Monday 8 June 2015

Picnic at Rutland Water

Ever since becoming Area Secretary I had thought the ideal meet would be a Sunday picnic lunch at Rutland Water.   This Sunday the weather looked as though it was going to be perfect so I posted a message on the forum saying I would be there having a relaxing lunch and invited anyone else who fancied it to pitch up.

Very successful, we got 4 Robin Hoods, 2 GBS Zeroes, a Mazda MX5, a Roadster and a Stylus.   There should have been 2 more Robin Hoods but one had to go to a poorly girlfriend and one went to the wrong car park.

Everyone agreed it was a first rate idea.  

Wednesday 3 June 2015

New Tent

Having proven I like camping at the kit car shows (4 times now) I decided to treat myself to a new tent.  My original cheap one from Downtown was OK, but very low (3') so getting dressed and undressed was a challenge (got cramp last time) and wasn't suitable for staying inside if the weather was poor.   So bought this one at the Halfords sale:

Three-man tent, 6 ft high in centre, separate internal bedspace with vestibule for sitting in if it is raining.    Very luxurious 

And I did do my research first so I knew I could get it on the car, and here is the proof:

Just needs some bungee cords to hold it to the boot lid.

Roll on the next show. Or maybe I will just go off 'walkabout' for a long weekend.

For those that haven't seen it packed I can get the following in the car:  Tent, Airbed (and Pump), Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Camping Chair, Gas Stove, Kettle, Frying Pan, Plate, Mug, Knife/Fork/Spoon, First Aid Kit, Waterproof Trousers and Jacket, Change of clothes, 2 days food and 6 bottles of beer    What more does a man need ?