The twists and turns of the 'Ring once again played host to the SS32 for some club racing action.
For an off season event there was a good turnout with Marek making the trek from Cornwall to take part in the festivities. Seven of the SS32s finest got together for some surprisingly fast and furious Grand Prix racing action. Three classes were on tap for the night: 50s front engined roadsters, 60s mid-engined machines, and 70s winged warriors.
What wasn't on tap for me were the cold beers I placed in Arthur's fridge the night before - hence the glass of Crown Royal in my pit area as opposed to said Stella.
First up were the 50s GP cars.
The Lancia team was out in force with two entries as were the silver arrows of the Mercedes Benz team. A Gordini, Vanwall, and Ferrari round out the field. After three five minute heats each, here's how they finished:
Next up, the 60s GP machines.
Two Porsche 804s, a Fergson, a pair of Ferraris, a Cooper and BRM (?) graced the grid.
Chris and Arthur had a some good dices up at the front with the rest of the field pretty tightly packed.
70s Winged Warriors:
March was on the march making up four of the seven entries. The field also contained a Williams and McLaren. Conspicuous in their absence was an entry from the Scuderia.
Mechanical failures and offs played a factor in this race. Those meaty rear tires really bounce once the car starts tumbling.
There are more photos from the night here
. All in all, a great night with some very close racing. A hearty "thank-you" to Arthur for cooking up the scheme to race some cars not normally on the SS32 schedule, and for playing host in fine fashion. Next up: Vintage Prototype / Trans Am / NAStyCAB at the Maple Ridge TT on Wednesday August 17. I won't be there so I will most likely see you gentlemen (and beer rustlers) in the fall. Until then!