70 days away from what I call my marshalling home and if I am honest I thought I wouldn’t have missed it as much as I did. However, rolling through the gates and over Warwick Bridge (Bailey Bridge if you are of an older generation) a feeling built up in me as if it was the first time I’d ever been to a racetrack.
Over the days, stories of the Singapore GP became the norm; leading to a decision by Phil Goodge and I to apply – as they say nothing ventured, nothing gained. After completing the application there was a nervous wait to see if my application had been accepted.
As the chequered flag falls on a race the crowds erupt into a roar of emotion, whether their driver won or not, it is vocally expressed. Media teams from around the world rush to the podium to get the interviews with the top drivers. The teams celebrate or console, some prepare the champagne others prepare … Continue reading A wall of invisible orange
As the chequered flag dropped on the 2018 Belgium Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps and I worked my way up the track to where the bus would pick me up to take me back to the campsite, I felt myself holding back a number of emotions.
As I looked down into the valley I couldn’t help but smile. Miles upon miles of tarmac lay stretching, twisting, tuning, falling, rising and cascading. There were tunnels, switchbacks, rivers, waterfalls, rock strewn slopes, green fields and snow caps on the distant mountain peaks. Everything was at my fingertips. Over 1,000 miles had been covered … Continue reading Passo Dello Stelvio
Incredibly it is now some forty years since I somehow managed to convince both my school and my parents that it would beneficial to my education if I attended the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. So along with Simon Arron (Who has since gone on to report on motor racing all over the globe) … Continue reading “Le Mans”
You may remember the two-part special I did last year about CarFest North 2017. No? Not even the fancy dress (link) or the astronauts (link)? Thankfully this blog is here to describe to you the antics of what the marshals got up to at CarFest 2018. There are many things that make CarFest as amazing … Continue reading CarFest North – Marshalling Madness