Good and bad news. Bad news is that I was 5th out of 6. Good news was that I scored 85. That would have earned me 2nd last spring and a win last autumn.
The class was very tough with 2 ex elite class winners re entering the Vanquish class after the mandated years of absence. David Barr's S was first and Jamie Adams (normally chief judge for this class a close 2nd - both over 90 points. 3rd on 88.5 was ex class winner Steve Gooding then a new owner with a 53 reg model on 85.5 just pipping my 85. David with his modded car was 6th. I made some silly mistakes like leaving my locking wheel nuts on and the bolt for these in the boot so that cost me points. There were a couple of careless cleaning errors too, so assuming I sort these for the autumn, I should do better. The 85 points seemed decent for a 1st attempt to me, so I'm motivated to keep trying! 😓 The cleaning both on the day and weeks leading up to it were hard work but the efforts by my fellow competitors were there for all to see and the 2 ex Elite winners were something to behold!
"Racing is life; everything that happens before or after is just waiting."
Steve McQueen. Frank H. Area 14 (Norfolk) and Le Mans, France.