After the recent announcement that the RAC, in its wisdom, is proposing to run a show not only in direct competition but even on the same dates as that to be organised by the British Racing and Sports Car Club in 1990, I am astonished at the lack of protestation from the motorsport world.
The memorandum of association of the limited company under which the Motor Sport division of the RAC operates clearly states that one of the objects is for the furtherance of motor sport generally. Not only would the proposed action by the RAC appear to be in direct contradiction to this requirement, but by reason of the total lack of experience and expertise of the RAC in running such operations, the proposal is surely in conflict with such worthy aspirations. The situation is even more peculiar in that the RAC is now a regular exhibitor at the Racing Car show organised by the BRSCC which would indicate that it has changed its mind in that, from supporting the event in the past, it now proposes to oppose it in the future !
I trust that this letter will provoke a deluge of support for the BRSCC in its noble efforts to promote an enjoyable, efficient and interesting show in the future, unhampered by an inexperienced and unnecessary substitute.
Gordon Connely, Newbury, Berkshire