These are by no means as iconic as some of the Thruxton stuff that has appeared on TNF of late, but I feel Special Saloons were rather taken for granted in their heyday. They were an almost inevitable feature of every meeting and it never occurred that I might one day miss them. Here are a few different shapes and sizes...
Tony Dickinson's Skoda - a tad quicker than my current Octavia estate, but probably less practical.
Phil Hepworth's Mini. NB one marshal paying attention while the other talks to Big Dave about ska's influence on that week's top 40.
The slightly scruffy side of Sunbeam Stiletto proprietorship, as demonstrated by Robert Seager...
...and David Smith's neater, more wholesome approach. Note handsome collection of Thermos flasks, sandwich boxes etc at the foot of the marshals' bunker.
Derek Walker - star turn at this evening's TNF N&W gathering in Mere.
I'm not sure where Mike Buckley stands in the pantheon of Cheadle Hulme's all-time greats, but his Mk1 RS2000 was always immaculate.
Peter Jürgens exhorts all those in need of a sunroof to phone Lymm 4019 or 6403 right now.
Little in pursuit of large. Ray Williams (3.0 Capri) heads John Mawdsley (999cc Mini) through Lodge.