I can't see a section O? Here are the maps I have
Blue and Nigel, will look for you on Saturday.
Y14 is class O.
It'll be good to have a catch up tomorrow David. It turns out I'll actually be on the Club Lotus stand. I'm in a state of perpetual confusion about which club is which!
The map of the various stands has certainly whetted my appetite Blue. I like the look of 'Class O, Interesting vehicles of any age'!
Good to meet some familiar faces and some new ones too. I had a fabulous early morning 150 mile drive on empty roads but crikey, what a queue to get in . As a car show and display it was terrific and I saw some cars I hadn't seen for 50 years (JYS's first Tyrrell), others for the first time (Rover BRM , BRM H-16 ) and other old favourites (Jim Clark's Elan) . It was very inclusive too - not only were there plenty of Lotuses and Porsches on show but also a lot of JDM stuff , often in ...err..slammed form (massive wheels , no ground clearance, trick paint ). The hillclimb bit was 'meh ', as it was not only a very tame course but cars were largely invisible because of barriers.
And we were reminded of how insane a F1 2.4 V8 sounded - the hysterical shriek of the Red Bull was very audible from the best part of two miles away as I left .
It was great to meet you John. Great to meet Blue & Colin Davies too & to meet up with David again.
It was a fantastic event, hopefully it will be repeated next year.
I met up with members of the Lotus Driver’s Club in a retail park on the outskirts of Edinburgh early yesterday morning & today & on each day there was a definite sense that something was afoot, with small pockets of enthusiasts congregating in corners of the car park. It rather reminded me of the week leading up to Le Mans.
Sir Jackie Stewart was on fine form & spoke movingly about his wife Helen. He drove up the hill in his old Matra & even did a few doughnuts for the crowd. Not bad for an 83 year old!
Yes great to meet other members and must have been over a 1000 enthusiasts cars on show, nice racket from the redbull f1 car, managed to shake hands with sir Jackie and John mclelland just to round the weekend off. great show and I'm glad i went.
Good to see you again Nigel (and John, Neville, Andrew, Blue and Maggie) sorry I had to rush off without saying goodbye. Interesting cars going up the hill but difficult to see more than drivers head and roll bar because of the height of the barrier. Also the narrowness of the chicanes really stopped the times being realistic. Don't know how the Alan Mann coloured Fairline? got through. How did Sunday compare?
I was assuming it was a Ford Falcon, although I might be wrong. I agree with you about the barriers & the general nature of the course though, David.
Who was it who likened driving a formula one car at Monaco to attempting to fly a helicopter in your living room? Watching the Red Bull ascend the hill definitely gave that sort of impression!
It was Nelson Piquet who opined that driving an F 1 car at Monaco was like riding a bike in your kitchen/living room (various versions are quoted ). And that was the days of cars 200kg lighter and noticeably smaller than today's behemoths.