Hawthorn Newsletter

The Hawthorn Challenge Newsletter

Our Brands Hatch race on Sat the 23rd June is nearly upon us, and as expected the entry is somewhat low, due in the main part to the LeMans Classic being just 2 weeks later. But this is our building year and build it we will,

'If we build it they will come' (Kevin Costner)

As this is our building year we need to encourage more cars to join us. To that end I'm looking to ask Roger Bowman (above) to join us. I am sure many of you know him and his car and are well aware that the car in its current spec doesn't conform to our regulations. However, we don't want to discourage or instantly dismiss cars in our building year at least.

I have consulted both Nigel & Richard regarding this and we all feel that YES, invite Roger to join us BUT under certain conditions. The understanding being, that while we will allow him to run in 2018 as the car is, but - if he wanted to join us from 2019 onward his car would then have to conform to our regulations, as would any other car. For example, the red MK2 of Alastair Dyson that ran at Oulton Park driven by James Dorlin would need some spec changes for 2019.

Any car running by invitation will not be eligible for classification awards or credited with a race win.

In 2019 all cars must conform to the regulations and any car that may run by Special invitation will only be allowed to do so following the agreement of ALL registered competitors.

I am happy to welcome Kevin Doyle to our fold, Kevin has just purchased a MK1 - imported from New Zealand (see gallery pic) and he is preparing it so he can join us, although this may well not be until next year.

Some of you will know Kevin, a long time JEC supporter, from racing his monster XJ12 Enola Gay as well as his modified V12 XJ Coupe and his ex-Tom Walkinshaw / Winn Percy, Spa winning Mazda RX7.

We all look forward to seeing Kevin and indeed everyone else who is planning on joining us either this year or next.

Your comments & feedback are most welcome

Chris Robinson

e.mail - [email protected]

07796 682096

Just a jovial foot note or two and some gallery photo's.

Maybe not the ideal recovery truck, but it is a genuine 1961 3.8 Mk 2 originally converted to a pick-up truck known as the Tandberg and hailing from Scotland. No, it won’t be getting an invite! We have some wing stickers for your car and why not dress for the occasion! James Dorlin - Clio racer and son of Peter ran in the red ex Mike Cann Mark 11 at Oulton Park recently.

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