Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

I re­ally do hope that Sir Greg Knight can bend trans­port min­is­ters’ ears about what’s needed to get this sit­u­a­tion righted. The is­sue of closed road com­pe­ti­tion was, to all in­tents and pur­poses, sorted – but thanks to bu­rea­cratic in­er­tia, we’re look­ing at a half-baked com­pro­mise, with the silly sit­u­a­tion of cars trundling along at pedes­trian speeds, when peo­ple want to see them mov­ing along at full chat.

I un­der­stand that get­ting leg­is­la­tion in place can be a lengthy process, es­pe­cially when punc­tu­ated – as this was – by the Gen­eral Elec­tion.

We are in a great po­si­tion as fans of a sport that’s so pop­u­lar right now – peo­ple love clas­sic rac­ers, and want to see them at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. But what we don’t want are crowds be­ing dis­ap­pointed and blam­ing Health & Safety or the EU or some such for what is clearly a fail­ure of prod­e­dure.

So, let’s get this closed road sit­u­a­tion sorted, ASAP, and let’s see our cars run­ning at proper com­pet­i­tive speeds. I mean, we wouldn’t go to watch a prize box­ing match where the fight­ers have their hands tied be­hind their backs. It’s em­bar­rass­ing.

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