The end of the car show season is upon us here in the UK and one of the last shows near me is the rather pretentiously titles "Footman James Sywell Classic" or, colloquially, "Pistons and Props". Cunningly combining eclectic car show with aerobatic displays (including Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson in the World War 1 ariel dogfight re-enactment - it was really good) and live runs of all sorts of cars and bikes on the "out and back" runway circuit there's always something to watch.

Highlight for me was always going to be the five Group B rally cars that were sitting quietly in the paddock and, later in the afternoon, it was eventually their turn. 9 minutes of almost non-stop messing about was worth it though, although not all were at their absolute best on the grippy airfield taxiway...