SILVERSTONE HOSTS FORMULA VINTAGE
The Vintage Sports-car Club’s 2018 Formula Vintage season kicked off at Silverstone on 21-22 April, with a programme that included invited grids from the AR Morgan Challenge, FISCAR and the Historic Grand Prix Car Association. In the race for the Patrick Lindsay Memorial and Amschel Rothschild Trophies, Frederick Harper’s Kurtis Roadster held off the Alta of Gareth Burnett by just 0.73 secs. Richard Pilkington picked up the Fox & Nicholl Trophy in his Talbot T26 SS, while James Baxter (Riley-era) won the first All-comers Scratch Race and finished runner-up to Julian Grimwade’s Norris Special in the second.
Edward Williams’ Frazer Nash topped the Pre-war Sports Cars field, and Rüdiger Friedrichs won the Silverstone Trophy in his Alvis Firefly. The trio of pre-war handicap races went to David Seber (Wolseley Hornet special), James Whitmore (Riley 12/4 special) and Douglas Martin (Hillegass).
Frederick Harper’s Kurtis Roadster narrowly beat Gareth Burnett’s Alta