Went to Goodwood Revival testing again today with Stuart and the weather was perfect , very hot with no wind . Antony Reid was testing a Cobra right to it's absolute edge , really on it through the chicane , clocking 88's and 89's . A beautiful ALAN MANN Prefect or Anglia or even possibly a Popular
was being pedalled very well clocking 104 to 106's , exiting the chicane almost sideways every lap. Various other Cobras were out plus Graham Bell in a Ferrari but didn't get his time. Quickest car there today was a DAYTONA , not sure who drove but it clocked 83.4 sec's best lap I saw --- awesome sound too
Mark Hales was out in a couple of cars but I didn't get his time either. Then there was a Westminster 105s Saloon car being put through it's paces by Johnny Brack but sadly in the afternoon the other driver , possibly the owner
, hit the passenger side front on the chicane tyres exit , that put him first sideways then two wheels off the ground --- finally somersalting several times towards the rumble and right across the grass into the bank where we were standing --- ending upside down and the driver was some half a minute or so getting out , at which point it set on fire and no marshal with extinguisher to be seen for several minutes.
The roof was almost flattened with sides and doors all twisted about ---- just about a write off I would think --- real shame being a successful 50's race car with history . Driver ok though but can't see it appearing for the Revival