6th April

New Zealand Classic Car - - Special Feature - Im­age cap­tions go here

Prac­tice in the rain. Rain came in ev­ery­where – Ginther com­plained and tem­po­rary so­lu­tions we re­sorted to.

A spe­cial seat had to be built for Ginther so he could reach the ped­als, this be­ing taken out when Hill did his stint in the car.

Fol­low­ing the prac­tice ses­sions at Le Mans, the Rover-brm was re­turned to Soli­hull, and sub­se­quently recorded a top speed of 209kph (130mph) dur­ing test­ing at RAF Ev­ing­ton.

For Le Mans proper, the team trav­elled to France by car — an old Land Rover plus a trailer be­ing pressed into ser­vice to trans­port the race car. Writ­ing from the team’s base at Le Lude, around 16km from Le Mans, Peter Candy recorded a few thoughts.

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