This is the 3rd year that we have gathered at the Hamlet of Stopham to pay our respects, it’s become somewhat of a tradition for us and for the locals who seem to love our ‘colourful little cars’……Russ provides the commentary and pictures below…..
Really enjoyed today’s runs and great to see some decent numbers out along with a few faces I haven’t seen out for a bit. We weren’t heading directly into the sun for the best part so that was o.k. and I didn’t mind all the water about as the car’s still sodden from Friday. Some decent roads, a few dodgy waypoints, a couple of missed turnings, Neil sticking two fingers up to blatiquette by ditching me on said missed turnings, & one of Mark’s classic “single track through the woods cover in sh!t” roads thrown in for good measure it’s what Sundays are made for.
Of course there was the sombre bit at the war memorial in Stopham where we were greeted in the same slightly-bemused-but-appreciative fashion by the locals attending the service. It seems to work in an odd kind of way.
The only incident for me today was yet again another broken cycle wing stay. It’s the third time this has happened and it broke above the weld that Tony B applied the last time that one went. I’m wondering if anyone else makes a decent set of stays for Cortina uprights fitted with some lighter wings? I’ve just cleaned half of West Sussex off the car and taken all the seats and carpet out for which gravity is now assisting in draining all the water out of the soft bits. Time for a beer.