The CSCC Special Saloons + Modsports series
DRIVER : BOB CLAXTON from Harrogate
CAR : SKODA 110R Silhouette
ENGINE : Vauxhall 2500 cc
CLASS : A ( 2012 ) ,B NUMBER : 25
SERIES STARTS : 5
Class Runner-ups : 1
( reclassified in class B for 2014 , Bob ran his Renault 21 in 2013 )
When Autosport`s Marcus Pye did a feature on 4 Skoda clone racers from the BARC NW Sports/Saloons series in August 1992 Bob Claxton`s car was one of them. Three were based on tubs built by John Leek , chassis 1 was Pete Edwards` , 2 was Bob`s and 3 was the multi race winning Tony Sugden turbo car. Bob`s car ran in class B with a Bill Blydenstein developed Lotus-Vauxhall 904 engine that actually came from Bill Dryden`s SMT Firenza , giving 270BHP.
Bob raced this neat , narrow-body Skoda 110 in the series for many years ,aswell as using it for Hillclimbs,
along with his other car , a class D Renault 21 turbo.
After a Class A second at the opening race weekend of the new CSCC series it was very sad that Bob`s engine let go during qualifying at the third weekend , at Mallory Park. Bob thereafter continuing the series in the Renault.
Skoda images kindly provided by Mike Allen