(…cont. from above)
My excitement spiked when I received the entry list a couple of weeks before the event - not only would the Group C racers be there, but they’d be battling into the dusk for an authentic endurance experience! (another post on this to follow). The other unexpected treat was the ’90s GT Legends’ class, starring seven(!) McLaren F1 GTRs, two Porsche GT1s, a pair of XJ220s (one of which was badly damaged after catching fire, as seen above), a couple of Viper GTS-Rs and a flame-spitting F40 LM, amongst other significant race-cars. This class was officially not billed as a race, but a 'high speed demo run in which overtaking is allowed'…….you can imagine how that was interpreted by the drivers!
I found out after I got home that the weekend ended on a sad note, as Austin Healey specialist Denis Welch was killed when his Lotus 18 rolled during one of the final races on Sunday.