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He fought his way back past the Listers back into second but the Lotus lost ground later on after Oliver handed over to father Grahame. The intervention of a safety car following an incident involving an Alfa Romeo TZ1 changed the face of the race, however.
Further back, Ray Mallock finished first of the older-generation front-engined cars, in 14th overall. The crowds were treated to a great train of cars from first to fifth positions with the Lister Jaguars leading from the off.
Hibberd moved into second and began to reel in Wilson but ultimately was unable to make up the lost ground.
There was a great battle between Cameron Jackson and Nicholas Fennell who were switching places all over the circuit and they caught Grant ahead, with Fennell battling through into third.
But, come raceday, he was challenged all the way by Frederic Wakeman / Patrick Blakeney-Edwards in another of the Cooper-Jaguars.
The trophies were presented by racing legend Richard Attwood, the 1970 Le Mans winner and more relevantly victor of the high profile Formula Junior race supporting the Monaco Grand Prix in 1963. It wasn’t long, however, before Sam Hancock fought his way to the front in the scarlet Ferrari 246S ‘Dino’ with Oliver Bryant’s little Lotus picking its way through to second place.Bryant briefly nosed the Lotus ahead of the Ferrari but then dropped back to fourth after spinning on oil at Stowe. Tony Wood / Will Nuthall (Lister Knobbly) +29.837s Race 3: Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (Pre ’63 GT) The coveted Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars was won by the pole-sitting Aston Martin DB4 GT of Wolfgang Friedrichs and Simon Hadfield… The early laps of the 50-minute, pit-stop encounter for Pre ’63 GTs were led by the striking and unique Ferrari 250 SWB ‘Breadvan’, with the AC Cobra of Martin Hunt and Patrick Blakeney-Edwards plus a pack of jostling E-type Jaguars in hot pursuit, as Friedrichs dropped back in the Aston.