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Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday's Ferrari

This car took part in the Coys of Kensington Pre-1964 GT Car Race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1999.
It's the 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso of Paul Osborn, chassis #5031GT, with the 3 litre V12 engine used by all the Ferrari 250 range. The programme of the event lists the drivers of this car as Tony Dron and Paul Osborn, but the barchetta.cc record says the driver was Terry Hoyle.

On 22 November 2013 I showed a photograph of this car at the 1996 Coys meeting at Silverstone.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

De Tomaso Mangusta

This was one of the competitors in the Historic Road Sports Championship race at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2017.
It's the 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta of Mike Eagles
The Mangusta was produced by the Italian manufacturer De Tomaso from 1967 to 1971, initially with a Ford V8 engine of 4,728cc and later with the larger 4,949cc unit. According to the programme of the event this car has a 5,500cc engine.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Riley 12/4 Special

This car took part in two 5 lap handicap races and an 8 lap scratch race at the VSCC's Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Donington Park in June 2003.
It's Christopher Roden's 1934 Riley 12/4 Special with the Hugh Rose designed 4 cylinder 1,496cc 12/4 engine, based on the Riley Nine engine.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Cooper T51

This was one of the competitors in the Pre-1966 Grand Prix and Tasman Cars race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1998.
It's the 1959 Cooper T51 of Peter Gooch. The car is one of three cars originally purchased by the British Racing Partnership/Yeoman Credit Racing Team in October 1959 for use in the 1960 racing season. It was fitted with a Coventry Climax FPF 2½ litre 4 cylinder in-line engine and features the unusual carburettor air intake only found on the Yeoman Credit cars. Chris Bristow, Tony Brooks, Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill were amongst the drivers who raced the Yeoman Credit cars in the 1960 season.

On 19 December 2016 I showed a photograph of this car that I'd taken at the 1999 Silverstone Coys meeting.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Elva Mk IV

Here's one of the cars that competed in the AMOC '50s Sports Cars race at the Aston Martin Owners Club's meeting at Oulton Park in May 2017.
It's Rod Begbie's 1958 Elva Mk IV and is powered by a 1,098cc Coventry Climax FWA engine.

These two photographs of the car were taken during the race at Druids Corner

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Lester MG

This is a photograph of one of the cars that took part in the 10 Lap Scratch Race for 1950s Sports Racing Cars at the VSCC's Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Donington Park in May 2001.
According to the programme of the event car number 47 was John Gray's Lotus Eleven, but this is the 1952 Lester MG of George Edney, shown as number 165 in the programme which said this about the car:

'The engine to use before the appearance of the Climax was the MG XPAG which is used in the RGS MG of Peter Wardle (109), the Gammon of Dave Saunders (163) made by Peter Gammon and the Lester (165) driven by George Edney. The Lesters were built by Harry Lester from near Reading, whose cars were run by Jim Mayers, Pat Griffiths and Gerry Ruddock who came together to form the Monkey Stable, which had considerable success in the early 1950s.'

The XPAG engine was introduced after Morris had taken over MG and was based on the 1,250cc OHV engine of the 1938 Morris Ten. It was first used in the MG TB and subsequently in the TC, TD, TF and Y models. The one in this car was from an MG TC and was modified to give a capacity of 1,467cc.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Corse Clienti

Yesterday's photographs of the Passione Ferrari meeting were taken from the terrace at the end of the pits at Silverstone overlooking Club Corner. During the lunch break on the Sunday of the meeting many of the Corse Clienti personnel gathered on the steps of the terrace for an official photograph, and I took the opportunity to take one myself.
Unfortunately because of the telephoto lens I couldn't get all the group in, so I had to take two photos.

Then more and more people came to join the group, so I had to take two more photos.


The Corse Clienti website has photographs of the drivers taking part in the Ferrari Challenge series of races.