Round 3 of  the MTWC Challenge round at Prescott on 1st – 2nd June as part of La Vie en Bleu, a spectacular event organised by the Bugatti Owners Club at Prescott near Cheltenham.


The Hill:

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The Words:

From Pete Clews – Competition Secretary:

Fifteen Morgans took part on a lovely sunny weekend and put on a superb show in front of a large crowd.  First Practice gave everyone the opportunity to put in a sighting run and Hamish Bibby came out at the top of the timesheet. Tim Gray on his first ever run up the hill suffered brake failure at Pardon and dug a deep hole in the ‘kitty litter’ but he was pulled out, dusted off, checked over, pronounced sane and sent out for second practice!  Second practice saw everyone trying a bit harder and Bill Tuer edged ahead of Hamish with a time of 52.98 seconds. The competitive runs brought out some excellent performances,  In Standard Class Chris Harfield chipped another 2 seconds off his practice time with 77.45 seconds.  In TM Class Chloe Pilbeam knocked another 2 seconds off but it was nowhere near enough to catch Cathy Quinn who was flying with a time of 67.72; however neither of them could match Dave Poplar’s 66.45 which took the class.  Danny Hodgson drove superbly but lost out to Tony Quinn by 6 hundredths of a second.  In the 2 Speeder battle Alastair Rew with his ‘new’ JTOR on the front of the Aero pipped Sue Darbyshire in the Black Super Aero on petrol by just under half a second.  Ahead of these two was Chas Reynolds half a second behind Tim Gray which left Hamish and Bill to fight for our FTD.  Bill took the laurels with a time of 52.96 having done 3 runs up the hill all within 2 hundredths of a second!  A superb lesson in consistency.  We have been invited back next year which is testament to the high regard in which the club is held.

The Photos:

Once again many thanks to Dennis Rushton, with the paddock photos from Sue Clews. To view the photo gallery, click on any of the photos to bring up a larger version. You can scroll forwards and backwards using the [,] and [.] keys. Press [ESC] or click on the image to Exit.

The Results: 

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Special mention must be made of Chas. Reynolds who, on Sunday, beat Sue Darbyshire’s 2011 record for pre-war cars up to 1500cc in a time of 53.82 seconds.

To see the results of the 2013 Challenge Series so far, click here and scroll down to June.


Not everyone had such a good day though: click here