Club racing at Bira this weekend

The Escort revived.
The Escort revived.

The Bira Circuit on Highway 36 will be hosting a club race meeting this weekend (4th and 5th November).

We will be racing the Pattaya Mail / Casa Pascal sponsored Retro Escort Mk 1. This is the car which 12 months ago had a fearsome accident head first into the wall. The damage was so bad that I was sure it would require a new shell. However, the skills of Thai panel shops are amazing. Mard body shop in Bangkok pulled the twisted wreck straight, reinforced weak points in the original chassis/body design and returned the car to me saying it was now better than it had been when it left the factory in 1973. There is not one part of the body shell that does not look original.

Other categories racing include Daihatsu Mira (generally about 30 of them), pick-ups, sedan cars of all types and sizes, and other run what you brung categories.