It's that time of year when car club activities start to show some signs of life. Nobody wants to drive their 'pride and joy' during the bad weather so it's a real sign of spring when the cars start moving again. Last weekend was very Marcos-orientated for us.
On Friday night we were invited to a club supper at a house near Hereford. We've known this couple through club events for quite a while - meeting at pubs and race tracks - but this was the first time we'd driven over to their house. We had a lovely time and I fell completely in love with their two Persian cats, Scruffy and Nellie. At the moment I'm wondering if Tom would be prepared to let me have a kitten in the house. Unfortunately I think he's been too used to being an only cat for too long.....
On Sunday we spent the day at Race Retro at the Stoneleigh, nr Warwick. We drove over in 'the Kitten' (see tab) and spent a very pleasant few hours wandering round all the stands. We are really keen to follow as much of the Historic Racing Series as possible this year so it was good to go to the club stand and suss out the programme. We also 'oggled' lots of beautiful cars and enjoyed seening the classic rally cars in action.
It was so warm that we even managed to have a picnic by the car. I really enjoy picnics and have collected lots of gear over the years. I made a chicken rice salad and a green salad on Sunday, followed by fresh fruit and little Swiss Chocolates that had come from my friend in Geneva at Christmas. This was all washed down with a strong pot of Columbian Coffee. So much better than munching on over-priced burgers from the vans.. and cheaper too! I can't wait for the season to start properly now.