|The MSCA 2014 Round 8 of the Sprint and Regularity series was held at Sandown on Sunday 12th October. Unlike the same weekend last year, the weather was very pleasant and a great day for motorsports. If anything some cars seemed to be suffering because of the heat. MSCA 2014 Round 8 at Sandown was held on Bathurst weekend, and that may be part of the reason that numbers on the day were slightly lower than previous rounds of the MSCA 2014 series. As with last year, however, the MSCA organisers provided some excellent catering as well as large screen TVs and a very enjoyable party atmosphere ensued.Another probable reason for lower number of competitors was simply due to unfortunate timing of the annual 6 hour relay at Winton the following weekend, whereby a number of MSCA regular competitors were “saving” their cars for the 6 hour.
MSCA 2014 Round 8 at Sandown was also, like 2013, a special “Sprites at Sandown” down, organised in conjunction with the Austin Healey Sprite Drivers Club. The number of Sprites/Spridgets was also down, but higher than a normal MSCA round. Other than the Sprint events, the Spridgets had the opportunity to participate in several parade laps during the lunch break, with passengers. Usually Classic Car Photography would include some action photos of the Parade Lap but this year Nathan offered me the passenger seat in his yellow Midget and I wasn’t going to refuse his offer.
MSCA 2014 Round 8 at Sandown was also a fully subscribed “Come and Try” round which attracted a great variety of cars ranging from a Commodore station wagon to a beautiful old Studebaker. The 2014 “Come and Try” days have all been very popular and serve as an excellent introduction to motorsports, combining both classroom theory as well as a good number of laps on the track with an instructor in very much race-like conditions.
All in all, MSCA 2014 Round 8 at Sandown was a very successful event.
The next MSCA round will be held at Winton on 23rd November, and will also be a “Come and Try” day. Please visit the MSCA website for further details.
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