One of the two "competitive" events in the hot summer of 1976.
The Half Pint Riley provided the lunch time entertainment at the Aston Martin Owners Club Curborough sprint meeting.
Shown here in the paddock, it was later to record a time quicker than any other pre-war car, in terms of scale speed.
Average speed, from a standing start, was about 28 mph. Considering the original plan had been to have a top speed of about 8 mph, the terminal velocity must have been about 40 mph at Curborough, which says an awful lot about my expertise in Maths.
Later in the year Prescott also allowed us to provide the lunch time diversion, although on this occasion the run was not timed . All I can tell you is that he was flat out through Pardon hairpin - probably never done before, or since !