Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 142 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, June 2014

VSCC Spring Start, Silverstone

The spectacle of 10 ERAs celebrating 80 years of the revered marque was a highlight of the annual VSCC Spring Start race meeting at Silverstone. Mark Gillies, working as hard as ever at the wheel of R3A, claimed a prestigious victory as new owner Dick Skipworth marked the return of the car he owned a decade ago. Building on the success of last year’s extended event, the Spring Start was a two-day...

Page 84 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, December 1994

VETERAN TO CLASSIC - VSCC CROIX-EN-TERNOIS

Having lost the use of Oulton Park and Cadwell Park from its regular calendar of race meetings, the VSCC has sought to fill the voids and maintain its programme of six race events by using Pembrey and, for the first time, travelling to the continent in the tracks of the HSCC and 750 Motor Club, hosting a meeting at the twisty, 1.19-mile circuit at Coix-en-Ternois, close to Arras in north-eastern...

Page 82 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 1995

50 years on

In order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of VE Day, the HSCC hosted a one-off two-day Historic race meeting at Donington Park, and with the assistance of a number of specialist clubs and groups, including the VSCC and HGPCA, assembled a quite superb entry, which, in terms of variety and quality, was second only to the Coys Festival in the British racing calendar, with on-track action being...

Page 81 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1995

Shelsley Walsh's 90th

In the old-fashioned English summer we have been experiencing this year, the 90th birthday of the oldest speed venue in this country, Shelsley Walsh in the peaceful Teme Valley, was celebrated on August 13. It was also the occasion of the 13th round of the RAC Hillclimb Championship — the 12th, at Craigantlet, another long-lived venue, had been abandoned after the fatal accident to Mark Colton in...

Page 5 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1998

Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

Page 78 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1988

Best-Laid Plans

The Vintage Sports Car Club held its OuIton Park race meeting over the weekend of July 16-17 along with bicycle races, autojumbles, tugs-of-war, concours d'elegance and all the fun of a motor fair. There were 255 entries (against 227 last year) plus 28 Morgan three-wheelers racing under ACU rules. Eight races were intended on the Saturday, six on Sunday, but continuous heavy rain posed problems....

Page 64 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

In Australia the winner of the VSCC of A's two-day Alex Bryce Memorial Rally was an LM Vauxhall, followed by an LMS Delage and a Lancia Kappa. In the Mt Tarrengower hill-climb the vintage class winners were an A7, a 12/50 Alvis and a Type 35 Bugatti; the PVT class winners comprised Riley Lynx, D6 Delage and a Riley Special. G Hood won the Alvis Trophy and an interesting runner was the AC-Amilcar...

Page 97 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, November 2000

Silverstone Meeting

The VSCC's August Silverstone Meeting was a great occasion, with interesting aviation and motoring attractions. But the racing was the main part of it. The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Race was won by Kenneth White's Cooper-Bristol at 70.02mph, from Barrie Williams' Connaught, which made fastest lap at 70.32mph. The Boulogne Trophy Race went to Charles Dean's T51 Bugatti (68.42mph), with Barrie...

Page 111 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, February 2005

Talk Curve - Historic motorsport insight - Twenty-year itch

Winning the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy was a dream for Tony Seber, writes Paul Lawrence The Seber family's racing Wolsley Hornets have long been renowned for their performances at VSCC events. And to top it all Tony Seber has now achieved the major coup of collecting the club's Motor Sport Trophy. This is awarded annually for the most successful pre-war car during the season....

Page 120 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, December 2010

Rain won't stop VSCC play

Victory in the Flockhart Trophy for Duncan Ricketts in his E-type ERA in some of the worst conditions imaginable was the key feature of SeeRed, the VSCC’s annual race meeting at Donington Park. With Sunday’s programme run in torrential rain, the track was partly flooded at the Old Hairpin as run-off from the abortive Grand Prix circuit earthworks ran across the track. In conditions that would have...

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