Golden moment

Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams is celebrating 50 years of competition this summer, having held his first competition licence in 1957.

His first event was a hillclimb at Prescott in 1957 and his first race was in a Morris Minor at Rufforth three years later. He has competed continuously ever since and now, aged 68, remains one of Britain’s most popular racers of historic cars. 

“I’ll carry on racing as long as my health allows. It’s my way of life,” said Williams.