The Historic Sports Car Club has confirmed three special award winners to mark the Platinum Jubilee during its annual Wolds Trophy meeting at Cadwell Park last weekend (4/5 June).
This year’s weekend of historic racing on the fabulous Lincolnshire circuit coincided with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the Queen’s 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
To mark this very special occasion, three awards were presented across the weekend. The HSCC Jubilee Cup for the ‘spirit of the weekend’ went to Historic Formula Ford 2000 racer Jen Ridgway. Despite the conditions, she raced on the tail of her racing idol Adrian Reynard on Saturday before a minor moment cost her 10 seconds to the man who founded the Reynard racing car dynasty.
The Queen Elizabeth Cup for the drive of the weekend was judged by circuit commentators Ian Titchmarsh and Marcus Pye and was presented to Benn Simms, who contested four races in Formula Ford 2000 and Formula Junior. He battled mightily with Graham Fennymore in FF2000 with his Reynard and took the fight to Michael O’Brien in Formula Junior in the drum-braked Caravelle Mk2 owed by Jim Blockley.
The Platinum Cup for the best presented car of the weekend, as judged by the HSCC’s team of scrutineers, was awarded to Porsche 911 racer Andrew Walton in Historic Road Sports. Walton worked tirelessly to build the 911 into a race car from a bare shell during Covid lockdown.
Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “I’d like to offer my congratulations to Jen, Andrew and Benn for being deserving winners of these special awards. Of course, after the challenging weather we faced on Sunday, all of our marshals and competitors deserve an award for their efforts in ensuring the event went ahead!”