Charles Rainford’s leads the way at Snetterton

Charles Rainford dominated at Snetterton in his Lenham Sprite in the HRDC race. Qualified on pole and went on to lead the entire race up until the last lap when a gearbox issue forced his retirement. A superb performance that will no doubt continue on his next outing.

HRDC Snetterton Success

The penultimate round of the HRDC season was held this weekend at Snetterton. Good weather and good racing with great results all round. Dave Griffiths qualified a commendable 12th place but charged through to finish 7th overall and 2nd in class in the race. Shaun was piloting Ian Burford’s Sprite “Lumbertubs” qualifying 8th overall in the Allstars race and finishing 7th overall and 2nd in class with fastest lap. Larry Tucker in the Ahsley Midget also had a good day finishing 13th up from 16th. All cars ran reliably and performed well. Could we ask for anything more?

Dave Griffiths Standard Vanguard Griffiths Vanguard Snetterton Larry Tucker Ashley Shaun Rainford Lumbertubs

Period photographs and build specs. John Rhodes, Special Tuning etc.

A chap named John Astill got in touch recently claiming that he had a photograph of John Rhodes Mini at Snetterton from 1966. He also said he had build specs from Special Tuning and various letters from Downton Engineering as well some photos of his old Mini’s from the 60’s. He asked if I’d like copies, which of course I did, and a few days later a large envelope arrived. This kind of information is vital in our industry as a historical reference. Thanks very much John, the pictures are great and the information is greatly appreciated.

Race Report HRDC Snetteron

A successful weekend for team CCK at the HRDC’s Snetterton race meeting. Somehow the rain was kept at bay long enough to finish all races. James Turner once again confidently piloted the CCK MG1100 in the TC63 race. Ian Burford’s Austin-Healey Sprite “Lumbertubs” successfully finished it’s Grand Touring Greats race although a couple of spins kept him further down the grid. Sunday morning saw the Touring Greats with James Turner bringing his Zodiac home in 5th overall and 2nd in class despite a few taps up the arse from Paul Taft in the Volvo Amazon. 3rd in class was our very own David Griffiths in his Standard Vanguard who made his way up to 9th overall from 15th on the grid. Well done to all involved for another successful meeting.

This weekend: HRDC at Snetterton

This weekend Snetterton will be hosting the second round of the HRDC 2012 calendar. CCK will of course be attending bringing with us James Turner’s Ford Zodiac and Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard for Touring Greats, Ian Burford’s “Lumbertubs” for Grand Touring Greats and finally our very own MG1100 which will be driven by James Turner in TC63. Let’s hope its a dry one. See you there.