Soon after bashing their cars about on the Welsh hills, regular masochists in the VSCC rush up to Lakeland to do it all over again, on an even tougher range of “sections”, for they prefer that old cars are used rather than be incarcerated in museums. It happened this year on November 9th, the hills with such typically Lakelandish names as Sale Fell, Lowthwaite Side, Blase Beck, Swinside and Buttermore Old Road, a dozen all told, including the dreaded Drumhouse. In fact, Grisdale seems to have been more difficult, apart from which eight drivers were penalised for striking markers here and there. Some, like Brian Gray, C Ayre, D Meyer, K Hill and L Murray seem to have gone a long way, for very little action. But the Lakeland’s popularity is shown by the 80 entries, of whom only three non-started.
P Blakeney-Edwards won the Bridge Hotel Trophy in his Frazer Nash, Roger Collings the Kirkstile Plate in his Bentley, Mark Joseland the Roy Paterson Cup in his Frazer Nash. There were two classes. In the first, Premier awards were gained by Blakeney-Edwards, R Thwaites (A7), R Felton (Bugatti), and F Giles (Frazer Nash). Second Class Awards by R Adnams (A7), G Winder (A7), R Low (A7), S Gordon (A7), H Spence (Lea-Francis), R Scaldwell (Riley) and R Clark (HRG). Third Class Awards went to H Stringer (A7), S Welsh (A7), L Murray (Frazer Nash), and H Moffatt (Bugatti). Class 2 Premiers went to Collings, S Baxter (Chrysler) and T Threlfall (Ford). Second Class awards to E Peppercorn (30/98), B Spollon (30/98), and G Toms (Fiat). Third Class awards went to D Marsh (30/98), M Baxter (Ford), D Hescroft (AC), J Millham (30/98), J Ghosh (30/98) and G Rankin (30/98). WB