How lucky are we. Summer fun at track and on road
Sitting in the race paddock at Spa anticipating my 18year old son Angus’s first race at the legendary circuit in his British GT BMW M4 I afford myself the time to reflect how fortunate we are to love all forms of the internal combustion engine. From 1919 to 2019 we are embracing motoring heritage in a most engaging and active way.
With British GT Spa sandwiched between our home fixture Chateau Impney Hillclimb and Silverstone Classic I feel hugely privileged to enjoy modern race cars with my son and classic competition cars too. I wonder what form of racing he might be ‘enjoying’ with his son in 25 years time? For sure the modern sport will be very different. Formula E already silently creeping into our peripheral vision. No noise, no smell must be a strange thing to watch. I remember F1 back in the screaming V12 era. So noisy you could barely hear yourself think. No you could have a coffee and a sensible debate about Brexit! Well, maybe not! The historic racing will always entertain and provide an insight to a different time. You only need to see the huge variety of cars at Chateau Impney and the enormous entry for Silverstone Classic to understand that we may be driving electric or similar as our everyday cars in future BUT there’ll always be a place for the internal combustion engine as a source of excitement and fun.
Fender and Broad will continue to enthusiastically support all forms of motorsport as these 2 photos prove. Angus Fender in Triumph TR2 Goodwood Members 2019 and BMW M4 at Silverstone