I was very kindly invited by the new owners of the "Big Red" TA special which I built last year to watch them at the Jersey International Motoring Festival. They had also previously purchased my white TC racer and both entered the event with Graham in "Big Red" and Lynn in the TC.
I am fortunate enough to keep in touch with the majority of my clients and always enjoy receiving photographs and stories but this was a lovely opportunity for me to see cars I'd built being used in anger as intended.
I knew both cars would be quick but all eyes were on the lightweight XPAG engined TA special. Neither the car nor the driver disappointed, putting in sprint times quicker than several 1960s racers - MGBs included. Even some of the Healey boys were looking over their shoulders as the TA crept within seconds of their times in Grahams first outing in the car. I think the commentator was having a hard time believing his eyes.
Lynn also did very well in the TC,despite being a relative novice she put in some very respectable times - beating her personal best time and again. She seems to enjoy the sport and I'm delighted to see that my TC has found a happy home.
I would certainly recommend the event to spectators and entrants alike, there was a lot to see and do, plenty of opportunities to run the cars and a nice relaxed atmosphere which you dont' always find at race meetings. I hope I'll have a chance to enter myself in the next couple of years and must now find the time to put my TB back on the road track.