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STAG PARTY March 2013 Volume 510


Editors Waffle Greetings to you all, and a somewhat belated Happy New Year. Whilst still in the grip of yet another cold snap, we look forward to the lighter evenings with Spring round the corner and the chance to think about another year of motoring pleasures, be they in whatever form suits you best. From a gentle ‘Fun Run’ on a Sunday to a blast in the single-seater at Debden, there is always something to appeal to us four-wheel enthusiasts. And despite recessionary gloom and austerity woes there never seems to be a shortage of ‘things to do with cars’. We have a new Grand Prix season starting in March, promising to continue where last years’ fascinating battle left off. Will Hamilton’s move to Mercedes be a sparkler or a damp squib, can Perez give Button a Mexican wave at McLaren, can Alonso prise the can of Red Bull from Vettel’s teutonic grip this time? All will be revealed in the fullness of time! We have our very own Debden sprint season under way starting in May, with the revised circuit layout introduced last year; plus a likely return to the Birkett 6-hours Relay Race at Silverstone, possibly with two teams if there is enough interest amongst our members. The proliferation of Track Days at virtually every race circuit in the country gives us the opportunity to run our cars in safety at race speeds, be they competition cars in their own right or our everyday road vehicles, and there is always a static ‘car show’ to go to either to display one’s own pride and joy or simply stare at others. So, if you have petrol running through your veins there is always something to tickle your fancy. Bring it on! As you read this, the club has just had its annual Awards Dinner to recognise the achievements of club members during the 2012 season. This year is a special year, being the 110th anniversary of the club’s foundation in 1903. By any measure, this is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the commitment of all club members both past and present to keep it active. It is a truism to say, but still worth repetition, that clubs like ours do not just ‘keep going’ of their own accord. Dedicated people put their time in to make things happen, and clearly that has been happening year on year with HCA&AC, since before the birth of Brooklands, and even before the Wright Brothers flew their first tentative ‘hops’ at Kittyhawk. It is a record to be proud of: There aren’t many motor clubs in the country that can claim that! Congratulations must go to all our 2012 Award Winners (see inside for details), particularly Carl Warnell for becoming the most successful HCA&AC competitor in eligible events and gaining the Cook Trophy for his troubles. Carl is pictured on our front cover at the October sprint in the Citroen Saxo VTS he shares with his dad Keith (who picked up the Blackley Fuggle Trophy as well). Commiserations to Stephen Reynolds who was pipped to the post by the narrowest of margins by Carl, but who picked up the Jarvis Trophy by way of compensation. Well done to you all. Sincerely, Trevor Scarborough


Odds & Ends Monthly Club Night Just to remind you that the once a month club get-together is held at: The John Bunyan, Colemans Green Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8ES It is held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month from 8.00pm, and all HCAAC club members are very welcome. Since returning to the ‘The Bunyan’ three years ago we have generally had a healthy number of club members come along, but there is always room for more, so why not give it a go yourself? You can be sure of a warm welcome! Previous Club Night Features: Jowett Jupiter Talk In November Club Events Secretary Pete Walters invited an acquaintance of his, Dave Stimpson, to give us a talk on the history of Jowett Cars, a rather forgotten manufacturer who nevertheless had a long and illustrious history from the dawn of the car age up until the late Fifties. It pioneered the streamlined body shape with the Javelin model, was a stalwart supporter of the Flat Twin and Flat Four engine layout, and they even competed successfully at Le Mans a few times with the innovative Jupiter model. Thanks to Pete for organising this one, and perhaps we may repeat it if we can encourage anyone else with interesting knowledge of motoring history to come along for an hour or two. Quiz Our December Club Night featured another of our club quizzes, especially for Christmas. A good turnout battled manfully for the prize of a couple of bottles of red wine, won yet again by Graham Scarborough (accusations that his relationship to the quizmaster are in some way connected to the frequency with which he wins the quiz are categorically refuted). For those of you who were not fortunate enough to attend, we reproduce the Christmas Quiz over the page, with answers discreetly added at the back of this publication.

Future Articles for ‘Stag Party’? We are always looking for articles to include in our popular ‘Your Cars’ feature. This time round we are reduced to scraping the barrel and including the editor’s, but we are sure that there is far more interesting material ‘out there’. So, if you have or have had a car or collection of cars that would be of interest to the wider membership, do please let your Stag Party editor know. It doesn’t have to be to Booker Prize standards, but we’d love to share your experiences (and we know you have some fascinating cars to tell us about)! On a more general note we have been trying to think up new subjects to include in Stag Party in future editions, so it would be helpful to receive a bit of feedback, if possible. Ideas mooted include:


Hints and Tips (could be competition advice, mechanical tweaks, sprinting ‘wisdom’, how to change a lightbulb, etc) My Best Race (or sprint, rally, hill-climb, auto-test, track day). Could be as a participant or spectator, any place, any event, any period. My Favourite Road Trip Crossing the Alps on a BSA, Lands End to John O’Groats on a Lambretta, Route 66 in my Dodge Charger, the B158 from Hertford to Essendon in the snow. Do you have any such favourites you would like to share? We’re thinking of calling this feature ‘Readers Drives’! So, what do you think? If you have any ideas, views or comments please just drop the editor, Trevor Scarborough, an email (see back page for details) and share your thoughts. If you can contribute an article for ‘Your Cars’, or think you can pen a few thoughts on any of the above subjects – don’t keep it to yourself, let us know. _________________________________________________________________________

Caption Competition

Any witty ideas as to what might be being said here? The picture shows Allan McNab in his Bugatti Type 37, which was acting as course car for last October’s Debden sprint.


Christmas ‘Club Night’ Quiz For those who didn’t attend the December club night, here is the motoring quiz that was featured on that occasion: 1.

What is the configuration of a ‘boxer’ engine?

2.

According to the Highw ay Code, w hat is the stopping distance from 40mph?

3.

What does the letter ‘O’ signify in the designation 250GTO of the ic onic Ferrari?

4.

What did Nissan cars used to be called in the UK?

5.

What is the world’s oldest motoring event currently running?

6.

Renault cars were built under lic ence in Rumania under what name?

7.

Who designed the Vincent V-tw in engine?

8.

What name did the Campbell family give to their record-breaking cars and boats?

9.

In the song ‘Route 66’ w hat tow n is immediately before San Bernardino?

10. . 11.

Name a Russian For mula One driver?

12.

What four car companies merged to form the Auto- Union in pre-w ar Germany?

13.

In w hich US state is the Watkins Glen circuit?

14.

Name the most successful rally driver, in World Championship ter ms?

15.

Who rode w ith Stirling Moss in the 1955, 56 & 57 Mille Miglia races?

16.

For w hich magazine w as he the ‘Continental Correspondent’?

17.

What w as the w orld’s longest production car (excluding ‘stretch limos’)?

18.

What is the name of the airfield w here ‘Top Gear’ is filmed?

19.

What car w as John Button, Jenson’s dad, most associated w ith in 1970’s rallycross?

20.

For w hich iconic British sports cars were each of the follow ing designers responsible?

Which country did the Tatra cars come from?

Gerry Coker Don Hayter Malcolm Sayer John Tojeiro


Picture Round 1. Name the Make and Model of these fiv e Britis h cars of the immediately pre-war and post-war period. 1 point for the Make, and 1 point for the Model.

Make Model

Make Model

Make Model

Make Model

Make Model


Picture Round 2. Name the four driv ers featured in the photographs below. One point per correct answer. Answer

Answer

Answer

Answer


Your Cars Or perhaps, in this case, this feature should be renamed ‘My Cars’, as this, the sixth in the series, is devoted to the classic car collection of yours truly, your Stag Party editor (well, I didn’t have anybody else’s contribution to hand this time, so you’ve only got yourselves to blame!) Unlike many a car enthusiast of a ‘certain age’ who get into classic car ownership to rekindle their lost youth with a vehicle they once had years ago, I cannot claim the same nostalgic draw. My first car was on old Ford Anglia 100E and by the greatest stretch of imagination I cannot exactly call the model a ‘classic’. Apologies to the 100E Owners Club (yes, there is one), but the asthmatic 1172cc side-valve motor, three-speed ‘box and vacuum wipers just don’t do it for me (when you needed them most they stopped wiping completely, but slow down on the overrun and the blades virtually flew off the spindles!). No, the flash sports car set with their MGs, Triumphs and Austin Healeys were out of my league in those far off days, damn their eyes! So, when a legacy a few years ago left me with a sum of money burning a hole in my trousers, I began to look around for something to spend it on, and an ‘affordable classic’ seemed just the ticket. Having just visited Harpenden’s annual Classics On The Common nostalgia-fest my head was buzzing with ideas, and so . . . the bug bit me. Given my budget it was really going to be a choice between Triumph or MG, and having always favoured the TR over the B I started searching eBay for ideas – just ideas, you understand, I wasn’t about to buy, was I, not just yet! Well, you know how it is: You just can’t keep away from that bloody ‘Place Bid’ button, can you? Before I knew it I was the proud owner of a Pimento Red 1974 Triumph TR6. I was only the second bidder and got it for near enough it’s reserve price, and in a day or so I was off to Southampton to pick it up. And here it is in the picture below, in all its glory. I was well chuffed, and spent the return journey gazing at the reflection in every shop window I could find as I passed by (don’t deny it, you’ve all done it, haven’t you?) Now, the trouble is with this classic car game as in life, you’re never satisfied. Yes, it was a lovely car, nice condition and excellent paintwork and looking the business on its (non-standard) Minilites, but after a while, well, one starts to hanker after something else. And it’s a funny thing, nostalgia – the cars of one’s youth always seemed to be quicker than they are now. In its day the TR6 was reckoned to be the dogs b…….s, but now, well it was a tad underwhelming. Fun, yes, but in need of a bit more grunt, shall we say. Now, to my ears, there’s just one thing that sounds better than a straight six, and that’s a V8, so it wasn’t long before the urge to get something with a bit of that kind of muscle came upon me. Plus, the TR6 had developed the habit of occasionally jumping out of gear, and as I had already had the gearbox out to replace the clutch, I didn’t fancy having to do it again. It had to go! Once again the lure of eBay was overwhelming, and before I had time to reconsider, or even investigate the market much, I was again the owner of a sight-unseen classic, this time a Pageant Blue 1979 MGB V8 Roadster. Yes, I know I’ve already said I preferred Triumphs, but


the only V8 they did was the Stag, and it never really seemed to be a ‘sports car’ to my eyes, plus I’d heard dark tales of the Triumph V8 engine. So, an MGB it was, and another train trip to the south coast ensued, Bournemouth this time, and the blue beast was mine. Oh, the rumble of that V8 - what bliss! The exhaust half fell off on the way home when a bracket broke, but what the heck! Again, like the TR it was a lovely car, and the fresh-air motoring in the summer with that exhaust burbling away behind me was a delight. But . . . by then I had rejoined HCA&AC and been to see my first Debden sprint, and I started thinking to myself “I wouldn’t mind having a go at that””. But, nice as the B was, I knew it could never compete on anything like equal terms with the machinery present at these events, and it wasn’t prepared in the least for competition. So now came the dilemma – do I keep the B and get something else for sprinting, or replace it altogether with a purpose-built competition-cum-road car. As I still liked the idea of trundling around country lanes in an open-topped sports car I didn’t really want to part with the MG at this stage, so my old friend eBay was once again resorted to. Still keeping to the ‘classic’ mould, my eye chanced upon a neat little black MG Midget, and this looked like it was ready for a sprint or two, what with it’s 1340cc A-series engine, 649 cam, 40DCOE Weber, roll-cage, wide wheels etc. And it was reasonably cheap, so I could still keep the MGB ‘for best’ (amazing how one justifies it all to oneself). This one was right up in Kendal in the Lake District, and the idea of driving a Midget all the way down the M6 didn’t appeal, so this time I got it shipped down on a low-loader. Apart from the tracking being way out, which meant it leapt from side to side like a demented hare at the slightest bump, it seemed to go OK – in fact it was quite the little screamer and very entertaining to drive, like all Midgets cornering like a go-kart, but even more so with its wider track and big wheels (it had a Ford Mexico rear axle which made it about a foot wider than standard, with the front spacered out to match). Unfortunately though, despite being a hoot to drive on the road, the Midget proved, in the couple of Debden sprints I did in it that year (2009), that it’s one thing to feel quick on the public road but quite another to be quick on a circuit. The potential was there but the times weren’t, so a deal of headscratching was done over the winter break to come up with an ‘improvement plan’


for the new season. Decent tyres were a must, plus some more power and work on the suspension was needed. But first I had to get it through an MOT! But now I had three sports cars with only space for two at most, so the Triumph was put up for sale on eBay. Amazing to say, and although initially it seemed as though it would barely scrape my reserve, the last twenty minutes saw a flurry of bidding activity, culminating in a winning bid from a buyer in Cologne. Not only had it sold but I was in with a nice profit as well. I was beginning to like this eBay business! The German buyer duly brought a trailer over, drove the TR6 round the block before loading it up, and away it went to the Fatherland. But then everything changed. A visit to the annual MG Autojumble at Stoneleigh Park early in the New Year of 2010 saw to that. Wandering around somewhat aimlessly, armed with a list of bits and bobs I needed to fettle the B and the Midget, I chanced upon the Frontline Developments stand. And there it was! This gorgeous MGB GT Sebring, resplendent in red and just beckoning to me. There are times when you just know you must have something, and despite your head telling your heart to take a running jump, your inner self knows, deep down, that there’ only going to be one outcome! Being an owner of an MGB already, I was into all the history etc of the marque, and had admired from afar the wonderful shape of the so-called ‘Sebring’ GTS works cars, and knew that there was a small market in replicas of these iconic vehicles, usually with V8 power rather than straight-six MGC lumps. And here was one such beastie! I asked the nice man on the stand about it, and he turned out to be Tim Fenna, founder and director of Frontline Developments and the actual owner of the car in question. Talk about a lamb to the slaughter – I’d already more or less told him I must have the car, come what may, before we even started talking about numbers, so it was very much a ‘sellers market’ as far as he was concerned. Before too long a deal was struck, subject to test drives (yes, that was a first, actually trying BEFORE buying), with Tim agreeing to take the black MG Midget as part of the deal, which made life that little bit simpler for me. Anyway, to cut a long story sideways, Tim and I duly met up in Hemel Hempstead, tried each others cars out, exchanged some tenners and the deal was done – actually I tell a lie, we didn’t so much exchange tenners as I gave him quite a lot of them. Not long afterwards I eBayed the blue MGB Roadster and largely broke even on it, so I was now back to just the one classic. My wife was highly delighted as it now meant she could park her car in the garage again, and I was highly delighted that I had got a stunning car which combined the qualities of the others in one car - full-length Webasto sun-roof which stays open most of the time so I get the wind-in-my-hair effect of an open roadster but without the impracticality, it’s sprint-prepared with stuff like roll-cage, harness, seats, fire extinguisher etc, plus it it’s got oodles of V8 power and full Frontline suspension mods giving it great handling. What more can one ask for? And unlike the other three, this one is a ‘keeper’. It’s fantastic fun on the road, with power and handling to keep up with most modern stuff when required, it can turn its hand to the odd sprint or hillclimb, and it takes track days in it’s stride. In fact it’s best time at last years MGOT Goodwood track day would have put it on the third row


of the AC Cobra 50th anniversary race at the Revival meeting (yes, yes, I know that my lap was dry and the Cobras were practising in the wet, but I can still dream can’t I?) It also had a trouble-free 800 mile round trip to last year’s Le Mans Classic, actually the car’s second trip to Le Mans but my first, which was great fun – more classic sports cars than one could shake the proverbial stick at, and if you’ve never been I can highly recommend it. The drive down there is a blast! And what’s more, it never overheats! A common problem with V8-engined MGBs, even the original factory-built models, is overheating, particularly in traffic. This is usually due to the tight fit of the engine under the bonnet, and the proximity of the exhaust pipes to everything else. The heat just can’t get away enough and the fuel vaporises. The blue V8 roadster was a pig as far as that was concerned, despite copious lagging of the exhaust headers. But the ‘Sebring’ B V8 never suffers from this problem due, I believe, to the simple solution of having holes cut in both inner wings and routing the header pipes out that way, to then join up to a single pipe underneath the car. Elementary, my dear Watson. You can just see this in the above picture. You will also notice the name ‘Costello’ cut into the aluminium box just ahead of the radiator. This is an interesting addition and provokes comments from many would-be aficionados of the MGB. So, here’s ‘a bit of history’. A chap called Ken Costello, who was a tuner, fabricator and race car builder, saw the potential of an MGB with more power, but not the rather unwieldy MGC, and came up with the idea of shoe-horning the Rover 3.5 V8 engine into the B back in the late 60’s – the alloy V8 was much the same weight as the standard BMC iron 1.8 litre 4cylinder lump so it wouldn’t upset the weight distribution too much. So he set to and built several of these cars, mainly on the roadster body but there were also some GT’s. When the factory saw what could be done they decided to take the project on themselves, and duly released their own MGB V8 on the GT body only, of which they made about 2500 (actually, the factory claimed that they were planning it anyway, and it had nothing to do with Costello’s project). However, a high price and the fuel crisis of the early 70’s put paid to it’s long-term success. My car is NOT an original Costello conversion which are, as you would imagine, few and far between now, although many who see the name emblazoned on it assume that it is. But Frontline Developments have had a business association with Ken Costello in recent years and the nameplate was Tim Fenna’s way of promoting that association on his own car. I see no reason to remove it – I think it looks rather good! Due to various other commitments etc I have only managed to do one Debden sprint in it so far, but the intention is to bring it out more this season. There is still some work to do, mainly involving the fitting of some decent tyres and getting the suspension tweaked properly, but I was dead chuffed to have just pipped Geoff Dark’s Ferrari F355 in the damp session at the


October 2010 event, so the potential is there (and we are talking about a forty-five year old car here). The trouble is with motorsport though – you’re never satisfied!

Notice from the above picture what I laughingly call the ‘Quick Release, Slow Fill’ fuel filler cap on the C-pillar. All very ‘Sebring’ authentic but as the tank is still underneath the floorpan the filler neck has to turn through ninety degrees to get there, so fuel ‘blow-back’ is pretty much guaranteed when refuelling. But hey, nothing’s perfect, and no-one knows except me! Technical Specification ENGINE: 3.9 litre Rover V8 fitted with stage two cylinder heads and camshaft.

Carburation is by a four-choke Edelbrock carburettor mounted on an Offenhauser ‘Dual-Port’ inlet manifold. Power is approximately 265bhp. It has 4-into-1 big-bore exhaust headers exiting each side through the front inner wings. TRANSMISSION: Ro ver LT77 5-speed gearbox, Quaife limited slip differential in MG

V8 tube axle. FRONT SUSPENSION: Double wishbones, with coil springs and separate adjustable Spax telescopic shock absorbers by Frontline Developments. REAR SUSPENSION: Custom 4-link trailing arms plus transverse Panhard rod for

lateral location, coil springs and integral adjustable Spax telescopic shock absorbers by Frontline Developments (this assembly replaces the standard leaf spring / lever arm shock absorber arrangement) BRAKES: 11 inch front ventilated discs with ‘four-pot’ Wilwood calipers and EBC

‘Yellowstuff’ brake pads. 11 inch rear drums. WHEELS: 205/15” 8JJ Minilite 10-spoke alloys with Yokohama tyres (at present). BODY: Fibreglass ‘Sebring’ style front and rear wings, fibreglass front and rear valances, fibreglass ‘MGC’ bonnet. ‘Works-type’ quick-release large bore fuel filler mounted on right-hand rear quarter panel. Perspex headlight cowls. INT ERIOR: Safety Devices roll cage, provision for full-harness seat belts (although

currently fitted with inertia reel belts for road use), fire extinguisher, Cobra racing seats and OMP 13” leather-bound steering wheel, Webasto sun-roof and electric windows.


HCA&AC Annual Awards Dinner 2013 The traditional end of season HCA&AC Awards Dinner was held for the first time at the South Herts Golf Club in Totteridge on Saturday 23rd February, back to our traditional end of February date after last year’s slightly later event held in early March. We had a very good turnout with over 60 members and guests, who enjoyed an excellent three-course meal with a fish starter, choice of salmon or lamb for the main course, and cheese and biscuits or ‘pudding’ to finish. And very good it was too. The walls of the club dining room had been adorned with some excellent poster photos of members and cars, to lend an automotive flavour to the event. Unlike the Mill Hill venue of the past few years, South Herts had the bar in the same room as the meal was being served, which meant that people all stayed in the same place rather than tending to fragment. The staff made us all very welcome and the room had a light and modern ambience. As this year is the 110th anniversaryof the founding of the Herts County Auto and Aero Club the committee wanted something special for the dinner, so engaged the services of an after-dinner speaker, this being none other than Tony Southgate, foremost racing car designer for the past forty years and current President of the 750 Motor Club. After the meal, and before the awards were presented, Tony gave us all a fascinating ‘life-history’, accompanied by visuals displayed on the large screen behind, from his beginnings with Lola Cars in a tinyback-street alley in Bromley to his most recent work with the all-conquering Audi Le Mans-winning sports car factory squad. Tonyhas designed over 40 racing cars in his time, and when we saw just a selection of the famous cars he has been responsible for we began to appreciate the significance of his contribution to motor sport. Lola T70, Eagle Indy Car winner, BRM P153, P160 and P180, Shadow and Arrows F1 cars, Jaguar XJR Le Mans winners, Ford, Nissan, Ferrari and Audi sports cars – these are just a few spanning the period from the 60’s to present day. Tony’s very first design was his own Austin 7 Special and underpins his longstanding commitment to and fascination with ‘lowcost’ racing, as exemplified by his presidency of the 750 MC. Altogether it was a fascinating 45 minutes of behind the scenes insights into the sometimes not so high-powered world of professional motor sport – his humorous comments that such-and-such car was a ‘heap of junk’ gave the lie to some of the hype the public is often fed! On to the awards themselves, with Steve Muir acting as MC and Tony Southgate, as guest of honour, handing out the trophies. With Steve’s extensive knowledge of the club’s history he was able to give us some very interesting background to the magnificent trophies being presented. Gordon Stubberfield was manning the camera to ensure that each trophy winner had to say ‘Cheese’. This year the top award of the Cook Trophy, for the most successful competitor in all events open to HCA&AC members, was extremely close fought between Carl Warnell and Stephen Reynolds. Both scored 108 points from their eight best results, but Carl just pipped Stephen by virtue of him having competed in eleven events to Stephen’s ten. Altogether a very close-fought contest. A well-subscribed raffle followed, and the evening wound down with people intermingling, chatting and relaxing, and probablydoing a bit of imbibing as well!


Seen here is the splendid array of trophies awarded

And here are the award winners, with the exception of Stephen Reynolds and Jonathan Gibbs who were both regrettably unable to attend the event.

Cook Trophy winner for 2013, Carl Warnell (left), being presented his trophy by Tony Southgate‌ ‌while dad Keith Warnell (below) picks up the Blackley Fuggle Trophy

John Ridgeon looks pleased with the Clark Trophy below, having already been a winner of the Jarvis Trophy in 2011


Here we have Mel Poolman proudly holding the Woodward Trophy . . . .

…and Tom Duncan with the Ken Brown Trophy for most successful novice competitor.

Lindy Scarborough again took the Wilcocks Rose Bowl for 2012, as in 2011 (and good to see Lindy so well after her recent illness)

In his second year of sprinting with his Porsche 968 Howard Dawson got his hands on the Salmon Trophy. Harter Trophy winner and Club Secretary Donald Duncan seen below


Club President Graham Scarborough looks delighted to receive the Targa Trophy for his efforts at Octobers sprint at Debden . . .

‌ while brother Trevor, Stag Party editor, bags the superb model vintage Bentleywhich is the Lewis Trophy.

And finally, Scott Duncan and Jim Duncan divvy up the Marshalls Tankard and Fatigue Cup between them


All the HCA&AC 2012 Trophy Winners Congratulations to our trophy and award winners: COOK TROPH Y

Carl Warnell

JAR VIS TROPHY

Stephen Reynolds

BLACKLEY FUGGLE TROPHY Keith Warnell CLARK TROPHY

John Ridgeon

WOODWARD TROPH Y KEN BROWN TROPHY WILCOCKS ROSEBOWL SAL MON TROPH Y

Mel Poolman Tom Duncan Lindy Scarborough Howard Dawson

NEW HUDSON CUP HARTER TROPH Y TARGA TROPH Y FATIGUE CUP LEWIS TROPH Y MARSHALS TANKARD

Jonathan Gibbs Donald Duncan Graham Scarborough Jim Duncan Trevor Scarborough Scott Duncan

For the most successful competitor in all events open to HCA&AC members For the most successful competitor in races, sprints and hillclimbs open to HCA&AC me mbers For the next highest score in the points table For the most successful driver in all events other than races, sprints and hillclimbs open to HCAAC members. Or the next highest in the poin ts table For the next highest scorer in the points table For the most successful novice competitor For the most successful lady competitor For the most successful competitor at HCA&AC’s Debden sprint venue For success in national and inte rnational motor sport For Best HCA&AC at the May Debden sprin t For Best HCA&AC at the October Debden sprint For the hardest working non-committee member For best contributio n to the clu b magazin e/website For the most help at HCA&AC events

Scale of Points Position 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th 13 th 14 th 15 th 16 th 17 th 18 th 19 th 20 th 21 st 22 nd 23 rd 24 th 25 th 26 th 27 th 28 th 29 th 30 th 31 st 32 nd

1 2 3 4 8 10 12 14 4 8 10 4 7 4

5 15 12 9 6 4

6 16 14 11 8 6 4

7 17 15 13 10 8 6 4

8 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4

9 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 4

10 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4

11 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4

12 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 8 7 6 5 4

Bonus points for FTD in Sprints and Hillclimbs FTD

8 points

2 nd FTD

5 points

3 rd FTD

3 points

13 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

14 22 20 18 16 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

15 22 20 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

Number in class 16 17 18 19 23 23 24 24 21 21 22 22 19 19 20 20 17 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 10 11 12 13 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 4 5 6 4 5 4

20 25 23 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

30 26 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

40 28 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

50 30 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

60 32 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

70 34 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

80 36 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4


HCA&AC 2013 Annual Challenge Trophy Rules 1. The first six trophies in the list will be awarded annually to members of the club scoring most points in events qualifying for the particular trophy during the year ending 31st December. Full and family members are eligible and the member’s subscription must be fully paid up at the time the points are earned. 2. Challenge Trophies will be held for one year only. Permanent replicas will also be given. 3. Points will be gained according to the following tables. Final consideration will be given to the following number of events:   

up to 8 events available in the year, points from 5 events to count; 9 or 10 events available in the year, points from 7 events to count; 11 or more events available in the year, points from a maximum of 8 events to count.

EXCEPTION: Cook, Jarvis, Blackley Fuggle, and Woodward Trophies only. A member may count up to 8 scores in any single category, but may score additional points in another category. So if a member takes part in 12 races sprints and hillclimbs only his best 8 will count, but if he also competes in other events (say rallies, autotests or PCTs) he may add points for all these up to 8 more events. 4. Qualifying events will be: a) All HCA&AC sporting events held under MSA jurisdiction. b) All other sporting events to which HCA&AC and/or the Area Associations to which HCA&AC is affiliated have accepted an invitation. c) All Area Championship events for which a member has registered as a contender. 5. When a competitor has more than one entry at a meeting (drives several cars at a sprint or takes part in several races), he may count a maximum of 2 scores. For the purposes of rule 3 this counts as 2 events. 6. No member may win more than one of the following trophies, in order of preference: COOK, JARVIS, BLACKLEY FUGGLE, CLARK, LESLIE. 7. In the event of equal eligible points scored, the competitor who has entered most events will win. If there is still equality, the competitor scoring the greatest number of first places will win, and so on considering second places etc. 8. To qualify for Leslie trophy points, the member must be first named navigator in a crew. 9. Except for events organised by HCA&AC, it is the individual’s responsibility to claim points by sending a copy of the results to: Steve Muir, 5 Eaton Park, Eaton Bray, Dunstable LU6 2SP. email stephen.muir@btinternet.com 10. The decision of the committee is final in all anomalies and problems.


HCAAC Championship

2012 Final Scores Competitor points total (best of 8)

Quiz Answers Carl Warnell Stephen Reynolds Keith Warnell John Ridgeon Mel Poolman Mitchell Perry Paul Bryan Donald Duncan Howard Dawson Nick Duncan Graham Scarborough Tom Duncan Ted Roberts Adrian Goding Jonathan Dawson Lindy Scarborough Trevor Firmin Tony Gattuso Mat Wilson Tony Staines Graham Perry Austin Reed Robert Howard Brian Moore Graham Morris Ben Wilson Freddie Mercer David Craig Peter Moore Khan Busby Jon Doubleday Sally Fitzgerald Gerry Cannon Julian Kirwan Donald McIver Geoff Hodge

108 108 92 76 68 57 41 40 35 28 28 24 24 23 23 21 20 19 14 13 12 12 12 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 4

Word Round 1. Cylinders are horizontally opposed (i.e. a ‘flat’ configuration’) 2. 36 metres or 118 ft 3. Omologato 4. Datsun 5. London to Brighton Emancipation Run 6. Dacia 7. Phil Irving 8. Bluebird 9. Barstow 10. Vitaly Petrov 11. Czeckoslovakia 12. Horch, Audi, DKW, Wanderer 13. New York 14. Sebastien Loeb 15. Denis Jenkinson 16. Motor Sport 17. Bugatti Royale 18. Dunsfold 19. VW Beetle 20. Austin Healey 100/3000 MGB Jaguar D & E-Type AC Ace / Cobra Picture Round 1 Armstrong-Siddeley Lancaster 16/18hp 1952 Austin A40 Sports 1952 Morris 8 Series E 1947 Humber Hawk Mk VI 1953 Standard Flying 9 1938 Picture Round 2 Niki Lauda Mike Hawthorn Jacky Ickx Dan Gurney


HCA&AC CLUB OFFICIALS

President

Graham Scarborough

Chairman

Chris Wils on

Honorary Treasurer

Khan Busby

Honorary Secretary

Donald Duncan

Membership Secretary

David Gibbs

Child Protection Officer

Evely n Gibbs

Committee Member

Steve Muir

Committee Member

Brian Horne

Committee Member

Tony Gattuso

Committee Member

Lionel Reeves

Committee Member

Jonathan Gibbs

Committee Member

Gerry Cannon

Web Site Editor

Gordon Stubberfield

Events Secretary

Pete Walters

9 Cole Green, Hertford, Herts SG14 2NL Tel: 01707 330284 E-mail: bedwell@btconnect.com Quic kswood Farm, Clothall, Baldock, Herts SG7 6RP Tel: 01462 790369 Email: quickswoodfarm@unicombox.co.uk Highfield House, Mangrove Lane, Hertford, Herts SG13 8QJ E-mail: khan.busby@btopenworld.com C/O Quenby Brothers Ltd., High Street, Baldock SG7 6AZ Tel: 01462 499930 E-mail:quenby@btinternet.com 56 Connaught Avenue, North Chingford, London E4 7AA Tel: 020-8529-0616 E-mail: david.gibbs@telerealtrillium.com 56 Connaught Avenue, North Chingford, London E4 7AA Tel: 020-8529-0616 E-mail: the.gibbs@hotmail.co.uk 5 Eaton Park, Eaton Bray, DUNSTABLE LU6 2SP Tel: 01582 872599 E-mail: stephen.muir @ukonline.co.uk “Foxes Walk”, The Retreat, Hutton Essex CM13 1AN Tel: 01277 219745 E-mail: the_hornes@talktalk.net 15, Poets Gate, St James Rd, Goffs Oak, Herts. EN7 6SB Tel: 01707 870864 Email: tony.gattuso@xerox.com 21 The Moat, Puckeridge, Ware, Herts SG11 1SJ Tel: 01920 823195 E-mail:margaretreeves@btinternet.com 56 Connaught Avenue, North Chingford, London E4 7AA Tel: 020 8529 0616 E-mai: john5401@hotmail.com Church Grove, 8 Church End, Arlesey SG15 6UY Tel: 01462 734127 E-mail: gerrycannon1@btinternet.com 16 Glebe Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 8NY E-mail gordon.stubberfield@btinternet.com 48 Aston End Road, Aston, Stevenage, Herts SG2 7EX Tel: 01438 880484 E-Mail: pete@3arc.com

Club Nights - From 8.00pm First Wednesday of month at: The John Bunyan, Colemans Green Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts. AL4 8ES

Club Website http://www.hertscountyaac.co.uk/home.htm

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