Prescot Results 260507

Prescott 26th May 2007

After the changeable weather conditions at Wiscombe Park, I was looking forward to the good weather that was forecast for the Saturday Prescott meeting…also after my twin spark magneto had failed at Wiscombe I decided to revert back to my usual set up…
During the first practice both Charles Reynolds and Steve Lawrence had problems with their cars – Steve’s Mk VIII Cooper gearbox playing up and Charles’ head gasket blowing, Charles deciding to change his engine during lunch fitting his trusty 4B JAP.

On display in the paddock at this ‘La vie en blue’ weekend were some very rare and unusual French cars: 2006 F1 Renault; Bebe Peugeot; very large (and pointed) Voisen; an equally large Panhard Levassor GP of 12.8 litres that Mr Toad would have just loved; there was also a propeller driven (propelled?) car similar to that featured in a recent VSCC article…and many, many, more…a Bugatti Veyron also on display and demonstrated up the hill by Pierre-Henri Raphanel former F1 driver.
After lunch the first timed runs were made in very good weather conditions with all three cars closely timed only 1.4 seconds between us. Our final runs in almost perfect conditions enabled myself to record a personal best, Charles missing a gear on changing down for Pardon hairpin was slightly slower, and Mike recorded an identical time to his first run.

A typical Prescott paddock scene, Steve Lawrence attends his Mk VIII Cooper

Classified Results 500cc

Pos Name Car Run 1 Run 2

Our thanks to the Bugatti Owners Club.

Report by Jan and Deirdre Nycz

1 Jan Nycz Staride Mk III JAP 56.43 55.99
2 Charles Reynolds Cooper Mk IX JAP 56.97 57.11
3 Mike Lawrence Cooper Mk X JAP 57.81 57.81
  Steve Lawrence Cooper Mk VIII JAP NR NR