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Wilson's brother was racing his lovely 250LM (no 7) at Goodwood this weekend. Sadly, like a few others, it didn't make past the first lap. Big incident off the start line and 3 cars out by 150 yards!

 

Anyway, the car looked a beaut. I just hope it's not major plastic surgery.

 

Best wishes,

 

Charlie

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This was one of my favourite car in period; I'm faintly surprised that they are allowed to race with the much later wheels. In period they would have run on Borrani wire wheels, the Alfa 33-style tripod mirrors are also a puzzle, I can't find a period shot of an LM with any exterior mirrors, though they started to creep in about 30 years ago when "less professional" drivers started to race them.

The "win at all costs" bang and bash style of driving which pervades the money-no object end of classic racing is becoming rather depressing. I share the sentiments of Sir Stirling and Tony Dron in this respect. I'm sure that Tony would agree.

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The "win at all costs" bang and bash style of driving which pervades the money-no object end of classic racing is becoming rather depressing. I share the sentiments of Sir Stirling and Tony Dron in this respect. I'm sure that Tony would agree.

 

Pete,

 

To be honest, the startline crash in this race was just a racing error. Contact off the line led to a car spinning across the line as everyone came through. I must say, I do admire the quality of the racing at Goodwood. There were some truly outstanding contests. I'm not sure that Stirling is entirely free of scrapes at Goodwood either!

 

Charlie

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