Castle Combe Special GTs
|Updated 13 03 2012
Danish rallycross ace Erling Jenson became a local favourite in his large, luridly painted and wildly be-winged Rover in the late 80s.
The unlikely looking 4.5 litre V8 saloon sometimes ran at the front, when the ever changing entry permitted (ie. no Skoda-Rover or Ultimas).
Erling went on to run a tiny but title winning Maguire Imp before moving up to the famous Rover powered Skoda that had already served Fenwick and Douglas so well.
He finally ran a Lotus Esprit-bodied car when crashed on it's debut when a wheel collapsed. The subsequent backwards trip into the bank at Camp corner destroyed the car and injured it's driver badly enough that he never reappeared.
Upper & Lower Right - July 6th 1991
Mechanically similar but somewhat less extroverted, the black painted Williamson SD1 was almost as quick and resularly ran in the top 6 until the arrival of the Jaguars and Ultimas.
Tower Corner, May 1991.
Paddock , June 1991.