Highlights From A Two Week Old Inbox
just returned from two weeks of motorsport-free holiday, the deputy
editor has found a few slightly out of date goodies in his bulging
inbox that are just too good to throw away.
First up was an email from Joe Twyman, a name familiar
to many in the sportscar racing paddock as a moniker which has featured
on the visor strips of Sam Hancock, Gregor Fisken and Olly Bryant,
The visor strips announced those driver’s
support for the Teenage Cancer Trust and a total of £25,000
of backing for that most deserving of causes has come via the motorsport
Joe himself is a racing driver too, but has been
fighting Leukaemia for the past 18 months. Indeed he ran the motorsport
sponsorship effort from his hospital bed.
A recent bone marrow transplant may just have put
him on the road to recovery. “It’s been a struggle but
hopefully I will be able to get back on track next season.”
Joe has graciously allowed us to use some of the
shots he grabbed at the utterly wonderful Goodwood Revival meeting:
the photographer himself provides the captions.
photo is of the Hancock / Gounon '64 GTO, the second is Minassian
/ Hardman in the pits, the third is J-M Gounon with Marilyn Monroe
(J-M was on such good form all weekend, we had lots of laughs and
he also drove very well!!) and the fourth is of Gregor getting into
his 246 Dino....Gregor started the Richmond Trophy from pole and
Next up is an
offering from another loyal dsc reader, Paul Mousley.
Paul was as
ever in the Silverstone paddock for the Britcar 24, autograph book
in hand, before retiring to the spectator banks for the race itself.
The selection of shots he has sent include visual proof that the
Duller Motorsport BMW crew literally did win the race with their
eyes closed! This is Dieter Quester, driving into the setting sun.
also a short sequence of shots of the ASM Ford Falcon: if you look
closely you can see Adam Sharpe adding to the Aussie feel of the
effort my mouthing the title of the Kylie Minogue classic –
I’m Spinning Around! Both Falcons added a special something
to the Britcar 24 Hours.
Finally, and still with the Britcar 24, there’s
a note from Dunlop’s Gary Wassell with a request to pass on
the company’s thanks and best wishes for the invaluable contribution
of the marshals at Silverstone, for helping to run an immaculate
meeting in the fast changing conditions. We’ll gladly pass
on the message Gary and add our own thanks too.