Nice gesture to let Tim have a drive. I imagine that it brought some memories of his dad's cars folding back. If you were playing in Charlie Smith's 7, that potentially means another 'original' driver was there.
Nice to see the photo of Clare Russell, good to put a face to the lady that took all the great photos, all those years ago. And happy birthday to her, for this week.
Stephen, I was a bit hasty in my previous post although I admit I am biased to pre 1960 cars which is probably why I only mentioned them. The reason Charlie let me loose in his Lotus was that he was driving Doug Anderson's Elfin Catalina which Charlie had owned in 1962/3 and he had won the Lakeside Trophy in it in 1963 I think, against a strong field.
Other cars there of note from the early sixties were the Elfin Mallala and the Centaur Waggott both now from Warwick and running in Regularity. On display too were Roger Ealand's Lotus 18 which has a lot of Queensland history, Peter Quayle's Jolus Minx, Tim Harlock's first Centaur partly restored by Tim was on display as was the Porsche Carrera which was on the cover of the first Lakeside programme, I have probably missed a few but I will refer to them later.
The Qld Governor was there and seemed to be very impressed by the whole show, she made presentations to those who raced there or made substantial contributions in 1961,
some great names amongst them ; Ken Peters, Jim Bertram, Lionel Ayers, Tom Ross, Tim Harlock, Denis Geary, Max Volkers, Bevan Fleming, Bill Pitt, Barry Tapsall, Bob Wilkinson, Ian Peters, David Harding, Coral Scott, Bill Gates, Brian Michelmore, Charlie Smith, Rolly Knowles, Keith Turner, John French, Max Allchurch, Keith Shwa, Brier Thomas, John Stanley.