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#1 dgs

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 07:30

On 4th August 1963 a Sprint meeting was held at Little Rissington.

 

Entrant no 139 Tony Marsh (BRM P48) was entered in Racing Cars over 1500cc

 

I am not sure if he competed.

If he did, I am interested in the times he recorded 



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#2 fuzzi

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:20

I have brief notes of a number of Little Rissington meetings from 1963 to the 70s. I concentrated more on the course layout rather than full results, although I did usually not who had set BTD. Tony Marsh does not appear in my notes. Little Rissington is one of the venues which I somehow missed out when compiling Motorsport Explorer. Some omissions I can understand as they were a single entry, but Little Rissington is scattered through the notes and I should have spotted it. 



#3 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 13:36

Is there going to be an updated Motorsport Explorer?



#4 fuzzi

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 06:14

Most unlikely I'm afraid. I doubt whether a publisher would be interested.



#5 dgs

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 10:06

No second edition of Motor Sport Explorer is a great pity.

 

Extremely interesting and  accurate book.

 

Not too many books with this amount of detail are available  



#6 bradbury west

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 23:20

Julian, OT a bit but...

I saw the other day on e bay a programme for a VCC hill climb on July 7 1952 at Denbies Lower Drive , Rancombe , Dorking, for pre 1917 cars, at the invitation of Lord Ashcombe, and a year or two ago I saw a programme advertised on e bay for the Blagdon Sprint, at Blagdon Hall, Northumberland  by permission of Viscount Ridley. I checked the report in Autosport and the FTDwas by John Blades in a 17 in  16.3 seconds, so not the longest drive up to a country seat... The date was May 13 1961.    Curiosity obliged me to buy the programme.  The event was run by King’s College Motor Club, an internet search for which , along with King’s College, Durham, made interesting reading. I troubled to. Ring the Hall to ask about the old event and was given a name to contract by e mail, which I have singularly failed to do. So , my apologies. The course was listed as being a quarter of a mile long.

Roger Lund



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 06:17

Denbies I did catch, (p234) run as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations with BTD by Cecil Clutton in his 1908 GP Itala.

 

Blagdon Sprint is another which I have notes on, but failed to include in the book. Ho hum.



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 09:51

Julian, OT a bit but...

I saw the other day on e bay a programme for a VCC hill climb on July 7 1952 at Denbies Lower Drive , Rancombe , Dorking, for pre 1917 cars, at the invitation of Lord Ashcombe, and a year or two ago I saw a programme advertised on e bay for the Blagdon Sprint, at Blagdon Hall, Northumberland  by permission of Viscount Ridley. I checked the report in Autosport and the FTDwas by John Blades in a 17 in  16.3 seconds, so not the longest drive up to a country seat... The date was May 13 1961.    Curiosity obliged me to buy the programme.  The event was run by King’s College Motor Club, an internet search for which , along with King’s College, Durham, made interesting reading. I troubled to. Ring the Hall to ask about the old event and was given a name to contract by e mail, which I have singularly failed to do. So , my apologies. The course was listed as being a quarter of a mile long.

Roger Lund

A friend of mine, sadly no longer with us, was one of the organisers of the Blagdon Hall event as a member of the student motor club. he was very proud of the "electronic" timing system he made for the event being an engineering graduate. 



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 06:07

Little Rissington, 23 April 1962

Eric Willmott made B.T.D. at Little Rissington near Cheltenham with a new course record of 39.29 secs. George Keylock was runner-up, driving a supercharged 1,500 c.c. Cooper-Climax; Randles could only manage fourth behind Peter Hughes.

Autosport, 22 February 1963, Page 253

 

Class Winners:

R. Ordway (Morris 850 c.c.), 48.00 s.:

C. Gray (Vauxhall VX4/90), 52.18 s.

H. Shepherd (Jaguar 3.8), 44.22 s.

N. Porter (Morris 997 c.c.), 46.30 s.

J. Haynes (Lotus 997 c.c.), 42.28 s.

A. Nurse (Lotus Elite), 42.76 s.;

J. Terry (Morgan Plus 4), 44.41 s.:

R. Rose (Jaguar XK150), 41.76 s.:

P. Bailey (Lotus 1,460 c.c.), 41.35 s.

J. Randles (Cooper Monaco), 40.38 s.

P. Hughes (Cooper-Norton), 40.20 s.

Eric Willmott (Elva-Ford), 39.29 s.

G. Keylock (Cooper 1595 s/c), 39.52 s.

 

Motor Sport says nearest prominent town: Bourton-on-the-Water. Cheltenham M.C. founded 1906.

 

Event: 15 April 1963 (Easter Monday)

 

Circuit also hosted motorcycle and Kart racing. A crowd of nearly 8,000 attended the motorcycle races, 28 August 1966:

"The club used the new 1.2-mile course, which was used for the first time at Whitsun."

The Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette, Friday 2 September 1966, Page 9

 

See also: https://www.oldracin...php?RaceID=S72J

 

CHELTENHAM MOTOR CLUB also held restricted driving tests at Brockworth air strip.

 

Bump: Does anybody have results for Little Rissington, 4 August 1963? Any sign of Tony Marsh? (likely in Autosport)

 

RGDS RLT


Edited by Rupertlt1, 29 July 2021 - 08:11.