Articles tagged Mark Gillies

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...

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A perfect period drama

The sun shone, the racing ran from dawn till dusk, and people dressed up and played their part. The 10th anniversary Goodwood Revival was indeed a special occasionBy Rob Widdows All arms and elbows, four-wheel drifts, tails out, touching the turf, drivers grinning and spectators cheering. This has to be September in Sussex. Boy, oh boy, this Goodwood Revival is good stuff, a reminder of how and...

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Fangio denied Tourist Trophy win by inspired Hales

The Fangio family's Goodwood jinx returned at the sixth annual Revival Meeting. The great Juan Manuel never won at the track, but his nephew Juan Manuel II looked set to nip this trait in the bud on his first appearance there — until the last lap but one. The lightweight E-type Fangio was sharing with Gary Pearson in the one-hour TT Celebration race was initially involved in a spectacular fight...

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Goodwood Revival 2010

Tom Kristensen starred on his racing debut at this year’s Revival, there were tributes to John Surtees and BRM, plus a supermarket like no other… Just when you think the Revival can’t offer anything new, the team at Goodwood throws in another attraction or race that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The 2010 Goodwood Revival was another weekend of fantastic racing, stunning cars, period...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

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 80 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1995

VSCC Pembrey Races

On June 25 a representative turn-out of VSCC racing members presented themselves at the 1.456-mile circuit on the South Wales coast for a nine-race Parry Thomas Memorial confrontation. Many vintage racing-car drivers like this little course, with its varied corners and no Armco, the safety barriers being piles of deceased tyres. There is a respectable restaurant with seating without, but you need...

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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...

Page 68 of December 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 2006

Redline

Grand prix cars of 10 decades converged on Donington Parkfor the VSCC's most ambitious and wide-ranging race meeting yet Words: Paul Lawrence. Photography: Phil Jones Nowhere in living memory has the development of grand prix motor racing been more thoroughly demonstrated than during the Vintage Sports Car Club's See Red Festival at Donington Park. Taking the established See Red event, the VSCC...

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