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.
My radio controlled car. It’s getting on for 23 years old. It has hardly been used as we moved house a few days after I finished it and it saw the light of day just a week ago. £250. If
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.
I went to the British GT meeting at Brands Hatch on 5th August 2018. You would have worked out that the card included the British GT round and Formula 3 but the gem, the most enjoyable race, was the Caterham
Here’s a little of ‘discovered footage’ from the 94 British GP. It is rather poorish quality, VHSC I’m afraid. The race had a number of incidents at the start. In fact it had a number or starts. On the first
(Image heavy so will take time to load) Some images of classic Land Rovers from the accurately named Classic Land Rover Day at Amberley Museum in Sussex. If you’d like to see them live then there’s a rerun on 14