Story by John Barram, Photos by Ross Johnson.
I took my Cheetah to the GEAR day at Lakeside in late November to give it a run and test a few things.
For those who don’t know the Golden Era Auto Racing club is about driving your older car at the speed you want in the safety of the racetrack. No racing allowed.
I was struck by the number of Lotus cars there on the day so got Alan Conway to take some shots and bought a few action shots from Ross Johnson Photography.
One of the older cars there was Tony Galletly’s Lotus Six, looking wonderful on the track. In the same group was the green 1962 Lotus Seven which Josh George has recently bought from Alan Telfer. The car is logbooked for Historic Racing and Josh was having his first drive with Alan giving him a hand.
Bill Blackmore was having his first outing on the track since joining GEAR with his Elan +2. Driving his red Elan S4 was Lindsay Norris, in the car which Vyvyan Black owned a few years ago.
There are a few newer cars allowed to run at GEAR as they started when the eligibility was more open and this Exige is one of those.
The Lotus Cortina is a well known Group N race car which has been raced by Craig Lind and has recently changed hands.
The green Caterham looked in mint condition but I failed to identify the owner.