Well, not quite, but my involvement in this years event has finished.
A change of date and venue sees it move to Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds in Leicestershire. Being so used to it taking place in May, the weekend before Jules died, I'd forgotten it was on this weekend, and nearly booked myself to do a thousand and one other things. Whoops!
Not as busy as last year, we didn't hand out as many programmes as we'd normally do. But more help from club members, making mine and Pete's job easier. I even got chance for a wander and bought myself a tailgate strut. I can now use my boot without it clocking me on the head whilst loading up with shopping
Also, and more of a personal interest, was the Cold War Jet collection aircraft museum located on the site. With 2 Lightnings, a couple of Buccs, Victor, Jaguar, and various other bits and bobs, it was quite a change from the usual carshow. They also ran up one of the Lightnings during the afternoon, much to the worry of the ticket sellers. One of the portacabins ended up getting filled with grass and FOD by the jetwash, and the noise For one intererested reader, it was like being a kid again, sat on the runway side at Binbrook or Finningley. I must say I'd never imagined I'd hear a Lightning power up again, and it was just like I remember it
Off for a soak and a cold beer, standing on your feet all day does take it's toll
[UPDATE] Pete tells me it was manic on the Sunday, with a constant stream of people. Maybe the camping and more relaxed venue mean't everyone came down Saturday night.