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From the Editor…
I’ve just got back from the very atmospheric Goodwood Revival meeting which, if you’ve never been, is definitely one to add to your bucket list of events. It may not be high on Porsche content, but what there is makes it all worthwhile. This year there were five 356s participating, along with a pair of 910s.
The great thing is you get to see them race against the very cars they would have competed against in period, with no quarter given. Let’s put it this way, if a little ‘love tap’ happens while jostling for position negotiating the chicane, you won’t automatically get black flagged (unless, of course, it was a deliberate act), unlike some events we could mention…
NOW WHERE’S THAT CHAMPAGNE YOU PROMISED?
The race of the weekend for us was the Fordwater Trophy, in which our very own Robert Barrie competed in Simon Bowery’s Pre-A 356. Robert tells his story in this issue, but I have to add that he drove a fabulous race, qualifying in 7th place (out of 29 cars), and finishing 8th out of 23 finishers. To put that into perspective, of the seven cars ahead of him, four were Jaguar XKs, along with a Ferrari 225S, an Aston Martin DB2 and polesitter Sam Tordoff’s own 356 (which would surely have won, had Sam not stalled it on the line!). Many congratulations, Robert.
Now where’s that champagne you promised?
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