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I must ad­mit that read­ing our Scot­tish cor­re­spon­dent Gil­lian Car­moodie’s heart­warm­ing tale on page 84 re­count­ing her 1200-mile trip from Scot­land to Wales and back had me smil­ing as well as shed­ding a tear.

I won’t spoil the end­ing for you, but I will share the rea­sons for the epic road trip she took in her 1957 Stan­dard 8. She had taken a huge in­ter­est in our rich Land Speed Record his­tory, and de­cided to take her trusty car on a pil­grim­age to Pen­dine Sands to see Babs re­turn to the venue where it broke the record. This trip served to re­mind me just what it is about our hobby that gets us so pas­sion­ate, and makes us drive our cars for the love of it, not through ne­ces­sity.

I’ve done it my­self many times, and I’m so glad the next gen­er­a­tion con­tin­ues to up­hold the tra­di­tion. Keith Adams, Editor @kei­th_c­cweekly

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