Fab photos Ian, well done.
The car with the biggest spotlights? Guilty as charged. They were fantastic going across Otterburn and would have been great in the Welsh Marches if we had managed to get that far.
After a nightmare week (a sorry tale of three head gaskets) we were grateful simply to make it to the start. First action at that point being to check the head torque again
Then the speedo drive failed after about 30 miles into the event...
Then we ran out of brake pads (my last visual check had been slightly too cursory, clearly)
Then the engine decided that four cylinders was a luxury and the no.3 big end went on strike. So we spent 90 minutes at the roadside in freezing Cumbria waiting for the rescue truck, and three relays later arrived at the workshop again at 0530 on Sunday morning.
We managed about 1000 miles in total, including a fantastic rag across northern Scotland, with a chasing Spitfire unable to catch us
I never had to rev the engine hard - just "carried speed" everywhere
The driver of the Spit couldn't understand why his more powerful, lighter, lower, better-balanced car couldn't keep up with a standard Toledo with a very tired engine...
So I'm now in a quandary. Plan was to sell the car after the RBRR, but now it's in pieces. What to do? Sell as a rolling shell, get a S/H engine and put it back together, sell as a going car? It - sadly - has to go. Too many projects, not enough room...