Chevron cars were prominent as the HSCC made their regular August visit to a mostly sunny Cheshire for the 2013 Gold Cup meeting.
The highlight for many was Vin Malkie’s beautiful Chevron B1 which Mike Wrigley drove in the Guards Trophy Sports Car Race.
The race was dominated by Chevron B8’s. Martin O’Connell made full use of the kerbs on his way to a fairly comfortable win…
from an often sideways Andrew Newall in his JCB B8.
Other entries included the Nick Thomson/Sean McClurg B6
Hugh Colman’s B8
and Ross Maxwell’s B8
Nick Fleming (Chevron B36) won the first of the Martini Trophy events….
after a race long battle with James Dodd (B31) and Martin O’Connell (B19).
James Dodd – Chevron B31
Other entries included Ross Maxwell in his B19
Andrew Schryver’s B21/23
and John Taylor’s B19
Race 2 saw Fleming eliminated in a startine incident and O’Connell retire after 4 laps giving Dodd an easy win despite a sagging rear wing!
Ross Maxwell finished 3rd behind Michele Liguori’s Lola.
The first Derek Bell Trophy race for single seaters was stopped after 5 laps following a large accident at Clay Hill involving Paul Campfield’s B24 and several other cars. Fortunately all drivers escaped without serious injury.
Paul Campfield takes to the grass alongside Ben Mitchell’s Modus….
hits the tyre barriers under the bridge….
and bounces back into the middle of the track, shedding parts along the way.
With the track virtually blocked the following cars attempt to stop….
but further collisions are virtually inevitable, including Micheal Bletsoe-Brown’s B27 which ploughed into the back of the Clubmans car.
The race is stopped and the ever efficient Marshals start to clear up the mess.
On a brighter note, it was good to see John Finch out in his F2 Chevron B34. Back on track after 35 years!
Thank you to Phil Rainford and Phil Peake for allowing us to use their photographs.