Mark and I spent Saturday at the 'Silverstone Classic' event. The whole site was totally water-logged this year. We managed to find a bit of hardstanding for the Kitten near the Marcos Club stand. The Lotus Club owners were a lot less lucky and many of their beautiful cars looked as if they had been on a 4X4 circuit.
It's become a bit of a tradition to spend the first day of the summer holiday at this event. It's generally very relaxed and friendly. This year we chatted for ages to an Australian couple who had just driven their classic Bentley across Mongolia, Russia and Europe. They'd been on the road for 51 Days - incredible. I SO want to be doing that sort of thing when I retire!
I love the way that you can wander round the pit lanes at these events. There are some fantastic photo-opportunities..
Plucky little number 68 was the only Marcos racing at the event. Here it is in the process of over-taking an E-Type Jag..
There was a Balloon Display in the early evening. This was the view from the passenger seat of the Kitten..
Here are the new pits in the evening sunlight. Last year I wasn't sure if I liked the new architecture. This year it's grown on me a little...
Here are the Group C racing cars thumping round the track in the twilight. They are really fast and incredibly noisy. I love watching them pull away in close formation.
Best of all, it was lovely to spend a whole day outside. With all the oil, petrol and exhaust fumes it was hardly a day in the 'fresh air' - but it completely beats being in a classroom!!!!