Oh dear – I can see myself being dragged back into Diablog, screaming!
Mind you, I have been sitting (cosily?!!) on a load of material, so this for The Druid.
There I was, at the 96 a few months ago, coffee in one hand (and Engine Room on the other!! We are an Equal Opportunity, Trans Gender, LTG site after all) when there was a roaring noise. ER refuted any reference to last night’s Biryani so to the gate in Chesham Square to see…..
A few weeks ago Engine Room and I went for a ‘corporate’ day out to Hedsor House for something strange (still don’t see the point) called Inside Automotive. I haven’t bothered to put anything about it here as we still don’t understand what they were trying to achieve!
Anyway, Hedsor is a small country pile
with an average suburban garden
to which a number of Classic Cars were invited – all expenses paid!
Of course, Glynsky and ER had to go, for pizza from inside a converted Defender
and to tuck in to some excellent food – and drink!! All enhanced by…
In the Alfa Day post I referred to a treat – well, for me anyway!
I recently mentioned my favourite Prototype Racers (Ferrari and Porsche of the ’70’s) and now to my favourite Sports Racing Coupes – and what could be prettier than the GTA about which I have raved before.
And there were ‘lots’ there (though the term is relative!!)
Despite the recent personalised gloom (and thanks for your forbearance) my own time has at least been improved by attending a number of car related ‘days out’.
One of the best recently was the Alfa Spring Day at Beaulieu
in fantastic April weather and with a startling array of Alfas of all ages and types
beautifully presented and arranged for view…
I do apologise for the erratic postings of late – it is likely to go on for a couple more weeks.
Last week we looked at a Porsche 917. So ok, if I am completely honest the sexiest EVER racers were the Ferrari P series of which the 250LM is, bodywise, the Sophia Loren of all cars
with a bum to beat all bums
with, in 2nd place, choose either P3 or P4
I am constantly accused of only writing of Italian cars – how unfair.
Some things are truly GREAT and the Porsche 917 is right up there, for a lot of reasons.
As a ‘warm up’ for a couple of racing posts, how about this. Quality always shines through and the engineering for the 917 screams (literally) all that and more.
I too have gone through the anxiety of the first start after a rebuild and used gallons of Bradex (will start anything provided you can afford it!) but into 12 cylinders. Wow – I wonder how many cans they used.
That I could be so faultless after 30 years in retirement!!
Yours, diablog, firin’ up
As I warned there will be a cessation on 96 meet posts for a couple of months as they have had, for various reasons, to cancel the March and April ones.
However, I don’t think I have featured this very pretty repro Jaguar C type before
which was to be found in January on a very cold day!
but looked brilliant from any angle