In my past life I was a senior scrutineer at Barbagallo Raceway about 25 years ago now.
You wouldn't believe how many excuses some entrants come up with at scrutineering. This is a list I made up for a bit of a joke and it was published in the club magazine back then, I found it in a bit of a cleanup at home the other day, and thought some of you might get a bit of a laugh.
The club actually got this sign-written onto a board on the wall in the scrutineering bay. Our object was that when we heard an excuse, we could gesture towards the sign, and say "yeah, excuse number 5" without looking up, like we had heard that so many times before! OK - you had to be there!
Yeah, number 5 is my favourite - sometimes they just couldn't see why we would suddenly be questioning their tatty old helmet.