Report from the VSCC Formula Vintage at Silverstone
Tigose saw its debut as the joint title sponsor of the Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy race, together with the 96 Club, at the opening round of the VSCC Formula Vintage at Silverstone on the weekend of 21st and 22nd April.
The event coincided with the first (and hopefully not last) appearance of the English summer ensuring fine conditions for racing and spectating.
The Patrick Lindsay Memorial and Amschel Rothschild Trophies Race took place on Sunday afternoon, following a lively interview with Tony Southgate, Tigose president, conducted by VSCC commentator Nick Upton.
After 15 minutes’ wheel to wheel racing on the national circuit, Frederick Harper was the first to take the chequered flag in his 1955 Kurtis Indy-Roadster, followed by the 1938 Alta of Gareth Burnett, with Simon Diffey claiming third place in his 1955 Connaught B Type.
Tony Southgate presented the trophy and prizes to the podium finishers, in the presence of the Patrick Lindsay’s son Valentine and grandsons, plus a number of Tigose and 96 Club members who took advantage of the VSCC sponsorship VIP ticket offer.
Patrick Lindsay was a keen competitor for many years in VSCC events, most notably enjoying success with his ERA ‘Remus’, which was famously timed at 152mph at the Paul Ricard speed trap!
Michael Scott, Tigose founder, said:
“We all had a fantastic day at Silverstone and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the VSCC.”
The next Formula Vintage meeting will be at Oulton Park on May 19th.