The first Coys International Trophy at Donington park with the HRDC was a huge success. Benefiting from a great turn out we saw fantastic, competitive racing in all classes. A particular highlight was seeing the TC63 and TC65 combined one hour race with a host of Ford Falcons and Mini Cooper’s mixing it up with the usual mix of historic saloons with the Mike Gardner/Nik Faulkner Falcon taking first place overall from Nick Swift in his Mini Cooper S. This race also saw the likes of TV chef James Martin sharing one of the Mini’s with Andy Harrison. The Touring Greats 1hr race went to Nick Naismith in his blisteringly quick Austin A90 Westminster. Our very own James Turner had a cracking race in the Ford Zodiac finishing a very respectable 5th overall. Andy Newel too the chequered flag in the MGB50 race with Nigel Bancroft took the honours in Grand Touring Greats in his Lotus Elite. The last race of the day was GTS65 which saw a 1-2 for TVR with Michael Whitaker and Marler/Eagling respectively. As well as James Turners Zodiac we were also looking after Dave Griffith’s in the Standard Vanguard and Julius Thurgood in his MG ZA Magnette ‘Bumble’. A truly great day and a fantastic new event to add to your 2013 calendar. See you next year.
We are very busy getting ready for the Coy’s International Trophy Meeting at Donington Park on the 28th of July. Coming with us is Ian Burford’s Sprite “Lumbertubs”, the Turner’s Zodiac, Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard, Jim Prentice’s Le Mans Sprite and Julius’ MG Magnette “Bumble”. A few fresh engines, some performance development, a new bonnet and general race prep will be keeping us busy until then.