My first few races at the Revival did not go well. I was privileged to be on the grid at the very first, driving Frank Sytner’s gorgeous Frazer Nash Sebring in the Freddie March Trophy. I’d been told the car has been a museum piece for years, simply got ready to race and not to expect too much. And so it proved: five laps in, a presumably rather elderly head gasket gave way and that was that. Next year it was another Sebring, this time Chris Clegg’s Sebring Sprite and it must have been in the TT because we were sharing and it went pop before the first corner, with Chris at the wheel.