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The VSCC at Prescott, July 2015

I’ve been to many events at Prescott in the last few years, but I have never attended the VSCC race. Due to ever-increasing interest, the entry has been expanded to run over three days and so I took the opportunity to nip along on Friday. This is run over the long course at Prescott.

From the get-go, it was plainly going to be a cracking day: the sun shone, the car park was filled with wonderful machinery and Ben was happy because there was an autojumble! And then we got to the paddock…

MG classic car.

I really enjoy these intimate motor racing events. Rather than the fans being charged a fortune and then kept as far away as possible from anything interesting, at Prescott, you pay a reasonable entry fee (£15 in this case), and then you get to wander amongst the most amazing vehicles and chat with their owners, drivers and anyone else who might be milling about. The noise in the paddock was fantastic as a great many entrants were attempting to get their cars started, keep them running or tune them up. You had to take care not to be collected by an errant Edwardian racer parping its way around.

After soaking up the atmosphere for an hour or two, it was time for a bacon roll and then to watch the practice runs. Again, unlike many venues, at Prescott, you are free to wander up the whole length of the course, and as the racing goes on all day you can enjoy watching it from all sorts of spots. The idyllic location, nestled into the edge of the Cotswolds becomes more apparent as you make your way up the course.

After a very pleasant day, and a mooch around both the autojumble and car park, it was time to head home, our motor racing itch scratched for another few weeks. If you get a chance to get to Prescott for any of the events held there I would urge you to go. It’s a great venue, the people are friendly and the cars are amazing!

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