Last weekend I marshalled at the London Rally for Heroes, a new Tarmac rally run for the benefit of military charity Help For Heroes. The rally started and finished at Brooklands Museum with the last two stages being held on the high speed handling track kindly made available by Mercedes Benz World next door.

In 12 years of competing in Motorsport this was, rather shamefully, the first time I had marshalled. Standing by the course watching the cars whiz by was a new experience. Whilst lacking the excitement of driving you at least got a good view of the cars and the opportunity to silently critique the drivers lines!

All sorts of cars took part from ex works rally cars to home converted saloons. There were plenty of incredibly fast Ford Escort Mk2s. It was easy to see why they now command unheard of prices on the market.

So a good afternoon in the sun for a very worthy cause.