Race Reports 2022

A hugely successful 2022 for John both in HSCC Championship races and at the Silverstone Classic, where he was a major front-runner in all of the classes he contested.

In the Silverstone International, which was held on the full Grand Prix circuit, John was 2nd in the Guards Trophy race in our Gold bug Elite behind a V8 TVR with an engine over three times the size of his one.

The black Roadsports Elan car was not quite “on song” in the wet in its race, but despite the conditions he still managed a creditable 5th place.

Next to Donington, again in wet conditions, where John drove brilliantly to win the GT class of the Guards Trophy race once again in our Gold Bug, only headed to the flag by a few of the “invited-class” prototypes (Full blown sports racing cars), and remarkably, ahead of some of them.

John managed a creditable fourth after many cars had gained and lost time in the compulsory pitstops.

John also raced in and won the Masters Race at Brands Hatch in the TVR Griffith, beating all of the professional drivers in similar machinery, or for that matter, in whatever they drove – from E-Types to Daytona Cobras.

He also won the Historic Roadsports race in our Black Elan by some distance, having been on pole by a significant margin from the next competitor.

Unfortunately, the engine in the Gold Bug Elan developed a fault during qualification at Brands so we had to withdraw from the GT race.

Silverstone Classic was our best meeting so far.

Televised, and with virtually all the competition employing professional race drivers, John drove a brilliant weekend in the Elite, led the Masters GTS race for two laps in the mighty TVR Griffith eventually securing third overall, and first-time-out in the red and gold ex-Alan Mann Mustang, put the car on the front row in qualification, finishing fourth in the hour-long Classic Touring Car race, once again besting numbers of professional racing drivers who were not holding back!

We would like once again to thank our generous sponsors, who at the Silverstone Classic benefitted from our cars being front runners for almost 3 hours of live television race coverage in addition to the three qualification sessions ….. plus the record 300,000 crowd who enjoyed the racing and, with an open pit, were able to get close-up to the cars and drivers.

Please pay a visit to the “Sponsors Page” and support those who support our sport. 

Without them we would not be racing for everyone’s entertainment.

Brands Hatch was a similar story with a full hour of live TV covering our successful race there.

There is a fabulous clip of the first couple of laps in the TVR Griffith in the pre-66 GTS race to be seen here :-


Altogether a most successful year – 

Here’s to 2023.

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