Many thanks for all the kind words.
Firstly my thanks to the 67 of you who came
Thanks to Dave Brodie who was wonderfully entertaining, quite exceptional over 2 hours or more as he talked to Motor Sport’s Simon Arron who did a splendid job as he always does with detailed research and unequaled memory of events even 40 years ago.
David was a quite outstanding driver in his era no matter what he was driving he always went well, frequently demoralising all the opposition. This was really brilliant stuff, wonderfully funny and quite revealing. We could easily have all listened to hours more – I do hope he will come back again.
To Wendy Markey-Amey on her career as a driver with so many eye opening revelations of the time. Looking at Wendy’s record my goodness she was successful frequently beating some very big names in production saloon car racing and thanks to her for being so entertaining.
To my sister Jane , her husband Bill and sons Will & Tom , who produced and served up just delicious food all day - huge effort goes in to all this home made food from the finest ingredients in preparation long before we all sit down on a Saturday it was just lovely much thanks to them all.
To Christine who runs reception with such efficiency, for everyone of the 15 shows so far, as well as the paperwork and a multitude of other functions which makes it all work on the day an essential and much appreciated contribution.
To Geoff Hawkes who has spent days with me doing preparation transport setting up very early Saturday morning nearly single handed then working in the kitchen fabulous effort much appreciated. A stellar effort when they were short handed in the kitchen, Geoff is a real unsung hero of the day and we just could not do it without him , brilliant.
To Doug Harper who always arrives really early pitches in with whatever is needed and is massively helpful in the kitchen with Bill & Jane our grateful thanks to him.
As usual mostly thanks to yourselves , without continued loyal supporters we just could not keep going………and I should say this more often thank you all so much for staying behind stacking and putting all the tables and chairs away this really is a gigantic help many thanks indeed.
David telephoned Sunday morning to thank us for an enjoyable day especially the audience who he said were the most knowledgeable and responsive he had ever encountered and asked me to pass on his thanks.
So put Saturday May 3rd in your diaries as the next get together