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The 2012 Motor Racing Season

Circuit Racing:

The season started with my first circuit race for over 12 years. I joined the MGOC and entered their race series in my road going ZS Diesel. Not fast enough, but a lot of fun, and I decided to continue “learning how to circuit race again” with this friendly group of racers. Although I only beat one car on track all year, I learnt enough to make me determined to get more power out of the lowly Perkins diesel for 2013, and had a really enjoyable “Birkett” relay race at Silverstone where the car ran well for a total of two hours with me sharing the drive with a chum. In total, 14 races, no retirements, no crashes  (although quite a lot of “offs”).

Guest drive:

When Roy Palm from Sweden suggested that he and I should co-drive the 1934 MG single seater that my dad used to own before I was born, I was hardly going to say no. The result was a very wet Prescott and a dry Shelsley at the end of April before the car returned to Sweden. It was a great privilege to be allowed to race this car, and I will always be indebted to Roy for trusting me in this very beautiful and valuable car. I had no idea at the time that, thanks to the generosity   of a good friend, I would become the co-owner of this car, it would be returned to England, and that I would be looking forward to circuits and hills in the car for 2013.

Hill climbs:

The veritable “Triumph Special”, now in its 16th year of operation, provided a good platform for both Yve and I to enjoy Prescott and Shelsley on half a dozen occasions. I even got a class award in the car at Prescott, so I’m not going any slower in my old age.

                                                                                 Plans for 2013

The MG ZS is well under way with fast modifications from specialist company “Dark Ice Designs” and I hope to surprise a few people at the MGOC race series next year with a serious improvement in performance.

The MG NA Magnette will undoubtedly take up a lot of my time, both in car preparation and hopefully on as many race days as I can fit in with the co-owner. This will be a huge learning curve both in mechanical maintenance of a pre-war racer, and especially in learning how to drive the car fast. Prescott and Shelsley have taught me that the car is well balanced and fairly easy to drive. I’m sure it will be more difficult to drive it really fast, but the challenge is exciting.