Author Beckett squeezed himself snugly into the Tojeiro’s cockpit for his trial run up Kop Hill.
Photo: Pete Austin
“Just turn the key and it will start,” I was told, as the door of the Tojeiro-Buick registration number TSU 719 was closed. A quick turn of the key to the right and a large pump of the throttle and it did! Instantly aware of the growl from the car’s Buick 3.5-liter V8 engine, mounted just inches behind my head, the noise was somewhat comforting as I became used to my home for the next thirty minutes.
Engaging first gear and releasing the clutch, the car rolled forward, and with the sun streaming through the front windscreen I was off. My first feature article for Vintage Racecar was underway. I was at the wheel of an Ecurie Ecosse team car, driving the machine once raced by my hero, three-time F1 World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE!
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