TG.com join a Britcar 24 pitcrew
We send our man to help out Mission Motorsport on a rather special mission...
Posted: 03 Oct 2012
We're steadily gaining on 1st in class when disaster strikes. A Marcos floors it out of the pits, spinning into the middle of the track just as Major Jim rounds the first corner. Contact. Severe front-left damage to the 370.
With the help of John and Phil from Nissan, the team leaps into action as the 370 arrives on a low-loader. The front-left hub assembly's been ripped from the car's body. Out of nowhere, a road-going 370Z appears in the garage. Over two hours, in an astonishing display of team work and camaraderie, the crew cannibalises the road-car for parts. Jim tells me it belongs to Bob, the boss of RJN. Apparently he has no idea we've taken it.
Our racer is complete no more, it sports an unpainted front bumper and silver wing, but who cares? It works, and that's all that matters. The Marcos boys accept responsibility. Probably don't think it wise to annoy a bunch of ex-soldiers...