Description of stock-car paradise, some would say ----. He recalls "the honour" of racing against star names like Smithy, Ansell, Esau, Mitchell, and Tony Allen --- men who Andy remembers were always friendly and helpful.
At Harringay one weekend I remember going down the straight towards the pits, and thinking I was going fairly fast --- when Reg Pryor 109 thought he would help me go down a lot faster.
Like many from those days, Andy says: The mystery man is wearing what looked to me like a flight-suit overall, but both the RAF Museum and the Polish military history buffs at RAF Northolt state it is neither an RAF nor a Polish flying suit. The engine was a monster motor from Jim Berg, who'd made some drivers envious of his powerful engines.
It really does give you a jolt."Andy raced from 1968 to the end of 1970, towing to Brafield, Harringay, Hednesford, Crayford, Snetterton, and Brands Hatch, in a good old Thames van loaded to its axles with spares and gear.
Marian Palmowski and Ken "Rush"Tyrell are names associated with 383 at that time., here are three of Ken's great stock cars.
Colin was a Ken Freeman mechanic, and worked there with racer Don Roomes, and later at Jock Loyd's garage.
Dirty D ran what nowadays they call an "automotive recycling facility", and usually had a mountain of American V-8 motors around the place.
I photographed the Dennis-the-Menace cartoon on the back of DDs Ken Freeman-built car in 1964, and got it into AUTOCAR magazine in 1965: "Dennis-the-Menace".