A return to the circuit where last year the engine in the Lola expired, very disappointing as Donnington is so well suited for the F2 cars.
In a repeat of 2012 the 2013 season opened with a similar result as the engine let go on lap 16 of the first race. The car is fantastic but the engine issues need to be irradiated so we can all enjoy the racing weekends. We aim to at the Spa Classic at the end of May.
Great weather, great cars and a fantastic track surmise the 2011 Algarve Historics. The Lola performed well placing seventh over all and third in class, again with 100 percent reliability. The car has finished every practice, qualifying and race it has been entered for in 2011, not bad for a fresh restoration! The only problem in Portugal was an engine miss fire low in the rev range effecting drive out of some of the slower corners, Ridgeway Engines will sort it for next year. It was really enjoyable running on a FIA sanctioned track, the first circuit of the year I felt that we could make a mistake and 'get away with it' due to the extensive run off areas.
Thanks to Alan Strachan and Chris of AWS Engineering for all their help and input.
Friends and family also made the trip down and we all took the opportunity to stay on for a few days holiday, why not?
We are pleased to announce that the Brands Hatch Super Prix went off without a hitch for both the Lola and it’s driver. The car proved to be properly sorted and handled predictably right out of the box. Most importantly it was great fun to drive. A few small developments to the car will be performed before the next outing at Croft at the beginning of August. Thank you to Eric Hoult, Ridgeway Engines, Bernard Saunders and AWS for all of their help and care in restoring this very pretty racing car back to health.
Legends has just returned from a 10 day drive down to Italy to participate in the low key but fabulous Silver Flag Hill Climb at Vernasca.
We took our New Proteus C Type and drove down with dear friends Scott and Suzanne in a similar car they had bought from us several years ago.
On the way down we stopped off in Turin to visit friends and the newly re opened Nation Motor Museum,, beautifully laid out as only the Italians know how and well worth a visit.
On to Portofino for some recuperation from the long drive and then over the Apennine Way to Vernasca.
The event is very special, lots of lovely cars,good food and great company,not to mention three runs up an 8 kilometer hillclimb – fabulous time was enjoyed by all
On the drive home we went over the Sousa Pass on the way to first night stop at Annecy - great driving road, stunning scenery and a lovely overnight stay by the lake
Roll on next year !!