Thought I’d post some relevant photos - A couple taken a while back during a reliability run organised by London's Detonators Car Club. We stopped by the RAF Chapel of Remembrance, at Biggin Hill Airfield. And another photo with the sun setting over my A and my brother’s Desoto at the Victory Wheelers rod run on the old airfield at Thorney Island a few years back. – And one of my old ‘56 Ford next to the derelict Control Tower at RAF Tangmere, taken in the late 1980s. And another going back even further to my first car, a black Ford Consul, pictured in 1984 on the airfield at Detling. (Now Kent County Showground.) In the Summer of 1940, all the above locations were really in the thick of it, being bombed, strafed, fighting for freedom. Over the years I’ve been able to enjoy all those freedoms at fun filled events at these old airfields, and more. I have raced, or at least had the opportunity to ‘floor it’, down wartime runways, both RAF and USAAF, at Dunsfold, Goodwood, Sywell, Long Marston, Bovingdon, Thorney, and Bruntingthorpe. Or I’ve just enjoyed, being inspired and entertained at hot rod events at airfields such as Poddington, Blackbushe, North Weald, and Manston. Seeing other people’s cars, like the one photographed below at Bruntingthorpe in the 1980’s, had a huge influence on me, drawing me deeper into this great hot rodding lifestyle. I’ve genuinely had a great time simply larking about, but I have to remember, particularly on days such as today - the anniversary of the end of the period known as ‘the Battle of Britain’, that these freedoms are all due to the efforts and sacrifices made by that wartime generation, for which I am eternally grateful. Where we're now having fun, they were having anything but. Lest we forget.