Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 27 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 2004

VSCC Cadwell Park

Fatal crash mars popular meeting The death of Len Thompson cast a heavy shadow over the VSCC's yearly Cadwell Park meeting. The crash that claimed the life of the Lagonda Rapier racer, and left Riley ace Pete Candy seriously injured, came at the close of what had otherwise been an entertaining day's racing at the tricky Lincolnshire venue. Topping the programme was the Shuttleworth and Nuffield...

Page 54 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1992

On Your Marques...

There can be no debate that, in only two years, the Christie's Historic Festival at Silverstone has firmly established itself as the world's foremost historic meeting. This year, its reputation was enhanced still further, a crowd of over 27,000 providing solid endorsement of the event's appeal and popularity. That the event should have overtaken other well-established meetings such as the...

Page 57 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1995

VSCC Donington

Once again, the Richard Seaman Trophies meeting at Donington on October 1 brought the VSCC racing season to a close and attracted healthy entries for most events, with Tim Llewellyn taking his fourth Vintage Seaman while David Morris took his first Historic Seaman Trophy to add to father Martin's tally of ten victories. The Brookiands Society Trophy featured a varied field, with John Seber's...

Page 81 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1993

VSCC Prescott

One of the better vintage occasions of the year is the VSCC's speed hillclimb at the Bugatti OC's Prescott course. It was certainly near to ideal on August 8, with the weather good, a striking entry of 244 pre-war cars, not materially reduced as there were only 23 non-starters, and an above average crowd, all contained within about 6 1/2 hours, including an hour for those picnic luncheons,...

Page 68 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1989

A good day's racing

It's hard to imagine a more picturesque setting then Cadwell Park, the ebb and flow of the circuit allowing all the drivers to show off their skills and machinery to an appreciative crowd. The Austin 7 of Frank Hernandez led away the opening race for the Spero and Voiturette Trophies, followed closely by Barry Foster's MG and Freddie Giles in his Morgan GN, who both demoted him on lap four to...

Page 69 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1996

VSCC Winter DTs

The usual site of this event was shifted this year from the heights of the Enstone plateau to the spaciousness of the Westcott Venture Park, where there were excellent facilities for signing-on, lunch, etc, and the 12 tests were laid out on hard-standing, although many of the pull-up areas were on loose soil. There was so much ground available that a map was needed for finding these tests, which...

Page 11 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1997

Alfa P3 lifts Patrick Lindsay Trophy in VSCC's Thrilling Silverstone meet

Glorious shirtsleeve weather blessed the opening meeting of the VSCC's racing season, the traditional GP Itala Trophy meeting at Silverstone, and after last year's experiment to restrict the title race to original cars, this year's event for the Itala and Lanchester Trophies once again admitted vintage specials and hybrids. Stanley Mann's 8-litre Bentley, Mark Walker's Cirrus-engined Parker-GN...

Page 54 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1996

Less Stress At Silverstone

A new circuit for the Coys Festival was the seal of a great weekend, says Alan Cox. This year's Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone, in association with Chrysler to begin a five-year deal, was adjudged an overwhelming success on all counts, and was blissfully free of the rancour encountered last year over FIA involvement. One improvement which drew universally favourable approval...

Page 107 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, June 1994

Snow business

In contrast to the weather pundits' prophesies, the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone saw most of the meeting run in dry conditions. predominantly blue skies being broken only by snow flurries as the '50s Sports Cars took to the circuit. Richard Pilkington was hopeful of repeating last year's success in the Fox & Nicholl Trophy with the Totnes Motor Museum's 1938 Talbot,...

Page 72 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, October 1993

Closing date

The VSCC returned to the traditional August Bank Holiday date for its final race meeting of the year, at Cadwell Park, and while the entry for the Vintage and Pre-War Racing car events were lacking many of the regular front-runners, the Spero & Voiturette Trophies race attracted sufficient interest to warrant two heats and a final. The first heat resulted in an easy win for David Fletcher-...

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