Tag Archive for Hire car

Hire Car Heroes: Steve Parrish

If anyone can better James Whitham’s hire car story, it’ll be Parrish. Not to be confused with the Crystal Palace chairman, the ex-GP racer and consummate joker was a long-time partner in crime with Barry Sheene, and his highlights include being banned from Macau, impersonating a doctor to allow John Hopkins to fly, and lots more that can’t be publicised. In… Read more →

Hire Car Heroes: James Whitham

Any top-level racer from back in’t day will have an extensive reel of hire car stories, and James Whitham is no different. After incriminating himself on numerous occasions, Whit settled on an expensive night at Donington Park involving his own car – or rather Honda’s car – and a few rentals… “I was racing Superbike support races at the British Grand… Read more →

Hire Car Heroes: James Haydon

Ex-racer turned TV pundit, James Haydon kicks off with the first of some excruciatingly funny hire car anecdotes… “We were in southern Spain at a pre-season test with Red Bull Ducati. Ben Atkins (team manager) didn’t like hire cars being damaged, and I’d had a few warnings not to muck about. “We were on our way back from Cartagena and… Read more →