I was so saddened to learn earlier in the week that Tony Dron had died. I would urge all of you in celebration of his life to hunt out the video elsewhere on this website of his battle with Win Percy and eventual victory in the Sussex Trophy at the 2002 Revival. Because there you will see how motor racing ought to be. Two seasoned professionals duking it out, no quarter given, time and again inches away from each other at three-figure speeds but not so much as a flake of paint swapped between them. It is superb stuff.
Laughing around Le Mans with Tony Dron | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.
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