This weekend the 'silly season' of Marcos ownership finally arrived. We spent Saturday at Donington Park and Sunday at the National Kit Car Show near Warwick. It's been great fun (if a little cold at times) and lovely to see all our Marcos owning friends after the quiet winter season.
It's the first time that we've been to the Donington Historic Festival. The great thing about these historic sports car events is that there are virtually no restrictions on public access. As a result I was able to wander around the pits, hang around the entrance to the pit lane and take all the photos I wanted. It's great to see these beautiful cars up close and in action.
This is a general view of the pit lane during the E-Type Jaguar qualifying session. At one time Mark and I seriously considered E-Type ownership so we enjoy seeing the cars involved in this race series.
This is a Ford GT40. In 2003 we started everything in process to build a replica of one of these beasts but, for various long and complicated reasons, we ended buying 'Annie' (the first Marcos) instead. This car is a real one - with full racing history. VERY nice...
This is 'The Kitten' (our second Marcos) making friends with a few GT40s and a Jaguar on the in-field.. This weekend was the first time that we've taken this car to national events. People were genuinely interested in the way that Mark has designed and built a 21st Century car within a very classic-looking body. We were actually really surprised by the number of people who came over to chat and say nice things. To us, 'The Kitten' was designed to be a practical touring car and 'Annie' is the eccentric eye-catcher!
This the line up for the final race of the day. This event had no noise-level restrictions and the sound of all these cars reving up was amazing...
This is the row of Marcos cars at the Kit Car Show. Usually the cars are in a small arena outside these halls, but the grass was too wet and would have been damaged by cars that put down this level of power to their wheels..
Today I've played 'catch back'. My lovely husband did a food shop while I spent a bit of time on some urgent school work. Then we both went to Worcester to pick up Birthday cards, a Baby card and some 'Leavers' cards for my Year 11s. I also found green glass photo frames for the three Year 11s in my form, which we will give to them in their last form time on Thursday. My plan is to pop a little personal message in each one. I deliberately chose frames that were quite neutral and fairly adult - so I hope that they will enjoy them and be able to use them for a long time to come. Hopefully they will like them!
Hope that you've all had great weekends too.