Text & Photographs by Carol Corliss This weekend of personalities, spectacle and superb machinery with a stately home thrown in is far too action packed to attempt a full coverage of every aspect of this great motoring weekend. Instead, I have given the reader a flavour of what it is all about with biopics of items of interest, especially aimed at those of you who are in other parts of the world and may not have the opportunity to attend. The Earl of March, of Goodwood House is a true motoring enthusiast who happens to have the raw material at hand to lay on this world class event.
This extraordinary collection of photographs was taken from the Dacre Stubbs Collection of early English and Australian Motorsport images. Brighton (UK) Speed Trials 1946
This was the second VSCC meeting here since the circuit has been improved by MotorSport Vision and the wonderful weather contributed to a gloriously successful meeting. This could only be England on a sunny day in June. Many of our readers will not have had the opportunity of visiting venues such as Oulton. It is set in the pleasant rolling rural land of Cheshire and the parkland to a long gone country house forms the circuit. The house burned down long ago and there is a memorial close by the pit area to casualties of that fire. That area is remarkably unspoiled and very pleasant indeed to stick around after the meeting.
The large Industrial Company SOVAM (SOciété des Véhicules André Marin) provides specialist passenger and freight handling equipment to meet the very demanding ‘apron facilities’ requirements of airports – from passenger transit walkways, to freight transfer, baggage tractors, maintenance and cleaning equipment, conveyors, catering supply loaders, etc. In the mid-1960s the Company built a small sports car based on Renault chassis. The streamlined polyester-bodied car also carried the name SOVAM.