When thinking of a veteran racing car meeting at Brooklands, most people would consider it consisted of a lot of late middle-aged men staring at something old. To an extent, as can be seen, they’d be right. A better way
I used to enjoy Tomorrow’s World, the BBC’s flagship science for the masses programme. There were the usual ‘in five years’ myths perpetuated and some non-functioning revolutionary inventions which I can say from personal experience were put into production. I
I drifted off to the Brooklands museum in Weybridge in late April to see the British Marque’s day. It was handy as at 1 o’clock I could drift over to Mercedes-Benz World to watch the Azerbaijan GP in their cinema.
There’s something compulsive about the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. As you can see from the page title, I’ve always, and continue to, call it the Emancipation Run. I’ve no idea why this title seemingly fell out of fashion
The Rob Walker Centenary Festival at Dorking on 21 October 2018 gave anyone interested in motor racing history, or, come to that, motor racing and/or lovely cars, a thoroughly enjoyable day. Whilst it was quite crowded, it was not too
Years ago I attempted model aircraft flying. I was not a natural. My planes did not land so much as arrive. When flying it inverted and towards me I managed to put my plane into the ground at full speed.
I went to see a morning’s racing at the dedicated circuit of the Sussex Radio Control Club. The people I met were all friendly, talkative and very helpful. The courtesy shown to a old, fat stranger was very warm. Thanks.
The static display was awe inspiring. Some of the models must have taken years. Well done to all those who braved visitors with heavy hands. The lake was a pleasant place to sit while eating one’s lunch. Watching the boats
I was unable to stay at the circuit all that long as I have a bit of a grass allergy. It is worse for recently cut grass. As you can see, there was enough grass to make anyone sneeze so
There were some absolutely stunning models on display, both in the air and on the ground, at Headcorn. I’ve not videoed model planes flying before the Saturday of the show, and looking at the footage, I’ve not done so yet.