Don’t miss the VSCC Madresfield Driving Tests & Concours this weekend

Friday 02 September 2016

One of the Club’s oldest and most iconic events, the Madresfield Driving Tests & Concours, first held on the mile-long drive of Madresfield Court back in 1947, takes place this Sunday 4 September.
With its most wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and idyllic setting against the backdrop of the Malvern Hills, Madresfield is simply one of the most popular events in the Club’s calendar, regularly hailed as the VSCC at its very ‘social’ best.

As is the long-standing tradition, the day’s Competitors will enjoy a variety of light-hearted Driving Tests and the traditional ‘self-judging’ Concours toward the formal competition, whilst Spectators are encouraged to attend in their Pre-war cars, whereby they may enter their own (free) Concours competition; named in memory of Club Marshal and long-time organiser of this particular event, the Bob Watt Cup will be presented to the winning owner, whose car simply gives our panel of Judges the most pleasure to see parked up at Madresfield – thus any car could win!

Undefeated over the last five consecutive years, Robert Gibson will once again be the man to beat in his Austin 7 whilst Frazer Nash Car Club Captain, Annabel Jones leads a strong line-up of more than half a dozen entrants for the Best Performance by a Lady Driver accolade as she forgoes her regular ‘Chain Gang’ machinery on this occasion to share the family’s 1925 Austin 7 Chummy with partner, Kevin Lee.

But for many, the day is simply about the wonderful social element Madresfield offers – bring your picnics, catch up with friends and fellow VSCC enthusiasts and enjoys one of the most delightful days of the year.

The Club extends its sincere thanks to this year’s new organising team, led by Dick Wilkinson, Steve Kent and Hugh Girvan, and to all the voluntary Officials and Marshals who give their time to help in the running of this event, and to the Trustees of the Madresfield Estate for allowing us to use this wonderful venue once more.
Thanks are also extended to St John Ambulance for being in attendance and to the members of Ledbury Rotarians for providing refreshments.
Admission & Timetable
Admission for Spectators is free although we do ask that you buy one Event Programme per car on arrival; Morning Tests commence at 11.00am followed by lunch break, with Afternoon Tests restarting at approximately 1.45pm.
The entrance to our event at Madresfield Court is east of Malvern on the B4424 between Upton-on-Severn and Worcester (please note this is not the main entrance to the House).
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