"It was in that garage over there," Darren Cox, Nissan PlayStation GT Academy creator, says pointing at one of the many outbuildings that are dotted around Bedford Aerodrome.
He's talking about the moment, 13 years ago, that inspired the creation of the GT Academy, the first concerted effort to make the link between playing racing computer games and driving real cars on real tracks.
"We were launching a special version of the Nissan 350Z," he recalls. "In Japan, they were calling it the 30th Anniversary, and I thought that was a stupid name. I was running sportscars in the UK at the time, [publishing house] Haymarket put us together with Sony UK, because they were releasing Gran Turismo 4, so we called the car GT4. And part of the promotion was that we would see if you could beat Kazanori Yamauchi's [creator of the Gran Turismo game] time.