I read with great enjoyment Clive Richardson’s tales of terror and destruction in the March issue of Motor Sport, but I was shocked to learn that I have become the first ever driver to cause death by grammatical error (ref: “Then Grimwood’s car performed the classic violent recovery which was to cost a Formula Ford driver his life at the same place later in the season”). Perhaps the phrase “similar to” might have been useful in this context, eh?
Also, while I’m at it, I most certainly didn’t try to overtake Tony Scott on the outside— more like I tried to stop him overtaking me on the inside. However, the result was the same—yet more carnage for poor old C.R. Still, you’ll be relieved to learn that I have now retired from motor racing—although I may just make a comeback if I decide that C.R having too many accident-free races:
Yours with malice aforethought.
Croydon, Terry Grimwood, Associate Editor, Superbike Magazine
[Touche, Terry! But mind you don’t try the same manoeuvre on two wheels].—C.R.