AN­THONY REID’S GREAT­EST CARS

THE FOR­MER BTCC ACE PICKS HIS THREE FAVOURITE RAC­ERS

Motor Sport News - - Great Cars - Kevin Turner

Best known in the UK for his Bri­tish Tour­ing Car ex­ploits, An­thony Reid first carved a name for him­self in Ja­pan.

Strong show­ings in Group C Porsche 962s in 1990-1991 helped him into Ja­panese For­mula 3 and Reid took the ti­tle in 1992. Af­ter his sin­gle-seater hopes faded, Reid raced GTS and tour­ing cars in Ja­pan be­fore com­ing back to Europe for the 1996 Ger­man Su­per Touren­wa­gen Cup with Nis­san.

Reid and Nis­san turned their at­ten­tion to the BTCC for 1997 and a year later Reid was a close sec­ond in the stand­ings to Volvo’s Rickard Ry­dell. A move to Ford fol­lowed for 1999 and Reid ended the Su­per Tour­ing era by again fin­ish­ing run­ner-up in 2000, this time los­ing out to fel­low Mon­deo man Alain Menu.

There­after, Reid drove for MG in the BTCC (and twice at Le Mans) un­til 2004. He racked up 15 vic­to­ries in the se­ries and re­mains a com­pet­i­tive racer in ma­jor his­toric events.

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