Anglia makes big catch

HSCC Historic Racing Saloon Championship

Huge grids and some glorious David-and-Goliath racing typified a stupendous season for the HSCC/Historic Racing Saloon Register series. Allowing rather more technical freedom than the FIA Appendix K regulations certainly didn't affect grids for one of the best championships in British historic racing.

Dan Cox emerged as a worthy champion. His 1.5-litre Ford Anglia spent as little time as possible going straight ahead and frequently stormed around in wonderful powerslides. In the face of a whole gaggle of rivals the Bristolian was simply awesome, and overall victory on his first sight of Thruxton was further proof of a prodigious talent.

Another youngster to shine was James Dodd in his Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe. Dodd won overall on occasion as he took on and beat the Jaguar MU of his father Graeme.

Second overall was just reward for Roger Godfrey, who humbled many bigger cars in his Mini Cooper.

Les Ely, driving a BMW 2000, and Neil Wood (Anglia) were regular front-runners, while Nigel Vaulkhard's Ford Mustang and Richard Shaw (BMW 1800Ti) shone in the Appendix K classes.