Saturday, 23 June 2018

Talbot T26 SS

At the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1998 the 50th anniversary of racing at the circuit was marked by a reunion of many of the cars that took part in the 1948 British Grand Prix at that first meeting. This was one of the cars taking part.
It's the 1937 Talbot T26 SS of Richard Pilkington that originally started off as a 4 litre Talbot T150, chassis #892935, but in 1938 was given a 4½ litre straight-6 engine and redesignated as a T26 SS with a new chassis number #90202. In 1946 Lord Selsdon became the owner and was given a reserve entry for the 1948 British Grand Prix, but didn't actually take any part in the event.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday's Ferrari

This car competed in the GT Challenge race at the Aston Martin Owners Club's meeting at Oulton Park in May 2018.
It's the 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge of Tony Jones
The F430 Challenge was produced from 2007 to 2010 and has a 4,308cc V8 engine
Here's Tony Jones at Druids Corner in the morning qualifying session.....
.....and here during the race on the stretch between Britten's chicane and Hilltop.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Leyland Titan PD2A/27

This was one of the entrants in the Greater Manchester Transport Society's Trans Lancs Historic Vehicle Rally at Heaton Park, Manchester in September 1998.
It's not listed in the programme of the event, but it's a Leyland Titan PD2A/27 with East Lancs H37/28R body and was provided new to St Helens Corporation Transport with fleet number 54 in May of 1967.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Jaguar C-Type

This was one of the cars taking part in the HGPCA Race for Pre-1959 Drum-Braked Sports Cars at the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association's International Historic Grand Prix meeting at Donington Park in May 2004.
It's Nick Rossi's 1952 Jaguar C-Type replica, one of several cars created by Peter Jaye - in this instance based on a Jaguar XK120. It has the 3,442cc straight-6 engine that powered the original C-Types.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bugatti Type 59

This car was one of the display exhibits in the paddock at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1997.
It's a replica of a 1934 Bugatti Type 59, constructed in the 1980s. The Type 59 used a modified Type 54 chassis with a straight-eight engine of 3,257cc that was an enlarged version of the Type 57 engine. It was the last of the 1930's Bugatti racing cars, and the next new Bugatti to be seen on a racetrack was the brief appearance of the Type 251 in the French Grand Prix of 1956.

On 4 December 2013 I showed a photograph of this car, and other Bugattis, at Donington Park in 2005.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Lola Mk 4

This is another of my Kodak Brownie 127 photographs from practice day for the British Grand Prix at Aintree in July 1962.
It's the Lola Climax Mk 4 spare car for the Bowmaker-Yeoman Racing Team, used by John Surtees and Roy Salvadori during practice. The Lola Mk 4, like several of the other teams, used the 1,496cc V8 Coventry Climax FWMV engine. Three of these cars were apparently built, so with John Surtees driving chassis BRGP42 in the race and Roy Salvadori chassis BRGP43, this is presumably BRGP41. John Surtees qualified in second place on the grid behind Jim Clark's Lotus 25 and those two drivers finished the race in that order. Roy Salvadori qualified in eleventh place on the grid but failed to finish the race, retiring after 35 laps with ignition problems.

Sunday, 17 June 2018


This car was one of the entrants in the Concours at the VSCC's Boulogne and Hawthorn Trophies Race Meeting at Oulton Park in June 2006.
The only information in the programme of the event is that it's Robert Hassell-Gibson's 1914 Darracq Sports with a 4 litre engine. The DVLA record says that it's a Darracq V14 and has a 2,366cc engine, but then it also says that the car is blue (I suppose it may have had a repaint since 2006) and that it was built in 1921, which is clearly not so.