VSCC shines for dou­ble-header

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The Vin­tage Sports-car Club put on back-to-back fix­tures in early Au­gust, be­gin­ning with its blueriband visit to Prescott on 4-5 Au­gust. An im­pres­sive en­try of 250 vin­tage and pre-war cars gath­ered at the Glouces­ter­shire hill­climb 80 years after the club’s first meet­ing there, and it was fit­ting that Nick To­pliss claimed the Mays-berthon Tro­phy, his 41.55-sec­ond climb be­ing posted at the wheel of R4D – the ex-ray­mond Mays ERA.

Robin Tu­luie was only a scant 0.54 secs slower en route to the Fastest Vin­tage award in his rapid Ri­ley Me­nasco Pi­rate, while Ed Burgess posted a run of 44.21 secs at the home of the Bu­gatti Own­ers’ Club to win the Peter Hamp­ton Tankard in his Type 51.

A week later, round four of the For­mula Vin­tage sea­son took place at Mal­lory Park. High­lights from the bumper 12-race pro­gramme in­cluded the in­au­gu­ral Her­bert Austin Chal­lenge, for which the VSCC joined forces with the 750 Mo­tor Club. Max Fraser came out on top at the end of the hand­i­cap race for Austin Sevens.

An­drew Howe-davies man­han­dled his 1911 SCAT to vic­tory in the Ed­war­dian Hand­i­cap Race, pick­ing up the Dick Bad­di­ley Tro­phy for his ef­forts, while David Se­ber (Wolse­ley Hor­net Spe­cial) won the Un­der 30s Hand­i­cap Race for the VSCC’S younger mem­bers.

Max Fraser claimed the in­au­gu­ral joint VSCC/750MC Her­bert Austin Chal­lenge at Mal­lory

Frank Collins kicks up the dirt at Prescott

SCAT in tune: An­drew Howard-davies drifts

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