The end of Crystal Palace, 1972. Me old chum, Hamish Moffatt, (R3A) leads from Guy Smith (Alvis), Ray Potter (ERA Delage), Pat Lindsay R5B, Peter Waller R9B, and Bill Morris (R12B).
Great days of VSCC would soon be finished for good - all wrecked, ruined, broken, destroyed, bombed, floundered and trashed by people who imagined that fixing things that aren't broken was, or is, a great idea.
I'm pleased to say I met Norman Dewis a couple of times, a few times for work in the 60s, and once after we'd both retired in 2010.
When I greeted him at the 2010 meeting he said 'I know you lad, don't I?' (I was 68 at the time.....) When I reminded him where we'd met (it was at the MIRA test site) he recalled exactly the tests we were doing! It was concerned with the 4 cam V12 they had installed in a Mk X of all things.
Interesting to speculate what might have happened had Bruce sadly not succumbed at Goodwood.
Mclaren were looking into producing road cars at the time, how would that have developed, could Bruce have got an engine programme together to rival the Porsche turbo, if there was a better head to head battle would the Can am glory years have lasted a little longer.
If still involved in Can am would Porsche have still produced group 5 and group 6 cars.
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