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New chapter for Spider


8th Jan 2021

David Leigh writes:

I have had the immense privilege of being Spider’s custodian for the last 25 years.

Now that I have reached the age of 60, I feel it is time for a younger, fitter person to assume this honour and am delighted to announce that said younger, fitter person can now be formally identified as VSCC member, Jim Edwards, aka “V-Twin Jim”. He will be joining the FNCC  - won’t you, Jim?!!.

Jim rebuilt the engine for me last year and is, I know, as much in love with the car as I was when I first laid eyes on it at Shelsley in 1974. Hugely keen to support young people in the Club, Justin Maeers has come up with a mutually agreeable financial arrangement to achieve the transfer of ownership.

Photo - V-Twin Jim

Spider is a young man’s car. Sadly my times were getting slower and so I am very much looking forward to seeing Jim sub 37.94 seconds at Shelsley – my best – the gauntlet is firmly laid down!!

Also, Jim and I took Spider up to Manchester to visit Basil’s daughter, Anne Blackham, who has given her seal of approval and Jim knows that we will be his number one fans!

To see the video click here

Long life, Spider.