Photos by John Retter Photography
Last weekend, 4 & 5 August the Vintage Sports-Car Club celebrated their 80th Anniversary since the Club first ran at Prescott in 1938, by hosting Round 5 of the Speed Championship at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Nr Gotherington, Gloucestershire. The weather was blisteringly hot, the track conditions where perfect and the crowds were on mass.
This event covered two days, with 250 Vintage and Pre-war cars in action throughout the weekend. Aside from the racing a fascinating collection of Vintage cars with some amazing Prescott history lined up on Anniversary Row to aid the celebration of the 80th Anniversary.
Some of the highlights were as follows:
Duncan Rickett’s 1939 ERA Parnell ‘Challenger’ to it’s first VSCC Event. Duncan recorded a time of 50.66 seconds.
The Silver Con-Rod Trophy was awarded by Hamish McNinch on behalf of the Scrutineering Team to the entrant of the car which, in the combined opinion of the team, has been presented in the best condition to enable them to carry out their inspection. This year the Trophy was awarded to Timothy Sharp who presented his 1936 MG PB in perfect condition.
Ben Collings accepted the The ‘Sam’ Clutton Memorial Trophy from Hamish McNinch for the Fastest Time by an Edwardian car. Ben was driving his 1903 Mercedes 60 HP and recorded a time of 52.62 seconds.
James Crabb took the award for Fastest Time for a Young Driver. James drove his fathers, Terry Crabb’s, 1937 ERA R12C up the famous Prescott Hill in 43.11 seconds.
Dr Robin Tuluie took the honours for the Fastest Vintage of the day. Robin drove his 1929 Riley Menasco Pirate up the Prescott hill in a time of 42.09 seconds.
Nick Topliss accepted The Mays Berthon Trophy and the Fastest Time of the Day from Hamish McNinch. Nick drove Brian Fiddlers 1938 ERA R4D recording a time of 41.55 seconds.