Posted 25 Aug 2019
The days all went well, lots of happy people. The cars ran great just a couple of punctures. Mick has taken all the Quaife gearboxes out and rebuilt them. On one of the days was Andy Duckett, back after 18 years. Jamie his son wasn’t born when Andy last came. Another guy taking part who’s daughter was a British Autograss champion. One of the women showed us a picture of her MKI RS2000 from when she was younger. Bet she wished she had still had it. All the cars ran well. A warm day making it hard on the cars.
My first Neuro scientist to instruct the other day. After the school days we rebuilt all the front suspension on the cars. We also had to replace a seat runner. They take a lot of stick. We modify one from another car and that works well.
Great result the other week on the Flying Fortress stage for Dave Longfellow and Dan Ward. Both have been to T.i. Rallyschool. Also Mick Pickles and Bev Warren, first in class. Also have Dave Hornbrook 5th overall on the Phoenix stages. And 2nd overall on the Twyford Wood stages, Mick also did the Twyford wood stages in the Escort. Not driven a stage rally for seven years, spent the day before rebuilding the gearbox. We went down the night before to have a look around. A bit rusty first stage. Craig Burgess navigated so they had never sat together before. Second stage was 1st 2 wheel drive, so over the moon. 3rd stage the halfshaft broke so game over but they loved it.
The other week Charlie Gabb (a rally driver from York) brought the guys from the Motorist hub in Sherburn in Elmet. A brand new place where you can look at some lovely cars, have something to eat and have your car worked on. Also you can just call in with your classic car, so call in and have a look.