Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:29
Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:44
I'm sure we've done him before
Posted 17 January 2007 - 18:28
Posted 17 January 2007 - 18:42
Posted 17 January 2007 - 19:29
There seems to have been a few people of extrodinary ability around that time who just thought "Nope, I'm stopping before I hurt myself". Angus Hyslop from NZ had some pretty respectable results in FJ, then got married, packed it in and went back to being a farmer. He did do the occaisional sedan racing afterwards. Angus was pretty wealthy and I guess Mike was reasonably well off too.
I wonder if a comfortable background and the promise of a comfortable future dulls the sense of commitment to a heady motor sport goal, or did either of them get a real fright?.
It seems a really sensible thing to do - especially in those days.
Mike's results tend to suggest he could have been a very good GP driver.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 19:39
That's not exactly the way I remember it
Originally posted by Huw Jadvantich
Angus Hyslop from NZ had some pretty respectable results in FJ, then got married, packed it in and went back to being a farmer. He did do the occasional sedan racing afterwards
It would be more accurate to say "...then returned to NZ, got married, raced at the top level there for two more years, winning the national championship in 1963, turned to saloon racing and won the 1300cc Gp2 championship in 1967, packed it in...." etc
Don't forget that by the time he went to Europe he was hardly in the "promising young racing driver" category, unless 33 fits that description
Posted 17 January 2007 - 20:19
I managed to catch up with his wife Joanne recently. She did some writing about the Heatway, and remembers you D McK!