Just read my first blog and realised the spelling and grammar is poor at best. Get used to it!
So, the BRC, the alleged pinnacle of rallying in the UK. Not from where i’m standing. Was at the Clark a couple of weeks ago and foolishly anticipated some excitment from these guy’s and gals. A 90R with a slight uphill soon reminded me just how far the BRC has fell from grace! These cars could not pull the dummy out of a bairn’s mouth. I like the idea of close competition with reduced prices but at what cost. I doubt Mr Wilson is glued to the result’s page with a contract in hand. What must the MSA think when the vast majority of fans are only watching the BRC in order to see the National’s or historics come through?
A lie in for a change, up at 6.30, quick coffee and off to Crail for the next round of the Scottish Tarmack Championship.I very nearly sleep in as i was busy making love to my new girlfriend, she may have that brittle bone disease but she’s a wee cracker. To keep me company today in the car we have the Rolling Stones who shout about painting something Black. 50 minutes later i arrive at the venue which has not changed since it was an airfield in WW2.Waterproofs are req’d ( standard attire at Crail) as heavy showers are in the post. Sign on,chat to some old faces( some very old) and meet mate Davie. Head out to the first stage where we find a long tightening left. Mate Davie and i are soon questioning our sanity as we hide/shelter behind 9 tons of broken tar. First stage half an hour late due to a lack of marshals( when there is a lack of marshals why don’t they spread out instead of having 3 or 4 on one bend). Watched the juniors through, the young lad Vasallo is a quick lad! I realise there are some out there that see the juniors as an inconvienance due to waiting tim etc but i think it,s a fantastic set-up. I wish i was competing at 14, i was too busy checking out the womens underware section in Kay’s catalogue. The main field were ok,Chris Collie span in front of us on a straight! Back to service area, cuppa and more chat, headed back out to the airfield for another couple of stages,bloody slippy stuff, few more spins then had to push Bruce Edwards Darrian to safety ( i wish all rally cars were that light to push). With the rain becoming persisting it was time to call it a day. All in all a good day with good banter.