Saturday, 16 October 2010

What next?

I'm having a bit of angst. I can't decide whether to go with the Metro for 2011 or go back to an MX5. I've found myself looking at cheap Roadsters on e-bay and gumtree in between shopping for a new pram.

The thing is, the Metro should be reasonably competitive in Class A1 of the Scottish Championships and it is cheap to run. But it is rough around the edges and needs a bit of work to get through the MOT.

Having said that, it is quite solid and if I can get motivated to work on it, could be a great wee car. Trouble is, I just haven't taken to it yet.....

So, I've booked another test day at Kames on 31 October and I'll be able to go there in style on my new trailer:

I spent a couple of hours going through some of the spares I got with the Metro. I've been able to identify most of the parts but there are some that I have no idea what they are. I'll need to take some photos and post on the Metro Power forum. Here's a small selection:

Monday, 4 October 2010

Season end

So, the speed season has ended and my year with the VX failed to pick up any championship trophies. The final positions for each of the championship classes was as follows:

Guyson Scottish Speed Championship - Class A8
1st Ian Duncan 57 pts
2nd Alistair Matheson 23 pts
3rd Kev Hamilton 22 pts

Guyson Scottish Hillclimb Championship - Class A8
1st Ian Duncan 38 pts
2nd Kev Hamilton 24 pts

Lowland Speed Championship - Class A8
1st Alistair Matheson - 757.13 pts
2nd Jamie McDonald - 739.84 pts
3rd - Kev Hamilton - 732.46 pts

I'm still waiting for the Brockbanks Solicitors Northern Speed Championship and the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship results but it looks like my best performance is in the Scottish Hillclimb Championship.

Well done to all the class winners - it was good competition and I'll be sorry to be out of it in 2011.

Right, I'm off to change a nappy........