I guess when Allan McNish, ace racing driver and three times winner of the LeMans 24hr race, saw an old bloke with a ball point pen approaching, he was expecting an old fashioned request for an autograph.
He seemed genuinely surprised when Michael Ross asked him to accept a dedicated copy of The Little Purse of Verse. Michael’s book of original poems include several references to Jim Clark, in whose honour the weekend was held.
We shall hope as a Scot, he has a love of poetry, or that this little volume could sway him that way. The Little Purse of Verse is available to purchase from The Jim Clark Rooms in Duns.
Photograph above, Allan seen shaking Michael’s hand.