Been having a look at this thread again, pleased it's still going strong with some great photos being posted.
Seems my old Thundersaloon (Ex Labatts BTCC) is back in the UK again and being restored back to it's original Group A spec, which is great but it was an awesome 'beast' in T/saloon spec. Saw Tim (Harvey) on TV racing the RS 500 at Silverstone in the summer, must have been interesting to get back in one again, I have been meaning to give him a call.
I am revving myself up to get a lot of my unseen in-car footage of the 88/89 BTCC races put on DVD, I think it's time to share some of this great footage such is the following of these cars.The Grandstand programs (filming done by BHP) only showed a very small percentage of what was actually filmed. I believe I may have the only unseen footage left of the races of this period, albeit all from inside and the bumper-cam of my car. If there is enough interest I may start to put bits of this on You Tube. I also have my own highlights film of the 88 season which was different from the one that was sold to the public funded by Kaliber, this also contains some unseen footage. We used this film to help raise my sponsorship budget for 1989 ( I raised close to £250,000 for 1989) a figure I don't believe the existing teams in the BTCC are able to raise these days. Somewhere I also have a film called 'Hawks on Fire' , this film was produced by Firestone and is a review of the 2 Firestone Cosworths of 88/89 driven by Mark Hales and myself, they were Group N or Production saloon cars, we pretty much dominated both series in those cars and I think this may be the only footage of those cars as well. The film was never sold to the public but was used for promotion purposes I think. ....Great stuff...........