In the photo of the car from left to right:
Peter Almond - Douglas Woodgate - Peter
- Mark Bond - John (Jim) Allgrove
Jo Briggs writes: "As usual the newspaper got it wrong, no money involved. When teaching us to drive the tractor when I was about 14, Dr. Hassell-Smith was annoyed with me because I just put it in 4th gear and moved off. He had been telling us to start in first, stop, put it in second, move off, stop; and so on, I argued that it was pointless as - being a tractor - it was so low-geared that on a tarmac road anything other than 4th was unnecessary. I think, as a consequence, he thought I was getting above myself, so one day he came to me saying that the car club could have the Morris if I could get it back to the workshop. On asking what was wrong with it I was told that the clutch didn't work. No problem: I just started the car with in gear and drove it back to the CC, changing gear without the use of the clutch - easy to do on a non-syncromesh gearbox and something I had been doing since I was 12/13.
Chris Fuller and I installed a new clutch thrust-bearing and all was well."