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Morning all ;)

Not been on much for the past couple of years (just renewed membership), although I did make a guest appearance to catch up with a few familiar faces at Stoneleigh last year.

So a quick low down on what's been happening with me for the past few years:

Most will probably remember the supercharged Yellow/ Black Roadrunner SR2 I built and ended up as a feature car in Complete Kit car mag for 3 months, this was sold in 2015 (ended up somewhere in Italy) or my tent being kindly put up in my absence by fellow club members over a greenfly infested tree at Newark lol. This allowed me to buy my dream car a 5.2litre AK Cobra (a pressie to myself after coming through the Big "C")

Unfortunately this dream car came to a dramatic end 8 months later after white Van man decided to do a U turn 50ft in front of me on a major A road....It didnt end well and I spent 6 months unable to walk.....Lets just say the Cobra withstood the impact exceptionally well, but could do with better heat protection :(

SWMBO didn't want me driving another KIT, so I decided to run around in a 5.5litre SLK AMG for the past few years (at least it had airbags :) ).

18 months ago my father (some of you will remember him driving in the Silver Marcos Mantula Spyder) passed me the keys of his beloved car as he could no longer get in/ out of it due to the onset of the dreaded Parkinsons... :( 

So here I am now, proud owner of a 3.9 litre Marcos Mantula Spyder (one of 109 Ever built). Needs a bit of TLC but still a joy to drive and listen too

Last year I decided that I wasn't making enough use of the Merc (was only a matter of time before I got a speeding fine lol) and I missed the track days... So end of last year decided to look around for my next project. Ended up purchasing a Wildmoor Formula 750 single seater race car. Needs some work doing to it to get track ready, so the Car is now sat with Rich (Redseven engineering) to have him work his magic on it so that I can do a few track sessions this year. 

I now need to loose a few pounds (quite a few :o ) so that I can squeeze into the cockpit...quite a new years incentive ha ha

Hope to catch up with you all soon at some of the revived shows/ meets

Nice to be back 











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Welcome back Sir 🙂

I vaguely recall the story of your Cobra incident/bonfire - you're one lucky chap from what I remember of the pics. Good to see you not hanging up your driving shoes...although if we ever do go out on a run together, I want you well in front 😉

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