Fourteen years after James Thompson raced it to fourth place in the 1999 British Touring Car Championship, his old Honda Accord shone again in the hands of James Dodd during the Super Touring Trophy race at the Oulton Park Gold Cup.
Dodd’s father Graeme recently located the car in Montenegro, where it had been used in hillclimbs. He arranged to buy it with an extensive spares package and brought it back to run alongside their ex-works Nissan Primera.
“It was on a bit of a wing and a prayer,” said James, but after eight laps of testing the car ran faultlessly. They now plan to race one car each in 2014.