Birthday Boy at Gurston!

One carefully allocated competition number at Gurston Down Test Day last Sunday was reserved for someone who has recently celebrated a big birthday.

John Forsyth Alfa Dana

John & Andrew’s Alfa Dana in the Gurston paddock (with Andrew’s ‘shared’ number!)


South West hillclimb stalwart and Gurston committee member John Forsyth recently celebrated his 70th birthday and the entry number on his historic Alfa Dana F3 car on Sunday was ’70′.

As if this wasn’t enough, the Birthday Boy hit exactly 70mph over the finish line on his first run of the day, then went to the restaurant for lunch and received meal ticket number 70… Who says there is no such thing as fate!?

John will again share his 500cc car with son Andrew on the hills this year, and amongst the mods for 2013 is a new colourscheme. The previous silver finish has been replace with something more familiar for the Forsyths.

Good to see you back out again guys, and happy birthday John!


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