On a wet and cold Sunday morning at the end of May I drove to Brands Hatch to watch the Classic Sports Car Club Summer Special Race meeting and to take a few photographs. The qualifying races took place in the morning and the main event in the afternoon. The previous day was warm and sunny and featured cars from the 60's and 70's and was much busier than the Sunday.
With it's iconic track and the wet surface, the Brands Hatch circuit was going to be a challenge for the most experienced driver. There were six races featuring the Modern Classics Series, Toyo Tires Jaguar championship, Magnificent Sevens, New Millennium and Dunlop Puma Cup Series and Tin Tops.
The photographs below show how it all panned out.
The photograph above shows Tom Eden driving a Caterham 7 who came 2nd in the CSCC Gold Arts Magnificent Sevens Group 2.
Above - The Modern Classic Series showing a bumper grid of 90's machinery with Miles Maserati driving car number 46 as the winner.
Above - Toyo Tires Jaguar Saloons were the second race of the day with Sam Clarke Jnr. taking 1st place in car number 126 and David Howard in car number 55 in 2nd place.
Above - The winner of the CSCC Gold Arts Magnificent Sevens - Group 2 was Peter Ratcliffe in car number 1 with Tom Eden in 2nd place in car number 64 and Jonathan Gibbs in 3rd place in car number 41.
Above - CSCC New Millennium & Dunlop Puma Cup, father and son Alan and James Broad in 1st place in car number 76.
Above - CSCC New Millennium & Dunlop Puma Cup in 2nd place Nikolas Barton in car 199.
Above - Liam Crilly filling up his Mazda RX8.
Above - CSCC Gold Arts Magnificent Sevens Group 1 Stephen Mansell in 1st place in car number 5.
Above - It wasn't smooth going for everyone though.
Above - The last race of the day CSCC Tin Tops with MS Society, I was cold and wet to see the end of this one so can't let you know who won, but this is what it looked like at the start! A big thank you to Hugo Holder the Competitions Director and Club Secretary, at Classic Sports Car Club for inviting me to enjoy this event.
Don't forget to treat your dad on Father's Day - June 21st at Hever Castle
Say thank you to your dad this Father’s Day and spoil him with a memorable day out. In partnership with John Surtees and the Henry Surtees Foundation, Hever Castle presents a collection of F1 cars, classic cars and motor bikes from the John Surtees collection. I have been invited to showcase my classic and supercar photography at this prestigious event with framed Limited Edition photographs for sale.
Featuring the photograph below, home of the Spitfire taken at the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, and an F-Type Jag courtesy of AutoPrive, using a Leica medium format camera. What I particularly love about photographing with a Leica is the quality of the lens, capturing crystal clear clarity.
Thanks for reading I'll be back in two weeks time with more to share.
Bye for now, enjoy the weekend!