Many thanks for a great day out, great company and cool cars what could be better.
On the way home in the rocket there was the most torrential down pour on the A1. I managed to get my lights on and the car slowed to 50 before I hit the worst of the standing water, with my visor up so I could see I was not ready for what was about to hit me. Then it hit an almighty puddle water rushed up my legs inside the water proofs up my visor into the helmet down the inside of my jacket. Somehow the car kept going straight as I blinked at about 1000 blinks per min to see again I honestly thought I was going to drown before crashing. After the initial shock I giggled all the way to the next lay by where when I got out of the car another good few litres of water came out of my coat. My phone was speaking in Chinese and lost its settings and apps, the only problem the car had were the indicators flashed by themselves for a while. Anyway after a change of gear and a fresh jumper I was heading home again.
It has not put me off driving the car in rain quite the opposite it is still really good come rain or dry, oh and the phone works again too after a reboot.
Once again thanks for a top day.
Quite lucky then Ian. Not the best weather to drive in, but some great stories to be told. Hopefully see you at Donington
Didn't submit my Sonic to that sort of deliberate treatment, but the constant rain and standing water we drove through on the way home wasn't far short
Like bob says - really impressed that the car didn't miss a beat. Only thing that stopped was the Starcom intercom. And to be honest, I think that might have been a blessing, or I would have had severe ear ache by the time we got home
Red & Black Sonic7 - 1.8l Zetec - on the road since June 2011
Thanks Paul - Forgive my absence from the forum, this week has been a bit busy with a trip to plymouth and some other stuff to do
I have also started cleaning the Rocket, but it may be a lost cause. It really is showing it's age now.
What a weekend,
The Track - the centre part of any track day. At first glance it looked a but small and not very serious at all, but a few laps with my road wheels on while everyone was moving their cars after the photoshoot showed it was much better than it looked. I changed to my R888s and I loved it. It is a bit bumpy in places, and their is little run off when the loops are taken in the 'wrong' direction but this is a great fun circuit. My maximum speed was only 73, so it's all quite slow speed stuff but the circuit is an absolute hoot and not to be missed if the opportunity comes up again. I loved it. It's slow and slippery and all the better for it. It's not a load of corners connected by straights - it's just one huge corner
The Run Out out trip to the major Oak was great despite the rain. that must be the longest convoy of Rockets ever - proud to be part of it.
Auto test I sucked at this, sliding the car just felt wrong to me, but at least I have tried. I'll leave that to the exocet guys. I played in the NHS car park with my space saver spares on the back doing dohnuts and J turns until I saw the security cameras - no letters in the post yet...
Bonfire's possibly the most optimistic bonfire in history after that amount of rain, but a roaring success, a great end to a fantastic day. I am not sure all of the stuff on the fire was flammable, but the flame colours were fun and the bottles did melt eventually.
Sleeping We crashed out in the MEV factory - sleeping among the chassis that are due for sale, i loved it and want to decorate our bedroom is the same style. Mrs mattsmev pointed out it would be easier for me to sleep in the garage. I think she was only joking.
So thanks to everyone who was there for such a good weekend, but most of all to Stuart and Julie for making it happen and not seeing all the reasons not to do it.
Proud to be a mogger
Orange MEV Rocket, 1.6l Zetec SE - Standard in every way