Oulton Park Gold Cup.                               29th & 30th August 2004         

Northen Centre Stand. The Lamborghini on the right is club member Peter Hobson's other car.

 The Gold Cup race meeting at Oulton Park and Northern Centre had a stand. Regrettably there was no HDI attendance as last year and, although the racing was enjoyable the Austin Healey attendance was minimal. Fortunately for we enthusiasts the weekend was saved by the rare appearance of Denis Welch and the 'Bulldog'. This was the first appearance at a race meeting of the legendary racing big Healey for five years and Denis had lost none of his spectacular cornering style, much to the pleasure of the many onlookers and the announcer. Denis admitted it felt different driving the car again after such a long break and having become used to the handling of his single-seater race cars in the interim.
  Denis had also intended to race his successful Lotus 3b but blew his engine in practice and went home to pick up his recently acquired Elva Mk7s. He managed a class win despite a braking problem when he had to utilise the gravel traps to slow down although the spectacular Connaughts tended to attract most of the attention in his race.

  The Welch motors ready for action.    Bulldog enjoying a fresh lease of life.  

  An exciting dice with a Marcos over three laps.

The Elva at Lodge.