Whos a lucky boy

For alot of my life I have read, watched and heard about Brands hatch, the motor racing circuit. Yesterday Not only did I get to go to an event, I actually found myself as a passenger for 6 laps. The car was a cosworth powered independant rear suspended Mk1 lotus cortina. Very similar in handling and braking to the escort however this one has over twice as much power. I was fortunate that the driver was getting more into ther groove over the day and as my ride was later in the afternoon he was well on it. Unfortunately, or fortunately, as it was a magazine ride day, there were alot of different small ford cars many road cars and there was alot of oil and fluid down so there were a few corners which were a little hairy but my Driver jeeves… oops I mean Lloyd was well within his element. Having won the supersports novice trophy on a ducati 1000 twin last year and numerous other four wheel trophies also recently. Needles to say he could drive. Actually Lloyd Wright he was named after the famous architect, how fitting I say. And all I needed to do for this was help pack the van, change a set of tyres, sit with the driver through the briefing and find some wire on the side of the M25 to hold the exhaust on as the exhaust rubber had perished and let go onthe way to the track… yes the car is road registered… never in Australia.

On the side of the M25

Jane, Can I have one of these


Cars everywhere

Generally the condition of the cars was much like in Australia however the standouts were alot better than I have experienced.


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4 Responses to Whos a lucky boy

  1. Some of the best looking and most interesting photos yet! Apart from maybe some of those pics of the hot chick with the dark hair, you know, what’s her name….. ummm, Jane? Yeah that’s it. Jane. Photos of her are better than the cars. (Did I get myself out of that?)

    hehehehe. Only kidding. I am quite impressed with the quality of the cars. I was expecting something of lesser quality, I think you have some work to do on the escort mate, starting with an engine. I wonder if you will end up with an engine rebuild occuring in the lounge room, all ready to ship back home to Aus? If you do, will you be stuffed into the same crate? 🙂

    You need to update us all with the status of Janes employment situation and the meeting with the director. Take care.

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  2. Insomniac mum says:

    Information gap Justin – how did all this come about?

  3. Justin says:

    Through my online escort forum contacts built up during the many boring hours at work waiting for work to do! And I smell nice too.
    I asked online if anyone was going, someone responded positively, I followed along and was in the right place at the right time. A bit lucky, I was going to ride along but the bike hasnt arrived so I got a lift.

  4. MR says:

    Lucky boy. Looks like you have found your nirvana, a foot in the door of many tracks visits I bet.

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