Williams Wins VSCC New Year Driving Tests

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Forty-seven pre-1939 cars competed at Brooklands on Sunday 28th January as part of the VSCC’s traditional New Year Driving Tests.


A dozen tests followed a “six before lunch and six after” format were tackled by all competitors. With use of the circuit’s famous anking, Test Hill and Finishing Straight, the competitors excelled in the challenges set by the organising team.


Overall honours were carried by Edward Williams in his 1929 Frazer Nash Super Sports with other notable performances including Edmund Burgess in his 1924 Bugatti T13 and Katie Forrest in her 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.


In all 17 Awards were won and all competitors enjoyed a day of exciting and challenging Test.


Class 1 Edwardian and Veteran

1 Katie Forrest (1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost) 1382 points


Class 2 Touring Cars 

1 Tim Kneller (1930 Riley 9 Plus) 522 points

2 Harry Hoskins (1929 Morris Cowley) 535 points

3 Paul Hoskins (1929 Morris Cowley) 547 points


Class 3 Standard Sportscars

1 Edmund Burgess (1924 Bugatti T13 Brescia) 476 points

2 Mark Ballard (1931 Frazer Nash Falcoln TT Rep) 531

3 Nigel Stroud (1930 MG M TYpe) 585


Class 4 Modified Sportscars

1 Edward Williams (1929 Frazer Nash Super Sports) 440 points

2 Richard Marsh (1929 Austin 7 Ulster) 403

3 Jon Fleming (1928 Austin Ulster Trials) 515


Class 5 Cyclecars, Oddities and LCES

1 Frazer Sloan (1925 Trojan Utility) 1537


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