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					                 O C T O B E R N E W S L E TT E R                                                                                       President: Richard Attwood
                                                                                                                                       Vice President: Tony Merrick
                                                                                                                                          Chairman: Barry Cannell
    Automobiles of London - Battersea - Wednesday 27 October                                                                            Past Chairman: Roger Lucas
                                                                                                                                          Competition Secretary:
The ex-Masten Gregory Jaguar C Type joins RM                                                                                               Martin Grant Peterkin
Auctions forthcoming sale. One of the most genuine                                                                                       Treasurer: Brian Horwood
and original, matching-numbers competition C-Types in                                                                                    HGPCA Board of Directors
existence, chassis number XKC-015, has joined the starting                                                                               Martin Eyre, John Harper,
grid for RM Auctions’ Automobiles of London sale on 27th                                                                              Sidney Hoole, Richard Parnell,                       THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
October, 2010.                                                                                                                          Ian Nuthall and Nick Wigley
 The 1952 car, which was taken to victory at the Golden                                                                            Honorary Life Member: Sir Stirling Moss            OWNERS & DRIVERS OF HISTORIC GRAND PRIX CARS
Gate Nationals, San Francisco, by well-known American
racer, Masten Gregory, boasts successful racing history and
an unbroken chain of ownership. Eligible for the world’s
most prestigious events, it is expected to fetch between
£1.9 million - £2.4 million when it crosses the auction podi-   DB5 James Bond Movie Car, other highlights include the
                                                                                                                                    NL8 - October 2010                                                      Stormy Spa!
um.                                                             highly competitive and unique Ferguson P99 recently re-                                                           The Spa Francorchamps circuit in the Flemish part of Belgium is prob-
 XKC-015 joins an impressive roster of over 100 invest-         united with Stirling Moss at Outlon Park and a great 2nd
ment-quality motor cars slated for RM’s 2010 London sale.       place finish at the Goodwood Rivial driven by Barry                         Diary Date                            ably the most rewarding race track in Europe. Sadly, history records
                                                                                                                                                                                  that the best always comes at a price and the number of entries in the
Taking advantage of RM’s global network of clients and
international footprint, entries have been sourced from 16
                                                                (Whizzo) Williams, a rare 2010 Pagani Zonda R, one of only
                                                                15 scheduled to be built and offered at auction for the first
                                                                                                                                       HGPCA Annual Lunch                         HGPCA race, whilst adequate, has never been enough to cover the
                                                                                                                                                                                  cost of the. It would seem that the combination of our race with the
countries around the world.
 In addition to the C-Type and the famed 1964 Aston Martin
                                                                time (Est. £1,300,000 - £1,400,000) and a totally original, fac-
                                                                tory-certified prototype 1966 Ferrari 365 California Spyder
                                                                                                                                          and Prizegiving                         Spa 6 Hours race meeting this year made all the difference - 50 historic
                                                                                                                                                                                  Grand Prix cars entered our race - a superb grid (28 front-engine & 32
                                                                (Est. £550,000 - £680,000). For full event details and a com-
                                                                plete list of auction offerings, visit
                                                                                                                                       Friday 3rd December                        rear-engine) with the oldest being Mac Hulbert's 1935 ERA R4D to
               Dan Margulies                                    don or call +44 20 7851 7070.
                                                                   Preview dates: 26 October, 2010 10am – 5pm and 27
                                                                                                                                     at the Landmark London                       youngest the 1964 cars of Roy Walzer and Peter Studer.
                                                                                                                                                                                    As is well known, the weather at Spa is very fickle, indeed it can be
It is with great sadness that we have to report that            October, 2010 10am – 4pm. Admission to this event                                                                 raining at the far side of the track whilst sunny at the start-line; either
Danny Margulies passed away on Saturday the 4th of              requires the purchase of an official auction catalogue which
September. Dan was amongst the very first members               is complimentary to HGPCA members and admits two.
of the HGPCA and most people in the Historic Car                  Preview reception: The special “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” pre-
world will remember him as one of the earliest deal-            view cocktail reception celebrating James Bond will be held
ers in Historic cars in London. Added to that was his           on the evening of Tuesday October 26th at the auction
history in motor racing which began when his uncle              venue. Due to the huge demand RM Auctions have had to
                                                                limit admission to registered bidders, however, 50 tickets are
took him to the 1936 Bucharest GP. After the war, he            allocated to HGPCA members so, if you would like to attend,
bought a Bugatti, then a Lotus 10 and Jaguar C Type.            please contact Catherine Bunch at RM to reserve your place
Graham Hill was his co driver in the Jaguar and they            - tel: +44(0)20 78517070
spent weeks together racing the car throughout
Europe, living on the starting money before starting
his business in Queens Gate Place Mews. He bought                       Useful Contacts
the ex Nobby Spero 8CM Maserati to race in VSCC
events through the 60s, a 250F Maserati and latterly            ACCOMMODATION - WRA - Rosemarie/Alex 01904 471944
his beloved 4CL.                                                       SPEAR TRAVELS - Kim Kent 01902 752424
   Rallying was also part of his life, running Lotus                
Cortinas, Hillman Avenger, Sunbeam and various                   FERRY BOOKINGS: Fairfield Motorsport - 01656 725000
Porsche 911s and Carrera RS in such as the RAC dur-               
ing the 60s and into the early 80s.                               INSURANCE: Brian & E-J Gilbart-Smith 0118 932 1400
 He was always willing to encourage those who want-                  
ed to get involved in the restoration and buying and                MEDICALS: Dr Mark Green, Motor Racing Medics                                               “Rod the Brave” - second front engine car to finish on Sunday
selling of historic cars, and will always be remem-                      01293 822036                                             HEAD OFFICE 3.52 Canterbury Court, Kennington Park, 1-3 Brixton Rd, SW9 6DE
bered as a thoroughly nice gentleman.                                  RED TRUCK - Chris Wilson - 07812 010164                                       Tel/Fax: +44(0)20 7785 7204 Email:
                                                                                                                              OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

 Peter Studer’s 32B and Paul Smeeth’s 18 battle it out in the pouring rain                                                                                                                                                               Patrick Orosco - Driver of the Day with Paul Denman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing superbly and looked likely for a podium finish in
beautiful warm sunshine or thunderstorms - very sadly                                                                                                                                                                                    third place when his gear linkage broke and he was
we had the latter. Friday's morning heavy rain had                                                                                                                                                                                       sidelined. At the same time, one of the drive shafts on
stopped by the time of the 3.30pm HGPCA practice                                                                                                                                                                                         John Harper's Cooper cried 'enough' and that was
but the track was still wet.     On Saturday it was cold                                                                                                                                                                                 that. At the front, with only two laps of the 30 minutes
and wet but to our delight, by noon, for our first race,                                                                                                                                                                                 race left, Alasdair McCaig was closing on the leader to
the sun was trying to appear. Sunday was a disaster -                                                                                                                                                                                    within half a second and then, on the very last lap, his
very wet and cold - HGPCA members are to be                                                                                                                                                                                              gearbox broke!
applauded for venturing onto the track at all!                                                                             Allan Miles in the 250F ahead of Nick Eden’s T45                                              It had been a good and exciting race - Roger Wills
    With ten different classes taking part in the                                                                                                                                                                                        won, John Clark was second with Andrew Smith third.
Association race (a combined grid), it was decided that                                                                                                                                                                                  First three in the front-engine class were Patrick
all competitors would be entered into teams of four                                                                                                                                                                                      Orosco, Rod Jolley and Allan Miles - both groups being
with awards being awarded on team results. Teams                                                                                                                                                                                         invited to the podium to receive their prizes and
were chosen from practice times such that team A                                                                                                                                                                                         warm applause for the crowd.
included the fastest (1st) & slowest competitor (48th)                                                                                                                                                                                     Team position after the Saturday race were Team H
together with the 24th & 25th; team B would be the                                                                                                                                                                                       first (Wanty, Kirkpatrick, Taylor & Hoole); Team E was
2nd fastest, the 23rd, the 26th & the 47th, all the way                                                                                                                                                                                  second (Smith, Valvekens, Parnell & Orosco P) and
to team L, being the 12th,13th 36th & 37th - really                                                                                                                                                                                      Team L third (McGuire, Hulbert, Steele & Chisholm).
quite simple! The extra two competitors (49th & 50th)                                                                                                                                                                                    Over 100 HGPCA competitors and guests enjoyed a
would replace practice non-starters or breakdowns                                                                                                                                                                                        pleasant supper party at the new Hotel-de-la-Source
  The first practice breakdown was John Harper in his                                                                                                                                                                                    on Saturday evening. Surprising how they can have
                                                                                David Coplowe and Allan Miles - half of Team K - the runners-up
Cooper; an electrical fault stopping the car on lap one.                                                                                                                                                     built a hotel on the edge of possibly the most exciting
Immediately Miles Griffiths posted the fastest lap with                                                                                                                                                                                  race circuits in the world, used F1 graphics through-
                                                                                                                                                                           Three quarters of winning Team E: Marc Valvekens, Nick Eden
Andrew Smith second and Michel Wanty in his V8                               three litre Scarab 001 superbly in the difficult condi-                                                and Richard Parnell               out the building and bedrooms included a race car on
Lotus third. As a dry race line was formed, Roger Wills                      tions.                                                                                                                                                      display in the foyer but not incorporated a view of the
moved to the front with Oulton Park winner, Andy                                Our driving standards 'spy' commented on the                                        lead at the end of the first lap. Roger Wills collected all          track from any communal rooms! (Apparently a cou-
Middlehurst, second and Miles still holding third                            superbly smooth driving during practice of Marc                                        together and by lap three had closed on the leader                   ple of the suites have a view from their balcony) a
fastest. With nearly 20 minutes of the practice gone,                        Valvekens in the Gordini - he managed to hold the                                      and overtaken him. At half way the order was Wills,                  missed opportunity we think!
John Clark posted a time to place him second fastest                         car on the wet surface through La Source corner in a                                   McCaig, Clark, Patrick Orosco, Middlehurst, Andrew                     HGPCA competitors lived up to their reputation for
and Peter Studer moved up to fourth fastest. Suddenly,                       beautiful slide!                                                                       Smith, Horsman (up from 19th at the start) and                       helping each other and this weekend proved excep-
with three minutes of practice left, Alasdair McCaig                           Saturday dawned wet and much colder but at least                                     Studer. John Harper, who had started from the very                   tional - it's impossible to track who helped who
topped the time sheets with a time some three & a half                       by mid-afternoon when our race was due to start, the                                   back of the grid having not qualified in practice was                (although Chris Mann - not racing with the HGPCA
seconds faster than Roger Wills; third was John Clark                        sun tried to appear and dry the track. Alasdair McCaig                                 up to 10th place. Mid field, Erik Staes, Paul Grant and              this weekend - was seen helping sort the queerbox on
with a delighted Andrew Smith fourth fastest in his                          controlled the rolling start beautifully, keeping a tight                              Richard Parnell were having a good race as was Allan                 John Chisholm's Lotus 18) or whose broken car was
early 2 litre Cooper. Leading front-engine car was new-                      bunch of competition cars behind him (at least for                                     Miles in the 250F Maserati, just ahead of Michael                    dismantled to fix another but grateful thanks all
comer to the Association, Patrick Orosco, driving the                        the first half of the grid) and had established a clear                                Steele's C type Connaught. Peter Horsman was driv-                   round!
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                                          OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
  What a miserable Sunday it turned out to be. All     organise the hospitality (what a hero); to Erik

hope that we might have a dry race soon disap-         Staes for providing the most wonderful Belgian
peared and, by mid afternoon when we were              chocolates for us all to eat and finally to the
due to take to the track, the weather was at its       Beevers - Bob, Wendy and Sophie - who battled
worst. Not surprisingly, a number of competitors       with local suppliers and old-fashioned methods
decided not to venture out and those that did          of payment to supply excellent lunches on
were treated to two laps behind the pace car           Saturday and Sunday.
before being let loose on the track. Regretfully
this resulted in a huge gap between the front                   “A CHAMPAGNE MOMENT”
and the rear of the grid such that fast cars at the              One member's journey home...
back were never going to be able to compete              Following his superb drives on Saturday and
with the leaders. An indication of the conditions      Sunday achieving podium visits, Andrew Smith
was demonstrated by Michael Steele who col-            set out at great speed from Spa to make his ferry
lected the barriers in his Connaught on the run        departure from Rotterdam.
down to the start resulting in his departure to           His spoils (two bottles of champagne) were
hospital for a check-up. Good news is that he          with him in the car, one of them partially opened
was back at the track by taxi before too long.         to facilitate celebrations but re-secured with
                                                                                                                        John Clark and Andrew Smith on the podium for rear engine cars
  In the race, Roger Wills led and drove into the      copious tank tape to be enjoyed upon return.                        - if only they’d drunk the champagne!
distance, John Clark held on gamely in second               The rough roads
place but the real race was being fought by the
four cars between 3rd and 6th place. Patrick
Orosco in the Scarab, Andrew Smith and Miles
                                                       heading up through
                                                       Holland proved prob-
                                                       lematic. Andrew was
                                                                                                   Spa 6 Hours HGPCA Results
Griffiths in their Coopers and Andy Middlehurst        on the phone to his Pos No Name                                           Car                             colour      date   cc
in the beautiful Lotus 25 were dicing in the rain      father, Dick, (proudly Class 2 - Grand Prix cars 1935 - 1951 running on 18” or 19” wheels
- clouds of spray following each car as it passed      reporting his success-        17    5 Pilkington, Richard                 Talbot T26                       Blue       1950 4482
                                                                                     24   42 Willis, James                       Pierce MG                        Blue       1951 1446
the finish line - brave men! All 35 finishers are to   es no doubt) when Class 4 - Grand Prix and Voiturette cars 1930-1951 over 1.5 litres on 16" wheels
be congratulated for their fine efforts in such        something happened.           13   16 Hulbert, James Mac                  ERA R4D                         Black       1935 1980s
conditions.                                            Andrew          shouted Class 5 - Formula 2 Paul 1952/1953
                                                                                     10   19 Grant,
                                                                                                                                 Cooper Bristol Mk 2 - 3/53       Blue       1953 1971
  The overall results are listed alongside but the     “What the flipping            25   21 Nuthall, Ian                        Alta Formula 2                   BRG        1952 1980
                                                                                     29   18 Grant-Jonkers, Mary                 Cooper Bristol Mk 2 - 11/53      Blue       1953 1971
'dramatic' team results, announced in the Red          heck was that“!               31   12 McGuire, Eddie                      Cooper Bristol Mk                BRG        1952 1971
Truck 30 minutes after the race when the awards           It was the re-sealed      DNF   14 O'Connell, Geoffrey                 Cooper Bristol Mk 2 - 7/53      White       1952 1991
were presented by Paul Denman from Arbuthnot           bottle popping its           DNF   23 Wood, Barry                         Cooper Bristol Mk 1 - 6/52     Blue/red     1952 1971
                                                                                    DNF   77 van der Kroft, Adrian               HWM                              BRG        1953 1990
Latham were as follows:                                cork and spraying the Class 6 - Formula 1 cars 1954 -1958 on 16” wheels
Winning Team E - Nick Eden, Patrick Orosco,            entire         contents       15   17 Valvekens, Marc                     Gordini 16                       Blue       1956 2479
Richard Parnell and Marc Valvekens; Second             around the pristine Class 7 - Formula 1/Formula 2 cars pre 1961 Cooper T43
                                                                                     22   60 Eyre, Martin
                                                                                                                                  on 15” wheels
                                                                                                                                                                  Blue       1957 1460
Team K - David Coplowe, Paul Grant, Allan Miles        leather interior of his       23   34 Bussey, John                        Cooper T43                       Blue       1957 1460
and Barry Wood; Third Team B - John Bishop,            immaculate BMW -              33   40 Goetze, Wulf                        Cooper T40                  Midnight blue 1955 1971
                                                                                    DNF   38 Steele, Michael                     Connaught C type                Green       1957 2500
John Bussey, Richard Pilkington and Roger Wills.       headlining dripping, Class 8 - Tasman and Indianapolis cars pre 1961
   Driver of the day awards were presented to          seats        swimming,         5   82 Orosco, Patrick                     Scarab F1 001                 Blue/white    1959 3000
                                                                                      7    2 Jolley, Rod                         Monza Lister Jaguar             Silver      1958 3781
Patrick Orosco for his excellent handling of the       windscreen rather             12   22 Miles, Allan (Gerry Hann)           Maserati 250F - CM7              Red        1958 2494
front-engine Scarab in such unfavourable condi-        like Sunday's race and        27   11 McCabe, Charles                     Maserati 250F - CM1              Red        1955 2500
tions (he had never previously driven in the                                              28 Orosco, Donald                      Scarab                        Blue/white
                                                       an intoxicating mist Class 9 - Formula 1/Formula 2 rear-engine pre 1961F1 002of not more than 2 litres 1959 3000
wet); Andrew Smith was awarded the rear-               filling the car.               3    3 Smith, Andrew                       Cooper T43                       BRG        1957 1960
engine driver of the day finishing a splendid              Some damp miles            4   29 Griffiths, Miles (John Bond-Smith) Cooper T45                       Black       1958 1960
                                                                                     16    7 Eden, Nick                          Cooper T45                       BRG        1958 1963
third in his early Cooper and an additional award      later the officer in          20   47 Jolliffe, Brian                     Cooper T45                       BRG        1958 2000
was given to John Clark for excellent second fin-      passport control gave         32   43 Pilkington, Tania                   Cooper T43                       Blue       1957 1960
                                                                                    DNF   88 Ditheridge, Tony                    Cooper T45                      Green       1958 1960
ishes in both races.                                   him a very sideways          DNF   96 Bishop, John                        Cooper T51                       Red        1959 1960
  Finally, a big thank you to a number of people;      look and the drug- Class 10 - Formula 1 pre 1966 1.5 litre 4 cylinder rear-engine cars
                                                                                     21   26 Cannel, Barry                       Lola Mk 3                   Blue/light/dark 1961 1475
firstly to Chris Wilson who, after being knocked       sniffer dog ran off           28    9 Staes, Erik                         Lotus 18/21                   Green/red     1961 1475
off the course and injured at the Ollon-Villars hill   yelping.                     DNF   71 Baillie, Alan                       Cooper T71/73                    BRG        1964 1498
climb, still brought his truck to Spa to allow us to             (Barry Cannell)       Class 11 - Formula 1 pre 1966 1.5 litre multi-cylinder rear engine cars
                                                                                           6       25   Middlehurst, Andy (John Bowers)   Lotus 25                    Green/yellow    1962   1500
                                                                                          14       24   Coplowe, David                    Lotus 24                        BRG         1962   1494
                                                                                          30       15   Wanty, Michel                     Lotus 24                       Green        1962   1500
                                                                                          35        8   Biekens, Jan                      Ferrari 156                    Yellow       1961   1480
                                                                                         DNF        4   Piercy, Mark                      Lola Mk 4                       Blue        1962   1500
                                                                                         DNF       66   Hoole, Sidney                     Cooper T66                   Blue/white     1963   1495
                                                                                         DNF      111   Walzer, Roy                       Brabham BT11                Green/Gold      1964   1500
                                                                                       Class 12 - F1, Tasman and Intercontinental pre 1966 4 cylinder cars of not more than 2.7 litres
                                                                                           1      48    Wills, Roger                      Cooper T51                  Green/white     1959   2500
                                                                                           2      51    Clark, John                       Cooper T51                     Green        1959   2460
                                                                                           8      32    Studer, Peter                     Lotus 32 Tasman                White        1964   1498
                                                                                           9       1    Harper, John                      Cooper T51                   Blue/white     1959   2498
                                                                                          11       6    Smeeth, Paul                      Lotus 18                        BRG         1960   2495
               Peter Wallman, Max Girardo and Annette Abaci                               18      52    Duret, Francois                   Cooper T53                     Green        1961   2495
                                                                                          19      44    Parnell, Richard                  Walker Special               Blue/white     1960   2495
                             RM Auctions Ltd                                              26      53    Taylor, Scotty                    Cooper T53                                  1960   2725
                                                                                          34      30    Harris, Phillip (Roy Walzer)      Lotus 18                      Green         1960   2495
                    46a Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PS                                   DNF     118    Chisholm, John                    Lotus 18                      Green         1960   2496
                                                                                         DNF      20    Horsman, Peter                    Lotus 18/21               Dark blue/black   1961   2500
                                                                                         DNF      27    Kirkpatrick, Bill                 Cooper T53                    Green         1961   2700
            Tel: +44(0)20 7851 7070   Fax: +44(0)20 7851 7079
                                                                                         DNF      23    Wood, Barry                       Cooper Buick T45                            1958   3500
                                                                                       Driver of the Day: Front Engine: Patrick Orosco Rear Engine: Andrew Smith and John Clark
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                                                      OCTOBER NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                    NL8/10

                                                                                                                                            Don Orosco brought both his Scarabs to Belgium - one for himself
 In contrast to the Goodwood photos below - the pit lane at Spa where cars and tarmac shone for the wrong reason!              and the other for son Patrick

                                                                                                                                                Charles McCabe enjoying his first outing in Remus in the
                                                                                                                                                        Goodwood Trophy photo Jim Houlgrave

                                        The start of the Gordon Trophy Race photo Jim Houlgrave

                         Goodwood Revival 2010
The sun shone - another truly Glorious Goodwood - for the hundred or so HGPCA Members com-
peting in the races over the weekend. Some of those not invited to race were able to watch pro-
ceedings from the other side of the fence courtesy of the organisers. Many thanks.                                                                  Marc Valvekens, Andrew Garner and Ian Nuthall

  Frank Sytner, Richard Attwood and Andy
 Middlehurst - podium finishers in the Glover
        Trophy photo Jim Houlgrave
                                                          Tony Ditheridge and Nick Eden
                                                                                                           Arbuthnot Latham Team:
                                                                                                           Paul Denman, Robert Crofton, StJohn Gardner, Dana Bocker
                                                                                                                       Debbie Phillpotts and John Reed

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     Simon Edwards and Charles McCabe                       Nick Wigley and Rod Jolley
            photo Jim Houlgrave                      

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