Let’s start with what we all really want to know… Who are the competitors to keep an eye on for the rest of the VSCC Speed Championship Season? The weekend saw some fierce competition, in the wet and dry, concluding with the following winners:
Ian Baxter in his Alta 61 I.S. Single Seater taking FTD, winning the Mays-Berthon Trophy.
Ed Burgess’ skilled handling of his Bugatti Type 51 saw him leave the winner of the Peter Hampton Tankard, awarded to the Bugatti with the fastest time.
Robin Tuluie behind the wheel of the Riley Menasco Pirate was Fastest Vintage.
David Frank, piloting his AC/GN Beetle, a car which (until last year) held the Class 10 VSCC record at Prescott Short Course for nearly two decades, was awarded Fastest Young Driver.
Louis Mcnair in his GN Katipo took home the Silver Con-Rod Trophy.
Patrick Teague in an Austin 7 Ulster ended the weekend being presented with the Garry Whyte Trophy, awarded in memory of Garry to the Member aged 35 or younger with the best performance on handicap.
Ben Collings brought his Mercedes 120 for its debut VSCC event outing and left victorious with The Sam Clutton Memorial Trophy, no surprise given the duo were named the event programmes Star Car for the weekend. Spectator’s certainly weren’t left disappointed with the mighty Edwardian’s performance.
Saturday at the event was a very wet day, but Members still turned out in droves to support Competitors and enjoy all that Vintage Prescott had to offer. The weather didn’t dampen spirits, and of course a little bit of rain wouldn’t be enough to ruin the Paddock atmosphere and deter Competitors from fettling.
Principal Associate of the VSCC, Bonhams Cars, kindly sponsored a hog roast for Marshals and Competitors on Saturday evening, which was well attended in spite of the weather, and enjoyed a well visited marquee over the weekend where they generously supplied complimentary drinks.
Sunshine shone Sunday. Right from go, anticipation for day of fierce competition could be felt and through sunshine and showers spectators certainly weren’t disappointed.
The rain held off just long enough for members to take advantage of the International Members’ Reception, hosted by the President. All of whom left with a ‘goodie bag’ of treats, including an umbrella, kindly supplied by the Club’s Principal Associate Hagerty, which were much appreciated throughout Sundays afternoon.
A huge thank you is due to everyone who joined us over the weekend, with a special mention to our Orange Army who endured the weather and were stood, umbrellas at the ready, to keep the competitors dry.
We are excited to announce that at our Long Course meeting all competitors will be offered the chance to compete on Coryton Sustain 80, Coryton kindly agreed to supply each competitor with enough fuel to complete all 4 runs up the hill. This is first Vintage Sports Car Club event where fuel has been offered on this scale as part of their commitment to the use of sustainable fuel and making positive changes as Sustainable Club of the Year.
Join the VSCC for the final round in their Speed Championship, returning to Prescott for the Long Course, Saturday 23rd September.