Events

Lea-Francis drivers have enjoyed considerable success in recent years in all types of competition, especially trials, navigational rallies and speed events.

Trials

VSCC and other events


Graham White and his 1929 P type trials car, now supercharged, have been the most successful Lea-Francis combination recently. They are seen here (above) on the 2015 VSCC Herefordshire Trial.

Navigational Rallies

Members and their cars often compete in VSCC rallies. Below: Here Allan Lupton (1938 12.9hp Corsica) navigated by David Kirkham is seen on the VSCC Spring Rally in 2016. Allan came 2nd in the Expert Class.
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VSCC and other events


VSCC and other events

Above: Also on the 2016 Spring Rally, a 95 mile run in Surrey, Hampshire & Sussex held on 16th April 2016, and newly promoted to the Expert Class, are Colin & Sarah Poynter in their 1928 Hyper which was the practice car at the 1928 Ulster TT, won by Kaye Don in Hyper 14053, now in the Coventry Transport Museum.
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Speed Events

VSCC and other events


Above: The famous supercharged Hypers feature prominently in vintage speed events. Here is Jeremy Brewster’s very fast example at Chateau Impney on July 11 2015. Photo: Peter McFadyen.

VSCC Prescott Vintage Speed Hill Climb, run at the beginning of August each year, is a favourite venue for Lea-Francis owners. The pictures below are all from the 2015 meeting.

VSCC and other events


Pic1: Colin Poynter, the Club’s Registrar for Pre-1937 cars, storming the hill in perfect conditions for a best time of 53.59 seconds in his un-supercharged Hyper Ch:14056. Pic2: Peter Tierney made the ascent in a best time of 52.72 seconds in supercharged Hyper Ch:14175 which he has recently acquired from Charles Cook. Pic3: Hypers in the paddock preparing for their runs, Richard Houlgate’s on the left and the Delaney car shared by father Geoffrey and daughter Lucy on the right. Pic 4: Simon Bowyer at Orchard in his 1928 P type. Pic5: Many interesting cars also park in the Orchard. This 1927 M type, one of only four in the Lea-Francis Owners Club, belongs to Dr Mark Jackson. Pic 6: The VSCC Prescott event also includes a ‘Long Course’ Hill Climb, which includes Ettores Bend, held on the Friday. Here Colin Bullock sweeps through the Esses near the top in his Aero-engined Lea-Francis Cirrus Special.