Classic Adelaide 2008
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:11
garden! Here he is posing in the Classic Team Lotus shirt I sent him, next to our Doug with Paul Vestey:
It was a bit wet when the rally started from Adelaide on Friday.
Posted 27 November 2008 - 20:14
Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:28
Rather less impressive is the wide-ranging experience and knowledge of present-day Ferrari Owners' Club members, one of whom succeeded in clocking the lowest speed ever recorded through a Classic Adelaide Rally chicane - only marginally improved upon along the straights (!) - and many of whom gazed in utter bewilderment upon an alloy-bodied, 3-carburettor, 275GTB/Comp with Le Mans GT-winning history... What? Who? And where? "Why have you fitted those wire wheels"? "Did Ferrari race that far back then?" "Was the blue stripe an option?". All very, very surprising...or perhaps it was just naive of me to be so surprised?
Oh - and even more surprising perhaps was the now annual meeting with the Willunga resident who appears each year to say hello, and who was one of the team mechanics on the Le Mans Rover-BRM gas turbine car project! I'm not sure which village is smaller, Echunga or Willunga, but trust me neither is by any means a teeming metropolis. Racers just get everywhere. I'm glad to say...
Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:43