Andrew Sharp - DB2
The Car was originally sold to Belgium and from there on to the US by an overseas US airforce officer. From here it lost some of its parts and was repatriated in a poor state. It languished for many years in a shed until sold to the current owner. The car was extensively rebuilt by Four Ashes in 2004/5 to race specifications and to suit championship/ FIA regulations. The engine has high performance related modifications. The car has been lightened to the minimum allowable level. It has competed successfully at Spa and the Classic Le Mans as well as in many Club events.
Meredyth Bell's 1952 - DB2 Drophead driven by her son Charlie Bell
Mark Campbell - DB2
Photo - Jeff Bloxham
Darren McWhirter - DB2
The car was raced in the 50’s by a Mr Woods who had much success and in 1955 was fitted with a vantage engine from one of the works DB2’s. The car then was bought by Jean Bloxham who had huge success in club racing and added many improvements to the car. Simon Draper then had the car for many years and also raced it with success.
A few years ago the car was returned to FIA spec’ form and has competed in the Classic Le Mans.
Dave/Anne Reed - DB2
First owners were Silk Velvet Manufacturing Co of Blackburn. The car was discovered in a barn in 2003 where it had been languishing for 30 years. The car was completely dismantled and re-built for competition, as you see it now. Modifications include , 3 litre engine with aluminium cylinder head, webber carburettors plus a few other little mods!
Helmut Rothenberger - DB2
The most successful of all DB2s, this car won its class at Le Mans twice
and once at the 1951 Mille Miglia. It first raced the 1950 Le Mans with
George Abecassis and Lance Macklin. It was used for a couple more races
that year then upgraded to lightweight specification with a lighter
interior. It went on the race the Mille Miglia and Le Mans in 1952
before effectively retiring as a display at the Earl’s Court Show.
Afterwards, David Brown again used VMF64 until negotiating a sale with
Gerald Lascelles. He kept the car in exceptionally original condition
over a continuous 52 year ownership. At their 2009 Automobiles of London
sale, RM Auctions sold VMF64 to it's current owner who is bringing it back to racing!!
Justin Kennedy (owner)
Driver - Tony Green
Photo - Jeff Bloxham
Paul Chase-Gardner - DB2
Mark Midgeley - DB3
Designed in 1951 by Eberan Von Eberhorst This was David Brown’s first serious sports racing car. Using a 6 cylinder Lagonda engine, twin tube chassis, de dion rear axle on torsion bars. This was the first of 5 production cars, being sold to Bobby Dickson. First raced at the Isle of Man in ‘53 it came 12th. It finished 6th at Dundrod in ‘53. By ‘54 the car had been sold to Mr Dennis who fitted a gull-wing body and Jaguar engine! It later had a DBR2 body in ‘65 before the coupe body was refitted in ‘75. In the 90’s it was rebuilt to correct specs by A. Sollevei and is now raced by the new owner in the UK and Europe. Overall winner of the George Abecassis Centenary Trophy at VSCC Silverstone, 20 April, 2013.
Martin Melling - DB3
Designed in 1951 by Eberan Von Eberhorst the DB3 was David Brown’s first serious sports racing car. Using a 6 cylinder Lagonda engine in a twin tube chassis with a de dion rear axle on torsion bars. 5 were built for the “works “team. This car was used by Lance Macklin as a works entry at Monaco and Silverstone in in ‘52. The car retired at 20 hrs whilst being 4th at Le Mans. In ‘53 Reg Parnell and George Abecassis raced at Sebring. and at Mille Miglia. Nigel Mann then bought the car and added a fixed head top. The car did other races in the 50’s until Simon Draper returned the car to the form it is in today.
Steve Boultbee-Brooks DB3S/104
Chassis no 104 - Ex Kangeroo Stable. 3rd overall at the Hyeres 12- hour race in 1955. From 1956 raced in the USA where it stayed for many years.
Wolfgang Friedrichs - DB3S/105
Graham Whitehead managed to secure this car for himself when the factory started selling production versions of the DB3S. He raced it 5 times including Hyeres and Lisbon but was disappointed with its performance after having driven the works versions. He sold the car to Lord O’Neill. Panelcraft removed the body and fit a fixed head coupe version instead. The car was then sold to Hong Kong, the US then the UK. Jim Wallis had Clive Smart put back a replica original body and it then sold at Coys to the current owner. It now regularly races at important historic events. The car featured in the film “checkpoint”
David Bennett - DB3S/115
Chassis 115 is a 'customer' car which has spent most of its life in the USA having been delivered to Joe Lubin in March 1956. In 1957, driven by Rob Oker, Bill Love and Richie Ginther, the latter driving it to 2nd overall at Pomona. In 1958, acquired by Bill De Creeft who painted it blue, competed at a number of events and then sold on to Ron Keil. In 1965 it was acquired by Alan Selby who kept it for 45 years and used it on the road and had it restored to original specification in 1995. Acquired by David Bennett, earlier this year, 2013.
David Bennett - DB3S/10
This was the first of the final two DB3S cars built for the works teams for Le Mans ‘56. At Le Mans Peter Walker crashed heavily in the wet after 175 laps. It was rebuilt for ‘57 using fuel injection and wishboned front suspension. Cunningham- Reid was 5th in the B.Empire Trophy and the Whiteheads' 9th at The Nurburgring 1000 kms. John Dalton raced the car through the late 50’s and subsequent race owners included, Charles Sgonina, Tom Rose, Bob Owen, Bill Monk, and Tony Smith.
Sold in 2013 and replaced by chassis 115 - see previous photograph.
Jim Campbell DB 2/4
Mark Campbell - DB2/4
Car first owned by Lord Beaverbrook and ordered with uprated Rally features from new. Used for 2 yrs and then sold into domestic ownership. Rescued from a poor state of repair in the 80’s- 90’s and restored in 2002 and used for AMOC club racing by the current owner after an engine rebuild.
Doug Barker - DB2/4
Nick Ruddell - DB2/4
Tim Stamper - DB 2/4
Nigel Batchelor DB2/4
Glynn Allen - DB2/4 Mk II
This car was extensively campaigned by Adrian Johnson in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in sprints, hillclimbs and races. It is prepared to a moderate level of modification with a race engine and after a few years out of competition is now back racing regularly at Club events.
Robert Clarke DB 2/4 Mk II
PPE has an unusual bonnet more akin to a DB MK III it is however a MK II. Although PPE was a spectator at Oulton Park in period it did not enter competition until 2000. The car was found in a barn in 1998 having been stored for many years. Looking arguably little different to the state in which it was found, the car returned to the road in 1999. Since 2000 the car has competed in numerous sprints, hillclimbs and track events, collecting a number of awards including a first place at AMOC Pembrey in 2004.
Jon Gross DB Mk III
Sebring 12 Hour works entry in 1958 & private entry in '59,
extensive USA racing history including 2nd SCCA Championship
and Nassau Speed Weeks Tourist Trophy, 1st
26 years of AMOC and UK/European competition events
AMOC Championship winner in 2000 and 2006.
Very sadly, and after long illness, Jon died on the very evening he had competed at, and driven home from the Goodwood Revival on 15th September, 2013.
Simon Jefferies - DB Mk III
Simon Jefferies DB Mk III
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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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