A record crowd and two signiﬁcant hill records marked the annual Vintage Sports-Car Club’s Prescott Speed Hill Climb, as over 10,000 spectators and 250 entries crammed into the Gloucestershire venue.
For the intrepid Mark Walker it was a bittersweet weekend as he claimed one new record, but lost another.
Walker was mighty at the wheel of the 1905 Darraq 200hp Land Speed Record-breaking car that he has just restored. His target was the Edwardian record of 51.76sec, set in 2003, and on his ﬁrst timed run he achieved 47.96sec.
James Baxter set the fastest time of the day with a 40.18sec climb in his 1934 Frazer Nash, breaking the 41.40sec mark set by Walker’s Parker GN in 1997.
Two more volumes
• Two more volumes of MRP's useful Collector's Guides are available on TVRs, compiled by painstaking and knowledgeable Graham Robson, Vol I about Grantura to Taimar and Vol 2 covering…
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