Van Diemen RF86 - "Chissy's Car"

David Billington got in touch to tell me about his Van Diemen RF86 that I took a photograph of at Oulton Park in 2013.

I love the picture and am very happy to say that I am the very proud (if not the fastest) owner and driver of the black Van Diemen RF86 shown in your fantastic picture.

I have owned the car for a little over four years and at the grand old age of 52 I finally achieved my boy hood ambition of owning and driving a proper racing car.

Although the car has changed colour on a number of occasions (it was blue and white when I bought it) it is well known in the Oulton Park paddock as "Chissy's car" This is because it won the North West Formula Ford 1600 championship a few years ago in the very capable hands of Chris Chisnall. If that wasn't enough pressure the car is run for me by David Bailey who is also a past NWFF1600 Champion! No pressure on me then!

Although I didn't race last season I am hoping to be back out this season and hope to move the black number 32 towards the front of the field.

Thanks David!