On Saturday the 20th June a jovial MWS team embarked on what was to be their second outing of the VSCC`s race season. After a hearty breakfast from a local guesthouse the team were raring to go. Having attended the same event the previous year we were prepared for almost anything.
The day began with a rather fabulous Riley entering “the lions` den” (otherwise known as the fitting bay) for a simple balancing job, the owner of which was out in race four. Our new balancing machines being put to the test, we waited in anticipation for the wheel to come to a stop and give us the recommended weight. Sure enough the machine whirred to a stop and we weren’t to be disappointed.
This job out of the way it was time to finish unpacking the rest of the goods and setting up our various displays for what was to be a tremendous day. A second Riley was to visit our stand that day, of equal pedigree to the first, this one for a quick tyre change which our boys turned around in no time.
A little time to relax before the racers came in for lunch gave me a chance to go and enjoy some of the racing, I just managed to catch the end of a rather thrilling “warm up session” involving cars of the three wheeled variety, which was very entertaining to say the least.
Having seen a fair few balancing jobs during the course of the day it highlighted the point of why we all love older vehicles so much. Despite all the work preparing the car and even if the car is in fine running order there is always room for improvement. An owner is always searching for perfection, to remove that terrible vibration at 50mph!
The day drawing to a close we were treated to some of the more traditional English weather as is typical anywhere outside of the M25! Not to be deterred our brave team battled through and we had the pleasure of fitting some new Blockleys to a rather splendid Alfa Romeo with a lot of character. Having completed this job, which was the icing on the cake, we were told it was time to pack up and head back to HQ.
We are already looking forward to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on Sunday 5th July which looks set to carry on the VSCC`s tradition of spectacular motoring.