HERO Challenge Three gears up to start in West Sussex
As some crews struggled to get to scrutineering yesterday through bad traffic and rain, the balance of the 90 car field lined up at the premises of William Medcalf’s magnificent Vintage Bentley HQ in Hill Brow near Liphook, to sail through technical checks or not in some cases.
Championship contenders Malcolm Dunderdale and Anita Wickens arrived early in their Renault 12 Gordini as did Alistair Leckie and Matt Outhwaite in their ‘change of wheels’ MG TC. Natsasha and John Lomas were delayed in their Riley Sprite.
Mike Tanswell arrived sans Triumph Stag after the V8 dropped a valve but announced that he will be marshalling. Chris Howell and John Briggs went no further after their Lotus Cortina failed scrutineering checks with a lack of brake lights as sadly another unit could not be found in time and they had to pull out of the event.
Anna Wilkinson, Business Development Manager and Julian Murphy, Operations Manager, both working for Vintage Bentley, were on hand to welcome competitors and show them around their fabulous workshops after teams had scrutineered.
Julian; “It was great to welcome the HERO Challenge crews, it gave us a good Friday afternoon. It was a joy to see all those cars, some of our mechanics kept popping out from the workshop to look at some of the them, they saw a Lancia Delta, it got me excited as well, it’s an 80’s thing. It’s me and the boys from the 80s reliving our youth, one of those Lancias is probably slightly more affordable than some of the cars we’ve got here at Vintage Bentley!”
Anna; “As ever we are very busy but always find time for the HERO-ERA crews, we enjoy having them here. We are currently working hard on three projects in the workshop which have got dates coming up for delivery. William is also not with us as he is over on the east coast of the USA at a Concourse presenting with our 1936 Bentley which achieved second in class at Pebble Beach, so we are very pleased to be over on the east coast as well.”