After some sweltering days in the week, we found ourselves with a dry, cloudy and sometimes humid day at the Combe. A wet track at this high-speed venue was not what anybody wanted, apart from a few four-wheel drive exponents, so off we went.
Bristol Motor Club had over one hundred and sixty cars to run on the day and use the South West Class Configurations. So based on this, we kick off with…
Class A2 – Road Going Series Production Cars Over 1400cc up to1800cc. As usual, a very large class that was dominated by BARC Connaught Speed Championship competitors. Top of which was Duncan Fraser whose Lotus Elise S2 got round in 67.90 seconds for the class win. Kim Adams in his Elise was second on 69.08 seconds, Claire Tooth‘s similar car was third on 71.08 seconds. In fifth place, Alan Day and his Elise did a 72.63 seconds and Glyn Davis was one place behind on 73.33 seconds.
Class A3 – Road Going Series Production Cars Over 1800cc up to 2600cc, saw Nicholas Emery in his Elise S1 take second place on 67.00 seconds, with Richard Hardwicke in the Lotus Elise 340R on 67.27 seconds – pretty close stuff! Steve Riddle in his Clio was somewhat out-gunned here and recorded twelfth place on 74.14 seconds.
Class A4 – Road Going Series Production Cars Over 2600cc section saw Jim Hunt‘s BMW E30 on 67.98 seconds for fourth place – just 1/10th off the podium.
Class B2 – Road Going Specialist Production Cars – Car Engines Over 1400cc up to 1800cc, saw Graham Holdstock take second place on 72.10 seconds in his Caterham seven.