Go karting was a very popular sport in 1969/70 and this race track (which is the nearest go kart track to Borehamwood) was regularly mentioned in local Borehamewood newspapers. Presumably the current craze at the time inspired the writers to include this karting story and the director and film crew were prepared to make the journey to Hoddesden to make it more authentic.|
Although a lot of the above locations are just ordinary suburban back streets, finding these places, which I had seen on the television so many years ago was a bit like travelling back to visit a childhood home. Parts of it you remember, parts of you have forgotten. But all in all it was a wonderful experience, which filled me with a strange sense of deja vu, and a curious mixture of pleasure and sadness.
Thanks to Tony McKay who has visited some of these locations on many occasions and let me use his pics of Tykes Water Lake, Home Farm and the ABPC/Cannon film studios and cottage. Thanks also to Paul Deavin at Deavinsons who allowed me to use the pics of the Rye Road Kart Raceway.