Prescott 24th May 2015

In a day seemingly blighted by magneto problems, 14 entrants converged on Prescott for the BOC’s annual carnival of all things French at their ‘La vie en bleu’ meeting.

A ‘damp under the trees’ first practice concentrated minds to be followed by drizzle and heavy, but short lived, rain before the second practice. Nobody improved their times in the second practice while John Forsyth was the first to succumb to magneto woes, along with Jan Nycz and Charles Reynolds (V-twin) also experiencing electrical gremlins.

Mike Wood's CBP II Copyright is John Hallett Photography

After a lunch break featuring much activity on the hill including a display by French motor manufacturers, a steam bus, demonstrations by Bugatti Veyrons, a stunt aircraft and a jet powered bike, runs proper got underway in dry conditions.
Nick Reynolds, Steve Lawrence, Jan Nycz and John Dent completed the top 4, separated by just 1.2 seconds, followed by Mike wood, Ted Sharpe and an uncharacteristically troubled run for Alistair Dent. Everyone improved their times for the second run except John Dent, although the order of the top 3 remained unchanged. John Forsyth was able to take 5th spot as some compensation for struggling with fitting a replacement magneto for 4 hours while Alistair Dent’s woes continued with another magneto failure.

Results Pre 54

Pos Name Car Best

Invitation: Charles Reynolds - Cooper Mk VII, Richard Ashford - Cooper Mk IV

Championship Points

Words: Charles Reynolds

Full report in the next issue of ‘The 500’



1 Nick Reynolds Cooper Mk IX 53.40
2 Steve Lawrence Cooper Mk VIII-JAP 54.36
3 Jan Nycz Staride-Norton 55.01
4 John Dent Cooper Mk VI-JAP 55.89
5 John Forsyth Alfa-Dana-JAP 59.48
6 Mike Wood CBP II-JAP 60.10
7 Ted Sharpe Cooper Mk IV-JAP 61.52
8 Alistair Dent Cooper Mk VI-JAP 63.06
9 Dennis Williams Arnott-JAP 64.34
10 Tim Ross Cooper Mk IX 64.62
11 Robin Baxter Staride-JAP 67.86
12 Colin Rogers Emeryson-JAP 83.85


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