Neil was delighted to be invited, the criteria being a car broadly off the Mk1 Escort generation, in practice a PHTC or Group 1 car, and the ability to behave on the race track. The problem came that he was on holiday with the family in the West Country at the time. So Mike Hayward and I bought the Fiesta down to Lydden with Neils van and trailer while Neil and Alistair drove across from Weston-Super-Mare.
There were 24 racers from the CTCRC more than matched by film crew complete with their Flying TV helicopter. There was also a full complement of marshals and a fire engine and crew.
The morning was spent with BB being filmed driving round and round the circuit in a road going Camaro while the racers were being filmed getting scruitinised. While all this was going on the Escort BB was going to race was having clutch trouble and was on and off Lyddens two poster while the guys that built the car tried to get the release bearing to function. I counted the gearbox coming in and out four times during the day.