First to Arrive and Vince showing us the way to the stand.
This was our fourth year at this wonderful event. As last year, we arrived on the Thursday set-up day and again were the first Club to arrive. We had an excellent plot next to the track between the chicane and the tricky left hand bend called Chapel. It was first time out for our new large event shelter so generously donated by Sue Watt. It proved invaluable throughout the whole event as the weather was mixed, but better than last year. Good use was also made of our other event shelter kindly donated by Jane Miller and our new “sail” flags, again generously provided, this time by Kevin Bricknall.
Thank you all.
Chevette HSR on Track.
Friday was Press Day and we had visits from the Classic Car Press who carried out interviews and took lots of photographs. Saturday and Sunday saw lots of action on the track, there was something for everyone to enjoy. New for this year was the Rally Village, which hosted many iconic rally cars and was the official launch of the Rally of Wales. Many of the rally cars took to the track and were driven to their limits, which was exciting to watch!
What's going on here?
Saturday evening was the fireworks concert and our flags were waved vigorously. This concert is always a highlight of the whole event.
Talking of highlights, for this writer the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - Lancaster Bomber escorted by a Spitfire and Hurricane Fighters - circling over the castle grounds was both emotional and unforgettable, and the Aero-engined cars were again as spectacular as ever both in the paddock and on the track.
The sponsors of the Clubs Area, Morris Lubricants, (who are also generous and supportive sponsors of our own Club), had a particularly good display this year with a large marquee and flag poles with the company flag lining the Polo Straight on the track. Adrian Hill of Morris Lubricants visited our stand and enjoyed talking Vauxhalls, as he is a Vauxhall enthusiast himself. Lots of pictures were taken during the event and emailed to Adrian.
Vince meets our Sponsor, Adrian Hill of Morris Lubricants
It was well into the evening on Sunday before everything was dismantled and we were ready to leave for home. As usual we were the last Club to leave and as a last treat we left by driving around part of the track. We have told the organisers that we will be back next year for our fifth visit.
Who's name is 4th from top?
Members who enjoyed the Pageant were:-
Richard Watt - Cavalier Mk.1 - Lou
Beth Watt - Cavalier Mk.1 - Clementine
Kevin Bricknall - Cavalier Mk.2 Calibre - Cousin It
Phil Scaife - Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch - Yellow Peril
Peter Norrish - Skoda Yeti
Vince Poole - Cavalier Mk1 - Chalkie
& Opel Ascona B – Bessie
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