VSCC shines for double-header
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