Tyred and emotive


Your pictorial feature of Mike Hayward's Sights of the Sixties evoked strong memories of the most

exciting period in British saloon car racing. I could almost smell the molten Dunlops from the battling works Mini Coopers at South Bank — but surely the driver captions were reversed.

John Rhodes was the big extrovert, his attempts to reduce the understeer in his Mini often clouding it in tyre smoke at the approach to each corner. In contrast, John Handley preferred a less spectacular style, which was marginally slower, though kinder on his tyres.

Great times, brought alive as always by your excellent journal.

I am, Yours etc, Richard Watkinson, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex