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Sept & Oct 2013

No 192

Driving School Report Breakfast Club News, Mac Classic Entry Form Annual Prize Giving Lunch


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Editorial By Mark Constanduros

The MIDLAND AUTOMOBILE CLUB (est. 1901) Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Worcestershire WR6 6RP Telephone during office hours: 01886 812211 Fax No: 01886 812917 www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

OFFICIALS 2013 President: J. W. Moody Vice Presidents: A.B. Griffiths, A.E. Gabriel, N.H. Harrison, I.A. Harper, M.D. Griffiths, F. Drasar, D.M. Nursey, J.J. Toulmin, D.S.Whitefoot Committee: I. Antony Harper (Chairman), M. Harrison (Vice Chairman), J.R. Wood, T.W.J. Moody, D.L. Ball, W.S. Durling, A.K. Harrison, Mrs M. Nightingale, J.S. Robinson, S.D. Fidoe, P.G. Nuthall, Dr C. Perks Treasurer: M Harrison

I seem to remember writing my last column whilst the BBC were outside filming Father Brown. What a great three days they were, you can read more further on in this issue. I am writing this column early, so the last event of the season hasn't taken place just yet, but I am sure it will end on a high with great weather forecast and a full entry. Roger will give more information in his column on the event and we will have a review in the next issue. Who could have guessed us having six virtually dry meetings this year having had the opposite the year before? It was such a shame that the Members’ Non-competitive Day had to be cancelled, but with not enough entries it wasn’t cost effective to run the event. It would be interesting to hear any thoughts people have and whether we run the event next year – let us know. Roger (Thomas) has announced that the Annual Prizegiving Lunch will take place on 10th November. Included in this issue is the application form. Please do support this event and our members’ achievements – this year there is a guest speaker, Peter Tomlinson. Looking to the winter closed season, we haven't got too much planned, in fact we would like to have a quiet winter! But we are planning to refurbish the toilet blocks in the Car Park and at the Esses.

Company Secretary & Commercial Manager: Mark Constanduros Competitions Secretary: Roger Thomas Administration Assistant: Gill Dayson Archivist: David Moore Auditors: Bloomer Heaven and Co The views and statements expressed are not necessarily those of the MAC. Correspondence also is the opinion of the writer only. The Midland Automobile Club accepts no responsibility nor endorses the products or services offered by the advertisers.

@thanksmarshal, the MSA Marshalling Lion, the motorsport volunteer! If you see him, take a pic and tag him! Remember, volunteers are the power behind British motorsport and this is the MSA's Year of the Volunteer in Motor Sport. @thanksmarshal seen at Shelsley Walsh with the signing on ladies. Front Cover: Filming of Father Brown Photo: Mark Constanduros design and print: The Printed Word

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Midland Automobile Club Contacts Mark Constanduros Company Secretary & Commercial Manager for Sponsorship, Advertising, Corporate, PR, Marketing and MAC News

T: 01886 812211 ext 3 or M: 07891 544705 (office hours) E: mark@mac1901.co.uk

Roger Thomas Competitions Secretary for Competition enquiries

T: 01886 812211 ext 2 (Tuesday to Thursday) E: roger@mac1901.co.uk

Gill Dayson Event Co-ordinator and Administration Assistant for Event Enquiries, Membership, Tickets and Accounts

T: 01886 812211 ext 1 E: gill@mac1901.co.uk All our contact details are above to help you speak with the relevant person. If we are unable to take your call, we are either on the phone or away from the office, so please do leave a message and your call will be returned.

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Early Update on 2014 Renewals The next issue of the MAC News will include you renewal information for 2014. As an early bird update we would like to remind everyone how the renewal system works. As with the last two years, the membership packs will be sent out in early February to all those who have renewed and will include the first issue of the MAC News for 2014. By combining the renewals with the MAC News the club will only have one posting, which at present is very important due to the cost of postage and time involved. If you are planning to compete in the 2014 trials season, please could you get your membership renewal into us by the end of December so that we can confirm your membership for any event you wish to enter.

BBC Father brown As many of you have by now heard the BBC took over the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb near Worcester for three days to film an episode of the detective series Father Brown. Predominantly filmed in the Cotswolds, Father Brown is a detective series featuring Mark Williams, who has starred in Harry Potter and The Fast Show, as Father Brown. The plot for this episode was based around motor racing. Members of the Midland Automobile Club and their cars were invited to be extras in the episode as were the VSCC who are based in Chipping Norton, not far from where Father Brown is usually filmed. With the history that surrounds Shelsley Walsh, which has been running motor sport events since 1905, it wasn’t that hard to recreate. The pits were set dressed and the offices re-created in the period style of the early 1950s and Shelsley Walsh was soon brought back to life. Many of the cars used were of the same era and all the extras were dressed in period – some even had to shave off their beards, which provided much amusement. Mark Williams, who plays Father Brown, was very impressed with the venue, the facilities and the history, and got very enthusiastic when he saw the Napier Bentley leave the line in a cloud of smoke. Mark was very keen to congratulate driver Chris Williams upon his return. This episode of Father Brown is due out in mid January. 3


A social gathering of like minded enthusiasts

Open to everyone From 9 to 12 noon Hearty Breakfasts Available Walk the hill

2013 Dates February 10th March 10th April 7th May 12th June 16th July 14th August 11th September 8th October 13th Please register your attendance via our web site.

www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

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September Breakfast Club Report by Tony Adams, Photos Tony Adams

Late summer sun for penultimate breakfast … The penultimate monthly meeting of the Breakfast Club at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, a social gathering of like-minded enthusiasts, was held on Sunday and yet again attracted many drivers and their cars who took advantage of the late summer sunshine to visit the iconic venue. First time visitor to the club and reigning British Hill Climb Champion, Trevor Willis, who now lives locally, turned up on two wheels instead of four with his striking orange Laverda motorcycle and was ‘blown away’ by the amount of very different and exciting cars that filled the paddock. Members of the Malvern Hills Minis and Classic Car Club have now become regular visitors and they brought four very different examples with them, including a specially converted metallic purple cabriolet. Other cars on show included a ‘concours condition’ Austin Mini Cooper, white Porsche 911 Carrera and Lotus Esprit GT3, alongside beautiful Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar examples, and even an outrageous and extremely minimalist Honda-powered Ariel Atom. MAC commercial manager Mark Constanduros commented, “Throughout the year this meeting has gone from strength to strength and the club is delighted to continually welcome so many new visitors to Shelsley Walsh, who have the chance to walk the hill and sample our renowned breakfast. “Most people are now getting into the habit of registering their intention to attend via our website which always helps greatly with general organisation and catering arrangements. “Following complaints of people getting ‘over excited’ when arriving and leaving our last meeting, we have now placed extra signs to encourage our visitors to show due restraint and to respect our neighbours and the narrow country lanes surrounding Shelsley Walsh.” The final Breakfast Club meeting of the season takes place on Sunday 13th October and visitors are once again asked to register at www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk.

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Competitions Secretary’s Report by Roger Thomas

Another Shelsley season drew to a close last weekend with our two one-day meetings on the 21st and 22nd September. Once again the weather gods were kind to us, Saturday starting damp but drying rapidly by the time practice was underway. Full entries were the order of both days with 119 cars and 32 motorcycles starting the 21st September event and a total of over 600 runs being taken. Best Time of Day was by John Jones in the Pilbeam MP 88 with a time of 26.09 seconds, the only other 26 second run was by runner-up Ash Mason in the DJ Firehawk with a time of 26.72 seconds. Sunday morning started warm and dry, with a field of 135 cars ready for the day’s sport. Numbers had been higher for this event but there were a few non-starters for varying reasons. Even so, 520 runs were the target for the day. The event was enjoyed by the guests of GKN who were being entertained at Kennel bend and the Bottom Ess area. Best Time of Day was again made by John Jones in the Pilbeam MP88 with a slightly slower time than the previous day of 26.24 secs. Second and third best times, also in the 26 second bracket, were by Terry Graves and Clive Austin. Our final competitive event of the season is our visit to Curborough on 14th October, before the nights draw in with the end of British Summer time. Entries for this event have now officially closed with over 70 entries, but anyone desperate for a last end of season thrash, or a chance to try a newly acquired car, could apply to the club office for a late entry, and would be considered sympathetically. We are now collecting in the Club’s silverware from last year’s winners in preparation for our annual prizegiving at the Chateau Impney on 10th November. There will be a three course lunch at 1.00 p.m. Peter Tomlinson will be the after lunch speaker, followed by the presentation of trophies. A ticket booking form is included in this edition of the news. Tickets cost £30.00. We will now be turning our attention to next year’s events and putting together a calendar of varied and interesting cars. We expect to be able to announce dates and content in late November.

New Members Charles Partridge, Solihull

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JCB Factory Tour

Wednesday 23rd October 1.00 PM – 3.45PM Followed by Afternoon Tea £14.50 per Person To book a place please contact Pam Jarvie social@mac1901.co.uk or telephone 01299 266468 NB all visitors must be over 15 years of age and due to the length of the tour it may not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

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Shelsley Walsh Driving School by Jim Robinson

The final Sprint School of the year at Curborough promised to be wet initially all day, then the forecasters changed their minds the night before to rain in the morning drying up in the afternoon with rain returning about 4.00pm. Surprise, surprise – yet again they wrong guessed it! However, the dramas started about 7.00pm the previous evening as our marquee suppliers arrived to erect our marquee only to find Shenstone for reasons I still don’t quite understand had decided to widen the tarmac area opposite Pam Mayo’s catering facility. This meant if the marquee was going to be pitched where it normally went, the guy rope stakes would have to be driven through their expensive new tarmac. Fortunately, they had the sense to realise this would probably not meet with Shenstone’s approval! After a few hurried phone calls trying to explain the details to someone who has never been there before in his life, we finally made it understood that the only area large enough to accommodate this item would be in the main paddock and to our relief in the morning we arrived to find it in the position we had instructed. The problem was Pam Mayo was then going to have to transport the hot food there from her cooking facility some 150 yards away. Surprisingly, she didn’t see this as a problem and this later proved to be the case when she provided a very good lunch for which accolades were given from the customers. With this problem overcome, all nineteen of the pupils turned up, not all quite on time but proceedings were soon underway and there was the sound of rain on the roof whilst we were doing our introductory presentations. However, as we emerged to walk the course and start the real action, the rain ceased and not a drop fell for the rest of the day, probably kept off by the strong wind which actually dried the track very quickly. There was a wide variety of machinery on display, the most popular marque represented being Porsche with five different models, closely followed by three Elises, two Mazda MX5s, two Caterhams, a Stryker and a gorgeous sounding Metro 6R4. There was also a variety of more everyday machines and to prove you do not have to have the most exotic car in the world to show off your skills, it was not long before one of the youngest contenders stood out head and shoulders above everyone else – Stuart Bickley in his everyday commuting Renault Clio. Stuart’s 10 years of karting experience showed in his consistently smooth, correct and quick lines, but pretty hot on his heels was his father David in his all-enveloping bodied Stryker with a V6 Honda motorcycle engine. In between them was the lovely Porsche GT3 of Robert Lancaster-Gaye, closely followed by Bryan Smart in his Porsche Carrera RS. All four of them were covered by only four percentage points. The usual four requisite runs were completed prior to lunch, single lap affairs, with another two similar runs following lunch and a couple of double-lappers to conclude the day. All went off without too many incidents. We did have the odd spinner but nothing dramatic, and the breakdown truck was only required once to tow John Astle’s Elise back to the Paddock following a fuel starvation problem, but he managed to fix it in time for the next run. The runs were concluded, presentations made, and we departed the venue by 5.00pm with the threat of rain imminent, but which fortunately again did not materialise. As usual, everybody appeared to have enjoyed their day. Our thanks to all the team who now make these schools generally click like clockwork. 9


MAC SOCIAL EVENTS 2013 OCTOBER

NOVEMBER 21st Third Thursday Group 28th The Bell, Trysull

17th Third Thursday Group 31st The Bell, Trysull

DECEMBER TBA Third Thursday Group

Contact Details: The Third Thursday Dining Group meets at various venues For information contact Drene Baker colin.epl@btconnect.com or 01299 250778 The Bell at Trysull meet on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm - 8.00pm For more information contact John North 01902 895276 For all social event enquiries please contact Pam Jarvie on social@mac1901.co.uk or 01299 266468

Outsourced sales and marketing resource – expert & practical Kevin Grainger 07746 639404 – K.grainger@prioryconsult.co.uk – www.prioryconsult.co.uk

MAC Monthly Draw August Winners 1. M Fisher

ALL PROCEEDS TO SHELSLEY ARCHIVE

£100

2. P Aldridge

£50

3. P Hayward

£35

4. R Gale

£30

5. M Lamb

£25

6. JT Williamson

£20

7. P Kirby

£15

8. Mrs P Robinson

£10

You can enter at any time. Print off an Entry Form from www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk or contact Christine Perks 07814 792021 christine.perks@hotmail.co.uk THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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MAC Sports & Classics - News and Events by Tony Harrison

MAC Classic events are open to MAC Members only, unless otherwise noted. Eligibility of cars - Vintage, classics and modern sports cars. The French tour into Brittany, centred on the delightful town of Josselin, proved a great success and a full report can be found elsewhere in this issue. The final event for this year is the Classic Cruise to Stratford which is already fully subscribed and we have started work planning events for 2014. The show season will soon be upon us and we have started to get ready for the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at the NEC on 15th, 16th, 17th November. A special discounted ticket offer is available to Members and details of this can be found in the advertisement elsewhere in this issue. Member Richard Cook and his company Global Displays are again providing us with a superb stand which will feature some exciting cars including the winner of the C&SC magazine sponsored Concours held at the Classic Nostalgia meeting earlier this year, a superb Mk 1 Morris Mini owned by Dave Rippard. This will be followed by Race Retro on 21st to 23rd February 2014 inclusive at the usual Stoneleigh Park venue. Looking forward to next year, the major event in the calendar for classic and sports car aficionados will be:

27th April 2014 MAC Classic This will be another of our biennial fund raising events using a number of start venues around the Midlands. They currently include The National Motor Cycle Museum, Cotswold Airport, Shelsley itself and Halfpenny Green Vineyard. Open to all comers, we will be inviting other Clubs and individual classic car owners to enter, so do tell anyone you know with a qualifying car about it . As well as the Tulip note guided route to follow there will be a chance to experience the famous Hill, plus music, food and drink, Mill tours and so on. Entries are now open and a form is available in this issue.

DON’T FORGET YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON TWITTER WWW.TWITTER.COM/SHELSLEYWALSH

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Photo: Dennis Wood

MAC EVENTS 2013 JANUARY

20th

CLEE HILL TRIALS

FEBRUARY

10th

BREAKFAST CLUB

MARCH

10th

BREAKFAST CLUB

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

17th

PETER BLANKSTONE SPORTING TRIAL, SHELSLEY WALSH

7th

BREAKFAST CLUB

11th-12th

AN EVENING WITH BARRIE “WHIzzO” WILLIAMS

13th

WORK PARTY DAY

21st

CLASSIC RUN

4th & 5th

SPEED INTO SPRING

12th

BREAKFAST CLUB

25th

MIRA SPRINT MEET

1st & 2nd

BEST OF BRITISH

8th

ANNUAL PICNIC, SHELSLEY WALSH

16th

BREAKFAST CLUB

16th

BLYTON PARK SPRINT MEETING

21st

MIDSUMMER MADNESS TREASURE HUNT

25th

SHELSLEY WALSH SCHOOL

6th

REG PHILLIPS TROPHY MEETING

7th

VINTAGE AND POST VINTAGE THOROUGHBREDS

14th

BREAKFAST CLUB

27th & 28th

CLASSIC NOSTALGIA

2nd

AUSSIE BARBECUE, SHELSLEY WALSH

3rd

MIRA SPRINT MEETING

11th

BREAKFAST CLUB

17th & 18th

CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

27th

SHELSLEY WALSH SCHOOL

6th

MEMBERS NON-COMPETITIVE DAY

8th

BREAKFAST CLUB

21st & 22nd

AUTUMN SPEED FINALE

29th

CLASSIC RUN

13th

BREAKFAST CLUB

13th

CURBOROUGH SPRINT MEETING

Please see website or adverts elsewhere in the magazine for further details.

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Our Correspondent Reports By Eddie Walder

Alex crests the rise at Doune's East Brae.

Having just returned from Doune I will major on that but first to fill in on the two MSA British events between August Shelsley and my departure for Scotland. At Gurston Down Scott Moran won both run-offs taking control of the Championship. He only had a six point overall lead but an eye on the future scores to drop would have him lose 22 to second place Trevor Willis’s 34. Then at Prescott Moran and Willis ran mirror-image performances with reversed first and third places. Moran made most of the equal scores as Willis dropped five of those potential 34 points but the champion-in-waiting would not lose any until Doune and would need just five to take the crown. In that knowledge we convened at Doune hill climb to the west of the village and it is some nine miles from Stirling. I have mentioned before but will repeat, if you want to see some of the more distant hills, you must take in this one. Fiendishly tight, with half of the hill lined with Armco and stone walls, it does not seem that steep until you take in the sudden climb to the blind East Brae. It is like driving up to a wall and uncomfortable to the ankles when walking the track prior to the event. As Scott Moran sealed the title with third behind Trevor Willis in the first run-off it all seems a bit of an anti-climax but it was anything but because of the efforts of MAC Member and Teme Valley raised Alex Summers who is still only 22 years old. He summoned up his first ever stunning double run-off victory. It was a wet event on Sunday but this handed him no advantage as it was the same for all. Following his single victory at Shelsley in 2011 he has been marked out as one for the future and this must be the start of the next stage of his career. Let’s continue to follow his exploits in expectation of more wins. Alex leads the class based MSA Leaders Championship and a class win at Loton Park on the last weekend of September should seal his first ever title. Congratulations to Scott Moran and commiserations to Trevor Willis. I will report on the final top ten positions in the next MAC News as space and time is tight for this edition. 13


French Tour 2013 By Hilary & Colin Moore

We began with a pre-meeting in July at Shelsley where we received the tour instructions and information book which included suggested places of interest around Brittany. 24 cars (two Audis, one Jaguar, two Lotuses, two Mazdas, five MGs, two Mercedes, two Morgans, five Porsches, one Riley, one TVR, one Saab) met at Portsmouth for an overnight crossing to St. Malo. On arrival there, we and a few others enjoyed a typical French breakfast of croissants and baguettes, followed by a walk around the ramparts. We took the back roads to Josselin as described in the tour book, stopping for lunch in Jugonles-Lacs whilst others decided to drive direct to the hotel. The Hotel du Chateau at the side of the Nantes-Brest canal and opposite the chateau was our base for the next six days, many of the rooms offering views over the canal and chateau. We met each evening in the hotel bar for pre-dinner drinks followed by excellent and varied meals, this providing the opportunity to exchange notes from the day’s activities and plan the following day’s trips. Friday was the first of many sunny days with the opportunity for the tops to come off the cars. We visited the Museum of Resistance in Saint-Marcel; the museum shows the involvement of the Resistance in Brittany during the Second World War and the part Saint-Marcel played. As part of the visit we took a short tour in an amphibious vehicle showing us the various locations of the resistance activity. We returned to Josselin via the pretty little village of Lizio. Others spent the day exploring Vannes and the Gulf of Morbihan. 14


Saturday was Market day in Josselin and after a walk around the market and climbing the 127 steps to the top of the Notre Dame du Roncier to enjoy the views over Josselin, we were treated to music and dancing in the square by a Hungarian group from Tard which is twinned with Josselin. After lunch we hired velos and cycled along the canal towpath. The town of Josselin itself provided some fascinating sights, particularly the Chateau and the area of Sainte-Croix near our hotel. On Sunday we set off for the museum at Les Forges des Salles but got a bit lost on the way and ended up at the St. Gelven Abbaye which was largely destroyed during the French Revolution, a good place for lunch and coffee. We managed to find the museum at Les Forges des Salles in the afternoon and were joined by Gail and Tony. The museum offers a look back at the production of cast iron and the community that grew up around it. Others took the opportunity to have their cars blessed at the local Pardon of St .Eloi (parade of animals, tractors and cars). After the blessing, lunch was served at the village hall followed by dancing. On Monday several of us headed in convoy for Auray, parking on the quayside at St. Goustan and walking up into Auray. Lunch was back down in St. Goustan where we had galettes and crepes, which are a specialty of the area, overlooking the river and small harbour area. In the afternoon we drove down to the Bay of Quiberon for a paddle in the sea. Tuesday was an interesting day at the Lohaec motor museum which is well laid out and has cars, motorbikes and boats, however the most interesting car was to be found in the village square sculptured in privet and other flowers. 15


Wednesday we found our way to Cherbourg for the 17:00 Fast Cat to Portsmouth where we said our goodbyes and headed home. We had a very enjoyable time on this our first MAC holiday. Would we do it again? You bet we would!

OLD MOTORING BOOKS REQUIRED The regalia shop at Shelsley Walsh would be grateful to receive donations of any old motoring book or motoring memorabilia for resale. All money raised will go into the “Archive at Shelsley Fund” Contact Jeremy Nightingale 01527874565 16


MIDLAND AUTOMOBILE CLUB

SPORTS SPOR TS & CLASSICS SECTION

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Vintage and classics together with modern sports cars are all eligible. Entries will be accepted HUKZ[HY[ZHSSVJH[LKVUHÄYZ[ JVTLÄYZ[ZLY]LKIHZPZ :LSLJ[`V\YZ[HY[PUN]LU\LMYVT! ‹ Cotswold Airport, Cirencester ‹ National Motorcycle Museum (NMM), Solihull ‹/HSMWLUU`.YLLU=PUL`HYKZ /.=)VIIPUN[VU ‹ Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

THE T HE MAC CLASSIC C s Free entry to start point venues s Full English breakfast for entrants and crew (max. 2 persons) s All route instructions in a ‘tulip’ style road book s An untimed non-competitive ascent of the famous hill at Shelsley Walsh s Commemorative car tour plate s Photograph of your car at Shelsley s Brass Band entertainment and Pig Roast s Tour of the courtyard restoration project at Shelsley, including the working water mill

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For Sale EMPIRE 002 – 998cc Suzuki - £25,000 Class leading Carbon wrapped steel space frame single seater (26.33 at Shelsley). Mono-shock front with belville washer anti-roll set-up, double adjustable shocks at rear. K8 Suzuki (refreshed for 2013) standard ECU with Power Commander & Cordona quickshifter, Billet aluminium baffled sump. AIM EVO4 data logger and Mychron dash with integrated shift lights, gear position indicator, GPS receiver and wheel speed sensor. 2nd set of ATS wheels with Avon cut inters. Contact Simon Fidoe 07788 926 944 sfidoe13@hotmail.com SMITH FORMULA 2 – 1957 1957 Formula 2 car with Coventry Climax FWB 1460cc engine. Two cars only built by Gerald G. Smith. This is the only car running. Only two owners from new, history from new, original letters from Coventry Climax when engine ordered. Totally rebuilt by present owner while retaining its pertina. Alloy front wheels, inboard rear drum brakes (alfin type). Sequential gear box behind diff, all alloy body work. Old FIA papers, VSCC buff form. Regular competitor at Shelsley over many years. Price £29,950. Contact Jeremy Bouckley: jeremybouckley@gmail.com or 0121 313 1609 or 07904 40 9702. 1967 SUNBEAM STILETTO HILLCLIMB CAR Aldon/HSA Speed Champ class winner 1999, 2002, 2003, Midland Hillclimb Champ class winner 2007, BOC Classic Champ class winner 2009. Driver retiring from Motorsport. Complete package: CAR, PRG enclosed trailer, plus paddock awning and spares package. Whole package worth £30+K ... Best offer over £15,000 secures. Tel: 01327 262444. E-mail: richard@equibrand.co.uk MK 4, JEDI KNOWN AS CATPOL Powered by ZZR 1100 Kawasaki with high compression pistons, R2 cams, Flat slide carbs, Vance and Hines switchable ECU, Corrillo con rods, Bewley adjustable Diff casing, sequential gear shift lights. Two rear wings. Full nut and bolt strip down and chassis repaint for 2012 season, along with complete body repaint. £7,500. Can put a package together including spare engine with lots of other engine spares, and a twin axle trailer with elevating roof. All for £9,000. Contact Brian Sanders, 07884121427 or 01905 821763. SPARCO OPEN FACE HELMET But BS 6658 type A so not current motor sports spec (not fire proof). OK for track days. £10.00 Please contact Graham on 01584 781137. 31


TWIN AXLE BOX TRAILER with barn doors and clam shell roof. New heavy duty tow hitch fitted. Internal measurements 13’ x 6’ 2” by 5’ high. £1,200 ono. Call John on 01905 381161. CLASSIC AND THOROUGHBRED CAR MAGAZINES Full set from 1973 to date all in excellent condition - £250 the lot. All proceeds to the Shelsley Restoration Fund. Contact David Haggerty on 01684 575425 (Malvern). DAX RUSH COSWORTH SUPERCHARGED Built for competition in 2000, but fully road equipped, including bespoke weather equipment: hood, side screens, tonneau cover, etc. Car has done around 3,000 miles since new, including about a dozen sprints and hill climbs. Built as four-wheel drive Cosworth turbo, now running in rear-wheel-drive supercharged form. Running on Image minilites and A032R Yokos. Road legal, taxed and insured. Has around 300 bhp and 300+ lb ft of torque but huge potential. £12,500, or £14,000 with Brian James trailer. For full details and photos contact Ken Young, 07813 793447, Email: kgyoung@blueyonder.co.uk and see www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP00KWrBhk. PARTS FOR SALE 1300cc Ford X flow engine Big valve chambered head, A6 cam, light flywheel, twin Weber 40s ,standard bore. £500. 4x 13x7 Revolution four spoke alloy wheels 33⁄4" pcd .£160. Contact Bruce Atkinson, Bewdley 01299 266969 or 07742 366553. SKON An opportunity to buy this unique hill climb and sprint car built by Nutsan Racing. It is a total one off probably never to be repeated. Powered by Suzuki TL1000R engine, with Power Commander ECU set up by HML, cross pin diff with unique adjustment for chain tension. All new suspension and modified front wish bones, lightweight brake calipers, detachable steering wheel. Three sets of wheels, slicks, wets and another set, two front wings and two rear wings, spare chassis and the fibre glass mould for the body, a one off. This mould alone has been valued at £1,000. All this for £7,500. Contact Brian Sanders 07884121427 or Phil Nuthall 07720040093. FORCE PT—SUZUKI Fresh 1600cc Hayabusa. High spec car. FTDs at Mallory Park and Blyton Park. Some class records, several class wins, 5th in British Sprint in 2010. Frequent V8 beater driven by an OAP. What could you do? £19,000. jonathan@toulmin.info or 01789 731332. FETTERLOCKS FARMHOUSE Two miles from Shelsley Hillclimb startline; an excellent family home set in approximately 1½ acres. Three open garages, barn available for conversion to workshop, stables could convert to bungalow. Details from Andrew Grant (Worcester) and on-line. 1967 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTV Originally a Rhoddy Harvey Bailey development car, totally rebuilt in the late 90s. Acquired by me in 2009. Since then the car has had a full engine rebuild by Alfaholics in 2010 and has had very limited track day and hill climb use since. For more in depth details please contact Ian on the number below. Current MOT and free road fund licence. Price £34,500. Telephone Ian on 07831 820648 or email ian.stringer@gva.co.uk. 32


YAMAHA 125 Fully automatic scooter only done 169 miles and as new. First registered July 2012. Complete with two helmets, top box and waterproof cover, Watling tow-bar mounted rack and lashings. Will sell separately and can deliver or make available for collection in North or Midlands. Owner currently touring Scotland and heading south soon. Just email or phone Terry for more details. 075820 045272, tsrwright@gmail.com BITS FOR SALE Pair of Continental Sport Contact 2 N2 rated tyres. One 205/50/17 and one 255/40/17 with approximately 5 mm tread. Ideal for Porsche 911 or similar. Both in excellent condition. £100 the pair. Contact Peter Herbert on petergherbert@btinternet.com or telephone 03000 261391 (Wk) or 01325 377125 (H). PARTS FOR SALE 4 into 1 High Level Exhaust Manifold & Silencer for Lotus Twin Cam c/w Support Frame to Hewland £185.00 Pair ITG Foam Air Filters for Twin Weber DCOE £25.00 2 Cobra Clubman Seats, one like new & one well used! Offers Contact Roy Fellows 01384-393116 ‘UPHILL RACERS - THE HISTORY OF BRITISH SPEED HILLCLIMBING’ BY CHRIS MASON This book is in clean condition and is becoming hard to find through book dealers. The price is £100. Please contact John Green on 01653 692617 or jeangreen022@btinternet.com

Wanted BRABHAM BT21 OR SIMILAR RACE CAR Any condition considered. Contact Mike Broome on 0208 337 1572 or 0743 2151316. Email: mike.broome@hotmail.co.uk SINGLE AXLE TRAILER Preferably covered for Jedi race car. Tel Keith Robinson 01298 24644 or Mob 07989042977.

15 16 17 November 2013 at The NEC, Birmingham Come and meet us on stand number 6-520 Call 0871 230 1088 to book tickets or go online www.necclassicmotorshow.com There is a special advance ticket offer for MAC Club Members offering £5 off the Sat/Sun door price. See the advertisement in the latest copy of MAC News for details and discount codes. 33


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ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING LUNCHEON will be held at the chateau impney hotel droitwich spa, worcestershire on sunday 10th november 2013 – 12.30 for 1.00 pm followed by

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