Arthur Smith-Fitchett - Arnott Lea Francis
One of 6 cars built by Daphne Arnott 1954/55 but the only one with Lea Francis engine, it raced at Goodwood, Brands etc in 1955. In the Aalholm collection in Denmark for 40 years before repatriation by Arthur. Very original, the car is very close to completion of a thorough refurbishment and repainted in its original pale yellow. Watch this space!
Andrew Hibberd - Buckler Mk6
Built in 1951 and fitted with 1172cc side valve, the car was campaigned regularly in 1953 by Mike Bendall. Been in the Hibberd family since 1964!
Paul Griffin - Connaught ALSR
George Cooper - Cooper T10 Prototype
Raced at Goodwood in 1950 by Stirling Moss and John Cooper. Then raced, road rallied and hill climbed by Ken Wharton. Road Tested by Joh n Bolster for Autosport in Septemebr 1950. Current Owner has campaigned the car at home and Abroad.
Steven Cooper - Cooper Sports (MG XPAG)
Chris Guest - Cooper T21
George Cooper - Devin XPAG
Rod Begbie - Elva Mk IV
Bought new by Peter Mullard of Oxford in April 1959 and raced mainly at Silverstone during 1959/60. Entered for two races at 40th Goodwood Members’ Meeting (7 May 1960) but DNS due to crash damage at prior meeting. Sold to Bob King of Royale fame and raced by him in 1961 before being sold to William T. “Bunny” Ribbs in California. Raced by Ribbs in 1962/63 (see pic on p.177 of János Wimpffen’s book “Elva : The Cars, The People, The History”) but crashed at Laguna Seca and then sold on to another US west coast racer, possibly with a replacement nose taken from a Lola Mk1. Found in a dilapidated state in 1990 and restored for use as a historic race car. Repatriated to UK the UK in 2009. Purchased by Rod through Hall & Hall in July 2010.
Photo - Jeff Bloxham
Craig McWilliam - 1954 Kieft Climax 1100 (FWA)
Purchased from Rudolf Ernst at the beginning of 2016, Craig took part in his very first race on October 1st,2016 in a wet Jon Gross Memorial Trophy race at Castle Combe organised by FISCAR at which the above photo was taken.
Michael Waller - Kieft Climax
Built in 1956 with a Coventry Climax FWA, this Keift went straight to the USA where it raced for 3 seasons. Later fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and later still with a Ford Consul engine, it is now being restored to original specification in the UK. The car hasn't run for 40 years but is expected to be back on track by 2015.
Alex Quattlebaum - LECO Mk 2
Fitted with MG XPAG engine. Winner of first FISCAR FLIERS race at Castle Combe - October 2013
Andrew Morland - Lotus V1 (XPAG)
1460cc XPAG with twin SUs and Ford Pop rear axle. Andrew still drives it on the road.
Brian Arculus - Lotus IX
Built up by Paul Emery who, driving with Tony Page, entered it for the 1955 Goodwood 9 hours, where they were the highest placed Lotus to finish. During ‘55/’56 season it was raced at Goodwood, Silverstone, Aintree, Castle Combe, Snetterton, Crystal Palace and Charterhall by Page and/or Emery.
Peter Morley - Lotus 10
Car purchased by James Dean with the intention of putting a 1.5 litre Offenhauser engine in it but delivery was delayed and in the meantime Dean purchased the Porsche Spyder in which he died in a road accident. Following a racing career in the USA the car returned to the UK where Peter intends to complete the restoration started by Graham Capel down to the fitting of the Offy unit as originally intended by Dean. Race history notes to follow.
Stuart Dean - MG Dick Jacobs Special
Howard Maguire - MG Playford
George Edney - MG Lester
Steve Wright - Okrasa Porsche Special
Built on a square tubed modified 1953 VW chassis and fitted with a one off sports coupe body in 1958/9, this has a 1282cc Porsche engine and drum brakes all round. Currently being restored and hopefully ready towards the end of 2015.
Tony Bailey - OSCA 4MT
Built in 1953, in which year it was 2nd in class in the Mille Miglia and 17th overall. In 1958 it was fitted with a later body and an Alfa Romeo 1500cc engine.
David Lee - Tojeiro JAP
Raced by Brian Lister in 1952. Raced by Archie Scott-Brown in 1953 - 4 x 1st in 1100 CLASS, 2 x 3RD in 1500 CLASS. 1 st in class at Prescott. In 1954/55 raced by Peter Hughes 5 x 1ST, 2 x 4TH 1500. 2 x FTD at Boness and Barbon.
David Lee - Tojeiro Climax (FWA)
1953 Turner Lea Francis
One of just 8 cars built by Jack Turner between 1950 & 1954, it is fitted with a 1496cc Lea francis engine and had its first race outing for 50 years in the FLIERS/Iconic 50s race at MG Live on the Silverstone GP circuit on 21st June, 2015 in the hands of its current owner, Charles Clegg
1949 - The George Phillips Special (Replica)
Owned by Simon Evans, this XPAG special is a very accurate replica of the original George Philips Special, using a 1947 MG TC as the basis, just as the original was. It debuted in the hands of its owner at the FLIERS/Iconic 50s race at MG Live on the Silverstone GP circuit on 21st June, 2015. Car now sold - owner not yet known
The Fifties Sports Car Racing Club is specifically for GT and production cars that raced in period and are still prepared to the same specifications. Our cars race on period rubber and are close to the way they were in their day. We host races at some of the leading Club racing events in the UK calendar, notably with the HSCC (Silverstone GP, Brands and Oulton Park Gold Cup), MSCC, and the popular Annual Autumn Festival meeting at Castle Combe.
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The Fifties Sports Car Racing Club is specifically for GT and production cars that raced in period and are still prepared to the same specifications. Our cars race on period rubber and are close to the way they were in their day. We host races at some of the leading Club racing events in the UK calendar, notably "The Spring Start" with the VSCC and the Annual BDC meeting at Silverstone; the HSCC at Oulton Park, Brands GP andSilverstone GP; and the ever popular Castle Combe Autumn Classic.
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