Carl Gray started the new VSCC hillclimb season just as he finished the 2005 edition, by taking another overall FTD in his 1.1-litre Hardy Special. Just as he had at Loton Park the previous autumn, Gray outshone more powerful cars with brave handling of the supercharged single-seater.
Unfortunately, a major oil spillage meant that some classes only had one timed run, but that was enough for Gray to set a 48.15sec best.
Stewart Becker (Morgan-GN ‘Salome’) was six-tenths of a second away, while 2005 FTD-setter Trevor John was best of the pre-war cars in his AC/GN ‘Cognac’ on 49.25sec.
Becker took the prize for the fastest vintage car up the hill, while Pete Candy’s Riley Falcon special ‘The Rat’ was the quickest sportscar.
Results FTD Carl Grey (Hardy Special). Fastest Vintage Stewart Becker (Morgan-GN). Fastest Pre-war Trevor John (AC/GN ‘Cognac’).
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