Goodwood’s 75th Members Meeting marked a milestone in the Rainford household as this years Weslake Cup was the first race in which Shaun and his son Charles both competed. Father and son both drove admirably with Charles taking advantage of a spin to pass his father on track. Charles made it as far as 2nd position, before the red flag, from 9th on the grid, and Shaun ran as high as 3rd from 8th on the grid, before losing the podium spot to customer Mike Haigh. You can read an article which Shaun gave an interview for on Goodwoods website by following the link below.
Once again Lord March has hosted one spectacular event. Quickly becoming our favourite of the Goodwood events due to smaller crowds and a stronger emphasis on the racing. All of our drivers and our cars performed admirably. Dave Griffiths charged forward in the TR4 to make up 6 places in the Les Leston Cup. Ian Burford and Mike Haigh both drove with gusto and Shaun Rainford amazed everyone by hanging on to the leading pack in our Nash Metropolitan. Well done Goodwood, we cannot wait till next year.
Don’t forget to tune in to Motors TV Live Race Day this Monday 4th June at 1pm. Our MG1100 is set to be the official camera car for the HRDC MG race and will carry the onboard cameras for Motors TV’s live coverage. Shaun Rainford will be at the wheel showing these chaps how to drive in the wet. Yes, we’d like some rain please. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch CCK in action live on telly.
It was a busy weekend with a mixed bag of results. The MG1100 qualified 10th for the TC63. Shaun got off to a cracking start and was soon up to 5th place and bothering the Jaguar mk2 of Peter Burton. However it wasn’t meant to be. The 28 degree heat and transverse mounted radiator failed to keep the little MG cool. It started spluttering on the straights and after Shaun tried to clear it he retired from the race. His fastest lap was a 1:39.781 which was more than we expected from the car. Sunday didn’t start too well either after an oil cooler hose blew on the Lenham during qualify. After only 1 flying lap Shaun still managed to qualify in 6th. A quick start from the Lenham put us up to 3rd place where we finished behind the Mini Jem of Rae Davis and the very quick Lotus Elite of Brain Arculus with a fastest lap of 135.259. Ian Burford did very well in his Lenham Le Mans finishing 7th over all with a time of 139.026. The 3rd Lenham of David Stubbings did not finish. 2 out of 3 is not bad considering not one of the 3 Ashley GT’s finished the race.