What a great day of action, drama, thrills and spills it was. Barely had the day got under way before five single seater Grand Prix cars dramatically tangled and ended up in the banks after avoiding a stalled car at the start of the Richmond and Gordon Trophy. The saloons in the St. Mary’s Trophy race exchanged plenty of paint, lost wheels, slithered sideways, burnt rubber and generally played the hooligan.
The bikers thrilled by racing side by side and wheel-to-wheel with only inches to spare and the mega buck cars of the RAC TT were thrashed and tossed around like disposable British Touring Cars with Martin Brundle and Adrian Newey the top dogs in their Jaguar E Type.
Pretty girls danced, Spitfires and Hurricanes swooped, Silver Arrows screeched, Dan Gurney sprayed champagne and everyone went away happy, but sad that they have to wait a whole year to do it all again.