My first two seasons of my short and uneventful and underfunded career was spent in STP Modsports and MGCC, in my 1380cc MG Midget. It ran as number 52. White with blue trim. My Devon neighbours were Roger Sparling in another MG and John Pugsley with his amazing black Davrian. Among others in the fray in 79/80 in STP were Steve Soper in the Radbourne X/19, Steven Roberts in the amazing Trans XL M Marcos, David Sutherland Datsun 240Z, John Fletcher, THAT white Lotus, Adrian Yates-Smith Porsche RSR, and many more. Those cars are probably in many pieces and no longer around. The guy that bought my Midget wanted to return it to it's 1960 stock form... At my first open test day at Brands in 79, there was another driver there with a Midget and he had a lot of experience. He was most helpful and i saw him at numerous MGCC events over the net 2 years. I have forgotten his name and sadly I heard he was killed at Thruxton a few years later. Anyone have anything on it?
I really enjoyed my 2 years in Mod Sports, but felt the pull to Prod Saloons, and had 2 hilarious seasons with Marshall, Lanfranchi, Llewlyn, Scarborough etc.
After that I moved to Florida, for meteorological reasons, and got back into racing behind a camera lens about 12 years ago. Now I contribute to dailysportscar.com ( ALMS) and am Audi Sport NA's racing photographer. It could be worse....I could be in Grand Am shooting those ugly slow DP's. They call THAT sports car racing? I'd take them back in time to an STP Modsports event anywhere in the UK...I still miss the sense of excitement that is unique in getting into a racing car. You never lose it. I was happy to have been involved in a golden age. My inspiration was watching Plastic Pearson in that bright red XK, on Grandstand, with Murry Walker getting all excited as once again, John threw the big red beast around Thruxton. Mesmerizing indeed.
What a great thread...