VSCC Racers Enjoy a Return to Cadwell

Published: 23/06/2021

The Vintage Sports-Car Club heralded a triumphant return to the 'Mini-Nürburgring' after an enforced year off due to COVID.

Highlights of the day included the Williams Trophy Race for Pre-1935 Grand Prix Cars which saw 10 Bugattis take to the track with the T35C of Alex Ames eventually taking the honours. Eddie Williams took a well deserved second in the Frazer-Nash TT Replica and made sure not everything went the way of Molsheim machinery.

Spectators were also treated to the sight of flying Pig(let)s over the famous Mountain as Dougal Cawley of Longstone Tyres won the latest series offered by the Club, the VSCC Specials race, and also took fourth in the much anticipated Frazer Nash/GN race. Jo Blakeney-Edwards had qualified in pole, the first female ever to do so in the Frazer Nash/GN race but was unable to make it to the grid, winner Patrick Blakeney-Edwards managing to keep the young duo of Ben Maeers and Tom Waterfield at bay.

Mark Gillies provided a master class of driving in the John Holland, Shuttleworth, Nuffield and Len Thompson Trophies Race for Vintage and Pre-1961 Racing Cars, in R3A, a locally built ERA in almost Lincoln Green. He was chased by Fred Harper in Kurtis Indy-Roadster but won by a clear ten seconds. James Baxter put on an admirable display to take third in his ERA-Riley with Ben Fidler in AJM1, another ERA taking fifth and the Len Thompson Trophy.

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