Shelsley Results 150707

Shelsley Walsh 15th July 2007

The wettest Shelsley for a long time, water running across the track at Crossing…a heavy mist at the top finishing straight…but at least we were parked under cover in the paddock…
At this Classic Weekend there was a variety of cars from 1918-1980, from the aero engined 27000cc Hispano Delage to our 500s, other air cooled in our class included Terry Wright’s 1140cc Supercharged Walton Cooper JAP and Tony Willoughby in the ex Henderson Supercharged Cooper Mk 7. Competing for the first time in the ex John Poulson Staride was Chris Bird, the weather unable to dampen his enthusiasm for the car or the event. James Gray and John Jones (JB) sharing the Cousy were both new to Shelsley. JB’s effort to sort the Cousy after its rebuild paying off with the car running well all day – but it was James who proved to be the faster on the day – perhaps it is for the best he now owns the Comet and is soon to be out competing in it!! Keith Robinson brought his immaculate Cooper Mk V having reworked his clutch and gear ratios to good effect going quicker with every run. Nice to see Humphrey Collis and his JLR going well – beating his former school pupil JB by nearly a second! My Staride was going quite well managing to find some grip for a change in the wet. As usual the sun came out as we were loading the cars on to their trailers for the trip home, but even that didn’t last long, still never mind the weather, a day at Shelsley is always special.

Staride and Cousy in the starting lane

and preparing to ascend.

Classified Results 500cc

Pos Name Car Run 1 Run 2

Our thanks to the MAC.

Report by Jan and Deirdre Nycz

1 Jan Nycz Staride Mk III JAP 48.83 46.03
2 Keith Robinson Cooper Mk V JAP 49.03 47.23
3 Humphrey Collis JLR 50.79 49.54
4 James Gray Cousy NR 49.88
5 John Jones Cousy 50.82 50.40
6 Chris Bird Staride Mk III JAP 52.76 51.50

Classic Shelsley paddock