The 1997 Norwich Union RAC Classic was without doubt the most enjoyable of the 12 so far organised by the RAC Motor Sports Association. Remarkably, only 39 of the 1,550 starters failed to reach the finish at Silverstone Circuit.
I hope your readers will join us in thanking the hundreds of volunteer officials and marshals who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the event such a tremendous success.
We now bid a very fond farewell to our friends from Norwich Union, who have sponsored the event since its inception in 1986. We look forward to the 1998 RAC Classic, which takes place on Sunday 24 May, finishing at Silverstone.
I am yours etc
John R Quenby, Chief Executive RAC MSA (We would like to add our congratulations to all those involved in making the last Norwich Union memorable for all the right reasons. AF)