Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 62 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1996

URE The Winner

Alan Cox applauds the return of vintage racing to Lincs After a three year absence, the VSCC returned to Cadwell Park in mid-August, to the delight of competitors and spectators alike and although a number of regular front-runners were absent due to clashing commitments, there was some entertaining racing in glorious sunshine. The Frazer Nash and GN race opened the nine-race programme with Simon...

Page 59 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1996

VSCC Oulton Park

Alan Cox reports on an old favorite with a new title Following Cadwell Park the previous week, the VSCC made another welcome return on August Bank Holiday Monday, this time to Oulton Park, although not for the traditional Richard Seaman Trophy races which have now made their home at Donington, but for the inaugural Sir Henry Segrave Memorial Trophy. Cheshire weather was not at its most welcoming...

Page 67 of February 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1995

Adstock New Year

AII those stalwart VSCC enthusiasts who decided to attend the ever-popular New Years Day gathering at Adstock near Buckingham set off for The Old Thatched Inn in glorious sunshine on a bright frosty morning — but by midday the crowded pub yard was in the midst of the first of two snow storms. Despite this, numbers were up on previous years, and the proliferation of "vintage" personnel was quite...

Page 62 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 2001

What to see when

Paul Lawrence guides you through historic racing's most memorable weekend More than 300 of the finest period racing cars in Europe will make the 2001 Goodwood Revival Meeting every bit as good as the three previous events. With star drivers, fabulous cars and the unique atmosphere created by incredible attention to detail, it is little wonder that the Revival Meeting is already firmly established...

Page 74 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1994

VSCC Diamond Jubilee

Shelsey Walsh The VSCC's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in great style and dignity during the week of July 2-8. It was a fantastic vintage occasion, attracting an entry of 642 cars from both home and abroad. Events opened at Shelsley Walsh, itself a most historic speed site, in conjunction with the long-established Midland AC. This time there was more vintage machinery on the Sunday than has been...

Page 70 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1986

VSCC Cadwell Park Meeting

A lasting memory of the 1986 VSCC Cadwell meeting on August 24th was an incident which took place just after the Williams Trophy race when the winner, Martin Morris in John Marks's Type 51 Bugatti, invited pre-war Bugatti driver "Taso" Mathieson to accompany him on his lap of honour. "Taso", who will be 80 next year, got in and then turned his cap back-to-front just as the old photographs show he...

Page 52 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 2005

Preview -- Goodwood Revival

The big event of the historic motor racing calendar is fast approaching. Paul Lawrence runs through the race programme for September 16-18 Over the weekend of September 16-18 the Goodwood Revival will once again deliver a fabulous celebration of the sport's heritage. With two full days of racing, the meeting remains the historic highlight of the season as it heads into its eighth year. There is...

Page 68 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1992

Alfa Moment

The VSCC's Ron Flockhart Memorial Trophy meeting at Donington Park celebrated the popular Scottish double Le Mans winner, who lost his life in 1962 during an attempt on the Sydney-London air record for prop-driven aircraft. For many, the highlight of the meeting was the first public airing of Tom Wheatcroft's Alfa Romeo 'Bimotore', this particular car being based on the smaller 5.8-litre (2x2.9...

Page 66 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1990

Sunshine and Castrol R

The final VSCC meeting of the year at Cadwell Park on August 26th was blessed with perfect weather. The peculiarly appetising smell of disgustoburgers, the undeniably pleasant smell of Castrol R, the wooded parkland, and the meandering circuit, summarise for me what is the most enjoyable race meeting of the year. Not forgetting the cars of course, and a brief walk around the paddock showed that...

Page 76 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1994

Julian clearly

Now a well-established feature of the VSCC's Mallory Park meeting, the Williams Trophy for two-seater Grand Prix cars attracted a more varied entry than of late due to a degree of latitude being allowed in adhering to the original entry criteria. As in recent years, however, traditional Bugatti representation was thin on the ground with only five examples taking the start. Favourite was Sir John...

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