It seems a little hard to single out the Bugatti Owners Club for criticism, for giving a prize to a replica 35B in its annual concours.
Why pick on the BOC? When the VSCC did the same thing at Oulton Park in June 1986, nobody pointed out how silly it was. At that event a racing car built in Lincolnshire won second prize. It was called a 1925 Miller 91 . . .
The BOC did get it wrong last year, but they should be given credit for putting it right. Now, any replica competing in any BOC event is listed in the programme for what it is, and everyone knows where they stand. Would that the VSCC and other clubs followed the BOC’s excellent example!
Charles Rodgers, Edgbaston, Birmingham