Last year I had the throttle cable snap on the 1st lap of the feature race while I was in 2nd place. The goal of this year was to finish and do well. In the Saturday qualifying race I finished 1st in the rain; however, it was spoiled by a serious accident to a beautiful Lotus 23. Luckily it was just the car that had serious damage. For the British Heritage race on Saturday I lined up on pole, much to the annoyance of an all to serious competitor in an Austin-Healey 100, who had been on pole for the last few years. He even protested with the Chief Steward. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for bhp (his 2660 cc versus my 1600 cc) and sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. After a series of almost suicide maneuvers by the driver of the Healey, that I could see ending in tears (remember this is supposed to be a fun event), I decided to let him buy on the start finish straight, which prompted the chief steward to thank me afterwards saying this particular competitor was “a menace” who seemed to think we were there for more than a tin trophy and a case of what must be the worst beer ever. Anyway a 2nd place was good enough and in the damp conditions it was just great to finish in one piece. In Sunday’s feature race the main competition was a Lotus 23B and Lotus 18 (in different classes) who both had the legs on the Seven. However, my case was not helped by a friend (James Smith) breaking down and creating a local yellow that allowed the Lotus 23 to catch me as I slowed by a back marker. Despite this a 1st place in the L67 class (out of 7) and a 3rd overall (out of 23) was an achievement compared to the previous year.