What a day, what a speaker, what an audience!
The Lancashire Automobile Sportsman’s Lunch proved a great success with the Stirk House laying on excellent facilities and a most enjoyable meal. Brian kept the 180 guest riveted with his memories of the glory days of
motor racing from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
The audience included several luminaries from the motorsport world past and present with Richard Attwood, Warwick Banks and David Piper from Brian’s glory days asking some pertinent questions and adding illuminating comments to Brian’s presentation. Brian was introduced by his old friend, our own, Mike Wood who worked with Brian in the 1950’s and had, as always his own tales to tell!
Outside the venue were some fascinating cars including Brian’s fathers Fraser Nash BMW now fully restored, a 20HP Crossley (and unexpected but welcome addition) and an Ultima in full Gulf colours.
The event kicked off with Simon Hope from our sponsors H7H Auctions, saying not one but two graces – you always get value for money from Simon! Then an excellent meal followed by Brian speaking and answering questions got nearly two hours. Brian Was then presented with the Club’s highest award the Daily Express Trophy which was won by Peter Collins in 1958 just as Brain commenced his racing career.The LAC would like to express it’s thanks not only to Brain but also the organisers and helpers led by Carolyn Taylor who made the event possible and abo
ve all the audience who made the day so special. They also raised some £1000 in the raffle the proceeds of which will be donated to help for Heroes.
All in all a reet good do!