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Memories of my 25 years as a commentator 1974 to 1998

While standing in the paddock at the Werrington Park Hillclimb, surrounded by all the paraphernalia necessary to put on a club motorsport event, I realised that while it was all here today it would be gone tomorrow, and unfortunately, gone in a hundred different directions with any lasting record broken into a hundred fragments. My interest in speed-hillclimbing, sprint-racing and autocross was first aroused in the early-1970's and my direct involvement began in 1974 as the commentator for many of the South West region's events. Needless to say, during the last twenty or so years I have gathered together a unique collection of programmes, results, drivers' information sheets and photographs - sufficient to produce that missing lasting record.

I hope that when you read through the following pages you will be able to understand what it is that motivates someone to spend a small fortune on a car just to race it for a few seconds on a Sunday afternoon and that you will also appreciate why the rest of us are prepared to drive a hundred miles on a Sunday morning just to stand and watch.

After so many years in the commentary box at so many westcountry autocross, speed-hillclimb and sprint  events, it is fitting that http://www.patjennings.com/ should become the spiritual historical home for ageing racers wishing to reminisce.
 

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