Next month I will be navigating for Richard Last in the H&H Classic Rallies Paris-Madrid rally. Richard is a very experienced race car driver, who among other things has raced his 1936 Parnell-MG at the famed Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Richard Last And His Parnell-MG At Goodwood in 2008
From what I can determine, it seems that the car was originally a MG K3 Magnette similar to the car that Tazio Nuvolari drove to win the Ards TT in 1933. The car was subsequently converted to a single-seat layout. Well-known British racer, Reg Parnell, bought this car in 1935 and raced it in British racing events. Parnell then converted it to a twin-cam engine and he raced it until 1937, when he sold the car. The car has ended up in Richard Last’s ownership. And it is obvious that Richard actively races the car.
The MG Racer At Goodwood in 2013
For the Paris-Madrid Rally, Richard and I will be in a more modest performing Ford Model A. I am pleased to be able to compete with Richard Last, as he is obviously a very competent driver.
Richard Last Heading Out To The Track at Goodwood in 2013
The Paris-Madrid Rally starts on the morning of May 23 in Paris and ends on May 25 in Madrid. In addition to the 850 miles or so between Paris and Madrid, we will have to cross over the Pyrenees Mountains which form the natural border between France and Spain. This should be a both historic and a very scenic route for the Paris to Madrid Rally route. For more information about the rally, check out the H&H Classic Rallies website – www.hhclassicrallies.com
I know that I will enjoy competing with Richard in the Paris-Madrid Rally and hearing first hand about the Parnell-MG race car.