I was very interested to read your “High Speed Trials” article in the November issue. As a competitor in the VSCC April Silverstone High Speed Trial this year, I had to complete 21 laps in 40 minutes in an 1100cc vintage car, which is an average of 50.65 mph, so I think your sums are a bit out! Far from being more lenient, the VSCC requires an average speed of 15 mph faster than the JCC for my class.
Incidentally, the two pit stops were discontinued several years ago — there is now one mandatory pit stop for a plug change.
Whilst competing at this meeting, I was very kindly given a photo of my car—Riley Brooklands VC 8303— racing in the BARC 18th Members Sports Car Meeting at Goodwood on April 26, 1955. You published a letter from a Mr N Gadsby in Motor Sport in November 1987 referring to his racing experiences with my car and I wonder if he is the driver? I would be very interested to hear from him, or anyone else who knows any of the history of my Car.
Tony Irwin, Lancaster, Lancashire