Records broken at Shelsley Walsh

| 10 Jul 2014

The long-standing Classic Sports Libre and Racing Cars class record was smashed on 5-6 July, as James Baxter steered his supercharged 1935 ERA R4A to the top of the hill in just 33.03 seconds. Tony Browne was successful in the Triumph Championship, winning in his Dolomite Sprint, while Rachel Lovett took the laurels in her father's Riley Special in the Pre-1975 Classic Saloons and Sports Cars category.

Angus Frost also took class honours at Sunday's vintage meeting, which was held in conjunction with the VSCC, when he posted the quickest time in his 1934 Austin 7 in the Under 1000cc class. Ou Baholyodihin came out on top in the 1500cc group at the wheel of his Lagonda Rapier, while it was Peter Butler's 1924 Bentley that conquered the Unlimited category.

Richard Ashford won the Post War Racing Car Class with his 1948 Cooper MkIV, while the ever-popular 1929 Napier Bentley of Chris Williams entertained the crowd with its spectacular tyre-smoking starts.

Spokesman James Taylor said: “The VSCC was once again delighted to hand over the reins to the MAC to play host to over 150 vintage, pre-war and historic racing and sports cars at Shelsley Walsh for the annual ‘Vintage and Post Vintage Thoroughbred Meeting’, which is an event that brings together two of the most celebrated names and organisations in pre-war motor sport."