2019 Race dates, reports & results

The CSCC (and a few others) selective calendar is as follows  - Blue is a CSCC event and bold/underline shows the race day.

                   

 

2019 Race & other dates and results
# Date Venue / Event

Club & Series

Car Result o/a  Class  result Weather/comment Best lap & results
  23 -24 Feb NAEC Stoneleigh, Warks Race Retro Show n/a        
                 
1 6 7 April Snetterton 300 CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
dnf
9th
dnf
2nd
Wet then dry
Dry then wet
 
2 4 5 May Silverstone International CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
dnf
14th
dnf
1st
Warm and dry Results
Results
3 25 27 May Oulton Park CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
3rd
7th
1st
1st
Warm and dry SS Results
CK Results
4 27 30 June Spa Francorchamps Summer Classic Roadbook / CSCC Classics Tuscan
Grantura
    3 hour race in the Grantura, CSCC Classic in the Tuscan  
  20 21 July Anglesey coastal & International CSCC Swingers Tuscan     Entered - A race on each day  
  25 26 August Brands Hatch Indy CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
       
  21 22 September Thruxton CSCC Swingers Tuscan        
  4 5 6 October Dijon-Prenois CSCC Classics Tuscan or Elan
Grantura
       
  26 27 October Donington CSCC Swingers
CSCC Classic K
Tuscan
Grantura
    and Night races  
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

    CSCC Swinging Sixties Group 2 class structure for 2019

Class D - All 6 cylinder cars up to 3000cc (Triumph GT6)

Class E - Cars over 3000cc
Class F - All Swinging Sixties Group Two cars running on Dunlop Historic Tyres
Class G - Cars with original V8 engines (TVR Tuscan)
Class H - All Lotus cars (Seven, Elite, Elan, etc.). Lotus Sevens only, have a mandatory pitstop of 30 seconds. Any race winner penalty will be added to this.
Class M - All Marcos Volvo-engined cars
Class J - Invitation class for Swinging Sixties Group Two Cars

 

7th April 2019 - Snetterton 300 - CSCC Swinging Sixties & CSCC Classic K  TVR Tuscan and TVR Grantura

We love a great start to the season and this wasn't it!  In the Classic K race the Grantura was way easier to drive after the winter changes but the weather didn't really let us stretch it properly after the 18 month gap from the previous race. Qually was dry and we gridded up in a way-off-the-pace in 12th place. The race was super-wet and we finished about 9th having reached the dizzy peak of 8th at one point. It was actually better from the driving seat than the sidelines I suspect and I really enjoyed my 25 minutes in the car. Second in class but with only 3 cars, not enough to gain a trophy.

The Tuscan was better and worse. Qually was super-wet and we didn't get a decent lap at all - 13th must be the lowest we've been on the grid for ages however it nearly always leads to an exciting race start.  With Dave's leg still not being 100% after last year's achilles tendon problem we discussed him starting the race and coming is as soon as the pit window opened (we normally start in our own car) however we decided that I'd go first and try to make up a few places by the pit stop.

As it turned out the weather dried out and the track was 90% dry by the race and I had a truly great get away from the rolling start. I was up to 6th by turn 1 then 4th by turn 2. I got up to 3rd by half way round lap 1 and then started chasing leading Elan and the second placed Ray Barrow Camaro.  By lap 4 I had caught Ray and sneaked inside him as we joined the Bentley straight but just at the same time as the clutch let go. I had no drive and coasted to halt round by Coram. Not sure what failed yet but I would guess it's the clutch release mechanism jammed the clutch into a disengaged state.

Later investigation showed that the concentric clutch slave had burst its seal and lost all its fluid, by the following weekend the gearbox had been out and it was all back together again ready for Silverstone's even worse performance.

Start of the Snetterton 300 Swinging Sixties race in TVR Tuscan click here the end was just 6 minutes later!


Jon waiting for a stint in the Grantura at Snetterton in 2019; David Smitheram and Hugo Holder in hi-vis CSCC mode.

 

4th May 2019 - Silverstone International - CSCC Swinging Sixties & CSCC Classic K  TVR Tuscan and TVR Grantura

A very short report for this one on Star Wars day. In the Tuscan Swinging Sixties we qualified well into 3rd place on the grid from 29 cars (and, notably, quicker than all our Class G rivals) but then failed to even make the first corner when the offside drive shaft failed at the start of the race. I pulled off the track at the first corner and that was the end of that! The car was fixed within 3 days but it was a real disappointment especially after the Snetterton clutch mechanism failure.

Start of the Silverstone International Swinging Sixties race in TVR Tuscan click here oops a drive shaft broke

In the 36 car Classic K race however, we both had really entertaining drives and were both racing pretty much the whole time and we ended up with a Class win which made for our first trophies of the season. A great car and really good fun to drive.


Broken TVR Tuscan drive shaft flange after the Silverstone 2019 event

 

25th May 2019 - Oulton Park - CSCC Swinging Sixties & CSCC Classic K  TVR Tuscan and TVR Grantura

A truly brilliant Swinging Sixties race weekend to follow the two dreadful ones previously. It was good weather and both cars performed faultlessly and we walked away with two class wins.

Swinging Sixties Group 2 We qualified well into 4th place and Dave is getting back on form after last year's injury. We were helped by a few DNFs from our key competition but comfortably won the class and gained a 3rd overall. We do need to brush up a bit on our pit stops but really pleased with the results as can be seen in the picture.   

To see the entire Oulton Park Swinging Sixties race click here


The Swinging Sixties Group 2 podium at Oulton Park in 2019

Classic K A strong performance from both of us and we managed a great class win with 7th overall from 9th on the grid. We both had great stints with racing pretty much wheel-to-wheel for the whole 30 minutes.


Jon and Dave with the trophy haul at Oulton Park in 2019

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