Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Piccard_Pictet Special

Here's a car thet took part in one of the handicap races at the VSCC's Boulogne and Hawthorn Trophies Race Meeting at Oulton Park in May 2005.
It's David Baker's Piccard-Pictet Special, a Piccard-Pictet (or Pic-Pic) chassis fitted with a 9,062cc Sturtevant aero engine.
Here's the car during its race leaving Lodge Corner and heading down towards Deer Leap.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Rolls Royce Phantom

Here's a car I photographed earlier this year on the local Asda car park. Amongst the major supermarkets Asda claims to offer the cheapest prices for its own brand products.
It's a 7th generation Rolls Royce Phantom.
The first Rolls Royce Phantom was produced in 1925, and the generations 2 to 7 followed in 1929, 1936, 1950, 1959, 1968 and 2003.
The current price of a Rolls Royce Phantom at the H.R.Owen dealership 'starts at £318,120'.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bugatti Type 35B

I photographed this car at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2004.
It's Mike Preston's Bugatti, a replica of a Type 35B created from a Type 37 in 1995/96. The Type 37 used the chassis and body of the Type 35, but with a straight-4 engine of 1.5 litres instead of the 2.3 litre straight-8 engine of the Type 35B.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Cooper Jaguar

This car took part in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association Sports Car Race at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's Ken Rogers' 1954 Cooper Jaguar and appears to be the second one built, chassis number CJ-2-54. The programme of the event shows it to have a 3.8 litre engine.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Morgans Old and New

This is a photograph I took of a gathering of Morgans at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2004.
The red car is a 3-wheeler 1937 Morgan with a 990cc Matchless engine, and next to it a Morgan Aero 8 with a 53 registration plate which would have been issued between 1 September 2003 and 29 February 2004.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Friday's Ferrari

Here's one of the cars we saw in St Peter Port at the Motorsport Seafront Sunday event on our recent trip to Guernsey.
It's a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (the officially F12Berlinetta, but that makes it seem a typographical error)
The car was introduced in 2012 and is still in production
Here's what it says about the car on the official Ferrari website

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Lotus 18

This is a photograph I took in the pit lane at the HGPCA's Donington International Historic Grand Prix meeting at Donington Park in May 2004.
It's Michael Schryver's 1960 Lotus 18 that competed in the HGPCA Race for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars. The Lotus 18 was Colin Chapman's first rear-engined car, introduced in 1960 in the last year of 2½ litre Formula One racing as a replacement for the front-engined Lotus 16 which was being outclassed by the rear-engined Cooper. Stirling Moss in Rob Walker's privately owned Lotus 18 gave Lotus its first World Championship victory at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix.