Sunday, 12 June 2016

A busy few weeks and a set back for the "Flying Log"

The Blog has been a bit quiet lately, that's because I've been too busy actually using the Triumphs.

May Bank Holiday weekend was the Isle of Wight Camping weekend, had my usual pilgrmage over there with the Kids in the Flying Log. As usual a really great weekender.

On the Road in convoy in the "Log", pretty close to that Van!

Triumphs arriving at Black Gang Chine

Triumphs at Areton Barns craft centre

More convoy action, Alice hitches a lift with Alan in his Spitfire

The following weekend was the SEM (South of England Meet) weekend at Leatherhead. I went along to this in the GT6 as I had a kid free weekend. It was the first of the GT6 50th anniversary celebration meets this year as well.

Celebrating 50 years of the GT6

GT6s at SEM

GT6s at SEM
Over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May I visited Crystal Palace for the "Motorsport at the Palace event" Crystal Palace is actually a historic race venue and used to be a Grand Prix circuit back in the day. Once a year there is an annual sprint held there. Lots of various cars taking part from old historic single seaters, through classics to modern day cars such as Imprezza's etc and even a BMR i8.

One competitor well known in TSSC and Club Triumph Circles was John Davies in his Vitesse (known as "Son of Silverback"). There were a few other Triumphs racing too.

In good company in the car park

Nice TR3

This TR4 was competing

TR6 approaching the chicane

John Davies in Son of Silverback leaving the start

John negotiates the Chicane testing the suspension!

TR4 at the Chicane
The following weekend I went to a regular general classic car meet near me for the first time. The Crotch Cooler Classic Car Sunday meet at the Departure Lounge Cafe Alton. A very well turned out meet and I'm sure I'll be back.

Arriving at the Crotch Cooler in the GT6 (Picture courtesy of Chris Knowles)

Tidy TR6

Nice TR4

Very well turned out MK3 Spitfire

Dolly Sprint

A good turn out
Then this weekend it was another of my favourite events, the annual Ace Cafe Triumph Day. Managed to get along to this in the GT6.

Ace Cafe

Marks's lovely MK3 at the Ace

Arty Shot at the Ace

A great historic venue for a car meet.
Saturday wasn't all good though. It was time for the "Flying Log's" MOT and it failed this year. A few issues with brake inbalance and the handbrake should be easily fixed. However there is a bit of tin worm underneath. The "Chassis leg" type box sections where the rear of the front subframe attach are corroded and will need some welding, I'll get Jim down at Moonface to do this bit as I'm not much of a welder....