||Yes – 1953
/ Racing History
and Rallied Mk2 1300 Cortina from 1973 to 1976 – RETIRED (Lack of time and money).
1992 brought Drat and destroyed engine at the first sprint – RETIRED
(Lack of money).
To avoid compulsory ARDS training I borrowed brother Andy’s
Mallock 11/14 and raced in 750MC F1300 at Snetterton in August
1992 and won the Driver of the Day award (it’s gone
down hill ever since!). Then competed in Drat until 1996
and achieved highest race position of 7th and sprint Class
win - RETIRED (Lack of time).
Returned to competition in 2002 in the Classic Clubmans Championship.
(and still here – just)
||Drat Clubman F1300
||Red and White
bits from earlier Centaur/Hudson. Built and raced by Chris
Cooper in 1980/81 as sister car to Chris Denham’s ‘Dris’.
Competed in 750MC’s Formula 1300 championship in the
hands of Mark (Bluebelle) Ferguson, John Drinkwater and Pete
Saunders before becoming my pride and joy and reverting to
its original name.
and the driver’s
split personality provides Stephen the Team Manager; Steve
the Mechanic; Stevie the Team Mascot and El Clampo the Press
Agent. Other assistance from Nationwide Building Society
The Chris’s Denham & Cooper, Cliff Robertson and
Richard Marshal and bear.paws on the www
||In a demon
move of reverse logic the car is used to promote the pioneering
work of the St.Thomas’ Lupus Trust and I give them
money!. See www.drat.it/climb.html
(back to the pits), reading (the Blue Book) and ski-ing (finding,
and usually exceeding, the limit of grip)
- To start a Classic Clubmans race (achieved 27.July.02 – Lydden)
- To finish a Classic Clubmans race (achieved 27.July.02 – Lydden)
- To finish in front of somebody (still running)
- To finish in front of Cliff Robertson
- To take a class win
- To be happy (by doing all the above in the same race)