Flashback Friday: BriSCA Stockcars Through the Ages (Part 2)

Flashback Friday: A weekly article brought to you from the vaults of top BriSCA photographer Colin Casserley and this week, the long time BriSCA F1 stockcar fan (and ex-Colin Casserley (176) mechanic) Dave Newman.

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: We will be taking a look back at some family ties.

Charlie Finnikin (55)

Charlie Finnikin (55) in the pits at Coventry in 1972. Charlie was a regular racer from the late 1950s and won several finals. Charlie’s sons Bert (28, 55) and Alan (176, 7, 5, 355) and grandson’s Craig (55) and Stuart (176, 51,155) have all raced with great success.

Ray Scriven (110) Photo by Dave Newman

Ray Scriven (110) at Northampton driving the Ford Capri bodied car that was originally raced by Dennis Driscoll (274). Ray started racing in 1966 and was racing right up until a few years ago. Ray’s son Rob (117) began racing in 1978 and along with his sons Neil (11) and Michael (12), he is still racing.

Keith Steward (100)

Keith Steward (100) with a true full bodied car that he raced mainly on the Mike Parker tracks in the late 70s. Keith’s grandson Michael Steward (512) has raced a few times in a Wainman car and can be seen helping Danny Wainman (212) during the season.

Mark Randell (407)

Mark Randell (407) Mark raced in 1977/1978/1979 before retiring. He emerged back on the scene in 2003 under the number 173 before handing over the reins to his son Mickey (172).

Ken Brown (35)

Ken Brown (35) captured at Aycliffe in 1974. Ken went on to red roof status and won 2 finals. Ken’s son Mal (34) is a fan favourite with his no nonsense style of racing. Ken’s nephew Tony Brown (344) also raced in the early 1990s.

Malc Neachell (322)

Malc Neachell (322) at Northampton in a car built by Malc and John Hillam (229). Malc’s son James (322) won the European championship in 2007, while Ed (321) was second in the 2004 World Final at Coventry. Malc’s daughter Georgia’s (320) car was recently on display at the Autosport International show at the NEC.

Mick Noden (306)

Mick Noden (306) at Cadwell Park in 1974 in the Custom car magazine / BP colours. Mick was a regular final winner, chalking up 67 finals including the last ever Leicester final in 1984. His son, Ian (306) recently won a final at Coventry.

Jamie Davidson (364) Photo by Dave Newman

Jamie Davidson (364) raced under the number 364 from 1980 -1986. He took a few years off before returning in 1992 with a new number 464. His son Luke recently carried the 464 number to a European Championship in 2010.

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