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Re: Birkett 6 Hours 1981

Posted by Russell Filby on January 21, 2011 at 02:40:57:

In Reply to: Birkett 6 Hours 1981 posted by andy turnock on January 14, 2011 at 19:06:31:

An Interesting email from Tony Broom on this subject.

Hi Russell, Team Turner has competed in the Birkett many many times and indeed has won but in 1989. The team to the best of my (poor) memory comprised Geoff Sizzey, Robin Knight, Bob Mayfield, Rob Moody and myself though there may have been one or two others also and interestingly at that time I had previously owned Geoffs car, Bobs car and Robs cars in addition to my own!!

Ken P-J's car that ran in the 2010 Birkett was also owned briefly by me before I sold it to Brian Johnson who later sold it to Bob Mayfield who in turn sold it to Ken P-J - small world init? It wasnt however the car that Bob raced to the above victory.

The Birkett is a very special race which I think I have competed in about 20 times and won as a competitor with Team Turner, Citroen AXman, and (Class) Mazda MX5 Team and very nearly with the TVR Tuscan team but thats a whole new story... I have also "won" as a Team Manager with a Hothatch Team.

To win the Birkett requires a very special "skill set" comprising dedicated preperation, disciplined driving and very special Team Management "skills". To that end if Team Turner starts the Birkett again I would be available to Manage the Team for a very reasonable fee (payable in Brown Scottish wine).

Tony Broom.

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