1960 to 1969 Sprints - Hillclimbs at Castel Farm - Autocross - The Rally of the
Sprints in the 1960s were not so well blessed as they are now on. In 1960
the club held a sprint at Llandow, then still a huge airbase, on a part of the site well
away from the present race track. Amongst the competitors was Tony Boshier-Jones, who
competed in the Austin 7 class. Tony was part of a motorsport family which included David
Bosher-Jones who was British Hillcimb champion 4 times.
To illustrate the short nature of the track, in 1965 at the Monday meeting on 7th June Brian Field set the FTD with a time of 25.73 seconds! Nonetheless the entry contained names like Jeff Churchill, John Hopkins and Nicky Porter, all famous in the rally world. Kart were included in sprints from 1964 to 1970.
Autocross In 1964 & 1966 The club held Autocross racing (racing on grass) at the Fairwood Horse Racing Course. The race course was on the site of what is now the Fairwood Golf Course and contemporary photos show a large crowd who were entertainted by such unusual entries as a Humber Super Snipe Hearse!
Run thoughout the 1960s The Rally of the Vales has its own section
Lynn Isaac has photos from Castel Farm on his excellent site http://www.sandspeedwales.co.uk