The level of knowledge is unsurpassed. I was always in admiration of the skills of everyone, but the level of concentration, and complete commitment to all those attending was overwhelming.
I am eternally grateful to Duncan and his team, who's determination and perseverance was so admirable. There was a time when I would have totally understood if the job was terminated, but no, even in that terrible downpour he soldiered on. Thank you one and all.
It is a shame we live so far away as we would attend far more meets if we could.
However; It was difficult for us to know who to talk to and indeed who everyone is. Perhaps a suggestion here....
As we all do most of our "chatting" on forums such as this, we are in fact communicating with a user name or avatar or what ever they are called. Perhaps some sort of name tag/badge or similar, so we can all identify each other and then can openly say "Hello Fred!" or what ever. There were so many persons that I would have liked to talk to as indeed would Mary.
Perhaps a 'social' side could be looked into. It was our first at Teddy Bearâ€™s and thought that facilities were very limited due to the numbers attending, whereas the Four Ashes we came to last year, was great. If we can make it next year we would hope to drag our classic Cheltenham 'van (sorry but the "fibreglass shed" popped up again for cara-van) along and make a full weekend of it (if I finished the restoration in time!)
I do hope the â€œFreeloadersâ€ as mentioned earlier do not spoil such comradery. I feel totally inadequate as my levels of knowledge and expertise pail into insignificance in comparison to those there. I will be a lot happier when I know what I am talking about. But undeterred I intend to keep my very early R75 in as best condition as possible for a long time.
As some sort of contribution, instead of selling to the highest bidder, I will offer my Laser timing belt kit to the club for loan to those game enough to change the belts etc., I will look into the postage problems if there are any, and of course security as I am sure everyone is aware these kits are not cheap. As soon as I have some idea I will post a new thread on the subject. I am always open to suggestions.
Thank you once again one and all for your hospitality and help, and look forward to meeting you all again very soon.
Don't take life so seriously.... it is not permanent! I now have its Granddad ... A 1963 P5 Coupe'