Friday, 26 July 2019

Isle of Man and Crashbox Historic Car Show

Another trip to the Isle of Man, the weather was much better than last time and the gripper tyres and camshafts made the Mountain Road much more fun.

Day 1 was a long boring run up the M5/M6

to Heysham via Taff's for a coffee

and then 4 hours on the ferry, after unpacking we did a run on the Mountain Road and had supper at the Creg.

Day 2 we completed the TT course and then when back to the cottage for a BBQ and some beers/cider/G&Ts

Day 3 was a trip to the South of the Island including Peel, Calf of Man and watching Southern 100 qualifying (in light rain).

Day 4 we stayed in the North of the Island visiting the Motor Museum - much more stuff than 2015 and well worth the visit, we then went back to Laxey and took the railway up to the top of Snaefell, views of the Island were good but we couldn't see Ireland/England.

Day 5 - After a 'fireman's' breakfast and the Railway Station in Douglas,

 the weather was perfect so we based ourselves at the Creg and did multiple runs on the Mountain Road

followed by a pub crawl around Laxey.

Day 6 - early start to the ferry then the reverse M6/M5 journey home.  The car performed superbly for the whole week, with only a loose headlight and covered ~1000 miles.

On the Sunday I took the Eleven, we all met up at the Honiton Services on the A30 and headed to Powderham, excellent show and a good rest day to recover for the IOM, we shared a pitch with KitNet,UK.

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