miscellany, August 1997

Those hoping to attend the Aintree Festival of Motorsport on 19/20th July will have to wait for another year. The cost of mending the historic track has caused the delay. Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Roy Salvadori will still attend a Forum in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 19th July, starting at 6:30pm

Spa-Francorchamps will host the eagerly-awaited pilot race for the new Historic Group C series on September 6/7, following the postponement of Donington fixture on July 5/6.

Motor racing commentator Neville Hay has traced the history of Alfa Romeo and Ferrari in two vibrant new titles created for Duke Video’s Great Racing Cars series. They are available from Halfords and other retailers at £10.99, or from Duke Video, PO Box 46, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1DD at £12.99 inc postage.

‘Old Number 8,’ the works development SS100 which took Jaguar into racing in the ’30s was driven at the Goodwood Festival by John Mayston-Taylor, whose craftsmen at Lynx Motors has refettled it superbly.

Dr Anthony Hudson’s 1925 Austin Seven Doctor’s Coupe tied with the 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I sports tourer of Charles Howard for the Best of Show title in the Louis Vuitton Classic concours at London’s Hurlingham Club last month.