Two more lovelies joined the paddock club today: Richard's Cooper T79 and Marc Tyler's McLaren M5A. I have to admit that I am having a very hard time focusing on completing my Brabham when there are such works of art arriving in the mail!
David's Ferrari is finally in da house after a worrisomely long journey from the UK. Sighs of relief on both sides of the pond! So that's all the distant entries arrived, those that are coming anyway. Only the local entries to pick up now. Once upon a time, Andi Rowland commented on the very positive initial response to this proxy. Twenty-seven builders put their names forward expressing a desire to enter a car. Twenty of them paid the entry fee when that was due. Since then, we have lost several more. The attrition rate has been even higher than I have seen in my years running the VRAA proxy. Nevertheless, it looks like we will have a starting grid of 14 or 15 cars for the event. And the level of craftsmanship, dare I say the artistry, is the highest I have ever experienced. Thank you, gentlemen. I hope we can put on a show worthy of your remarkable efforts.
Post by David Mitcham on Aug 30, 2017 3:19:43 GMT -5
That is a relief. I wonder where the 312 has been, nearly 3 weeks crossing the Atlantic seems a very long time! I think the quality and inventiveness, and yes artistry, of the entries more than makes up for the attrition. I think its going to be a great series and fully worthy of the events it is celebrating.