VIC Quick To Sign Up For Cornbury Park

Former sports car, rally and Formula 1 driver Vic Elford is the first star name to commit to appearing at the first Rally Show to be held at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, on 14/15 May 2011.

Vic Elford

Vic Elford

Now USA-domiciled, ‘Quick Vic’, as he was nicknamed, has a very impressive motorsport CV, the envy of many a current star. Having started out as a co-driver, a move across to the driving seat in 1961 saw the beginning of a legendary career which was to last for over 20 years. His first works drives were for Triumph, then Ford, with whom he distinguished himself on the Alpine Rally by winning the Touring category in 1964. But he moved to Porsche at the end of 1966.

Vic was European Rally Champion in 1967, finishing third on the Monte Carlo and winning the Tulip, Lyons-Charbonnieres and Geneva rallies outright. The following year – in the space of a single week – he won the Monte Carlo Rally in a Porsche 911 and the Daytona 24-Hour Race in a Porsche 907. That year, he also won the Targa Florio – after losing 18 minutes when a wheel came off, then setting several lap records. Later that year, he started his first Grand Prix, the French, and over the next four seasons drove for the Cooper, McLaren and BRM teams.

Regulations for the competitive events at the Rally Show will be published on the show”s website at on 15 December. There will be one new event for 2011: the Ford Escort Challenge. This event will be for Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts only, and the overall fastest Escort will receive the CG Neill “Austin Dobson” Perpetual Trophy. Other events include the popular “All Comers” Event, Historics, FIA Categories, and GT Cars. The organisers are working on another additional event, to be announced shortly.

Tickets for the Rally Show at Cornbury Park can be purchased at the lowest rates up until 31 December 2010 from the website at; the names of spectators who buy before the end of the year will go into a draw for two rally car rides during the weekend.

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