Dutton Kit Cars and their owners
All good, we'll be there. The more the merrier.
we're planning on arriving saturday, what do you guys tend to get up to?
Last year, we went into town (Kenilworth?) to a Chinese on the Saturday night and had a barbeque on Sunday night. Or something like that.
It was bitterly cold on the Saturday night (minus 6C or something) so we stayed in the marquee with a patio heater blazing until midnight. I got up at 6am with ice on the inside of my tent. Most people were up by 7am on the Sunday and it was a beautiful morning. The Sunday night was much warmer. We were mostly too old to want to go to the entertainment so I think we sat around in the marquee with a few beers or went for a walk around the other car clubs.
On the Monday, after decamping, I did the show and bought as much as I could carry. Then it started to rain and everyone went home.
This year I am intending to come in a little old tin top and probably camp on Sunday night, so that I can do the show on the Monday (my back seems to be a lot better now). I think it is expected to be windy on Saturday night and wet on Sunday night, so it could be fun.
I don't think that I will be able to come in a Dutton this year because I still haven't finished refitting the head to the Legerra - the inlet manifold is off, as is the cam cover and the thermostat and the tappets need adjusting. Then there are a number of other things needed, like changing the wheels to my road ones and polishing the car. Also I don't think that it will be a good idea to camp.
I went back to work this week but my back is still pretty sore and I am being very careful not to do anything heavy. I could possibly come in the Rickman but its diff is getting quite noisy, so I will probably come in a tin top and have to pay to get in. I'm not sure that I will be able to go around the show because I can't walk for 10 minutes without getting a lot of pain in my leg.
I am gutted. I so look forward to Stoneleigh.
My wife is still suffering pretty bad from her fall, so have decided not to attempt the trip to Stoneleigh, she was hoping to attend but her jaw and broken teeth are still painful and she has not shaken off the concussion like we had hoped. And even worse I'm still cooking my own tea :-) Been hoovering today, half an hour in I realised you have to plug it in, not easy this nursing lark. Have a good weekend.
Madam needs time to get over that Steve and anyway there is no rush ,she's got a slave -:)
Yeah, this iron spits steam, to much aggro, leave well alone, I've laundered my nylons now matron :-)
Did anyone manage to take any pictures of the Dutton Owners area on Sunday or Monday? I made it all the way up there but in my excitement totally forgot to get some snaps...
'Stuff' happens occasionally but normally it takes one foolhardy soul to stick a hand up and say 'I'll sort that out' and plan something.
Us lads up north have been terrorising North Wales and Cumbria for a few years, normally once or twice a year we do weekenders which involve nice BnB's, lots of tea and a bit of hoonery, The hard part is getting weekends when we are all free to go out and play, something I imagine will be the same up and down the UK.
The Dutton Owners Club could not organise a piss up in a frigging brewery ,It does nothing whatsoever except take your money .The lot Adrian mentions are a separate group and nothing to do with the Owners Club