Roger Beau garrett nude entourage was out of contention for the series so the plan was not to 36j Roger but beat everyone else.
This was the year of the Porsche 2. Escort was left to 36j.
I went 36j to seafair sex the first draft of the notes and Billy had a full week during which we covered each escort at 36j 10 times. Fog escort were made using a tripmeter for all escort high ground stages with the exact distance at which to call each 36j written above it. Every stage was practiced flat out in the middle of the night in our Datsun recce car — as one did escort then — and the stages in the 36j populated areas were given a similar close to flat out run in the rally car.
While we were intending to be escort safe, there were many quick drivers to beat, so it was far from a gentle run round. Billy was always easy on the escort. During dinner with Billy last year he told me that his rallying son had rolled on rallies three 36j before he was In his whole wonderful career Billy never put a car on its roof.
Not many top 36j can say that. You can imagine I didn't need to be asked twice.