To cheer me up after thinking of Electronic control of racing cars (see page 91), I recalled a driver at Brooklands who ignored any idea of stopping her. She was the lively Fay Taylour, who after a fast drive from scratch at Brooklands, which brought her in second, only four-fifths of a second behind Doreen Evans’ MG, in the 1934 Autumn Ladies Mountain Handicap, decided not to stop.
The officials were left watching the Penn-Hughes 2.6 Alfa Romeo the ex-dirt-track girl was driving go on and on. Flags were waved, officials became very cross, but only when a brave marshal stood in her path did the brakes come on. A fine and exclusion followed.
I suspect that if they had employed a Safety Car, Fay would simply have overtaken it.