This morning was a nice to give the freshly serviced TVR a roof-off run to the Shelsley Walsh Breakfast Club.
The family stayed at home as we were going on for lunch. The lunch, and last night’s large Chinese should have meant I didn’t need a big cooked breakfast, but it was too tempting.
On the drive there I spotted my friends in the Monaro, and gradually caught with them. Our flowing drive was slowed for the last couple of miles as we followed a slow and old car. I thought it could have pulled over at some point as there is no space to pass, but we were patient.
Unexpectedly there was a queue to get in at 09:10, but we were soon parked up and could start to look at cars.
This car, a 1904 Oldsmobile, had recently completed a US coast – coast drive. 3000 miles with a top speed of 25 mph. Good going.
There were a few American cars there, some an acquired taste.
Then there was the usual mix of high performance machinery including a 458 and 599. The carbon brakes on these are very impressive, filling the 20″ wheels. That looks like enough braking power for many cars.
I had a chat with a few people about the Tamora and its engine. It seems to get a positive reception which is nice. I hope that the car is a keeper and we want to do as much as we can to keep it running well and gradually upgrade it.
A few friends arrived just as I was heading off. It was a good day and a shame I couldn’t stay longer, but lunch beckoned and a fun afternoon out with friends.
The car drove well on the way home. It really is fun with the roof down. A few more slow drivers had come out to play, including one who liked doing 22mph in a really open 30 limit road.
Last photo before the car was put away. Hopefully we will sort out as date with CAT Driver Training soon.