“All the cars in the Weslake Cup are Midget or Sprite derivatives, all front engine, rear drive with A-series engines. They are not the fastest cars at MM but last year in my car I did 1minute 35 seconds, not so slow.
“We at CCK have done a lot with cars like this over the years so it’s fantastic to have a race all to ourselves rather than having to share with the A-series Minis and Minors.”
The Weslake Cup field indeed made an evocative sight for lovers of ‘60s British sports car – as well as presenting a stern memory test with some of the more obscure models…
When, for example, was the last time you saw a Turner Mk1 (driven by no less than Darren Turner, no relation)? Or a WSM Sprite, an Ashley GT or Ogle SX1000? In comparison the Rochdale Olympic was positively mainstream!