Taxi driver David Hodgson once kept an eye on an entirely different kind of motorised vehicle.
David was a marshal at the old Heysham karting track circa the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and recalls when a very famous driver cut his teeth at the circuit.
Nigel Mansell, years before he became Formula 1 World Drivers Champion, was a regular at the Heysham track.
David remembers young Nigel suffering a broken foot in one particular race and he had to be taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
“They held the World Cup there two years in a row,” said David. “There were complaints though from nearby residents every time we held a race.”
Heysham Head was turned into a mecca for international kart drivers by Kelvin Hesketh and his dad Bert, who lured the world championship to Heysham.
Our picture from the archives, supplied by Peter Reed, shows a championship race at the track in 1967.