Articles tagged Duncan Ricketts

Page 121 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, June 2008

Passione fruit

Some newcomers to the historic racing grid provided a highlight of the Grande Passione event at Donington Park By Paul Lawrence The passion and brio of historic racers shone through the cold, damp gloom of a miserable day at the Grande Passione event at Donington Park. The Masters Racing Organisation and the Historic Grand Prix Car Association came together to deliver quality grids and some fine...

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

Stretton stumped

Cadwell Park hosted the VSCC's final race meeting of the year, the event moving from its traditional August Bank Holiday slot to September 20. With the Williams Trophy now having moved to Mallory Park, the main race was for Pre-War Racing Cars, supported by John Scott & Partners. Considerable interest centred on Martin Stretton's chances of challenging traditional ERA supremacy in this class...

Page 64 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1988

Veteran to classic: Donington Historic GP Race

Glory for all "The Race of the Year" — that was the bold title the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association chose for its 100-mile two-legged event at Donington, and events proved it right. No fewer than 29 Grand Prix cars (plus reserves) lined up for the first of two 50-mile heats on the 50th anniversary of Nuvolari's great victory in his Auto-Union at the Derbyshire track. Neil Corner brought his...

Page 66 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1995

VSCC Silverstone

What changes greeted the members of the VSCC as they descended on Silverstone for their traditional curtain-raiser to the new season on the 8th April? Well, gone were the old café and bar, and in their place were rolling acres of new tarmac behind the pits, and a sparkling array of new paddock buildings to cater for the manoeuvering of F1 transporters and the like. On the track, the eagerly...

Page 67 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1990

Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies

Saturday The weather Gods decided to look kindly upon the VSCC when they hosted their annual pilgrimage to OuIton Park following conditions which have ranged, in recent years, from indifferent to downright awful. And what a splendid change it made, with racing to match, one of the highlights being a superb turnout of Edwardians on the Sunday. Saturday's opening scratch race was red-flagged on the...

Page 83 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, October 1994

No catching Ricketts

With Oulton Park, the traditional home of the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophy races since 1956, no longer being available to the VSCC, an alternative, and in truth more appropriate, venue has been found in Donington Park. It's more appropriate in that Donington was Seaman's favourite English circuit and the one on which he scored all his home wins — most notably in the 1936 Donington GP sharing...

Page 63 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1996

40 Years On

Alan Cox outlines VSCC action at Mallory Although Mallory Park is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary year, the VSCC meeting at the end of June was a low-key affair with only two named races, the main one appropriately, being for the Bob Gerard Trophy, which attracted seven Cooper Bristols, amongst which Graham Burrows handled his ex-Gerard example. Having fitted a new crank to replace the...

Page 73 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, February 2004

X-ray Spec: ERA E-type

Built to challenge the Continental GP teams, this design was flawed from the start: Keith Howard speaks to the man who sorted it out, 65 years on English Racing Automobiles was, in more ways than one, the pre-WWII prototype of BRM. The philosophy was the same: to revive British motor racing by building cars to meet and beat the best from Europe. Key personnel were the same too: Raymond Mays,...

Page 99 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, November 2000

E-type ERA comes good - at last

The VSCC is very proud that the first-ever race victory by ERA GP1 was achieved by Duncan Ricketts at their Hawthorn Memorial Spanish Trophy race at Silverstone on 26 August. Intended to follow the great successes of the earlier ERAs in GP racing, GP1 and GP2 were never fully developed after the demise of the earlier ERA concern. GP1 was tested at Donington in 1938 and its 2.2-litre engine...

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