Sitting on their dinky Minilite wheels and bearing names like Galloping Gertie and the Flying Satsuma (that’s the orange one), they appear closer to the J40 pedal cars than regular Revival racecars.
AJ puts their popularity down to their “quirkiness. And the fact that, apart from colour, they are all the same. It’s a great novelty to see so many of them all together. It’s proper one-make racing. Plus of course they have attracted a star line-up of drivers.”
Ahead of the race, Andrew added: “I think the racing is going to be fantastic. The cars have only 80bhp and are a bit brick shaped, so there’s a big slipstream with these cars which is going to make the racing really close. I don’t think you would want to have the lead when starting the last lap.
“Because the braking distances are so small the overtaking chances will be on the straights: get a good run out of a corner and then slipstream past.”
Photography by Tom Shaxson, Drew Gibson and Marcus Dodridge