On the day before the much anticipated VSCC Richard Seaman and Flockhart Trophies race meeting at Donington Park, a memorial to the great Bemd Rosemeyer was unveiled by the son of the driver, who most famously won the Donington GP for Auto-Union in 1937.
The granite slab has been erected by the entrance to Tom Wheatcroft’s collection of historic racing cars. The Seaman/Flockhart race was won by David Morris (ERA R11B) at 80.66mph from Ludovic Lindsay (ERA R5B) and John Ure (ERA R9B). The Christies Patrick Lindsay race went to Barrie Baxter (Maserati 4CM) at 76.14mph, followed by Julian Bronson (Riley) and B Cannel (Alvis), and Sir John VenablesLlewelyn (Type 51 Bugatti) was first in the Seaman/Williams race completed at some 72.10mph, ahead of R Baker (Hispano-Delage) and Alexander Boswell (Bequet-Delage).
The Seaman/Flockhart race itself resulted was a victory for A Smith (Cooper T43) at 79.98mph, second was Spencer Flack in his CooperBristol while Barrie Williams’ Connaught was third. The other races were won by
S Davidmann (Riley), M Painter (MG), R Cobden (Riley), C Maclean (Riley), A Gamer (Lister-Jaguar) and B Riches (Riley-Alvis). The anticipated Auto-Union, very sadly, did not materialise…