Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 6 of January 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1999

Matters of Moment

Network Q Rally of GT Britain & Coys Historic Extraordinary events in November's Rally of Great Britain led to Tommi Makinen being crowned world champion for the third time, but not before one of the runners in the Coys Historic Rally nearly handed the title to Makinen's rival Carlos Sainz. Oil left by a Hillman Imp on the Millbrook stage forced Makinen into the concrete blocks and out of the...

Page 68 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, July 1993

Jubilee Park

No-one seems to be celebrating the Queen's 40th anniversary this year, but this is Donington Park's Diamond Jubilee and while the European GP was the major event, the VSCC's May meeting was a rather better reflection of those first races around the wooded park in 1933. The pre-war atmosphere began with the Brooklands Society Trophy, where Seber's rapid Wolseley retired, letting Ian Bentall (...

Page 67 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, October 1992

The End Of An Era?

After an enforced absence in 1991, the VSCC's Richard Seaman Trophy meeting returned to OuIton Park on August 22/23 for what sadly looks like being the final running at its traditional home, following Brands Hatch Circuits' introduction of a controversial grading system for meetings in 1993. For this event, the club was successful in obtaining last-minute dispensation from the RAC to revert to...

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Vintage Sports Car Club Mallory Park

July 23 A magnificent grid of Edwardian cars took centre stage at the VSCC's annual Mallory Park meeting. With drivers hunched over the wheel of their giant racing machines — some of them — a century old — it was a marvellous spectacle. David Biggins won the handicap race in his Vauxhall Viper, while Julian Majzub won the Edwardian Racing Trophy in the Indianapolis Sunbeam. Mac Hulbert, at the...

Page 6 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, October 1999

BRM's Bourne birthday bash

Several thousand cheering BRM fans lined the streets of Bourne on August 29 to watch a parade of the marque's finest machinery celebrate its 50th anniversary. BRM's founder Raymond Mays (whose centenary year this is) was a son of Bourne and in 1934 he and Humphrey Cook rolled the first ERA out of the works. The fabled voiturette was back, amid of its stablemates including Mays' favourite giant-...

Page 65 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1996

Vintage Shelsey Walsh

It is always nice to be at Shelsley Walsh. Britain's oldest surviving hill-climb venue still in very regular use, even if for the VSCC Meeting on July 6 we arrived late, due to stop-go traffic on the M6 with no road-works or accidents to account for it — and Labour say they will not build new roads should they win the next Election! Never mind, all the atmosphere that began to be generated in...

Page 63 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1989

How to make money!

Sir, H Wessels and Simon Coates (Letters, Motor Sport, December 1988) have given me a wonderful idea on how to make money. I have a funny old special made by Richard Bolster. Well, no-one has heard of him, or his brother John, or his friends, Barbara, Peter and Carl Skinner. The venues it has raced at — Syon Park, Charter House, Lewes and Poole speed-trials, Brooklands and Donington Park race...

Page 83 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1995

Hawthorn Time

The highlight of the VSCC's Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting at Silverstone was the race-long battle for the Boulogne Trophy between Tim Llewellyn's tyre-smoking 3/8-litre Bentley (now running with an unpainted aluminium body) and Mark Walker's Cirrus Hermes-engined Parker-GN. Once Peter Morley's Napier Bentley had been ousted from the lead halfway round the first lap, Llewellyn led home, but was...

Page 78 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1995

The VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

In its 90th year, celebrated in August, the VSCC's Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, in conjunction with the Midland AC, went off extremely well, in something of a heatwave on July 22. Among the smallest sports cars Adam Smith and his Meadows-Frazer Nash was favourite, which he resolved by non-starting, leaving victory to James Baxter's Frazer Nash Fast Tourer, in both vintage and general categories. As...

Page 5 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 2000

Era at last in VSCC Hawthorn Trophies

After years of blood, sweat and tears, Duncan Ricketts finally cajoled the 1939 ERA E-type (GP1) to its first-ever race victory in the Mike Hawthorn Spanish Trophy, for Pre-1952 cars, at the Vintage Sports Car Club's wet Silverstone finale on August 26. So often thwarted by mechanical problems in the past, a jubilant Ricketts came home almost two seconds clear of Swiss driver Jost Wildbolz in ERA...

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