Sad to be back home, well as only had 20 miles to
travel to this one, it was less traumatic for me than others :).
Arrival on the
Friday morning saw me turning up just as Andi was arranging his pitch,
having travelled from Norfolk the previous night. The ground was soaking
and the heavens continuing to downpour they had managed for the previous
fortnight not looking like the greatest start.
Deets arrived with his house on wheels a free collection from eBay, he had
travelled from Cornwall the previous night so another long journey.
Boogyman slowly sinking into the ground as he reversed and parked up.
Brutus travelled from Northamptonshire, Spitfire from Chesterfield, Scouse
from, well will leave you to guess with a name like that but he had a
lorra lorra fun and Griswald from Hull all with attached families and
spouses. As can be seen members travel from all over and it isn't just
people local to the area.
setting up and meeting and chatting was carried out. The meet followed its
usual informal lines with everyone free to do as much or as little as they
wished on the Saturday some car tinkering was done with Bone shaker
arriving for the afternoon and staying the night in his car which he
parked under a tree a vulture or a horse was sitting in from the size of
the mess on his roof the following morning. The Chinese auction was its
usual success and quizzes where held as well in the marquee at the
On The Sunday
we had our one day visitor Dave from Weston Super Mare and he joined for
the trip out via some green lanes to Avebury which was packed with
tourists. Spitfire had problems his front hubs not engaging, but on strip
down and clean later all fine don't you just love Musso's.
As the week
progressed the children enjoyed the slides and swings and later in the
week when red hot the swimming pool was well attended by just about
was fun but a lot of it was not as good as it could have been due to
torrential rain the month before. but Stonehenge was visited by byways.
having problems with belt tensioners again, to solve parts from spare car
where robbed and fitted and a new damper from GSF purchased which went
again after 20 miles much to his amusement, if quaint anglo saxon words
are a term of endearment. Another new damper was sourced this time from
Mercedes commercial the body of the damper is a fraction longer and this
seemed to make a difference.
to fill his radiator with the fine silt and his electronic cooling fan so
once again to spare car and obtain bits and order a new viscous damper for
him from GSF.
his mad springs fitted and repeater indicators to mirrors also Scouse had
mads fitted, Brutus fitted his ES9000 shocks while Andi changed lower ball
joints so as usual lots of tinkering. Ssangyong Steve arrived after Scouse
left on the Wednesday for a couple of nights.
Boogyman did a
couple of exceptional BBQ each weekend. the final Saturday was the hottest
day with some members turning exceedingly pink then red.
The Judging of
the best of meet was carried out on the final Saturday with the winner
being judged to be Boneshaker, knew we shouldn't have gone off road as we
all lost points for dirty engine bays damm :).
To sum up a
fantastic time, made special by the people you meet who will help each
other out, The children enjoyed the slides swings and pool and the lovely
weather of the latter part of the week.
Till the next
time happy motoring and see you all soon.