Castle Combe Autumn Classic
FISCAR adorns the Classic with two superb grids high both in Quantity and Quality to crown our season.
In our usual Inter-Marque encounter, Healeys triumphed in the team honours despite pressure from the Italians!! The Lotus Legends gained third but led the field home on scratch with the race winners Robin Ellis and Richard Fores brilliantly snatching the lead from longtime race leader Brian Arculus and they were both chased home by John Ure in Peter Mann's ex Tony Crook Cooper Bristol.
Earlier in the day, we had run the Jon Gross Memorial Trophy, a race mainly for Pre 1960 Aston Martins but further enhanced by some other invited post war sports cars. The race was dominated by Simon Hadfield in Wolfgang Friedrichs Aston Martin DB3S, but the race for 2nd was intense, involving up to 5 cars although the main protaganists were David Reed and Chris Jolly in DB2s (see photo below). David took the place and GT class win whilst Chris was just pipped by the Jaguar XK150 of Paul De Havilland. David Freeman won the 'Mort' Goodall Cup for Prewar Aston Martins.
Full report of both races to follow: Click here to see some race action from the race !!!
Team results below
Oulton Park Gold Cup: HSCC
24th August 2014
Lotus Legends Take Team Honours
Lotus Legends took the team award on this occasion but their cause was not helped by Robin Ellis sitting alongside Brian Arculus in an all Elite front row, failing to find first gear and eventually getting underway in second gear having been passed by the whole field. He recovered to 3rd, eventually, but failed to displace the Austin Healey 100/4 of Nick Matthews whose fine drive netted him 2nd. Nick's early race dice with Martin Melling's Aston Martin DB3, the 1952 Goodwood 9 hour winner, was one of the key features of this race.
1st - Lotus Legends
2nd - Healey Hounds
3rd - Aston/Jaguar Combo
Full race report and race results to follow
Donington Park - MGCC
3rd August 2014 - Eurofighters Strike to annex Team Prize
Ellis wins again, but Hardy stars!
A delightful and eclectic mix of cars made up the joint FISCAR Inter-Marque and MGCC Iconic 50s race with the hastily cobbled together team of Eurofighters, all 3 members of which had to overcome qualifying dramas taking the Team prize. Neil Hardy, so nearly broke the Elite domination with a fine drive that kept him ahead of the field for over two thirds of the race, and poleman, Rod Begbie, who finished 2nd in the Elva MkIV was awarded driver of the race by the commentary team, in his FISCAR FLIER, the Elva MkIV.
HISTORIC INTER-MARQUE SCORES
1st Eurofighters +6
2nd Healey Hounds - 3
3rd Lotus Legends - 6
Full race report and photos in Race Report 2014 section
Brands Hatch Superprix
12th July 2014 - Jaguars Take Team Prize
Ellis Trumps Arculus in Elite 1 - 2
Jagged Edge walked away with the top Team awards at the HSCC Brands Hatch Super Prix in the FISCAR Historic 50’S Inter Marque running with HSCC’s Historic Road Sports grid. All three Jaguar racers, including new FISCAR member, Marc Gordon enjoyed superb performances to take their team to victory. Lotus drivers, Robin Ellis and Brian Arculus yet again lead the FISCAR charge within the 34 car field; however, they had to work hard for their places after a strong challenge by Jaguar XK150 pilot, Paul de Havilland.
Team Results below (Full race report and photos on reports page)
Silverstone GP - MG 90 Live
June 22nd 2014 - FLIERS star in Iconic '50s
FLIERS came 1st and 2nd in the MGCCs Iconic 50s race and in the process Brian Arculus gained his revenge on Alex Quattlebaum by reversing the result at last year's Castle Combe Autumn Classic. The Lotus IX finished nearly 10 seconds ahead of the LECo2 in a race which had some great racing as well as a bit of drama. A wonderful addition to the FLIER ranks was late entrant Paul Griffin in his first race with his recently acquired Connaught ALSR. The race also featured a number of FISCAR Historic Inter-Marque cars and a singleton Chairman's entry. Full report with pics to follow.
Donington - MSCC
8thJune 2014 - FISCAR shines in the sun
Quality rather than quantity was order of the day at Donington where Lotus, Porsche, Austin Healey, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Morgan and MG battled it out for team honours. Brian Arculus was again the man to chase but taking an early pit stop meant he had to work through the field to regain the lead followed at a respectful distance by fellow Lotus Elite driver, Robin Ellis, with a fine run by Nick Matthews bringing his Austin Healey 100/4 home 3rd on scratch.
Full race report and pictures now up on site in 2014 race reports. The team race results are below: