Terry Osborne and
Bob Luff, two of the original BCV8 competitors back at the launch of the BCV8
Championship in 1974 making their way to the scrutineering bay in the early morning
Pushing a Midget out of scrutineering
to avoid the early morning engine noise curfew.
Malcolm Gammons team in the Paddock
prepare their MG ZR 190 for practice.
Chris Bray leads Malcolm Gammons
in the first MG Trophy race but it was a close run race - the gap was only
0.168 seconds at the flag with Malcolm taking fastest lap at 1 min 17.315 secs
(average 86.14 mph) on the 1.85 mile circuit.
modified V8s on wide
slick tyres were a stunning sight and sound. Here you see them piling into Camp
Corner over the start-finish line at the end of a lap of the very fast 1.85 miles
Castle Combe Circuit. They were lapping at 1 min 13.5 secs or an average of 90.6mph.
Ken and Sheila Watson
in their recently restored RV8 (Woodcote Green 1549) - it was swamped by a tidal
surge on the Cayman Island during a hurricane in 2004 but was brought back to
the UK where Ken and Early BBBs (which is now called R G Classics) in Hampshire
undertook the hard work of stripping and refurbishing the car. You can see a full
account of the refurbishment. More
High point of the day was Roy McCarthy in his MGBGTV8 - simply breathtaking
An action packed MG Race Day at Castle Combe Circuit on
Sunday 16th September provided a great deal of interest for the gathering of V8
enthusiasts who met up there. The high point of the day was the breathtaking performance
from Roy McCarthy in his yellow MGBGTV8 lapping at an average speed of just a
fraction under 87 mph and only three and half seconds slower than the full house
V8s of Adrian Beer, Paul Sibley and John Wilson on wide slicks. He also won the
Thoroughbred Sportscar race over six seconds ahead of a Jaguar D-Type and two
Morgan Plus 8s. The BCV8 and Thoroughbred races were particularly enjoyable for
V8 enthusiasts with the sound of V8 engines passing by at full chat. (17.9.07)
Kai Knickmann came down from Shrewsbury with his son to meet up with
fellow V8 members now he is based in the UK for a few years.
V8s begin to arrive in the early morning sunshine including Kai Knickmann,
Howard Gosling, Robert Lewis and Peter Kuruber with a very early RV8 (OEW 0016).
Robert and Howard Gosling discuss an early morning arrival, a good looking
V8 Roadster conversion with RV8 look-alike bumpers.
John James from the T-Register was there with his P Type together with
his son Steve James, who is the expert who is helping the V8 Register build
the New V8 Database system.