Schwanenstadt Oldtimer GP 15/16th September 2012

A report from Pete (the ploughman) Clews.

Schwanenstadt is a lovely town about 50 miles north of Salzburg and Bill and Maggie Tuer and Pete and Sue Clews made the Oldtimer Grand Prix there part of their holidays.

Bill had 2 very fast races with German and Austrian outfits from the 1970’s. He had qualified 2nd and had to fight very hard in the first race to keep this position. He had a tremendous reception from the spectators and organisers. Pete had qualified 7th and finished in this place after being outpaced by the BMW outfits from the 1960’s.

The second race saw Bill having a close race despite being up against Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda outfits from the late 1970’s as well as the BMW’s. He did very well to finish 3rd and it is always surprising to see how well a 1932 Morgan does against such opposition. Pete had a plan to get ahead of the BMW but like all the best laid plans of mice and men it came to pieces in the cornfield and although he regained the track he finished back where he started in 7th.

At the prize giving ceremony Pete and Sue found themselves on the podium having come 3rd in the Regularity which is a kind of handicap they run in Austria.

All the superb track (and field) photos  are published with the permission of Bernhard Egger.

© :: eu-moto images – B. Egger.

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