Monday, 16 January 2017

Halford Special

This car took part in the race for the Vintage Trophy at the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park in August 1992.
It's James Cheyne's 1923/25 Halford Special, driven in the race by Iain Cheyne, and the programme of the event said this about the car:
'James Chelne has entered Iain Cheyne to drive the Halford Special, which features an Aston Martin chassis and a twin-cam supercharged engine. This motor was designed by one of Britain's most brilliant engine designers, Frank Halford. He qualified for his aviator's licence, No. 639, at the Bristol School at Brooklands on 2nd October, 1913. He went on to design famous piston engines over a period that spanned both world wars. Later, he designed jet engines, but was also an accomplished racer of both motorcycles and cars.'

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Scania 112

This was one of the entants in the Trans Lancs Historic Vehicle Rally at Heaton Park, Manchester in September 1996.
It's not shown in the programme of the event, but would have been entered in the 'Operating PSV's Buses' Class and is a Marshall bodied Scania 112. Black Prince Buses was a bus company based in Morley, West Yorkshire and this was one of the Scania buses the company acquired from Newport Transport.

Black Prince was taken over by FirstGroup in 2005.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Jaguar C-Type

This car replaced the car listed in the programme of the event in the Classic Car Sports Car Race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1994.
It's Hugh Taylor's Jaguar C-Type, and the car it replaced in that race is Hugh Taylor's Willment-Climax, which is the car behind the C-Type in this photograph. There are three other C-Types shown here - car number 12 is that of Martin Morris, which was driven by David Morris in the race; number 7 is Aubrey Finburgh's car which was piloted by Paul Grist; and the only other C-Type listed in the programme is that of Burkhard von Schenk. Next to that car is a Maserati 300S, and what looks like another 300S behind the people of the right of the photograph.
Here's Hugh Taylor in the race at Luffield corner leading the Porsche RSK of Wessel von Loringhoven, and the Cooper Bristol Bobtail of Katherina Schmidt.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Friday's Ferrari

Here in the pit garage are two of the cars that took part in the Ferrari F1 demonstration at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2005.
On the left is the 1997 Ferrari F310B of Uwe Meissner. It's a car that was driven in the 1997 season by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine, Schumacher finishing second in the Drivers' World Championship, but being stripped of his place after causing an accident with eventual Championship winner Jacques Villeneuve in the last race of the season. Eddie Irvine finished the season in seventh place.
The car on the right is Shigeru Hoshino's 1995 Ferrari 412T2. This car was campaigned in the 1995 season by Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger, who ended the season in fifth and sixth places respectively in the Championship.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Brabham BT36

This car took part in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship race at the HSCC's Summer Race Meeting at Oulton Park in July 1992.
It's Peter Williams' 1971 Formula 2 Brabham BT36, originally driven by Tim Schenken for Rondel Racing, and is chassis #BT36/1.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


This car was part of the 'British Racing Green' display at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1993.
It's the first BRM built, the National Motor Museum's P15, chassis #V16/01, and you can find details of all BRM cars on this site. I did a piece on 1 September 2015 about the BRM V16 cars, including this one, on display at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting in 1999.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Aston Martin

Photographs I took of four Aston Martins at the Footman James Classic Car Show Manchester at EventCity in September 2016.
1922 Aston Martin Standard Sports
1966 Aston Martin DB5 Superleggera
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
1972 Aston Martin DBS