Prescott 2016

Those that know me will be well aware of the following phrase, “VSCC Prescott is like the Wimbledon of the Vintage car racing calendar”.

It offers fantastic company, sounds and sights, and allows spectators to get up close and personal with every possible type of vintage racing car.

As an event, it is a must do at least once in your life. The last two years have also been blessed with very Wimbledon style sun as well – what more could you ask for.

This year Blue Diamond had repeated the sponsorship of class 9 and the weekend was also the first event that our new MG spares business “The MG Automobile Company” would be operating at.

The sunny weather meant that our display and parts sales area were busy all weekend.

This year, we only featured two cars– one from each brand we support, albeit very different takes for each one.

Riley wise, we had the stunning 12/4 Woody – fresh from its restoration and from winning the Specials class at Riley Coventry it certainly caused a stir!

MG wise, we had Barry Walker’s superb K3 Replica, the MG that every owner wants to have in their garage.

The above pictures demostrate the quality and variety of cars present in the Orchard and the Paddock. Apart from the Goodwood Revival, I can’t think of anywhere else such a variety is on show.

Below are the more social pictures from the weekend!

The team and I were joined by many good friends and customers for our now traditional Sunday lunch drinks. The third picture shows Rob Glover and Ollie Mullard sampling the drinks!

The final picture is the ever present Eureka Jazz band Prescott just wouldn’t be the same without them.

The below images show my dad and John Haddleton deep in conversation.

John was a key middleman in helping our purchase of Blue Diamond – when Ian Gladstone was so ill he took over the mantle of sorting the deal out. His father was also the same Haddleton of the maintentance manual fame, John spent many a happy hour at the kitchen table proof reading the book.

His last visit to VSCC Prescott was in 1958 and he brought the programme along to prove it.

This weeks blog finishes with a picture of the class 9 winners;

1st overall Dr David Pryke (Morgan Riley) in the centre
2nd Mr Greg Lerigo (Riley Special) on the left
3rd Mr James Crabb (Riley TT Sprite) on the right.

I can be seen in the other picture presenting Jamie with his post race bottle!

As ever I hope you have enjoyed this blog.