Last week was the first MOT pass! A bit close on the emissions and the hazards developed a fault on the way to the test centre but really pleased. Next weekend is the last autosolo (at Brooklands) and today I did 300 miles to the south coast and back. After this is time to put […]
So I managed to get the car to another autosolo a few weekends ago. The solo was held at Abingdon Airfield and organised by Farnborough District Motorclub (FDMC). The section of the runway we were using clearly hadn’t been used by anything for quite a while as between the tarmac slabs that make up the […]
So yesterday was my first foray in to ‘competitive’ motorsport (not that I was very competitive!). In case people are not aware of it, Autosolo is a relatively new discipline and takes place on a 200m x 200m tarmac area and you race against the clock through a slalom set up with cones. The cones […]
So, I’ve been out and about a bit in the car which has involved a few firsts. I attended my first kit car club meet. I’m a member of the North West Kit Car Owners Group (NWKCOG), the Tiger’s Owners Club and now Farnborough District Motor Club (FDMC). This kit car meet was a little […]
I was out this weekend stretching mine and the Tiger’s legs (in a socially distancing compliant way). I found a tunnel… couldn’t resist taking this video 🙂 I noticed as well that the race tracks are starting to open back up again. Hopefully not too long before I can post my first track day video!
Spent some time today installing a new USB port to replace the 12v cigarette lighter. This will let me charge my phone to keep googlemaps charged up when we can finally get out and about. Did quite a bit of wiring which wasn’t needed because I could reuse the connectors from the existing 12v socket. […]
So the material is here and I’m on with the gear boot. Really pleased with the material which I’ll link to when I write the job page. Traced the old pieces on to the new material.: Cut them out: And started stitching them: It’ll take a few evenings for me finish it off.
My kit car is kept in a rented garage just over a mile from where I live. It wouldn’t be responsible to be spending much, if any, time there under the current lockdown. I’m certainly getting withdrawal from working on/driving it! So much so, I spent just over five hours yesterday detailing the ‘daily’: At […]
It’s the smallest of frustrations to have to put up with not being able to drive the car because of the lockdown. So many others have it so much worse and my thoughts are with them. I have been trying to keep busy whilst not visiting the car much. It is kept at a garage […]
The weather was nice so I decided to take the car out for a bit of a spin yesterday. I bought a cheap Lavalier microphone to see I could improve the sound quality. It isn’t great but it’s much better. I was only recording to voice memos on my iPhone and clearly when it gets […]