Hot Rodding, Then and Now
6000 RPM at Pendine
A man is a man who will fight with a sword,
Or climb up Mount Everest non-stop;
But the bravest of all owns a '35 Ford,
Who will try for six thousand in top.
That's been around for years - bit of fun, what?
We went to Pendine Sands last weekend, with 80 other members of the Vintage Hot Rod Association, to see how fast we could go.
Old Boz took me fastest of all at 114.56 mph after a half mile run up.
That was the first time that automobiles had run flat out on the sand since the tragic event of March 1927 when Parry Thomas was killed tryng to beat Malcolm Campbell's land speed record of 174 mph. We've been invited back next year.
Onwards and upwards,