I like co­in­ci­dences

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and sym­me­try, so I en­joyed one of those mo­ments at Nick Gethin’s lunch.

We had fin­ished the film­ing and were just sit­ting around the gar­den ta­ble chat­ting, when I spotted a link to a quite fa­mous sports car, the first Brab­ham BT8, Chas­sis 64-1. It had been first owned by Mike Knight’s fa­ther and Mike was now seated on my im­me­di­ate right.

The car was then sold to Robs Lam­plough, who was now seated on my im­me­di­ate left. Robs raced it in Cal­i­for­nia, and then sold it to my late wife, Judy.

It was later crashed and not re­stored for many years, but three fam­i­lies owned the car for the first forty years of its life, and here we were (some of us) all sit­ting next to each other on a sunny day in Eng­land. How big is this world?

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