The club was formed when Brian had just retired from competition as a means of staying involved and maintaining his interest in the cars, the sport he loves so much and of course the social aspect. Anyone with an interest in the racing scene will tell you that racers and the fraternity alike are a big family, and you don’t have to go far at any event before you start bumping into old friends and people you know. It really is a small world.
“My last time at Le Mans professionally was ’89 with Astons. We were in eleventh place and Peter Livanos said, ‘Brian. Would you like to do the last hour?’ Well, really it didn’t make much difference…nothing was going to change unless people broke down. So I drove the last hour, and I was a bit bored really. At Arnage, a ninety degree right hand corner, I would slide the car sometimes as it was very easy in second gear at seventy to eighty miles an hour. Then one lap I didn’t slide it and next time round a group of English enthusiasts held up a big hand written sign saying, ‘Give us some oppo!’, meaning opposite lock of course, so I obliged for a couple of laps, then the second lap after that there’s another sign come up that says, ‘Now fastest lap!’ I give it a try, but it didn’t work out” he chuckled. “The third and final time, the sign came up, ‘Crumpets and tea with the Queen’! At the end of 1989, Ray had designed a new body for it which had more down force and half the drag, but we ran out of funds and so that was the end of the program, it was great shame.”