Some may disapprove of driving such a car in the rain. However, no race would have been called off for rain. And the experience of being there was deeply moving. This car won a 12 hour all out race in 1953. So, live with it, all overweening, pansy car critics.
It should be noted, no car was harmed in the filming of this clip. Back inside, it had a thorough blow drying with compressed air hoses.