Sunday, 22 April 2012

So far in April.......

1st of April saw Amanda and I with Amanda's parents, in HOE, meeting up with a few other YTCC members at Horbury working man's club ready for the April fools day run.
The weather was superb and we did an interesting run through West Yorkshire ending up in a pub for lunch.
A diverse set of cars took part, from a 1928 Ford model A tourer originally from Canada (central throttle pedal too!) to a 2003 Merc C class coupe (Malcolm's 2500s estate was receiving some MOT work)
The pub seemed a mecca for classic cars with a bright orange e-type and touring car replica RS500 Cosworth Sierra to mention a couple, already in the car park before our lot turned up.

The PI hasn't been left out this month either, with a quite extreme Recaro seat from an '80s Fiat Strada Abarth being added to the driver's side for a (Practical Classics) classic car trackday at Blyton Park, Lincolnshire. A combination of very hard old tyres, no ARB and a complete lack of talent in that Recaro (bucket loads of enthusiasm though) resulted in dramatic understeer/oversteer, lots of tyre and exhaust smoke and a realistic tribute to The Sweeney. So much fun and 70 hard track miles resulted  in FRanK needing a half litre of oil and quite a few litres of petrol!

Drive it day today saw us at a small car show at Morley, near Leeds. Another YTCC event we went with friends in their Bond Equipe and MGB and met up with malcolm in his newly MOT'd 2500S estate.
Lots to do and see at this event, but sadly overshadowed by appalling wearher which gradually made the field resemble the Somme. Six guys now know how heavy a PI is to push out of a waterlogged field.

Three pre war Packards, all at one small show must be a rare sight indeed, at least two of them are owned by the same lucky guy, the green straight six from '38 was on the April fool's day run. The cream straight eight is just huge, with the engine block being a good 4ft long.

I bet the guys who pushed the PI off the field were glad that the 62 Cadillac Sedan DeVille and 65 Zodiac had left before the field got really wet.

Not many cars sit a good 3ft longer than a mk3 Zodiac and make it look almost squat.
Not to be left out and because it was drive it day, I took my son Callum back to his Mum's in HOE this evening, so thats's Two mk2s used today.

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