Due to family commitments I couldn't leave to arrive for the Friday evening part of the event but not wishing to waste away Saturday travelling I left home at about 11:30 pm and drove up in the GT6 through the night (Good practice for the Round Britain Run!). Due to roadwork's closing part of the M6 I had to follow a rather complicated diversion through the streets of Birmingham in the small hours but apart from that I made good time and arrived just after 2am. I quickly pitched my tent and set up my airbed and sleeping bag and then went a joined a few friends at about 2:30am who were still up drinking and partying.
|A Late Couple of Beers after my arrival at 2am with Jonathon Ingram and Richard Philpot|
|Body Mods all hand crafted in steel, not your usual fibreglass and plod!|
|Volvo T4 Turbo Engine in a GT6|
Anniversary of the Triumph 2000 and Bond Equipe.
|Lee Godfrey's ;lovely MK1 Estate|
|Display of 2000s and 2500s behind me|
|Display of Bond Equipe's|
After the show it was off to the excellent Holly Bush Pub restaurant with Darren, Anne-Marie and Glynn for some nice scoff before the evening party. As usual there was quite a bit of fancy dress going on, I'm afraid I was guilty of partaking in this!
|Less said the better, me as captain caveman!|
|As usual Jonathon's fancy dress was impressive.|
|Unrestored Triumph Italia|
|TR7 V8 Rally Car Replica|
|Irish TR6 nicely prepped for the track|
|Belgian Vincent Hurricane|
|Jigsaw racings fleet of Lemans Spitfire Replicas.|
|Zetec Engined Spitfire|
|Zetec Engined Spitfire with the bonnet closed, note the one piece front valance.|
This 2000 has been purchased by Doug Jensen from the US to use in the CT 10 Countries run, he is shipping it off to the US afterwards. Doug is part of a contingent of Americans coming over for the 10CR this year calling themselves "Team Torpedo", there are 12 of them in 4 cars, all purchased in the UK from afar. The white 2000 is affectionately known as Casper and Roy lacey ahs been helping to prep it ready for the event,
|Casper Interior Shot|
After the event I camped over and left on Monday for a leisurely drive back home. The car started playing up before I'd got out of Stafford though. I'd let the fuel get pretty low and this had pulled through some sediment to the rear carb so I ended up taking the float chamber apart on the roadside and cleaning out the float valve. This fixed everything and the car behaved itself for the rest of the journey.