Thursday - Early start James and I leaving Yeovil at 06:00 to travel to Lychett Minster for the meet up prior to heading for the ferry, short stop after 2 miles to disconnect the hose that I'd used to bypass the oil catch tank that I'd removed because the mounting bracket had a crack and I did want it failing whilst away - unfortunately pressure was building up and the car was burning oil during deceleration.
|In the queue for the ferry|
Malcolm and Dale were already there when .arrived and Chris, Andy and Brian arrived shortly after so we headed off for fuel and then the ferry. We met up with Colin in the queue for the ferry and then Paul and Joe arrived from Castle Cary shortly after.
|On the ferry|
After a comfortable crossing with a Full English Breakfast #1 we assembled up inside the ferry port and headed off as a convoy of 7, 6 Westfields and an Aston Martin BD9 convertible, unfortunately road works, traffic and traffic lights conspired against us and we got split up almost immediately into 3 and 4 cars only to meet up again after an hour or so.
One fuel stop on the way and then tractors combined with extended no overtaking mean we arrived at the campsite in three groups.
Up with the WSCC Pendant and the camp chairs.......
After setting up camp we had dinner and then headed into Arnage for a few beers.
Friday - after FEB #2 we headed out for a drive and found our way to the public sections of the track - Mulsanne Straight,
Indianapolis and Arnage before heading off to the Pistonheads lunch South of Mulsanne.
After lunch and grabbing some swag from the Pistonhead team we headed back to the campsite via a super market then into Arnage for beers and car watching.
|Perfect colours for the post children at Uni man cave|
|Lotus XI - Before|
A quick run back to the campsite for dinner was followed by a return to the circuit to watch the racing this time initial from by the Ford Chicane then after a trip to the Paddock from the Grandstand just across from the Start/Finish Line after a very long day we eventually got to bed in the early hour of the morning.
|Little Big Mans 7|
|Little Big Mans 7|
Sunday - FEB #4 then immediately over to the circuit and more racing - heavens opened mid morning and washed us off the Dunlop mound. Once the rain subsided we resumed watching the racing, had lunch including Guinness went to the paddock and then watch some more races.
|Late at night|
|little & large|
Monday - FEB #5 then pack everything ready for the drive home. The convoy kept together until shortly after a coffee break we got split again until meeting at Arromarches before heading up to Cherbourg with the car hitting 7,000 miles on the way. By the time we disembarked in Poole it was dark so James and I headed straight back to Yeovil.