3rd in a CGR2 Evo. The other class winner was Sue Harris in a Darvi 597. Their second outing was late on Sunday afternoon, with Bill Cowley winning in his Cowley Mk IV from Bove and Mark Glover in a Racekits Falcon. Sue Harris took a second class win in 10th position. The only single seater action at the meeting was the Heritage

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Parts Centre Formula Vee Championship races. Another very close finish saw Graham Grant in a WEV FV01 win by just 0.21 of a second from Daniel Hands in a GAC Vee with Ben Miloudi not far behind in 3rd in a Storm GKBM 2015. The other class winner was Andrew Cooper in his Formula Vee in 10th place. The second race saw Hands go one better to win from Craig Pollard and Paul Taylor both driving a Bears GAC. The second class winner in this race was Bill Garner in a Sheane Mk 2 TWR DHC. The Raceparts Historic 750 Formula Series had their race on Sunday afternoon which saw a clear win for Christian Pedersen in his Austin 7. He was over thirty seven seconds ahead of Simon Boulter driving his Time 3B with Martin Depper behind in 3rd place in a Centaur Mk 14. The other class winner was Alistair Frayling-Cork who finished 10th in his Austin 7, a lap behind the winner. The final race of the meeting was the Historic 750 Formula Handicap race. Ian Grant in an Austin 7 Pigsty Spec was the winner with Roger Rowe 2nd in a WR 750F and Mike Peck in an Austin 7 was 3rd. The first two both won their class. Š Simon Wright

The first of too many Red Flags in the Locost race caused it to be cancelled.

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Salon PrivĂŠ Blenheim Palace. 30th August - 1st September 2018. By Peter McFadyen

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1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 and 1952 Jaguar XK120 on the lawns of Blenheim Palace

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Marlborough who, it was announced, had agreed to become Patron of the 3-day event. This year, it moved much closer to the Palace itself, the first time an event had been built on the hallowed cricket ground. Day 1 was given over to the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance with 55 cars and 20 motorbikes competing in classes ranging from Pre-War Luxury Touring Cars to Supercars of the 70s and from Exceptional Motorbikes © Peter McFadyen

Judging in progress on the 1938 Lancia Astura Cabriolet which won the Chairman’s Award

Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace © Peter McFadyen

Steve McQueen’s Triumph TR6R from the film The Great Escape

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The 13th Salon Privé took place at Blenheim Palace near Woodstock, Oxfordshire marking its fourth consecutive year at the home of the 12th Duke of

1971 Iso Grifo MkII, one of only seven MkIIs imported to the UK with, behind it, the same year’s Lamborghini Miura S which took third place overall in the Chubb concours

1900-1939 to Competition Motorbikes with prizes for Most Original, Most Elegant and Most Distinguished and many more. The panel of eighteen judges was led by five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell OBE and chose as their ‘Best of Show’ a highly original 1933 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster styled by Jean Bugatti, Ettoré’s son, of which sixteen were made and only five Page 22


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The ‘Best of Show’ Bugatti Type 55 Roadster

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Two entries in the Competition Cars class – the 1964 Ferrari 250LM which took the People’s Choice award and, behind it, a 1989 Ferrari F40 GT/LM which raced in the 1993 Campionato Italiano Supercar GT series winning nine out of ten races that season

still exist. It remains unrestored to this day and in its 85 years has covered less than 50,000 miles. Runner up was a 1937 Delage D8 120 which also received the award for ‘Most Opulent’ while third place went to a 1971 Lamborghini Miura S. The People’s Award and that of the Duke of

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The 1955 Porsche 550RS Spyder to which Swiss Michael May fitted an adjustable inverted wing above the cockpit to generate aerodynamic downforce to aid roadholding. It received an award for its bodywork in the Chubb Concours and went on to win the Concours Masters Celebration of 70 Years of Porsche two days later

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Marlborough, however, went to the truly stunning 1964 Ferrari 250LM which raced extensively in the hands of Ron Fry, a member of the well known confectionery family. Among the motorbikes present was the Triumph TR6R which was the actual bike on which Steve McQueen (actually stunt rider Bud Ekins) famously leapt the barbed wire in the film The Great Escape’. The Triumph took the prize in the class for Exceptional Motorbikes 1940-1979 with another Triumph, a 1958 TR10, winning the Competition Motorbikes class and a Brough Superior SS100 taking the pre-war bike class. Exhibitors at this year’s Salon Privé included purveyors of luxury goods, cosmetics, helicopters and yachts and of course prestige automobiles. Brabham Automotive were there to present their BT62 supercar and Lamborghini chose the occasion to announce the European début of © Peter McFadyen

1966 Scaglietti-bodied Ferrari 275GTB entered in the class for ‘Preservation at its Best’

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Judged the Most Distinguished Motorbike, this 1967 374cc Millyard RC374 is a ‘visual evocation’ of Mike Hailwood’s 297cc Honda on which he won that year’s 350cc World Championship

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Even Blenheim Palace visitors not attending Salon Privé could enjoy the dozens of prestige cars lining the main drive to the palace

A special class celebrated ‘50 Years of the Dino’ and the turnout was impressive © Peter McFadyen

the new Aventador SVJ, their most powerful naturally aspirated car yet. Day Two was Ladies’ Day while the third and final day, Saturday, saw the Concours Masters Celebration of 70 Years of Porsche where the 1955 Porsche 550 RS, Swiss Michael May’s first venture into aerodynamic downforce in motor sport, was victorious.

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1965 Ferrari 275GTS attracts admiring glances from onlookers

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1969 Lamborghini Espada in the class for Grand Tourers of the 50s and 60s

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Entered by the famous ‘Jolly Club’ and driven by Marco Brand, this 1989 Ferrari F40 GT/LM raced in the 1993 Campionato Italiano Supercar GT series winning nine out of ten races

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This Austrian-built Steyr 220 Cabriolet’s first owner in 1939 was the Austrian Consul to Latvia and later belonged to a famous Russian surgeon

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Brabham Automotive brought their BT62 supercar to Salon Privé with David Brabham (white shirt on left of photo) in attendance.

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This imposing Hispano Suiza H6B was displayed at the 1926 London Motor Show at Olympia

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Winner of the Chairman’s Award, the 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series IV on its ‘tour d’honneur’

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1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso, 1969 Ferrari 365GTC and Lamborghini Espada await their turn on the prizegiving stage

Beautiful but not what it appeared to be at first sight, this is a Ferrari 250GTE rebodied in the style of the Nembo Spyder and converted to RHD. It was spotted among spectators’ cars lining the Blenheim Palace drive

This 1952 Jaguar XK120 was brought back from its original Los Angeles home following complete restoration and appeared in the ‘Best of British’ class at Blenheim Palace

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This 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 is built to exactly the same specification as the cars which raced at Le Mans and the Ulster Tourist Trophy

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Oulton Park Gold Cup. 25th-27th August 2018. By Simon & Janet Wright with additional photos by Peter McFadyen

The main race on Bank Holiday Monday was the Chevron B6-B8 50th Anniversary Celebration Race in memory of Derek Bennet. Here Charles Allison Chevron B8 (8th) races with Simon Hadfield Chevron B8 who retired.

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Benn Simms (Reynard SF77) leads eventual winner Andrew Park (Reynard SF81) during the very wet first race for Historic Formula Ford 2000 on Sunday

The Historic high-light of the Oulton Park season is the Gold Cup meeting, organised by the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC), and held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Qualifying took place on Saturday, with wet practice in the morning, but dry qualifying in the afternoon. The races took place on Sunday afternoon, in very wet conditions and on the Bank Holiday Monday, in better weather. The event used the full 2.69 mile Island circuit, which is almost the same circuit used when the Gold Cup was run for Formula 1 cars in the early 1970s. The HSCC had laid on a full

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Callum Grant took pole in the FF2000 programme of races for in his Delta T78 but only managed the weekend, with most of race two 3rd place finishes. their popular categories included. There was also a special race on Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chevron B8 sports-car. The first race on Sunday was for the HSCC Historic Formula Ford 2000 series under a cloudy sky, after a wet qualifying session on Saturday saw Callum Grant start from pole © Simon Wright position in his Delta T78 (#61). However, it was Andrew Park who led from start to finish in his Reynard SF81 (#1) to win by over seven seconds from Benn Simms in his Reynard SF77 (#2). Grant finished 3rd. The three other class © Janet Wright winners were Drew Cameron in a Royale RP27 (#12), Chris Lord in a Van Diemen RF82 (#117), David Margetts in a Dulon T80 (#20) and Patrick Dunseith in a Delta T78 (#14). The second Formula Ford 2000 race was on Monday and saw dry but grey conditions.

Jennifer Ridgway Reynard SF78 was 20th in first FF2000 race.

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Richard Owen Triumph TR2 had a spin in practice for the Historic Road Sports race © Janet Wright

CGuards Trophy class winning Lenham P69 of Jon Waggitt/Peter Needham

Glyn Davies Van Diemen RF82 Formula Ford 2000 race finished 4th in class in the second race

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Class winning Graham Barron Gemini Mk2 Formula Junior Front Engined

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The weather may have changed but the results were the same, with Park making it two out of two in his Reynard SF81. Simms took another 2nd place with Grant back in 3rd again. Lord and Margetts were the only other class winners in the second race, repeating their Sunday victories. © Simon Wright

Guards Trophy race winners Ross Hyett/Andrew Kirkaldy Chevron B8

John Davison Lotus Elan S1 won the Historic Roadsport Race

Next up were the HSCC Historic Road Sports series. John Davison had claimed a wet pole position in his Lotus Elan S1 (#26) on Saturday, which saw him in good stead for the wet race on Sunday. He won but only by one second from Paul Tooms in a Turner Mk 3 (#46), while class winner Kevin Kivochan in the more powerful Morgan Plus 8 (#98), was a further 4 seconds back in 3rd. The other class winners were 6th placed Paul Kennelly in a Jaguar XK 150S (#33), 7th placed Jonathon Rushton in a Morgan Plus 4 (#76), 16th

placed Richard Owen in his Triumph TR2 and 19th placed Peter Chappell in an Austin Healey Sprite. The HSCC Guards Trophy supported by Dunlop Tyres saw the Chevron B8 making its first race appearance of the weekend, with Ross Hyett and Andrew Kirkaldy leading four B8s (#44) in qualifying in the dry. In the wet race it was Philip Nelson in his John Davison’s Chevron B8GT (#16) that led the victorious Lotus Elan leads the Historic Road first four laps before his pitstop. Sports race from Paul This handed the lead to the Rob Tooms’ Turner Mk3 and Wainwright and Arnie Black in a Kevin Kivlochan’s Crossle 7S (#17) until they pitted Morgan Plus 8 on lap 8, when Charles Allison in his Chevron B8 (#32) took the lead. He lost the lead on lap eleven when Hyett and Kirkaldy took the lead which they held until the finish, winning by over 26 seconds from Simon Hadfield in his Chevron B8 (#8). Nelson made it a Chevron B8 podium © Peter McFadyen

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finally Jon Waggitt and Peter Needham in a Lenham P69. The first Formula Junior race was for front engined cars and © Janet Wright

Front engined Formula Junior winner Mark Woodhouse Elva 100

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Simon Hadfield’s white and blue Chevron B8 started from the back of the grid for the Guards Trophy race but worked his way through the field to finish second to the similar car of Andrew Kirkaldy and Ross Hyett

while Allison made it a Chevron B8 1 2 3 4. Dan Eagling was 5th in his class winning Ginetta G4R (#52), ahead of Martin Stretton and Stefan Ziegier in their class winning Jaguar E-Type (#27). and Nick Fennell and Jon Milicevic in their class winning Lotus 23B (#29). The other class winners were Peter Thompson in a TVR Griffith (#65), Richard Attwood/Tom Bradshaw class winners former Le Mans in the 70th Anniversary Porsche 911 winner Richard Attwood with Tom Bradshaw in the 70th Anniversary Porsche 911 (#70), Nick Pancisi in an Elva © Janet Wright Mk7S (#24) and

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saw Mike Walker on pole in his Bond FJ 001 (#10). A relatively small field saw just ten finishers and it was Mark Woodhouse who took victory in his Elva 100 (#2) from Alex Morton in a Condor SII (#8) with Adam Sykes 3rd in a Merlyn Mk2 (#20). Walker could only manage 5th just ahead of class winner Graham Barron in a Gemini Mk2 (#4). The other class winner was Michael Hibberd in 8th place in a Stanguellini FJ (#139). © Simon Wright

Ian Philips BMC Mk1 had a quick off at the chicane in practice for the Formula Junior Front engined races

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McLaren M1 of Andrew Wareing ahead of Anthony Taylor in a McLaren M6B during practice for the Pre ’80 Endurance Challenge

Jason Hughes Vauxhall Vectra finished 5th in race 2. Mark Linstone overshot the chicane at Hislops in his Brabham BT21 in practice for the Historic Formula 3 race.

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The class winning Jaguar Mk1 of Robert Salisbury and Michael Dowd in the Jaguar Classic Challenge

Various Car Clubs displayed members cars on the infield area overlooking cascades like the Austin Healey Club

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The other two class winners were Ross Hyett in a Tiga Sports 2000 (#23) and Alec Hammond in a Chevron B8 (#45). The second race on Monday was held on a dry track and saw Lockie make it a double win from Burton and Kevin Cooke in 3rd in a March 75S (#88). The dry race saw different class winners with Jonathan Loader in a Tiga SC80 (#72) and George Douglas in a Martin BM9 (#26) taking the other class honours. The HSCC/TCRE Super Touring Cars also had a relatively small field for their two races. In dry qualifying Mark Jones put © Simon Wright

Pre ’80 Endurance winner Callum Lockie Can-Am March 717

The Pre ’80 Endurance Challenge had two races over the meeting, and saw Callum Lockie put the powerful Can-Am March 717 (#18) on pole position by over four seconds in the dry. He also managed to tame the monster in the wet race on Sunday to take the chequered flag 1st. His winning margin was over forty six seconds ahead off class winning John Burton in 2nd in the Chevron B26 (#60). John Spiers took 3rd in the Osella PA3 (#14). © Janet Wright

Pre ’80 Endurance Race class winner John Burton came 2nd in the Chevron B26

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Mark Jones put the Renault Laguna on pole but finished 3rd in both races. Here followed by Tony Absolom in his Vauxhall Cavalier who finished 8th in the Super Tourer race 1.

his Renault Laguna (#79) on pole position, but in the wet race on Sunday he finished 3rd. John Cleland used his many years of experience to win in the wet in his Vauxhall Vectra (#98) by over twenty six seconds from Neil Smith in an Alfa Romeo 156 (#97), with both winning their respective classes. The other two class winners were Mark Smith in a BMW E30 M3 (#17) and Allan Scott in a Mazda 323F (#27). The dry second race on Monday saw a repeat of the top three, but Clelands winning Page 38


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Class winner Allan Scott Mazda 323F in the Super Tourer race

margin was cut to just over seven seconds this time. Scott took a second class win with the other class winner being Paul Hogarth in a BMW E30 M3 (#40). The second Formula Junior race on Sunday was for the Rear engined cars and had Andrew Hibbard on pole in his Lotus 22 (#79), but in the wet conditions on Sunday it was Jack © Simon Wright

Jack Woodhouse Lotus 20/22 won the Formula Junior Rear Engine race

Cooper T56 (#37). The Jaguar Classic Challenge had Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen on pole position in their Jaguar E-Type (#133). For this race, the entry was mainly E-Types with just one XK 150S and one Mk1 saloon. The forty minute Sunday wet race saw Minshaw and Keen take an eighteen second victory from Dave Coyne and Robert Farrell in their E-Type (#11), both cars winning their © Simon Wright

The rear engined Formula Junior race through cascades.

Woodhouse in his Lotus 20/22 (#84) who led every lap to win from Hibberd by over eleven seconds. Adrian Russell was 3rd in another Lotus 22 (#122). The other two class winners were Peter de la Roche in a Lola Mk3 (#1) and Andrew Taylor in a

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Jaguar Classic Challenge powers under the bridge at Clay Hill

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Hibberd in his Brabham BT18 (#25). The experienced pair revelled in the wet race conditions and had a close battle for the entire race with Milicevic winning by just 0.380 of a second from Hibberd. Over thirty seconds behind was Enrico Spaggiari who finished 3rd in a Lotus 41 (#41). James Long finished 7th to win his class in a Brabham BT15 (#89). The second race on Monday was run in the dry but saw the same pair at the front with Milicevic taking his second win by over two seconds from Hibberd. In the dry conditions, Michael Scott was 3rd in a © Janet Wright

respective classes. Martin Stretton and Stefan Ziegler took 3rd place in another E-Type (#27). The other class winners were Bob Binfield in an E-Type (#82), Paul Kennelly in the XK 150S (#33) and finally Robert Salisbury and Michael Dowd in the Jaguar Mk1 (#30). The HSCC Historic Formula 3 series had Jon Milicevic (#1) claim pole position in his Brabham BT21B in the dry from Andrew Enrico Spaggiari in the classic Gold Leaf Team Lotus 41 finished 3rd in the Historic Formula 3 race.

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Class winner James Long in a Brabham BT15 in the Historic Formula 3 race

Brabham BT28 (#88). Long took a second class win in 10th. One of the largest entries was for the HSCC 70’s Road Sports race which saw Will Leverett fastest in qualifying in his Lotus Class winning Fiat 124 Spider of Ian Europa (#19). The wet Jacobs in the 70’s Road Sports race on Sunday saw the chequered flag sign being displayed early but it was John Williams in his Porsche 911SC (#30) who was declared the winner after eight © Janet Wright laps from Leverett with Page 40


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Philip Nelson Chevron B8 failed to finish the B8 50th race

Steve Worrad in the Datsun YB110 won his class in the 70’s Road Sports

Russell Paterson 3rd in a Morgan Plus 8 (#172). The first three all won their respective classes. The other class winners were Steve Worrad in a Datsun YB110 (#91), Ian Jacobs in a Fiat 124 Spider (#5) and David Tomkinson in a Triumph Spitfire (#7). The high-light race of the event was the Chevron B6-B8 50th Anniversary Celebration Race in Memory of Derek Bennett on the Monday. The locally built sports car had a good turnout for

the race , with fifteen B8s, three B6s and a B4 GT all entered. Andrew Kirkaldy put his Chevron B8 (#4) on pole and converted it to a win from Andy Wolfe (#13) and David Pittard (#130). Dan Eagling (#127) took the other class win in his Chevron B8 in 5th place overall. The Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy race on Monday had a great entry, with some of the iconic touring © Simon Wright

Paul Hogarth and Chris Boardman BMW E30 M3 won the Historic Touring Car with Tony Dron Trophy race

Andy Wolfe Chevron B8 finished 2nd in the B8 50th Anniversary Celebration race in Memory of Derek Bennett

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cars from the 1970s and 80s, with BMW, Ford, Rover, Triumph, Alfa Romeo and Volkswagen all represented. Paul Hogarth and Chris Boardman claimed pole position in a BMW E30 M3 (#40) and maintained the position to win by over fifteen seconds from another BMW M3 E30 of Mark Smith and Arran Moulton-Smith (#10). Ric Wood took the final podium position in his Ford Capri Page 41


(#123), with all three winning their class. With such a large range of vehicles entered, there were lots of class winners. These included Tom Burgess in a Ford Fiesta (#141) in 5th, ahead of Ken and Tim Clarke in a Rover Vitesse (20) in 6th, Graham Scarborough and Peter Ratcliff in a Ford Capri (#25) in 7th and Jason Minshaw in a Ford Escort RS2000 (#52) in 8th. The other class winners in the race were 11th placed Jim Morris and Tom Shephard in a Volkswagen Golf GTi (#44), 13th placed Simon Blanckley in a Triumph Dolomite (#90), 14th placed Neil Wood and Les Ely in a BMW 2000 (#31), Glynn Allen and Darren Roberts in an Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV (#77) in 17th, Tony Hart and Will Nuthall in a Renault 5 GT Turbo (#29) in 18th and finally Paul Clayson and Chris Snowdon in an Alfa Romeo GTV6 (#14) in 20th. No HSCC meeting would be complete without some Historic Formula Ford action and Callum Grant was fastest in Qualifying in his Merlyn Mk 20A (#43). He had a close battle in the race after leading the first lap, but it was Ben Mitchell in another Merlyn Mk 20 (#24) who took a very close win by just 0.064 of a second from Grant with Benjamin Tusting in yet another Merlyn Mk 20A (#64) in 3rd only a further 0.177 of a second behind. They were over twelve seconds clear of Rob Smith in 4th at the wheel of his class winning Merlyn Mk 20 (#26). Monday saw two races for the HSCC/HRSR Historic Touring Cars, with Barry Sime fastest in qualifying in his Morris Mini Cooper S (#25). However in the first ten lap race he was beaten by Richard Belcher in a Ford Lotus Cortina (#32), with Steve Platts finishing 3rd in a Singer Chamois (#1), with all three winning their class. the other class winners were Steve Cole in a Ford Lotus Cortina (#63), Mark William Watts in a Ford Mustang (#15), Roger Godfrey in an Austin Mini Cooper S (#85), Bob Bullen in a Ford Anglia (#69) and finally Simon Knight in a Hillman Imp (#155). The second race, later in the

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Mark William Watts Ford Mustang won his class in the HSCC/HRSR Historic Touring Cars race

day, saw Sime back to the front, winning after Belcher retired after leading the first three laps. Platts took 2nd and another class win with Adrian Oliver 3rd in a Hillman Imp (#89). Bullen and Knight both took another class win in the second race, while the other class winners were Katsu Kubota in a Ford Lotus Cortina (#163), Ian Cameron in a Morris Mini Cooper S (#77) and Adrian Miles in a Ford Mustang (#4). Chris Glaister Ford Anglia 105E only managed 1 lap in qualifying for the HSCC/HRSR Historic Touring Cars race.

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Archive Photo of the month. By Pete Austin. One of the cars on display in the 'paddock' at the recent Kop Hill Climb Festival was a F5000 Kitchiner. This months image shows Gordon Spice with the Kitchener K3A during the 1970 International Trophy at Silverstone. The race was a mix of F1 and F5000 cars and Spice finished 15th on aggregate after two heats. In the background is the Lola T190 of Mike Hailwood.

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The New Porsche 935. all photos courtesy of Porsche.

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New edition Porsche 935. At the historic Rennsport Reunion event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California, Porsche unveiled the new Porsche 935. It features a body very similar to the legendary Porsche 935/78 and pays tribute to the Le Mans race car which fans dubbed “Moby Dick” due to its elongated shape, massive fairings and white base colour. This new version is “ A birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the World” said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars. The car is not intended for racing and therefore the engineers had more freedom in the development as it doesn’t have to comply with any race series regulations. The technology is based on the 911 GT2 RS high performance

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sports car. Most of the bodywork has been replaced with carbon-fibre kevlar composite parts fitted to a weight optimised aluminium steel composite bodyshell. The extended tail section gives the car an overall length of 4.87 metres and a width of 2.03 metres. The distinctive front wheel arch air vents are similar to the GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R customer vehicle, and help increase downforce on the front axle. The rear wing adds aerodynamic balance to the car. It is also fitted with a three jacks Air Jack system. The aerodynamically capped wheel rims are similar to those on the original 935/78, the LED rear lights on the rear wing endplates are adopted from the 919 Hybrid LMP1, the side mirrors come from the current Le Mans winning 911 RSR and the exposed titanium tailpipes came from the 1968 Porsche 908. Inside the racing connections continue with the gear knob having a laminated wood design like the 917 and the carbon steering wheel comes from the 911 GT3 R. There is also a massive safety cage and Recaro racing bucket seat with six point harness. A second seat for a passenger is an optional extra. Finally Page 45


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there is air conditioning to keep the interior cool. The new 935 is powered by a state of the art water-cooled 3.8 litre six cylinder aluminium twin turbocharged rear mounted boxer engine which produces 700 HP. This is largely identical to the high performance engine fitted to the road legal 911 GT2 RS. Power is transferred via a seven speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), with the driver changing gear via paddle shift on the steering wheel. The front brakes are six piston aluminium monobloc racing callipers on internally ventilated and grooved steel disc brakes, while the rear has four piston calilipers. The front suspension uses MacPherson strut with three

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way racing dampers. The rear suspension is a lightweight multi-link suspensiom system, also with three way racing dampers and an anti-roll bar. The car has Electro-mechanical power steering with variable steering ratio and a front anti-roll bar. The car weighs 1,380 kg and is equiped with Porsche Stability Management (PSM) including Traction Control and Anti-lock brakes (ABS). These assistance features can be adjusted separately or turned off depending on the driving situation. Only 77 will be built at a price of â‚Ź701,948 plus country specific VAT, with deivery from June 2019.

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British Hillclimb Championships - Rounds 29 & 30

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Prescott 1st - 2nd September 2018. By Syd Wall

A determined Jason Tunnicliffe bagged 2nd in class in his Peugeot 205

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A classic beauty in action -

Trevor Willis OMS 28 RPE held onto his Championship lead despite this moment in qualifying

Refreshed after an unexpected break the previous weekend when the Gurston Down event was cancelled due to torrential rain, competitors arrived at Prescott and were finally greeted with a dry track with consistent grip under the trees on the top © Syd Wall half of the course. Will Hall took advantage of the conditions and set a 35.95s (his personal record for Prescott and breaking the class record in qualifying) to take the 2nd runoff and fastest time of the day. His second place in the first run-off kept him in contention for the title but he only made a small inroad into Trevor Willis’s championship lead after Willis

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took a third and Briony Serrell’s Lotus 51a from 1967 first. Scott Moran was back again for only his second drive of the season and proved he wasn’t the least bit rusty by taking a round © Syd Wall 29 win (100th of a second ahead of Hall) and second in round 30. With the same three drivers sharing the top three positions between them, the results were kept ridiculously neat as David Uren took two fourths, Robert Kenrick two fifths, Wallace Menzies two sixths and Richard Spedding two sevenths! Menzies off-colour sixths kept him in third place before heading to his home country rounds at Doune. Dave Uren’s scores took him to just two points behind Jason Mourant who had another dreadful weekend. After crashing at Shelsley and not making the second run-off, he had a A perfect demonstration of transmission failure in downforce on the rear chassis of Will Hall’s Force WH-Xtec Saturday’s practice, but help from the other teams got him back on track for Sunday morning. It was all to no avail when the problem recurred in practice. He was out again in first qualifying but the Gould GR55 ground to a halt again, at the exit from Pardon, just a Page 49


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Darren Gumbley didn’t make the run-offs but he sent the sparks flying in his Force TA Kawasaki

Last in class doesn’t mean you're slow - Tony Adams and his Lotus Elise

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The Triumph TR7 V8s of Nigel Elliot and Max Brierley-Jones

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few yards further on from the practice failure and that was it for the day. Robert Kenrick’s team only arrived at the track at 2am on Saturday morning after an all-weeker repairing the GWR Raptor which was damaged during Gurston Down practice. It was all worth it though, when he broke his own 2 year old class record in morning qualifying with a 38.01s and then went over a second quicker in the first of his two fifth places with 36.96s, his 999cc of BMW power twice beating the Indycar engined Gould © Syd Wall

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Rodney Eyles took 2nd in class in the beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C

The Empire Wraith is one of the best looking cars on the hills - this is Clive Austin’s example

Paul Haimes gained points for eighth place in the morning runoff but called it a day following unpleasant noises from the transmission. Zach Zammit was fully committed as usual and gained a morning ninth place but crashed in 2nd qualifying. © Syd Wall

Steve Darley’s Impreza looked quicker than anything in its class

of Wallace Menzies! With a new dry sump in his turbocharged GWR, the second of Richard Spedding’s two sevenths may have been a little disappointing for him after qualifying second but Les Mutch made it a day to remember for Graeme Wight Jr with three GWRs in both run-offs.

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David Moore Ford Escort Mk2 adds to his season’s tyre bills

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Tim Higgins manhandles his Westfield-Vauxhall around Pardon

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David Warburton and Matthew Ryder took the final 2nd run-off points. Unlucky losers were Simon Moyse whose supercharged GR59 failed to start the 2nd run-off with an electrical problem and 7th in the championship Alex Summers who crashed at the Esses in the first run-off, beyond repair on the day. Championship positions after round 30: 1 Willis 233pts; 2 © Syd Wall

Robert Kenrick in the GWR Raptor 2 BMW on his class record breaking 35.85s ascent

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Best sounds of the day - George Harding’s 1969 4.2 E-Type

Hall 209; 3 Menzies 184; 4 Jason Mourant 157; 5 Uren 155; 6 Spedding 126; 7 Summers 97; 8 Kenrick 55; 9 Mutch 34; 10 Haimes 31; etc. Update after Doune. Will Hall took a huge bite from the lead of Trevor Willis by taking 20 points and two wins when Willis could only manage 7 points from a 7th and 8th. Richard Spedding was the day’s star with 17 points from a 2nd and 3rd in the supercharged 1300cc GWR. Graeme Wight Jr had another good day as he came out of retirement for only his © Syd Wall second run of the season by taking a 3rd place. Positions after round 32 after dropped scores: 1/ Willis still on 233 pts; 2/ Hall 226; 3/ Richard Jones was a second off his class record in his Menzies 194 1970 Brabham BT29X

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Trojan Owners visit to Bugatti Trust 9th September 2018 By Peter McFadyen

Solid tyres and disc wheels on John Wilton’s Utility

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Carl Tantum, Editor of the Trojan Owners Club magazine, brought his fabric bodied Trojan Achilles saloon, an unrestored 1928 car which is one of only two known survivors of this model and the only one currently on the road

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Trojan Owners Visit Bugatti Trust Members of the Trojan Owners Club turned out in force for a group visit to the Bugatti Trust at Prescott Speed Hill Climb in Gloucestershire on 9th September. The visit was preceded and followed by a scenic drive from and to their base for the day at the home of Aston Martin specialist Bruce Young, a Trojan owner himself, in Defford, Worcestershire. The Trojan, designed by Leslie Hounsfield, has been described as an extremely unconventional design which held a good sized market for a number of years mainly in the 1920s. It was aimed at being low price, easy to drive and maintain and suitable for a variety of uses. It featured a horizontal 2-stroke, 4-cylinder engine of 1½ litres mounted beneath the floor and, while slow revving and not very powerful, its strong pulling power and hillclimbing became legendary. A 2-speed epicyclic gearbox made for easy gear changing and drove via two chains to a solid rear

Low speed manoeuvrability ensured near-perfect alignment of the participating cars at the event headquarters at Defford

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Several non-Trojan light cars such as Paul and Christine Cooper’s Rover 8 joined the run.

axle. To save even more cost, solid tyres were fitted although pneumatic ones were an option. The van version was particularly popular and companies such as Brooke Bond tea adopted them in large numbers as delivery vehicles. © Peter McFadyen

Piers Trevelyan led the Trojan convoy at the wheel of the 1904 De Dion and later guided the visitors on their tour of the Bugatti Trust

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Before visiting the Bugatti Trust, they stopped close by for lunch at The Royal Oak, Gretton

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A reassuring presence on the journey was the ‘Trojan Service’ car of Mike and Sarah Wall, a 1926 Brougham model

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Mike Biffen’s Trojan van carries the livery of Galgorm Cottage Interiors of Ballymena © Peter McFadyen © Peter McFadyen

Clive Brown’s passengers in Phil Potter’s Trojan Utility have just spotted an old sign on the wall of a building in the village of Kemerton advertising ‘Landaus, Waggonettes & Hunters for Hire’ – useful to know, just in case . . .

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The GT Cup Championship headed the MSVR meeting round on the full Grand prix circuit at Donington Park at the beginning of September. The Toyo Tires Racing Saloons had two races on Saturday. Mark Innes in a BMW E36 M3 took pole position and took a comfortable win in the first race. He was over thirty four seconds ahead of Roger Kneebone in another BMW E36 M3 in 2nd. Colin Philpott took a class win in 3rd in his Jaguar XJS ahead of Matt Swaffer in a BMW 120d who also won his class. the other two class winners were Kieron Lehane in a Ford Fiesta ST150 and Kenneth Briddon in a BMW E30. Their second race saw Innes take another outright win, this time from a class winning Philpott and Swaffer was 3rd, also taking a second class win. Briddon also took his 2nd class win of the day while the other class winner was Cliff Pellin in a Ford Fiesta ST150. © Simon Wright

Reveler/Smith Ginetta G55 GT4 won their class in the first GT Cup race

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which is for late model year challenge and Cup specification cars, with performance balance, if required. GTB is for early year Challenge and Cup cars with minimum specification changes, plus modified saloon based cars. GTA is for lower powered Cup, Challenge and one make series cars and finally GTH is for unmodified cars built to GT4 homologation. On pole position for the first race was the Mosler MT900 (#7) of Gareth Downing and Kevin Riley despite losing lap time after James Webb BMW GTR 2nd in class in GT Cup race one.

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Downing & Riley took Pole position for the GT Cup in the Mosler MT900

The GT Cup Championship had its first of two races on Saturday with two twenty five minute sprint races. The GT Cup first began in 2007 and has become a well established series. There are five different classes, starting with GTO which is Open specification cars, subject to meeting the Balance of Performance, GT3 and modified Challenge cars. Next is GTC

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The Ferrari 488 Challenge of Seale/Eaton won their class in GT Cup race one.

of only 0.496 of a second ahead of class rival John Webb in a BMW GTR (#8). The GTH class winners were Chris Murphy and Adam Hadfield in an Aston Martin AMR GT4 (#72) just ahead of new entrants, TV celebrity Chef Paul Hollywood and Ross Gunn © Simon Wright

Igoe/Wilcox Porsche won their class in the GT Cup second race.

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exceeding track limits. After the race was restarted, the Mosler was just ahead of the Aston Martin GT3 (#107) of Andrew Howard, but they had five seconds penalty added for exceeding track limits. Neil Hudson completing the top three in another Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (#12). The GTC class was won by John Seale and Abbie Eaton in a Ferrari 488 Challenge (#55) in 5th place who were only 0.606 of a second ahead of class rivals Paul Bailey and Phil Glew in another Ferrari 488 Challenge car (#28). The GTB class was won by Warren Gilbert in a Marcos Mantis (#51) who had an even tighter gap Neil Hudson Aston Martin Vantage GT3 won the second GT Cup race

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in the Beachdean Aston Martin GT4 (#407). The final class winner in GTA were James Reveler and Gary Smith in a Ginetta G55 GT4 (#10). The second race on Saturday saw Andrew Howard in the Aston Martin GT3 start from pole position, but he retired after seven laps. This left Neil Hudson a clear winner in his Aston Martin Warren Gilbert Marcos Mantis leading the Ginetta G55 GT4 of Rushton/Whitehouse in the GT Cup

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Vantage GT3. The margin was over twenty seconds ahead of Paul and Daniel Gibson in their McLaren 650S but they had received a 15 second penalty for exceeding track limits. The Downing/Riley Mosler MT900 was a distant 3rd. This race saw The BMW M3 of Neary/Stinton leads the Ginettas of Holloway/ Johnston and Rushton/ Whitehouse in to Redgate corner in race three.

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Michael Igoe and Adam Wilcox win the GTC class in their Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen 2 (#88) and James Webb in a BMW GTR (#8) won the GTB class. The GTA class was won again by Reveler/Smith in the Ginetta G55 GT4 and the GTH class also saw Murphy/Hatfield also took a second class win in their Aston Martin AMR GT4. The longer 50 minute race on Sunday saw Paul and Daniel Gibson put the McLaren 650S on pole position and romp away with the race, winning by over fifty five seconds from Howard in the Aston Martin GT3 and Downing in the Mosler MT900. Coming in 4th were the GTC class winners Seale and Eaton in the Ferrari 488 Challenge. Tom and James Webb took the GTB class honours in their BMW GTR while the GTH class was won by Murphy and Hatfield in the Aston Martin AMR GT4. Finally Reveler and Smith took a clean sweep of GTA in the Ginetta G55 GT4. Page 62


The Radical SR1 Cup had two races on Saturday. Ryan Harper-Ellam took pole position in his Radical SR1 Gen 2 but unfortunatley retired on lap 3. The winner was Patrick Lay from James Pinkerton and Will Hunt, all driving Radical SR1 Gen 2 cars. The Fangio class winner was 11th placed David Tagg in a SR1 Gen 1 car. The second race saw Harper-Ellam get his revenge and take victory from Pinkerton and Lay with Tagg winning his class again. © Simon Wright

Bradley Smith and Duncan Williams won the first LMP3 Cup race on Saturday in the Norma M30

The LMP3 Cup Championship had two one hour races over the weeend. Now in its second season, the LMP3 Cup expanded to include a second category, PT4 for the Ligier JS P4 and Radical RXC. The ACO have limited the nuber of LMP3 manufacturers, all using the same Nissan 420 bhp V8 engine. Also for this weekend there was an Invitational group which had two entries, taking the race to six cars. There were only three LMP3 cars entered and it was the Norma M30 (#21) of Bradley Smith and Duncan Williams that claimed pole position in qualifying. The first one hour race on Saturday was red

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Neil Primrose won the Invitation Class in flagged a few both races in his Norma M20 FC, seen here minutes before it ahead of Richard Fearns Radical RXC should have finished as the Ligier JS P3 of Jack Butel and Dominic Paul was off track and in a dangerous position. This meant that Smith and Williams in the Norma won by just 0.795 of a second from the Ligier JS P3 (#1) of Colin Noble and Tony Wells. This gave 3rd place to Neil © Janet Wright Primrose in the Invitation class Norma M20FC (#72) and the only other finisher was Richard Ferns in the PT4 class winning Radical RXC (#42) who was some 16 laps behind the first three finishers. Sundays race now started with just five cars, with the Noble/ Wells Ligier JS P3 starting from pole position. This time the race ran for the whole one hour, with Noble/Wells leading for almost © Janet Wright the entire distance and completing 40 laps by the time the chequered flag came out. The Butel/Paul Ligier did have a few laps in the lead before retiring on lap 18,

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Close BMW racing between 3rd placed William Davison and 4th placed Sam Strong in their BMW E30

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so again only four cars finished the race. The Smith/Williams Norma M30 was 2nd, some twenty eight seconds behind the winner, while Neil Primrose took another excellent 3rd place to win the invitation class and Fearns took the PT4 class win in the Radical, only five laps behind the first three in this race. First race on Sunday was for first of two Toyo Tires Production

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BMW Championship races. David Graves claimed pole position in his BMW 320i (#33), which he converted in to a race win by over four seconds from Ross Stoner in another BMW 320i (#22). William Davison took 3rd place in a BMW E30 (#17). The second race, later in the day saw Graves make it a double win, this time with Davison up to 2nd and Sam Strong took 3rd in his BMW E30 (#110). Next out was the first of three Lotus Cup UK & Elise Trophy races. These races allow close competition with normally aspitrated Elise and Exige with Rover engined cars running up to 151 bhp with a combined weight of 825kg and Toyota powered cars running 172 bhp and a combined weight of 945 kg. The 2-Eleven run with a power to weight ratio of 285.7 bhp per tonne. The Exige Cup is for Series 2 Exige four © Simon Wright cylinder and V6 cars, while the

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Simon Oakley Lotus Elise Cup R heads into the Melbourne loop, with John Atherton Lotus Else S1 leading the chase

Cup R car (#77), but they both lost out on the last lap when Jason McInulty snatched victory on the last lap to win in his Lotus Elise S3 Cup R car (#11) by just 0.088 of a second from Taylor and Lamaster, all three crossing the line within 0.376 of a second. The second race started in the finishing order of the first race and this time Taylor made sure of victory, winning by over ten seconds. Mackenzie Walker finished 2nd in his Lotus Elise 111R (#27) while Lamaster was right behind him to take 3rd. After the race, McInulty was excluded from the race, having finished in Joe Taylor and Jason McInulty had a tremendous battle in the Lotus Cup UK & Elise Trophy race first race finishing 2nd and 1st. Taylor went on to win the second and third races.

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Lotus Open is for cars not eligible for any of the previously mentioned categories. There is also a separate championship for Production based, normally aspirated Elise and Exige models. James Lamaster claimed pole position for the first race in his Lotus Elise S2 135R (#65), even after loosing two lap times for exceeding track limits. Although he led for the first part of the race, he was involved in a very close battle and the lead swopped between Lambaster and Joe Taylor in a Lotus Elise Paul Baker Lotus Elise S1 and Ade Wootton Lotus Elise battle in the first Lotus race

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2nd on the track, right behind the winner, following post race scrutineering. The third race had a reverse grid for the top ten in race two with Taylor and Walker starting on the fifth row of the grid and Christopher Perkins started from Pole position in his Lotus Elise S1. Unfortunately he retired on the fourth lap of the race. Craig Denman in his Lotus Elise S Cup R finished in front at the chequered flag, with Lamaster only 0.957 of a seond behind him. However, both were given a five second penalty for exceeding track limits, which demoted them to 2nd and 3rd places behind Joe Taylor, who took his second win of the day by an offical margin of 3.589 seconds. Page 65


The LMP3 field heads down the Wheatcroft straight.

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First BMW race winner David Graves BMW 320i

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Tim Stracey Lotus Elise S2 and David Powell Lotus Exige 190 take the Melbourne hairpin side by side in the Lotus Cup UK & Elise Trophy first race.

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Formula 5000 50th anniversary celebrations Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meeting WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, USA 22-26th Aug 2018. Prepared by FAST COMPANY of behalf of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association www.F5000.co.nz Photo credits: Fast Company/Bob Pengraph and Geoff Ridder.

The 40+ entry of 1968-1976 F5000s from the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand made an impressive sight in the pits at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Reigning SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series champion Andy Higgins (Lola T332) from Auckland capped off a fortnight of competing at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meetings at Northern California’s Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca with a close second place to top local driver Craig Bennett (Shadow DN06) in Sunday’s Rolex-backed 14-lap F5000 class feature race. After 10th and 7th place finishes in the two F5000 category races at the Pre-Reunion meeting the weekend before, and third behind Bennett and SAS Autoparts MSC Series young gun Michael Collins (McRae GM1) from Christchurch in the Bonham Cup prelim race on Saturday Higgins appeared to be just getting into his stride. Yet as he was surrounded by well-wishers after the Rolex race (which ran mid-morning Monday New Zealand time) the Auckland ace was happier talking about the response from officials, fans and fellow historic motor racing aficionados to the decision by the NZ F5000 Association to organise the trip to the two meetings to help their American counterparts celebrate the 50th anniversary of the stock-block 5 litre V8-engined ‘wingsand-slicks’ F5000 category. ‘I know for a fact – because they came up and told me directly – that a lot of the people here really appreciated Stu (Lush), Geoff (Harper) and I bringing our ex Danny Ongais car back to race here. And from what other guys are saying it’s been the same with them,“ Higgins said. “People here really seem to appreciate the effort we have all put in to get here.” Fellow driver, and the administrator of the US-based Formula 5000 Register, Seb Coppola, concurred, saying at the conclusion of racing on Sunday that; ‘we have certainly appreciated our Kiwi and Aussie cousins bringing their cars here to help us celebrate such an auspicious occasion as the

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Rolex feature race winner Craig Bennett (Shadow DN06) leading race runner-up Andy Higgins (Lola T332) during Saturday’s Bonhams Cup preliminary race

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Willis (Lola T330), recent series convert Tony Galbraith (Lola T332), Australian category stalwart Phillip Lewis in his Australian designed-and-built Matich A50, Aucklander Aaron Burson (Talon MR1) and US-based Australian businessman and racer Bruce Lesson (McLaren M10B). UK-based SAS Autoparts MSC series regular Greg Thornton (Chevron B24) was also part of this group early on, having finished Saturday’s prelim in fourth place, but was forced out on lap 9 with a broken input shaft. Evergreen series veteran Ken Smith (Lola T332) was forced to sit out the Pre-Reunion races with a virus, but was back to his best for the Reunion meeting itself. The lack of track time showed in Sunday’s Rolex race, however, where a gamble on car set-up backfired and Smith was left struggling with a lack of grip. A strong fifth place in the Bonhams preliminary race on Saturday should have parlayed into a possible podium on

Reunion meeting pace-setter and Saturday Bonhams race winner Craig Bennett from Milford, Michigan, behind the wheel of his unique Dodge-engined Shadow DN06 getting an early jump off pole position then sprinting away to a lead he then managed to the chequered flag. With Michael Collins (McRae GM1) out with an engine issue Andy Higgins slotted his Lola T332 into second where he stayed for the rest of the race. US-based Brit Kyle Tilley (Lola T330) proved to be big mover through the middle of the 14-lap race, storming up the rankings after getting caught up at the start, to eventually cross the finish line in third place ahead of a nine-car ANZAC battle pack led by two-time former SAS Autoparts MSC series title-holder Steve Ross from Dunedin in his ex Quicksilver McRae GM1, and including Melbourne-based series regular Paul Zazryn (Lola T332), Kiwis Grant Martin (Talon MR1A), Ken Smith (Lola T332), 2016/17 SAS Autoparts MSC series title holder Brett

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Sunday; instead the just-turned 77-year-old from Auckland was shuffled back to seventh. Like Andy Higgins – who won a special Bonhams Cup award for the driver (in this case in the F5000 category) who ‘best exemplified the spirit of the event’ – fellow Aucklander Grant Martin enjoyed a competitive and largely trouble-free run at both the Pre-Reunion and Reunion meetings, with a best finish over the weekend of sixth place on Sunday, but was happier talking about the meeting itself. “It’s been seriously cool,’ he said. “Billionaires can and do spend millions buying cars to run at this meeting yet here we are a bunch of blokes in black T-Shirts from West Auckland out there mixing it with them. It’s been fantastic and once we got a direction on car set-up we were away.” Like Martin it was a second time at the iconic Laguna Seca track for Dunedin driver Steve Ross, the pair having shipped their © Fast Company/Bob Pengraph

Classic McLaren F5000s in the hands of Kiwi Tim Rush (M22 foreground) and American driver Martin Fogel Jnr (M10A background).

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SAS Autoparts MSC series cars up for a regulars Steve Ross, Greg meeting in 2014. Thornton and Ken Smith drop down the Corkscrew Despite knowing corner. which way the track went, Ross admits it remains a daunting place to race, and not just because of the stomach-churning drop down the infamous ‘Corkscrew’ turn three-quarters of the way around. “We just don’t have anything like it at home, or even in Australia for that matter,” he said. © Fast Company/Bob Pengraph “Back home most of our tracks are pretty flat and I can’t think of one that has any blind crests. “Here you’ve got a serious climb plus a couple of blind crests going up the hill and even the corner as you drop down the start/finish straight is blind. I’ll tell you what you’ve got to have your wits about you here, particularly with 30-plus cars and a huge speed differential between the fastest and slowest.” Having cast such a shadow over the racing scene in the US, the UK and Europe as well as in Australia and New Zealand it was no surprise that some famous names from the various F5000 series of 40-50 years ago made a point this year of attending the annual Rolex meeting.

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2017/18 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series champion Andy Higgins (Lola T332 #4)

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Included in that number were category originals Derek Bell and David Hobbs from The UK, Kevin Bartlett from Australia, and both David Oxton and - of course - Ken Smith from New Zealand. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meeting Wed-Sun Aug 22-26 2018 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Bonham Cup Race Results and Rolex Grid Group 8A - 1968-1976 Formula 5000 Saturday, August 25, 2018 1. Craig Bennett US (1976 Shadow DN6) 14 laps 2. Michael Collins NZ (1972 McRae GM1) 14 laps 3. Andrew Higgins NZ (1974 Lola T332) 14 laps 4. Gregory Thornton UK (1973 Chevron B24) 14 laps 5. Ken Smith NZ (1975 Lola T332) 14 laps 6. Steve Ross NZ (1972 McRae GM1) 14 laps

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7. Grant Martin NZ (1974 Talon MR1A) 14 laps 8. Kyle Tilley UK (1973 Lola T330) 14 laps 9. Johnnie Crean US (1969 Eagle Mk 5) 14 laps 10. Tony Galbraith NZ (1974 Lola T-332) 14 laps 11. Aaron Burson NZ (1974 Talon MR1A 14 laps 12. Philip Lewis AUS (1972 Matich A50) 14 laps 13. Paul Kuhl US (1968 Lola T-140) 14 laps 14. Bill Hemming AUS (1977 Elfin MR 8) 14 laps 15. Jim Stengel US (1973 McRae GM1) 14 laps 16. Bruce Leeson US (1969 McLaren M10B) 13 laps 17. Paul Zazryn AUS (1974 Lola T-332)13 laps 18. Russell Greer NZ (1973 Lola T-332) 13 laps 19. Adrian Akhurst AUS (1976 Lola T332C) 13 laps 20. Tim Rush NZ (1972 McLaren M22/3) 13 laps 21. Seb Coppola US (1970 Lola T192) 13 laps 22. Dudley Cunningham US 1973 Lola T332) 13 laps 23. Timothy Osborne US (1968 Crossle 15F) 13 laps 24. Martin M Fogel Jr US (1969 McLaren M10A) 13 laps 25. Peter Burson NZ (1972 McRae GM1) 13 laps 26. Craig Shrontz US (1969 Crossle 15F) 13 laps 27. Frank Karl NZ (1970 McLaren M10B) 13 laps 28. Paul Dudiak US (1969 McKee F5000) 13 laps 29. Eric Haga US (1973 March 73A) 13 laps 30. Frank Harris AUS (1973 Chevron B24) 12 laps 31. Jonathan Ornstein US (1970 Lotus 70) 12 laps 32. Bruce Sevier US (1968 Lola T140) 10 laps 33. Brett Willis NZ (1973 Lola T330)9 laps 34. Warren Briggs US (1973 Chevron B24)5 laps 35. David Arrowsmith NZ (1971 Lotus 70B) 3 laps 36. George Frey US (1969 McLaren M10A) 2 laps 37. Dean Camm AUS (1974 Chevron B24) 1 lap Page 71


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Frank Karl (McLaren M10B # 12) and Peter Burson (McRae GM1 #51)

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Rolex Race Results - 1968-1976 Formula 5000 Sunday, August 26, 2018 1. Craig Bennett US (1976 Shadow DN6) 14 laps 2. Andrew Higgins NZ (1974 Lola T332) 14 laps 3. Kyle Tilley UK (1973 Lola T330) 14 laps 4. Steve Ross NZ (1972 McRae GM1) 14 laps 5. Paul Zazryn AUS (1974 Lola T332) 14 laps 6. Grant Martin NZ (1974 Talon MR1A) 14 laps 7. Ken Smith NZ 1975 (Lola T332) 14 laps 8. Brett Willis NZ (1973 Lola T330) 14 laps 9. Tony Galbraith NZ (1974 Lola T332) 14 laps 10. Philip Lewis AUS (1972 Matich A50) 14 laps 11. Aaron Burson NZ (1974 Talon MR1A) 14 laps 12. Bruce Leeson US (1969 McLaren M10B) 14 laps 13. Johnnie Crean (US) 1969 Eagle Mk 5) 13 laps 14. Warren Briggs US (Chevron B24) 13 laps

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15. Russell Greer NZ (1973 Lola T332) 13 laps 16. Paul Kuhl US (1968 Lola T140) 13 laps 17. Bill Hemming AUS (1977 Elfin MR 8) 13 laps 18. Tim Rush NZ (1972 McLaren M22/3) 13 laps 19. Jim Stengel US (1973 McRae GM1) 13 laps 20. Dean Camm AUS (1974 Chevron B24) 13 laps 21. Seb Coppola US (1970 Lola T192) 13 laps 22. Peter Burson NZ (1972 McRae GM1) Orange 13 laps 23. Eric Haga US (1973 March 73A) 13 laps 24. Timothy Osborne US (1968 Crossle 15F) 13 laps 25. Craig Shrontz US (1969 Crossle 15F) 12 laps 26. Bruce Sevier US (1968 Lola T140) 12 laps 27. Paul Dudiak US (1969 McKee F5000) 12 laps 28. Jonathan Ornstein US (1970 Lotus 70) 11 laps 29. Gregory Thornton UK (1973 Chevron B24) 9 laps 30. Frank Karl NZ (1970 McLaren M10B) 9 laps 31. Frank Harris AUS (1973 Chevron B24) 8 laps 32. Michael Collins NZ (1972 McRae GM1) dnf © Fast Company/Geoff Ridder

Glenn Richards (Lola T400#99)

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VSCC Driving Tests 15th - 16th September 2018. By Peter McFadyen.

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Despite its size and the disadvantage of being a saloon, the Alvis Speed 20 of David Pryke had the third best score overall and won a 2nd class award.

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Richard Fry’s 1925 BSA T10

VSCC Driving Tests. The weekend of 15/16th September was a busy one for vintage driving tests with the VSCC’s annual event at Madresfield near Worcester on Sunday preceded by the club’s Light Car & Edwardian Section’s own contest not far away at Ledbury, Herefordshire on Saturday. Indeed, the two events were linked by a road tour on Sunday morning starting from the LCES venue and leading to Madresfield with several drivers taking part in both driving test events. The Light Car tests were, appropriately, a light-hearted affair with six tests laid out on grass to be tackled half in the afternoon and the rest in the evening with a scenic road tour around the Malvern Hills in between. Winner on the day was Section Chairman Richard Marsh in an Austin 7.

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Andrew Tarring (Humber 10/12) with a good view of the Malvern Hills © Peter McFadyen

VSCC’s Non-Speed Secretary Andrew Tarring on his 1908 Humber 10/12

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Tim and Anne Whellock on the Light Car tour in the 1927 Bayliss Thomas 12/22 which took the Bob Watt Cup in the following day’s concours at Madrefield.

Piers Hart’s 1914 Humber 11HP

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On the LCES Tour, Frank Esson (1923 Calthorpe) meets an Alvis going in the other directon

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David Lamb’s concours-winning Riley Imp in the slow-fast test in which competitors must drive the first part as slowly as possible and the second part as fast as possible, the difference in times for the two halves determining their score

The Madresfield tests, which last year celebrated their 70th anniversary, took place as always on the long, straight drive of Madresfield Court and, for the first time, incorporated a separate class for Primitive Cyclecars a form of low powered vehicle popular from around 1910 until the advent of the Austin 7 changed the automotive market for ever. Due to the narrow nature of the driveway, tests at Madresfield involve mostly forward and reverse manoeuvres against the clock while the previous day’s LCES tests required much racing around cones in a sometimes complicated route in both forward and reverse directions. Overall winner at Madresfield was young Harry Hoskins in a vintage Morris Oxford but the star of the day was undoubtedly VSCC Past-President Roger Collings with his 1898 Benz Velo which, having no reverse gear, required pushing on the reverse sections. There were also two concours competitions at Madresfield in which, among the competing cars, David Lamb’s 1934 Riley Imp

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Roger Collings’ 1898 Benz Velo, the oldest car competing at Madresfield

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Mark Walker (GN Tourer) at speed With the Malvern Hills and Madresfield Court in the background, Leon Perry’s Alvis 12/50 TG Special competes in the slow-fast test in which a marshal rides in the car to ensure strict rules are observed by the driver.

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was voted the car his fellow competitors would most like to take home, other than their own of course. David was awarded the Montague Trophy while the Bob Watt Cup for best spectators’ car went to Anne Whellock’s 1926 Bayliss Thomas. © Peter McFadyen

Ben Brereton (1920 GN Tourer) taking care to avoid the squeaky hamburger in the manoeuvrability test

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The travelling marshal looks quite relaxed in the front seat of Richard Marsh’s Bedélia BD2 Tandem cyclecar

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CSCC Donington Park Grand Prix Late Summer Race Meeting. 15th-16th September 2018. By Simon & Janet Wright.

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The Classic Sports Car Club (CSCC) ran their late summer meeting at Donington Park, but unfortunately on the Saturday they were forced to use the National circuit layout due to a shortage of marshalls. On Sunday some of the drivers volunteered to help Marshall, which meant that they could run the full Grand Prix circuit for the second day, as a lot of the races were different on each day. Saturday was bright, but quite cool, and after morning qualifying, saw the six race programme start after lunch. First out were the CSCC Advantage Motorsport Future Classics, The 5th placed Porsche 911 964 of Neal/Harvey dives inside the Mark Chilton Nissan Skyline GTR, which retired on lap 11 of the Future Classics race

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for Sports, Saloons and GT cars (with doors) from the 1970s and 80s. There are two Groups, one for 1970s cars and the other for 1980s cars, again split into classes depending on engine size. Pole position went to Bill Lancashire in a TVR Tuscan Challenge car (#22), but he was beaten off the line by Tim Bates in his Porsche 911 SC (#12). Lancashire did take the lead on lap 3 which he held until lap eleven when he took his

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The Molineaux/Gilbey Porsche 944 S2 mandatory pit stop. chased by the Alfa Romeo 75 of Jay/ The series have winner Murtha, the The Ford Mustang Mach 1 of penalties where time is Martin Reynolds and the Mazda MX5 of Jonathan Mitchell in the Future Classics. added to the pitstop to anyone who has won a race, and Lancashire lost a lap on the leaders during his pitstop. This dropped him down to 8th overall by the end of the race. Bates went on to win by over fifty seconds from a class winning © Janet Wright Perry Waddams in a TVR Tuscan Challenge car (#77) and Stuart Daburn in another TVR Tuscn Challenge car (#70). The other class winners were Paul Dolan in a BMW E30 325i (#17), Brett Evans in a Porsche 944 S2 (#5), Matthew Irons and and Jake Severs in a BMW 323i E21 (#37), Mark Lucock in a Ford Escort RS 2000 Mk 1 (#16) and Jonathan Mitchell in a Mazda MX5 Mk1 (#140) The Adams & Page Swinging Sixties had two separate races, starting with Group 1. The Swinging Sixties series is for all © Simon Wright sports, saloons and GT cars originally produced in the 1950s The Sunbeam Rapier H120 of P & A Lovett in the Swinging and 60s. Sixties Group 1 race.

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The Swinging Sixties Group1 head through the Craner curves

Group 1 has four classes : Up to 1400cc, 1401cc to 1600cc, 1601cc to 2000cc (4 cylinder) and Group One cars running on Dunlop Historic Tyres, plus a Taster class. The cars must retain the original silhouette, induction type, engine type and tyres. Pole position went to Chris Watkinson in a Mini (#106) and he managed to draw out quite a lead in the first part of the race before the mandatory pit stop, which he took on lap 15. He came back out in 6th place but had handed the lead to Ian Whitt in a 1380cc MG Midget (#87) who had pitted from 3rd

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place on lap 10. Whitt maintained the lead until the end of the race, winning by over twenty two seconds from Ian Everett in a BMW 1502 (#1). Both men won their respective classes. Early leader Watkinson finished © Janet Wright right behind the BMW, only 0.212 of a second behind in 3rd place. Thomas Plead finished in 4th place overall to win his class in a BMW 1600 Ti (#5) despite receiving a 5 second penalty for exceeding track limits and also receiving a formal reprimand for driving in a manner incompatible with general safety (Ref MSA reg C1.1.5). The Toyo Tyres/watchdog David Howard Jaguar XJ12 finished 8th app.com Jaguar Saloon & in the Jaguar Saloon and GT race 1 GT Championship were the only series racing on both Saturday and Sunday, with one race on Saturday and two on Sunday. Half of the field were driving the Jaguar XJS GT car and this gave some very close

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The Jaguar Saloon and GT field come round for the start of their first race

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James Ramm Jaguar XJS won the first two Jaguar Saloon & GT races. He battled with Colin Philpott in the first race, who finished 3rd in another XJS.

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Ramm start from pole position, but his luck ran out and he retired from the lead with one lap to go. This gave the win to Patrick Doyle in an XJS from Tom Robinson in a Jaguar XJR (#4) with Philpott 3rd in another XJS. McGregor X300, Coppock XJS and Dunford XJS all took another class win each. Next out were Group 2 of the Adams & Page Swinging Sixties series. This is for the larger engined cars produced in the 1950s Š Janet Wright

and exciting racing with short twenty minute races. James Ramm was fastest in qualifying in a 4 litre Jaguar XJS (#99) and he went on to win the first race by over eighteen seconds from Patrick Doyle XJS (#91) and Colin Philpott XJS (#67). Guy Connew in a Jaguar XJ6 (#72) won his class in 5th ahead of fellow class winner Alasdair McGregor in a Jaguar X300 (#20) in 6th. The other two class winners were Simon Dunford in a XJS (#5) and Nick Colyer in an XJS (#83). The second race on Sunday saw Connew start from pole position but it was still Ramm in his XJS who won by just 0.992 of a second from Philpott in an XJS. McGregor took another class win, finishing in 3rd place overall in his Jaguar X300. Connew may have started from pole position in this race but he retired on lap four, which allowed Richard Coppock to take a class win in his XJS in 9th. Dunford XJS and Colyer XJS both took second class wins of the weekend. The third race of the weekend saw

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The Morgan Plus 8 of Richard and William Plant lapped the entire field to win the Swinging Sixties Group 2 race

and 60s. Again there are five classes, plus a taster class. The classes for 2001cc to 3000cc and 6 cylinder engines under 2 litres, Cars over 3000cc, cars with original V8 engies, all Lotus cars and Ginetta and finally Group Two cars running Dunlop Historic Tyres. Richard and William Plant put their Morgan Plus 8 (#19) on pole position. They led the race from start to finish, not even loosing the lead during their pit stop. In the forty minute race they lapped the entire field, with Jon Wolfe in a TVR Tuscan V8 (#13) finishing 2nd. The class winning Lotus Europa (#149) of Malcolm Johnson finished 3rd, ahead of another class Page 82


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Unlucky for some No 13 Jon Wolfe had a big spin at the chicane but still finished 2nd in his TVR Tuscan V8 in the Swinging Sixties Group 2 race.

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Fantastic four car battle for the lead of the Racetruck Open Series. Early leader Colin Watson Caterham C400 later retired from the race.

winner, Bruce Weir in his Datsun 240Z (#74) who finished 4th. The final class winners were Neil Myers and Michael Flewitt in their Lotus Elan (#118) who finished 12th. The CSCC Racetruck Open Series is for all production saloons, hatchbacks, Sevens, Sports, GT and Kit cars of any age, excluding sports racers, running on selected treaded MSA list or Historic Tyres. There are two groups, one for Sports, Saloons and Kit cars split into engine capacity classes, and two for Lotus Seven type cars, also split into engine capacity classes. This is basically an anything goes race for competitiors who may hve entered another race at the meeting. Colin Watson was fastest

in qualifying in a Caterham C400 (#92) and he led the first part of the race with four ‘Sevens’ having a high speed battle at the front of the field. However he had problems in his pit stop and dropped to the back of the field. He charged through the field and got back to 2nd place before retiring on lap seventeen. By now Tim Davis had established himself at the front of the field in his Caterham C400 (#80) and finished over sixteen seconds ahead of Rich Webb in a MK Indy R (#86) at the finish. Both drivers won their class. Richard Carter in another Caterham R300 (#142) was 3rd, followed by class winner Sam Smith in yet another Caterham R300 (#3) in 4th. Kaz Singh in a BMW M3 E46 (#13) won his class in 5th but was a lap behind the first four cars. The other class winners were Christophe Deboffe and Danny Keenan in a MK Indy RR (#222) in 8th, Douglas Simmen in a BMW M3 E46 (#63) in 18th, Andy Napier in a Honda S2000 (#26) in 19thn and Harry Cook in a © JanetWright

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In the Mintex Classic K, Keith Waters Porsche 911 is ahead of the Ford Falcon Sprint of Slevin/Mullen and MG B Roadster of P & S Illingworth

Douglas Simmen BMW M3 E36 had a spin exiting the chicane and Jean Paul Bole MK Indy R at rear in picture, crashed taking avoiding action

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Caterham 7 (#591) in 24th. Saturday finished with the CSCC Mintex Classic K - Philip Rothwell Memorial race. Mintex Classic K is for pre-1966 GT and Touring cars running to FIA Appendix K regulations. The series is split into different classes, some by engine capacity and some relate to specific models. Class A is for Jaguar EPage 84


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Thomas Pead BMW 1600 Ti and the Triumph Spitfire of Knapp/Robinson take Old Hairpin side by side in the Swinging Sixties Group 1 race.

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 of Martin Reynolds finished 10th and 3rd in class in the Future Classics

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David Thomas Ford Capri Mk1 finished 10th in the Swinging Sixties Group 2

Malcolm Johnson finished 3rd and won his class in the Swinging Sixties Group 2. Followed here by Bruce Eir Datsun 240Z in 4th and class winner.

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Class winners in the Classic K race, the Diva GT of Aylett/ Farrall

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Tom Brenton Ford Sierra XR8 short cut the chicane and finished 4th in class.

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Gail Hill Jaguar XJS finished 3rd in class in two of the Jaguar saloon and GT races.

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Magnificent Sevens opened the afternoons action. Colin Watson in a Caterham C400 won by just over a second fromTim Davis and Peter Radcliffe was 3rd, both in Caterham C400s. The other class winners were Ryan Lewis and James Tubby in a Caterham CSR, Sam Smith in a Caterham R300, Ben Simonds and Callum McDougall in a Caterham Supersport, Stephen Riley in a MK Indy R, Andrew Tidy and Ray Armes in a Caterham Blackbird, Gerry Fincham in a Caterham R400, Ryan Grant in a Caterham Super Sport and Battle for 2nd in the MGB was close. Mark Holme held the inside for 2nd in clss from the MGB of J&P Boyes

The Tubby/Lewis Caterham CSR shoots flame on it’s way to a class win in the Gold Arts Magnificent Sevens series

Types, Class B for Marcos and Lotus Elan, Class M for MGB and a Taster class. The AC Shelby Cobra (#232) of Alasdair Coates was fastest in qualifying for the one hour race to finish the track action on Saturday. Despite receiving a 10 second penalty for exceeding track limits, Coates took an easy victory by over thirty seconds, leading most of the race. He was chased for most of the race by Paul Tooms who finished 2nd in his Lotus Elan GTS (#38) , who did lead for a short time when the Cobra pitted for his mandatory pit stop. Both drivers won their class. In 3rd place it was another Lous Elan 26R (#53) of David Garrett. The MGB class was won by David Beresford and David Morrison in an MG B Roadster (#77) in 8th overall. The other class winners were Thomas Pead in a BMW 1600 Ti (#5), Peter Aylett and Steven Farrall in the unusual Diva GT (#74), Robert Johnson and Ed Barton-Hilton in an MG B Roadster (#166) and Keith Waters in a Porsche 911 (#9). Sunday saw a further seven races, this time run on the full Grand Prix circuit. The first race before lunch was the second Jaguar Saloon & GT race After lunch the CSCC Gold Arts

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Robert Hiscock in a Caterham Supersport. The CSCC RSV Graphics New Millennium series is for post year 2000 production based cars and racing variants and older cars running non-standard aero or sequential gearboxes. Mark Smith was on pole in his BMW M3 Evo E36 but he retired from the race on lap 8. Michael Cutt took the initial lead in his BMW M3 E36 before Graham Charman got his Ginetta G55 to the head of the battle. He led the race until his pit stop, when Peter Challis took the lead and remained there until the flag in his Porsche 997 Cup, to win by over twenty two seconds. Page 86


Christopher Griffin was 2nd in a Lotus V6 Cup R ahead of class winning Dave Griffin in 3rd in a BMW M3 E36. The other class winners were Roger Lavender and Jonathan Tandy in 4th in another BMW M3 E46 and 8th placed Andrew Rath in a Lotus Europa. The CSCC Tin Tops series is for saloons and hatchbacks with four cylinder engines under 2 litres, non-turbocharged (except diesels) and split into different classes based on engine capacity, plus Class A for 1850cc to 2000cc multi valve and all turbo diesels, Class B for Renault Clio 2000cc and Class C for Ford Fiesta 2000cc. The fastest in qualifying were Nigel Ainge and Danny Cassar in a Honda Integra DC5, but it was second row starter William Hardy who took the inital lead in a Vauxhall Corsa SRi until he pitted. During the pitstop period several cars took a turn at leading the race but once everybody had been in, it was a straight battle between Tom Mensley and the Robert Jarman/Paul Mensley in their renault Clio 172 cars, with both taking turns to lead. At the finish it was the Renault Clio 172 Cup car of Jarman/Mensley that won by just 0.527 of a second from Tom Mensley. They had pulled well clear of 3rd placed, class winning Peugeot 206 RC of Steve and Colin Simpson. Martin Addison in a Peugeot 106 GTi was 5th to win his class along with 7th placed Arran Moulton-Smith and Chris Boardman in a BMW318ti Compact. The other class winners were 14th placed Shaun Ely in a Peugeot 205 and Terry Upton in a Ford Fiesta ST in 16th. After the third and final race for the Jaguar Saloon and GT Championship it was the turn of the CSCC Cartek Motorsport Modern Classics turn to entertain. For most production saloons, hatchbacks, sports and GT cars produced up to the end of 1999, the forty minute race was won from pole position by Miles and Piers Masarati in a Porsche 964 Turbo (#46) from Tim Bates in a Porsche 911 SC (#12) and class winner Craig

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Wilkins was 3rd in another Porsche 996 SC (#111). The other class winners were Alan Thompson in a BMW 328i E36, Lee Dendy-Sadler and David Ellesley in a Lotus Elise S1 and the BMW 323i E21 of Severs and Irons. The race had a very sad end when the CSCC Motorsports School Turbo Tin Tops with Cartek Motorsport Puma Cup & Smart 4Two Cup saw respected racer John Bateman pull off on the last lap in his Ford Puma at Mcleans. He was attended to by medical crews and taken to the track’s medical centre before being tansfered to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead of a suspected heart attack. The race was won by Keith Issatt and Joshua Fulbrook in a Mini Cooper S with Nigel Tongue and Hammersley in 2nd in a Renault Megane F1 R26, both winning their respective classes. The other class winners were Garry Wardle in a BMW Mini Cooper S, Chris Mohan in a VW Golf Mk4 GTi, Jon Attard in a Ford Puma, Alan Palmer in a Smart 4Two and Ian Weir in another Smart 4Two. Š Janet Wright

Tim Davis Caterham C400 finished 2nd in the Magnificent Sevens, here ahead of Laurent Houvenaghel in an MK Indy

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Book Review By Peter McFadyen. Author: Kevin Whittle. ISBN: None Publisher: Whittle Books. www.whittlebooks.com Price: £50 (signed by the author and numbered in an edition of 250). Hardback with dust cover (12 by 8½in) 240 pages with 87 illustrations and 159 photos Kevin Whittle is a long-time Lotus enthusiast to put it mildly. He has owned and/or competed in nine different types, multiple examples in many cases, and completely restored most of them. He founded and edited Classic Lotus Racer magazine before becoming Lotus 19 Registrar for the Historic Lotus Register which he followed with five years as editor of Historic Lotus magazine. He knows whereof he writes, of that there can be no doubt. This is the fourth volume in his excellent series of books on specific Lotus models, the previous ones having covered the type 35 F2 cars, the 19 sports racers and type 46 Europa S1 and, like these, it is packed with detailed information about the cars themselves at a level which will inform current owners as well as fascinating enthusiasts for the marque and the era in general. It goes without saying that Formula Ford has been – and, in historic racing, still is – probably the most successful and prolific of racing formulae, featuring strongly in the early careers of many, many internationally famous drivers. Moreover, it was a formula which encouraged enterprising small-scale constructors to design their own chassis at affordable cost – a price cap of £1,000 per car was set for the opening season. The book recognises that it was not a Lotus monopoly, far from it, and after putting the formula into context with alternatives of the time, notably the short-lived Formula 4, introduces many of the other manufacturers starting with Alexis, Beattie, Crosslé and Dulon and so on before moving on to the Lotus involvement.

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Precursors to the first Lotus FF models, the F Junior 22 and F3 type 31 are described before the FF models themselves, types 31, 51, 61, 59 and 69F, are covered in detail with Lotus production figures also listed. As well as the car constructors, several companies supplied the market with major components, notably chassis specialists Arch Motors and bodywork suppliers Specialised Mouldings and a chapter is devoted to these important contributors. The Ford cross-flow and its predecessor engines and the Renault and Hewland gearboxes which played essential parts are naturally covered in detail with many exploded diagrams as well as photographs. Throughout the book, there is also plenty to hold the interest of those not perhaps concerned with this level of detail. A nostalgic sense of period is conveyed by contemporary articles covering model descriptions, track tests and news items but most of all by the contemporary advertisements which are reproduced, many offering cars for sale at prices to bring tears to the eyes. The foreword is written by Ray Allen, winner of the first ever formula Ford race, and he recounts his career, culminating in F1, later in the book. As with the other books in this series, the production quality is remarkably high, the photos and illustrations being well produced on heavy weight (135gsm) glossy paper. Both for this and for the information it contains, the book is excellent value and will surely appeal to anyone interested in Formula Ford, Lotus or the period when it all started. Page 88


Kop Hill Climb Festival,

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1907 Berliet (John Dennis) on the start line

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the hill climb with the entrants set out in the large paddock area, car club and manufacture r displays, music, funfair and even a Soapbox Challenge for children.

Jaguar C Type Replica (Dick Skipworth with Tony Hadley)

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The first Kop Hill Climb Revival took place in 2009 and has grown to the successful event it is today while at the same time raising a lot of money for local charities. A hill climb first took place at this venue in 1910 until © Pete Austin 1925 when it came to a stop after a spectator, standing in a prohibited area, was hit by a competitor’s car. The runs up the hill are not timed which means that the event attracts a great variety of cars and motorcycles. Fine weather greeted the entrants and a huge crowd of spectators. There is plenty to see apart from

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Porsche 356

The first car flagged off at the start by local motor sport enthusiast Dick Skipworth was the 1907 Berliet of John Dennis. Next up was the 1910 Overland of Harry Fraser with TV antiques expert Eric Knowles as passenger. Another personality taken up the hill was former singer with Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley who went up in Dick Skipworth’s Jaguar C-Type Replica. The Targa Florio Alfa Romeo of Christopher Mann, a Stanley Steamer, Seagrave Fire engine and a Lotus MkVI illustrated the variety of vehicles running. Attracting a lot of attention

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F5000 Kitchiner

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Napier Railton

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HWM Stovebolt Special (Simon Taylor)

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was the new McLaren Senna which ran up the hill in the Super Car batch. Motoring journalist Simon Taylor took up his familiar 1950 HWM Stovebolt Special and rounding off the Saturday runs was the 1933 Napier Railton which had come up from the

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Brooklands Museum. Another ex Brooklands car on display but not running was the restored 1934 Singer 9 Streamliner. All sorts of interesting vehicles and motorbikes could be found in the paddock including a F5000 Kitchiner lurking in the shadow of the John Player Special racing team transporter. On display and running up the hill as part of the Porsche 70th Anniversary celebration was a 356 example and the display of Healey Tickford saloons also attracted admiring glances. Altogether a very enjoyable, well organised event with something for everybody. Page 92


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1910 Overland (Harry Fraser with Eric Knowles)

1934 Singer 9 Streamliner

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Lotus MkVI (Danny Woolard)

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Seagrave Fire Engine (Hughie Powell)

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Plum Festival Classic Car Show

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Pershore Abbey Park 27th August 2018 By Simon Wright.

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One of the nicest classic car shows to attend is the Plum Festival Classic Car Show, held in the grounds of Pershore Abbey, and the attached Abbey Park, on August Bank Holiday Monday. Sitting on the edge of the Cotswolds, Pershore, in Worcestershire, celebrates the local plum harvest every year with a plum Festival that takes over the town for the Bank Holiday weekend. There are dozens of market stalls set up in the town square and round

the edge of the Abbey grounds, many selling all kinds of food as well as locally grown plums. On a sunny summers day, the turnout of vehicles is always good, with many clubs returning year after year and occuping the same area in the Abbey grounds. The prime position right in front of the Abbey is taken by Rolls Royce and Bentley car clubs. There was a large turn out of everything from Vintage Rolls Royce right through to modern Bentley saloons. In much smaller numbers, but looking equally

grand was a line of clasic Austin Six and Ten saloons lined up on one side of the main entrance to the Abbey. Austin Six The lawn © Simon Wright area to the left front of the Abbey is the MG paddock. Though there are always more MG B sports cars, as it was a popular British sports car, there was a nice selection of other MG models on dispaly including some of the later MG saloons. Moving round to the other side of the Abbey, the largest number of cars representing a car club is probably the little Mazda MX5, which seems to be the most popular sports car in Britain. Lined up in front of the Mazdas were Triumph sports cars, which at least offered some difference in design from model to model. Finally towards the rear of the Abbey were the Jaguar owners, with sports cars and saloons on display. The Midland Automobile Club (MAC) who run the nearby Shelsley Walsh hill climb always have a nice selection of vehicles on display that actually © Simon Wright

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with the Jupiter and Javelin always well represented. There were a pair of Singer Gazelle saloons parked next to each other which showed how the model had gone through some detail changes, especially in the front grill design between a 1963 version and a 1966 model. Beside the later car having a slightly larger 1725cc engine, the grill was now all below the bonnet opening and the gazelle horn bonnet emblem had been removed. The Singer was a middle range model between the © Simon Wright

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MAC Shelsley Walsh display

compete up the hill. They show the different types of car that can take part, from single seater racing cars, through sports cars and saloons. They even had a simulator, so the public could try their hand at racing up the oldest motor sport course in Britain. From this point, the show really gets interesting. The main part of the park is given over to smaller car clubs and individual car owners for display. The mix of vehicles range from vintage and classic to more modern supercars, with plenty of opportunity to come across something unusual. The Jowett car club usually have © Simon Wright Jowett Javelin a few cars on display

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The Singer Gazelle

more basic Hillman version and the sportier Sunbeam version. The Gazelle model was first introduced in 1956 and was built until 1970. The 1963 model was a Gazelle IIIC which finished production in 1963. It was powered by a 1592cc straight 4 overhead valve engine matched to a 4 speed manual gearbox. During its production, 15,115 were built.The 1966 model was a Gazelle VI which was first introduced in 1965. This was the first Gazelle model that didn’t have the front grill attached to the bonnet, it was fixed to the front panel on opening. It was powered by a new 1725cc straight 4 engine Page 96 Page 96


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1949 Chevrolet

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Line up of Triumph Stag sports cars

Daimler 250 V8

Volkswagen Beetle convertible

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1979 Datsun 180B Estate

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with a five bearing crankshaft. It initially produced 65 bhp but this was later reduced to 59 bhp. Only 14,842 were built. The Austin car company in modern times mainly built small engined cars, ranging from around 998cc to 1500cc or 1750 cc. Š Simon Wright

There was a wide variety of American vehicles on show, from modern pickup trucks and sports cars to some classic saloons and even celebrity status vehicles such as a Pink Cadillac as mentioned in a song - Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2004 Chevrolet SSR pickup

Ford Mustang GT350

Austin 3 litre

Their bigger engined saloons only went up to around 2200cc. But then they produced the Austin 3 litre in 1967, though it was 1968 before production models began to leave the factory. Although similar in design to the Austin 1800, this was a completely different vehicle. Powered by a 3 litre straight 6 engine fitted with twin SU carburettors which produced 125 bhp. It drove the rear wheels through a four speed manual gearbox. It did use the Hydrolastic suspension as used on Mini and 1100/1300 range of cars. Production ran until 1971, with under 10,000 being built.

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1952 Chevrolet Styleline

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1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

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REO Flying Cloud. A most unusual car at the Plum Festival was a duotone white and red 1935 REO Flying Cloud 6A. The REO Motor Car Company was founded by Ransom E Olds in 1905 and was based in Lansing, Michigan in the USA. Ransom E Olds was an entrepreneur who founded several companies in the automotive industry including in 1897 the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, manufacturer of the Oldsmobile, which later became part of General Motors. In 1905 he left Oldsmobile and formed a new company REO Motor Car Company. In 1907 the company had sales of $4.5 million and was one of the four wealthiest car manufacturers in the USA.. The two most famous models were the REO Flying Cloud, first

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produced in 1927 and the REO Royale 8 produced in 1931. The REO Flying Cloud name was to promote an image of speed and lightness and it changed the way automobiles would be named in the future.The Flying Cloud was the first car to use the new Lockheed hydraulic internal expanding brake system. It was powered by a straight 6 cylinder engine that produced around 85 HP, fitted to a manual transmission driving the rear wheels. When new, it cost between $795 and $895. The company ceased automobile production in 1936 in the aftermath of the Great Depression. Page Page 99 99


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Curborough Classic 55th Anniversary Sprint, Curborough – 8th September 2018. By Simon & Janet Wright.

Keith Harris did a demonstration run in his Chevron during the lunch break

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Ray Rowan set the fastest Time of Day at the Curborough Classic with a time of 33.89 seconds.

Curborough Classic Sprint was to celebrate the 55th anniversary since Curborough was first used as a sprint course. It used the ‘old’ single lap course coned layout before the installation of the current kerbing which appeared in the 1990s. The event was held on Saturday 8th September 2018, the day before the Finale Sprint event of the year organised by the Shenstone and District Car Club. As well as an actual competitive sprint, there were displays and demonstration laps from the types of classic vehicles that have run at Curborough in the last fifty five years. There was also a © Simon Wright

Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 was part of the demonstration vehicles

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Breakfast Gathering in the morning, where anyone could bring along their vehicle to display in the spectator Breakfast Gathering and cars representing Curborough car park. over the last 55 years were on display The sprint had a full range of classes including Period classes. Many competitors had three timed runs after morning practice runs. Fastest time of day went to Ray Rowan driving a . MP43 who won the Sports Libra class with a time of 33.89 seconds. The second fastest time of the day might surprise many, but it was Laurence Bond in his Vauxhall Nova who won Class 3A with a time of 37.62 seconds. © Janet Wright Third fastest overall was Class 4 winner Phil Williams in a Westfield Megabusa with a best time of 39.96 seconds, with no one else under the forty second barrier. The other class winners were James Thornton in a Smart Roadster who took Class SA Standard with a best time of 43.10 seconds. Class SC 2nd fastest overall was the amazing Vauxhall Nova of Standard went to Neal Bateman Laurence Bond driving a Ford Fiesta with a Page 101


Class 4 winner and 3rd overall went to Phil Williams Westfield Megabusa

Adam Sykes in his Jaguar C Type replica won his class

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fastest time of 40.45 seconds. Class SD only had one competitor, so Robert M Smith took the class win with a 45.80 second run in his Alfa Romeo 75. Moving in to the Period classes 1A was won by James Thacker in his Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 with a time of 42.37 seconds. Class 1B saw Adam James Thornton in his Sykes in a Smart Roadster took a stunning class win Jaguar C Type replica set a time of 42.04 seconds on his second run to win the class, just beating © Simon Wright James

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McWilliams in a Ford Mustang by just 0.37 of a second. David West took Class 1C in his Austin Mini Cooper S with a time of 41.04 seconds. The Lotus Elan 2 of Paul Boscott took Class 1D with a time of 42.23 seconds. Julian Fishwick in the GTM Rossa Mk1 set a time of 49.57 seconds

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The Formula For Class winner was David Owen in a Merlyn Mk 11A

Terry Dutton gets the tail out in his Caterham 7 HPC on his way to a class win

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There were two classes for Post 1976 cars and Graham Harvey showed there is still life in the old Austin Mini winning class 1E with a time of 40.64 seconds, while the other Post 1976 class went to Michael Hawley in a Honda S2000 with a time of 41.29 seconds. John Webster in his Davrian Imp saloon set a best time of 42.6 seconds

Terry Dutton was fastest in Class 2B for Road going Replica Space framed cars 1701cc and over in the Caterham 7 HPC with a time of 40.56 seconds. Class 3C was won by Ben Fawkes in a Reliant Scimitar SE6 who after only doing two timed runs had set a time of 41.77 seconds. The final two classes were for racing cars and saw Gary Thomas take Class 7A Racing Cars in a McNamara 69 in a time of 42.23 seconds, while the Formula Ford class was won by David Owen driving a Merlyn Mark 11A with a time of 41.38 seconds. © Simon Wright

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The Reliant Scimitar SE6 won its class driven by Bev Fawkes.

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Tim Densham had a spin at Molehill in his Mallock Mk 11 Clubmans on his first timed run. His best time was 40.60 seconds on run 3.

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Robert M Smith won his class in the Alfa Romeo 75

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Racing Cars Class winner was Gary Thomas in the McNamara 69

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Some of the Classic cars celebrating Curboroughs anniversary.

AC Cobra

1969 Hillman Imp

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Ford Mustang

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Volkswagen Scirroco

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1963 Alvis

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Triumph GT6

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Ford Escort Mk2 Harrier

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Closing Shot

With the shock of Rockingham stopping motor sport activities at the end of the year, we thought it worth showing a shot of how close the race was on the oval circuit. Here the Mazda MX5 cars show the perfect example of slipstreaming.

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The 21st Century magazine about cars and motorsport of the past and present.

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