RTG Highland Thistle Daily Dispatch - electronic - Flipbook - Page 13
Day 5: Achnagairn to St Andrews, 7 September 2021
RESCHEDULED TO 2021
Otakar Chládek and Zdenka Holečková, 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL
John and Daisy Pyle in their 1928 Bentley 4½
Mike and Lorna Harrison, who were eventually crowned
as overall winners aboard their Triumph TR3A, gave
themselves a bit of a scare through the last few miles. On
the ramp up to the Tay Road Bridge the car sputtered to
a halt for the second time that day. Jack Amies and Geoff
Lobb quickly arrived on scene and, with a jerry can of fresh
fuel, got the stricken crew moving in the right direction.
Until now, they had been holding onto a respectable lead
over David and Jo Roberts but, by the time they eventually
rolled over the line, they were within six minutes of their
penalty free allowance. Too close for comfort maybe, but
once safely home Mike and Lorna were visibly relieved and
admitted to having been willing to push the car over the
line if necessary.
Graham and Marina Goodwin took the honours in the prewar category aboard a Bentley 4 ½ Le Mans. They enjoyed a
trouble free run on their way to the champagne but admitted
that whilst it had been a lot of fun, it had also been tough.
Once Fred Gallagher had waved his chequered flag for
the final time, and the arch had been taken down, all that
was left to do was to retire to the shade of the bar and
enjoy the prize-giving dinner. The stars of the show were
the two winning cars, Triumph and Bentley, that had been
pushed into the dining room to enjoy the evening with us.
After a dinner of salmon and poached pears Mark
Appleton and Fred Gallagher took charge of proceedings
and, along with Loren Price, managed to give the right prize
to the right crew at the right time.
Car 33, Peter and Louise Morton with their 1972 Rover P6
Car 20, Phillip and Trish Monks’ 1961 Jaguar Mk 2