Flashback Friday: BriSCA F1 Stockcars Through the Ages (Part 6)

Flashback Friday: A weekly article brought to you from the vaults of top BriSCA photographer Colin Casserley.

A trip down memory lane or educational for the newer fan. Over the coming weeks we will be re-visiting some of the stars and their cars that have entertained, pioneered and shaped the sport that is BriSCA Formula One Stock Car racing.

This week: Getting back to the family theme, we look at some brothers who have ventured out onto the track.

Dave Hodgson (272)

Pete Hodgson (131)

Dave Hodgson (272) and Pete Hodgson (131). Both captured in action at Northampton. Dave is driving an Allan Barker built “Model B” car, while Pete is in a copy of the Harry Smith Batmobile.

Mike Ford (369)

Andy Ford (13)

Mick Ford (369) in an ex George Milner (326) car lining up at Long Eaton circa 1978, while brother Andy (13) is captured more recently at Sheffield in 2010.

Henry Wolfenden (186)

Len Wolfenden (190)

Henry Wolfenden (186) and Len (190) were amongst the many introduced to the sport at Nelson and made their debut in 1972. Henry reached red roof with Len achieving the gold roof when he won at Bradford in 1981. Henry is pictured in the pits at a rare Coventry outing for him, while Len is captured in action at Belle Vue in the ex Brian Wignall (102) machine.

Gerald Taylor (250) along side Rod Falding (36)

Warren Taylor (344)

Gerald Taylor (250) and Warren (344) were stalwarts of the North East scene. Gerald won the British Championship at Long Eaton in 1972 and is seen here battling Rod Falding (36) at Aycliffe. Warren later become promoter at Hartlepool and younger brother Russell (544) began racing in 1987.

Tony Brown (363)

Gordon Brown (338)

The Brown brothers from Otley came into the sport in the mid 70s. Tony “Yogi” Brown (363) raced mainly on the northern tracks but is seen in action on a rare visit to Northampton in 1976. Gordon (338) had a bit more success, winning a final at Bradford in 1979.

Pete Guinchard (258)

Derek Guinchard 388

Pete Guinchard (258) was renown as one of the hardest drivers on the circuit. Pete won 7 finals and is seen here driving the ex Doug Cronshaw (396) “Potent Mix” car. Derek Guinchard (388) was not a regular racer, he is seen here at Bristol in the lightweight machine that also saw John Plant (390), Dave Peters (231) and Brian Bennett (193) behind the wheel.

Bert Finnikin (55)

Alan Finnikin (176)

The Finnikin name has been around the sport since the 1950s. Bert (55) is pictured about to enter the track at Leicester, while Alan (176) is in action at a packed Northampton.

Alan (142) and Colin Casserley (176)

We couldn’t leave out the last two brothers! Alan (142) and Colin Casserley (176). Alan began racing in 1973 with a jaguar powered car. He went on to win the SCOTA version on the World final in 1976 before returning to Brisca in 1978 where he achieved a red roof. The photo of the two Casserley brothers was taken at Northampton in 1978.

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