VSCC at Loton Park 26-27 September
Talbots figured twice on the results board at the scenic hilIclimb: Robert Heelis (right) collected a handicap win among the big sportscars with the impressive 1936 Talbot-DarracqT150C, while Barry Clark’s 1913 Talbot beat the other non aero-engined Edwardians. Spencer Flack made FTD in his Cooper-Bristol, Tony Stephens took ERA RI 28 up quickest of the prewar cars, and fastest vintage driver was Westie Mitchell ( 1928 AC/GN). Simon and Dick Smith contrived to be first and second in l’A-litre sports in their Frazer Nash, below.
BRDC Silverstone circuit Jubilee party, October 2
BRDC President Lord Hesketh greeted over 6,500 guests as Silverstone celebrated its Golden Jubilee with a giant awards ceremony at the Northamptonshire circuit this month.
Duncan Rickett’s ERA E-type (left) starred, while other guests included Martin Brundle and Jackie Stewart (above). MOTOR SPORT readers voted the Lotus 25 greatest F1 car of all time.
Historic Motorsport Awards dinner
Tickets are now on sale for the Historic Motorsport Awards and Dinner, sponsored by Coys of Kensington and Classic & Sportscar, to be held at the Park Lane Hotel on Friday, November 13. Tickets cost £95 and can be obtained through Coys. Interested parties should call Catherine Brown on 0171 584 7444.
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