Sunday, 23 October 2016


This car took part in the Corporate Jets Historic Grand Prix Cars 100-Mile Race at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1992.
It's David Baldock's 1938 2-litre supercharged Alta which was driven in that race by Paul Jaye, and on 4 November 2015 I featured the same car at the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park in 1993,

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Singer Junior

This car took part in the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run in June 1993 and is here seen before the start of the run in the Village Hotel car park in Cheadle, Stockport.
It's a 1927 Singer Junior, a car with an 848cc engine and produced by Singer Motors Limited between 1926 and 1935. The only information about the car in the programme of the event is that it was entered by Len Neve of Sale, Cheshire.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday's Ferrari

Three Ferraris here today, at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2004.
Competing in a round of the Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge series are three Ferrari GT cars. All three have 3 litre 12-cylinder engines, and leading is the 1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB Berlinetta TdF of Plinio Haas, chassis number 1401GT. Behind that is the 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe of Erich Traber - being driven, according to the programme of the event, by Christian Traber - and is chassis number 0357GT. Bringing up the rear is the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF of Thomas Studer, which is chassis number 0909GT.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Lotus Eleven

Two cars photographed at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2008 and both incorrectly listed in the programme of the event.
This one is shown in the programme as Rudolf Ernst's 1952 Lotus XI with a 1460cc engine, presumably the Coventry Climax unit, but this model was made from 1956 to 1958 and was always referred to as a Lotus Eleven. I think it's a 1957 model.
This is another Lotus Eleven, that of Ivan Dutton, but the programme calls it a Lotus 11 and says that it has an 1100cc engine, also presumably the Coventry Climax unit.
Here's Ivan Dutton at Lodge Corner during the Guards Trophy GTSR Race.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Porsche 956

This was one of the large variety of cars displayed on the infield at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1993.
It's the Swiss Brun Motorsport Porsche 956 that finished in seventh place in the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hour Race in the hands of Massimo Sigala, Oscar Larrauri and Joël Gouhier.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Porsche 804

This is the 1½ litre flat-8 air cooled engine of the Porsche 804 that Joakim Bonnier drove in the 1962 British Grand Prix at Aintree in July 1962.
Jo Bonnier retired from the race, but his team mate Dan Gurney (in car no. 8 alongside) finished in ninth place.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Cadillac Eldorado

I photographed this car at the Northern Classic Car Show at G-Mex, Manchester in August 1993.
It's a 1953 First Generation Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 532 of which were produced by General Motors in 1953, all of them convertibles. It had a 331 cu in (or 5.4 litres) OHV V8 engine.