Racing

Ray Donner and I would spend most weekends at either Rye House in Hoddesdon or Tilbury Go-Kart Tracks, and then evenings in between we would be glued up our garage working on our Karts or motorbike scramblers.

My first Race car a Vauxhall Viva HB “Gerry Marshall” I raced this in Modified Production Saloons a great race series sponsored by Truseal and run by Al Wayman and Brian Sheridan.

I started to improve and managed to save up to get hold of a very nice Lotus Sunbeam the series was now sponsored by Falken Tyres and here I won my first race outright at a very wet Snetterton.

I changed cars a few times including a Mitsubishi Starion, Astra, and back to another Lotus.

I craved after a Ford Sierra RS 500, these were the best of the best in Touring Cars at this time 1989 so incredible fast (in fact so fast that they were banned a few years later) but didn’t have the budget so Bob Mitchell and Ray Donner my best pals had started a race car team called Preptech and built me a Ford Sapphire over the winter months we went for a nice 2000 Pinto engine from the famous “sausage fingers” himself HT racing Aaron Tucker and Roland Hayes.

Initial teething problems (HT had pushed very hard to give me a competitive engine) were solved, bearing in mind I was in class C against some monster A class cars but we wanted overall wins not just class places!

The cars

CORVETTE STINGRAY

SIERRA COSWORTH RS500

ALAN MANN 1965 MUSTANG

FORD GT40

SEAT SUPERCOPA

1966 FORD SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350

1970 BOSS MUSTANG

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