Flashback Friday: BriSCA Stockcars Through the Ages (Part 3)

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: Racing gets into the blood and is hard to give up, this week’s selection of photos concentrates on drivers who have been around the tracks for more years that they would care to admit!

Murray Harrison (97)

Murray Harrison (97), photo taken at Long Eaton shortly after Murray started in F1s in 1981. Murray is very much involved with the sport. As well as driving, Harrison Supplies is a leading parts supplier and Goodyear tyre distributor.

Tim Warwick (307)

Tim Warwick (478, now 307) or The “Amazing” Mr Warwick, as it was painted on his Wainman hire car in 1980. Captured in action at Aycliffe along with Gerald Taylor (250), Andy Stott (160), Alex McDade (29), Rob Bradsell (265), Mick Buck (325) and Frankie Wainman snr (212).

Gary Castell (512)

Gary Castell (512, 247, H247) at Northampton in the Andy Webb car. Gary now races for Team Baarlo mainly in Holland and won the coverted World Cup at Venray in 2010.

Geoff Nickolls (215)

Geoff Nickolls (215) in the ex Jim Esau car at Northampton in 1978. Geoff came to stock cars after a short period in grass track. He is a regular visitor to the dirt tracks in northern Holland where he has picked up a few final wins.

Derek Fairhurst (218)

Derek Fairhurst (218) at Rochdale in 1980. The Wincanton colours come from the car’s previous owner who worked for the firm. Derek’s son Lee Fairhurst now races under 217 and was European champion in 2009.

Rob Cowley (73)

One of the stars of Gears and Tears Rob Cowley (73) at Northampton in 1978, his first season of racing. Rob was driving a car previously owned by Brian Wallace (119).

Rob Scriven (117)

Rob Scriven (117) behind the wheel of the ex Frank Bourne (16) car at Northampton in 1978. Rob still has the occasional race when he can borrow a car from one of his sons!

John Lund (53)

A rare photo of John Lund (53) with a yellow roof. This photo was taken at the Nelson semi final meeting in 1976.

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