And so it comes to a sputtering end. It’s not been a great season, to be honest. I don’t seem to have been focussed enough and there’s been a lot of other things going on that have rather taken my eyes off the ball. Still, the last meeting of the season was reasonably good, almost a race…
I’m sure it’s not like this at McLaren. In the limited time I’ve had since the Anglesey disaster (see Austen’s video in the last post for reference) I’ve essentially been patching the car back together. I’ve re setup it all up, after having the rear wheel knocked seriously astray and now I’m onto the bodywork.
So, at long last it was time for the J15’s race debut. In fact it was two debuts as I’d entered the Allcomers race as well as the RGB race so as to get a bit of track time. That meant scrutineering at 0730 but, as you’d expect, I’d woken up by 0530 anyway and after struggling to get back to sleep I gave up.
So, it was back to Snetterton for the final test. This was a Club MSV OPL trackday. So, no lap timing but I really just wanted to get comfier in the new car.
A quick post to link to a video of the race at the weekend. This is some “highlights” from my race at the weekend although it could hardly be called exciting. Mind you, its looks fascinating compared to the GP at the weekend.
I took my cordless drill to Mallory, as I always do. I didn’t use it though. However, two other people borrowed it:
- Adrian was having cat problems, again, and used the drill to hack out the remains of yet another expensive waste of money
- Andy borrowed the drill to help him repair the bonnet of an MG Midget that was racing that day, although clearly not in an RGB race.
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s great.
We’re just back from a rather frustrating weekend at Mallory. I should have known better really. We didn’t go there last year as it was right in the middle of the time when Anthea was being replumbed. However, a lot of the RGBers that did go didn’t have a fun time of it. Continue reading “Malloried again”
It’d be nice to get going, but of course I need to wait for things to be manufactured. In the meantime I’ve been getting the Fury ready for its next outing, and starting to organise myself for the Spectre build.
Apart from starting to make a big list of things to buy, do and design, I started out with clearing out the garage. I’m going to have to try and build the car with the Fury tucked in the corner of the garage, unless I can find some other convenient way of storing the Fury. In the meantime, I know this will work as I originally built the Fury while the Dax was still in the garage, and I think that was wider than the Fury is, even though it was a se7en-like car.