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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

McLaren M1B

This car took part in the one hour long Sports Racing Masters race at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2006.
It's a 1965 5.7 litre McLaren M1B and was driven in the race by Julian Bronson and Barry Cannell. There were two other McLaren M1Bs in this race, and I featured one of the others on 7 February 2016.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Aston Martin DB3

1995 was the Diamond Jubilee of the Aston Martin Owners Club and the club featured a display of their models at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July of that year. This is one of the cars that I photographed there.
It's a 1953 Aston Martin DB3, and though it's not listed in the programme of the event it appears to be chassis number DB3/6. The first 5 chassis to be produced were for the works racing team and chassis 6 was the first customer car.
The first owner was Robert Dickson, who in 1953 drove it to 12th place in the British Empire Trophy race in the Isle of Man, and with Desmond Titterington to 5th place in the Tourist Trophy race in Dundrod. Bob Dennis then acquired the car and appeared in races at Goodwood and Aintree in 1954 and 1955, then entered the car in various British events in 1956 at which the car was driven by Geoff Richardson.
After undergoing a couple of changes of bodywork by subsequent owners it was returned to its original specification in 1992.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Turner Climax

This car competed in the HSCC Historic Roadsports Championship race at the HSCC's Historic Race Meeting at Oulton Park in June 2001.
It's James Bilderbeck's 1962 Turner Climax, chassis number 60/289, and you can read about this and other Turner cars on the Turner Sports Cars website.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Fiat 124 Sport Spider

I photographed this car at the Northern Classic Car Show at the old Belle Vue exhibition halls in Manchester in September 1986.
It's a Fiat 124 Sport Spider, and was on the stand of the Fiat Motor Club (GB). There's no mention of it, though, in the brochure of the event.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Jaguar XJR-11

This car took part in the Group C/GTP Cars race at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2005.
It's the JD Classics 1990 Jaguar XJR-11, driven in the race by Gary Pearson. It has a 3½ litre turbocharged V6 24 valve engine derived from the 3 litre unit of the 1985 MG 6R4 Group B rally car.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday's Ferrari

This was one of the cars taking part in a parade feature at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1994.
It's Neil Corner's 1960 Ferrari Dino 246 F1, chassis #0788F, a car that didn't compete in any of the races at the meeting, and which I featured on 8 July 2016.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Maserati 3500GT

This car competed in the HSCC Miller Oils Classic Sports Car Championship Race at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2004.
It's Bob Gilbert's 1961 Maserati 3500GT. Maserati had produced the A6 series of road cars between 1947 and 1956, but only a limited number of cars were built - less than 150 in total - due to Maserati's preoccupation with the Formula 1 and Sports Racing car programme. The 3500GT was, therefore, Maserati's first attempt at building a series production car and 2,226 were built between 1957 and 1964.