Blower – Big In Bahrain
It’s a mystery why it happened, but Colin Blower’s British
GT Championship Vauxhall VX220 Turbo is undoubtedly the most recognised
GT car in Bahrain, the car’s image appearing on everything
from roadside hoardings through to race tickets and leaflets.
Even more oddly the original
picture didn’t feature the Vauxhall at all, the image, taken
by David Lord at Corner One at Oulton Park, originally had Mike
Jordan’s Porsche front and centre but this was airbrushed
out and replaced by a picture of the Vauxhall taken at Castle Combe
(note the Cross of St George on the roof, which only appeared at
the Wiltshire round).
Either way it
was welcome publicity for the Hinckley racer and for dailysportscar,
the windscreen strip on the VX220 prominently featuring our backing
for the Cup class in 2004.