Back from the Silverstone meeting on the International circuit.
Still in Gp2. and in the same garage this time as the other Triumphs .John Holmes had to withdraw his GT6 - his tow truck threw it's clutch, apparently. Long chat with his oppo David, and looking forward to meeting the man himself next time. Plus there were more straight sixes in the fuiled, an MG C, two Sabres and a Scimitar, but all more than 2.5L. Therace results if you ignored the Lotus Elans, proved that there ain't no substitute for cubic inches; except for a very fast Morgan at 3.5L the first six were all around 5L.
Rob Roodhouse (144, front car) was straight from the rolling road, with 170bhp, which he seemed pleasantly surprised at. Dave McDonald (78) had a fine qualifying, but with a strange rattling noise. Turned out to be the starter that had stayed engaged, and must have been doing 18000rpm or so. It didn't survive, but Dave took it out before the race and with a valiant push from all available in the Pits, was able to come out for the race. I never got to chat with Philip Lamb (56) or Roy Chamberlain (53) - must circulate more! - but Philip and I had a fine race at the back of the grid.
Result of the Triumph race, in Gp.2 Swinging 60s:
1st Joe Henderson (and 2nd in class!)
2nd Rob Roodhouse
3rd David McDonald
4th John Davies }
5th Philip Lambe }(Our fastest laps were .26 second apart!)
No pics yet, as David Stallard, the 'official' CSCC photographer will still be at Silvertsone,where the meeting continues. Should be up early next week at https://www.davidsta...bCSCC/CSCC-2018