Durham to St Andrews

I can’t remember ever being in the bottom three cars but we left Durham 1hr 33minutes after the first car. The Vauxhall now running as sweetly as ever. The approach to the last day was to treat it as the first and be as competitive as possible.. Great plan but without any way of measuring distance it would prove a challenge on regularities.
A very hectic day with about 5 regularity tests and 3 speed tests ensued with remarkable efficiency considering our handicap. Timing was good and the tests executed accurately and at maximum pace. Our efforts were rewarded by a finish position 12 places above our start at 81st.

Alistair Caldwell and Catriona Rings won the event in his splendid Alfa 6C with most of the usual suspects in the top ten places. Particular mention should go to ‘novice’ Peter Little who navigated William Medcalfs Bentley to 8th place. I suspect his intimate knowledge of sheep handling helped him out.

Winning Alfa between Talbot and Lagonda

Frazer Nash wears its ribands.

The old course.


About James Ewing

Cars are my passion in my business and private life. I run James Ewing Limited - International Brokers of Collectors Cars and I also have a successful restoration business. I navigate on classic rallies in the UK and europe and in my time have competed in many types of motorsport. At home we have an interesting collection of micro/mini cars, a 1958 Renault 4cv, 1962 Fiat 600d Multipla and a 1967 Subaru 360. All in all I spend most of my time 'dickingaroundwitholdcars'
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1 Response to Durham to St Andrews

  1. Keith says:

    You could have adopted the “Marlbro” method for quantifying units of the distance / time (corrolation), although the lack of marker posts would be a set back.
    A spot of white paint on the tyre could have helped you count the wheel rotations, assuming that you hadn’t lost your stop watch as well.
    Better luck next time.

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