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Kudos to motorsport’s true heroes

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Privateers paying from their back pocket is what keep the Adrenaline Game alive.


18 Sep 2020
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Kudos to motorsport’s true heroes

The Clubmans category basically means you can race what you brought to the track. Picture: Dave Ledbitter

This writer, being absolutely ancient, was alive and around back in 1973, when a world-wide oil crisis brought motorsport across the planet to a grinding halt. Globally, governments dictated that oil products could not be used for leisure activities, and race cars suddenly had no use or value. Despair and despondency set in, with many doomsday prophets saying this was the absolute end of the Adrenaline Game. Thankfully, they were wrong. In time, enterprising local motorsport participants converted their vehicles to run on methanol. Thus we could stage race meetings again, subject to strictly controlled parameters, until the oil crisis...

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