|(4-30-11) Pete Thelander comments:
"Great photo!! You are quite right about the speed differential
in that group. Not just the Dailu, Monsterati and numerous Loti.
I can cope with having two or three much faster cars in my group, but being
one of a small number of slower cars in amongst so many faster cars is
most uncom- fortable.
I might see the first car coming, but then there would be three of
four more on his tail. I would signal one by on one side, but then
one of the others would go by on the other side and scare the bejesus out
of me as your photo so brilliantly shows.
Over the years, I have learned to co-exist with Peter Giddings' big
Alfa (which was in the same group) and am comfortable with the respect
he shows us slower cars. The group that day was just too darned many
much faster cars. I had to spend so much time watching my mirrors,
I hardly knew where I was going.
I'm afraid the race organizers created a very dangerous situation
by putting such mis-matched cars in the same race. Us older
slower cars certainly would have appreciated a better group assignment.
The all-MG race was much better, but groups of them would still descend
on me unexpectedly."