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Monday, 27 September 2021

1959 Porsche RSK

This car competed in the 'Classic Car' Sports Car Race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1994.
This is Wessel von Loringhoven's 1959 Porsche 718 RSK, better known as just a Porsche RSK, which was a development of the Porsche 550A and because of the short wheelbase was named the RennSportKurz, or RSK. Some of the RSKs were converted to single-seat Formula 2 Porsche 718s, which in 1961 became Formula 1 cars - later superseded by the Porsche 804.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

2008 Williams FW30

I took this photograph in the Donington Park Museum in September 2014.
It's a Williams FW30, introduced at the start of the 2008 F1 season and was a development of the previous year's FW29. Designed by Sam Michael, Ed Wood and Jon Tomlinson it was powered by a 2,400cc Toyota RVX-08 V8 engine. The team's drivers for 2008 were Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima and Rosberg had two podium finishes, third in the Australian Grand Prix and second in Singapore to finish in thirteenth place in the World Drivers' Championship. Nakajima had five minor points-scoring finishes, his best being sixth in the Australian Grand Prix and was fifteenth in the Championship. Williams finished in eighth place in the World Constructors' Championship.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

1962 Triumph TR4

This car is at Lodge Corner during the Cox & Buckles TR Championship race at The Aston Martin Owners Club's meeting at Oulton Park in September 1992.
It's the 1962 Triumph TR4 of Peter Cox which the programme of the event says has a 2.4 litre engine - the production TR4 had a 2,138cc 4-cylinder inline engine.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Friday's Ferrari

The Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1997 featured a Ferrari display in the paddock which included the car pictured below.
It's a 1962 Ferrari 196 SP produced in 1962 to take part in sports car racing in the 2 litre class. According to the board in front of the car it is the one in which Lorenzo Bandini and Giancarlo Baghetti finished second in the 1962 Targa Florio  race and was second in its class in the Govenor's Trophy race the same year driven by American John "Buck" Fulp. It is also the car in which Ludovico Scarfiotti won the Sports Car category of the European Hill Climb Championship in 1962. Three further Ferrari 196 SPs were created from larger-engined 246 SP, 268 SP and 248 SP models. The car originally built as a 196 SP is chassis #0804.

Thursday, 23 September 2021

1927 Austin Clifton Tourer

This was one of the entrants in the Lancashire Automobile Club's annual Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car run in June 1990.
It's a 1927 Austin Clifton Tourer entered by William West of Blackpool and has a 4-cylinder inline 1,861cc engine. The programme of the event has this note about the car, which is pictured in the Exchange Station car park in Manchester before the start of the Run:

1927 Austin Clifton Tourer
Reg:  RU 6395  4 Cylinder  12 hp
(William West, Blackpool)
The Heavy Twelve was a popular car of the 1920s, and the open Clifton 4-seater tourer is extremely reliable, with a 50 mph top speed. Its seemingly unbreakable engine is attached to an infamous slow gate-change gearbox.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

1956 Jaguar D-Type

This car competed in the HGPCA's Sports Car Race at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's the 1956 Jaguar D-Type of Andrew Baber with a 6-cylinder inline 3,781cc engine and is being driven by Timo Makinen. The chassis number is XKD530 which is a car that was originally supplied to Kurt Lincoln of Helsinki and was raced at that time by Timo Makinen amongst others. After being campaigned in Finland for several years, including participation in ice racing, the car came into the hands of Nigel Moores in the mid-1960s. It required a complete rebuild, and at that time different parts of the car were used to create two D-Types, both bearing the XKD530 identification. This car has the registration number XSV 979, and the other car is PAS 645. By 2002 both cars had been acquired by Gary Bartlett who had them completely dismantled and all the original parts that could be proved to have been part of the original XKD530 were incorporated into one car with the registration number XSV 979. The remaining parts were built into the replica car PAS 645.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

1913 Theophile Schneider

This was one of the competitors in the 4 lap handicap race for Edwardian Cars at the Vintage Sports Car Club's Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park in August 1992.
It's the 1913 Theophile Schneider of Roger Firth, and has a 4-cylinder inline 5,504cc engine. A note about the car in the programme of the event says:

'The 5.5 litre Theophile Schneider of Roger Firth was built up by John Rowley and is of the type which ran in the 1913 French Grand Prix at Amiens with an L-had side-valve engine.'