Will I hope the tobacco-chewin’, duct-tapin’, gear-jammin’ hillbillies of Numb… sorry NASCAR are happy. My highly enjoyable ‘Legends of Motorsport‘ on Speed was pre-empted again. The upcoming schedule looks great, with the Alpine Rally, Niarobi Rally, Le Mans all coming on.
For those who haven’t watched it, the program features a varied set of archive footage with either updated commentary or the commentary of the day. many times the old commentary is absolutely hilarious. My favourite so far has been a deadpan Tony Pond racing a Nissan against the much more powerful cars of larger factory teams.
When interviewed and asked whether, like the other drivers, he would be off to warm baths and masseurs, the laconic Pond merely replied that he just ‘fancied a cup of tea’. Understated by highly able guy.