In 1968 David Competed in the 1968 Daily Express London to Sydney
Marathon. He drove a 280SE Mercedes Benz with
Bobby Buchan-Michaelson, the owner of the car and Max Stahl, an
Australian Motor Sport magazine journalist. They were leading the
Rally by about 11 minutes when a stone holed the radiator and put
them out the Rally.
In 1970 David was on the organising team of the 1970 London to
Mexico World Cup Rally won by Hannu Mikkola and Gunnar Palm in
a Ford Escort.
David's motor sport career went quiet until 1989, when he was
asked by Philip Young to be a Steward on the 1989 Pirelli Classic
Marathon. The following year Phillip persuaded David
out of retirement to drive a TR3A with John Brown and they won
a Pirelli Coupe.