Five gold rings in end-to-end challenge
The 10th running of the Lands End to John O’Groats Classic Reliability Trial whittled a field of 75 down to just five gold medal winners by the time the 60 survivors arrived at the northern tip of Scotland.
One of the most notable medal winners was the 1936 Riley Sports 12/4 of Andrew and Jonathan Davies, which put in easily the best performance by a pre-war car. Other golds went to John and Rob Kiff (1958 VW Okrasa) and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider of Dutchmen Bert Do& and Jan Berkhof. Two Porsches also claimed gold, in the form of regular front-runners Jayne Wignall/Kevin Savage in their 356B and Geoff Stewart/Peter Murray in their 1965 911.
A series of tests and regularities on some of Britain’s remotest ‘Dads delivered a typically tough event from ace organiser John Brown and his HERO team.
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