Eric Fenning

Eric Fenning

Eric Fenning began his 500 career in a Cooper-JAP before switching to a Staride from 1953 to do a full season, competing mainly in the Junior races, he had a good and, at at times eventful, year, the highlight being the Coronation Trophy in May. Eric continued into '54, now in the seniors but could only manage the occasional podium. By 1956, Eric was handing over the reins to son John. In 1959, Eric sold his Staride to John Streets of California.

An eventful day at Brands Hatch 3rd May 1953

Some results for Eric:

Goodwood Whitsun 4th June 1952 International Trophy, DNF

Thruxton 4th August 1952, 3rd in heat, 4th in final

Brands Hatch 12th October 1952, 2nd in junior heat, 5th in final, 4th in handicap


Ibsley 18th April 1953, 1st in heat, 6th in final

Brands Hatch 3rd May 1953, 1st in junior heat, DNF in final, 2nd in handicap

Brands Hatch 24th May 1953 Coronation Trophy, 1st in junior heat, 1st in final, 1st in handicap

Thruxton 25th May 1953, 1st

Orleans 31st May 1953, 3rd in heat, DNF in final

Silverstone 18th July 1953 British Grand Prix, 5th

Thruxton 3rd August 1953, 4th

Crystal Palace 19th September 1953 Redex Trophy, 4th in heat

Castle Combe 3rd October 1953, 3rd in heat, 7th in final


Castle Combe 3rd April 1954, 3rd in heat

Goodwood 19th April 1954 Earl of March Trophy, 4th

Ibsley 8th May 1954, 7th

Silverstone 15th May 1954 Daily Express Meeting, 14th

Brands Hatch 4th July 1954, 3rd in open heat, 6th in final

Silverstone 17th July 1954 British Grand Prix, 14th

Castle Combe 28th August 1954, 2nd

Brands Hatch 5th September 1954, 7th in open final

Crystal Palace 18th September 1954 Redex Trophy, 6th in heat


Silverstone 7th May 1955 Daily Express International 50 Mile Race, 6th

Crystal Palace 30th May 1955 Redex Trophy, 2nd in heat

Oulton Park 27th August 1955 John Bull Trophy, 6th in heat

Silverstone 10th September 1955, 4th in race one


Goodwood 21st May 1956, 2nd

Silverstone 14th July 1956 British Grand Prix, DNF

Brunton 16th September 1956, 4th?

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