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A hot sunny day at Lydden Hill - but a relatively small crowd
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The Track and Race Car Saloons line up on the grid
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And approach the Devils Elbow
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Rod Birley's Escort was an easy winner
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But not as easy as this Caterham R400 in the first Southern Saloons and Sports Car race
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Here is Kingsley Marten in his M5
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With an XJS attacking at Paddock Hill
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Sean Hayes in an SD1
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The Caterham almost caught the cars battling for 2nd place....
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Hugh Poston's Fiesta ready for the Classic Group One start
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Three Escorts line up next to each other on the grid - Chris Bray, Andrew Guy and David Scriven
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Chris Bray gets ready for the race start
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The Will McAteer Golf
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Will and Don
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Will gets ready too
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Its a big grid
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Don Hughes has qualified superbly, 8th overall
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Buts it all very close, 2 seconds covering all the cars
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Andrew Guy's Escort
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Race start - and the West Capri pulls away
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Don Hughes ahead of Capri, XJS and McAteer Golf
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Andrew Guy
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Chris Bray pushed Andrew Guy wide exiting the hairpin
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Andrew attacks around the outside
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Then the inside
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And again on the inside - all at Paddock Hill
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Don Hughes goes around the outside of Brian Steven's XJS, bumper hanging off after being hit by another Golf. He goes on to win class D, 6th overall.
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Kingsley Marten and Sean Hayes battle it out through Paddock Hill in the second Southern Saloon and Sports Car race
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And nothing to do with Lydden - but notice the bat flying round our living room that night. Not a usual occurrence on the outskirts of Croydon.
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Don Hughes tries around the outside of Mark Cholerton
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Will McAteer spins after an optimistic move down the inside of Don at the Elbow, he is then caught by the Guy and Bray Escorts.
* COMING SOON *
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The battle for 2nd in class D is close.



All in all a good day of classic racing at the Kent circuit, marred only by the ignorant tossers who decided to sit on the front of my wife's car and put scratches all over the bonnet. A little reminder that the world is still full of f**kwits and some of them go along to classic car race meetings.