Thursday, 1 October 2015


This is a car which competed in the Richard Seaman Memorial Vintage Trophy Race at the VSCC meeting at Oulton Park in June 1982.
It's a 1925 AC/GN, known as the Cognac Special, and was driven in the race by Ron Footitt. This is one of several Specials that were constructed in the 1920s and 30s using the chassis of a GN Cyclecar and either an AC or a Frazer Nash engine. The programme of the event said this about the car:

'In pole position is Ron Footitt's AC-engined GN, the Cognac Special, which had the bad luck to retire when leading the John Holland Trophy race at Donington Park last month while fleeing from hordes of thundering Bentleys. It was the GN, not the AC, part which went wrong when vital parts of the transmission failed to transmit.'

This is Ron Footitt during the race and I think it's on the straight approaching Lodge Corner.

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