My conversation with David Abbott about John Gray and his Lotus Eleven in early July 2004 went something like this……
David Abbott: ‘Fancy driving at the August Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb meeting?’
Me: ’Yeah of course - what in?’ thinking this was some kind of wind-up.
DA: ‘John Gray’s Lotus Eleven, he’s on holiday and can’t make it but has promised the car for a Lotus parade’…..a few moments of stunned silence
Me: ’Wow – Yes!’ - Simon Braithwaite.