Many thanks indeed to all of you who attended yesterday, and braved the cold weather and icy roads, it is your continued support that keeps it going. We much appreciate so many of you travelling such long distances - our thanks for that.
Special thanks to all of you who so kindly stayed behind and put all the tables and chairs away - that really is a massive help and we do so appreciate you help with this task after a long day .
My thanks to Jane & Bill in the kitchen to Geoff Hawkes who worked so hard all weekend and dropped on all the jobs as they occurred . To Glyn who is so very reliable in devising , preparing and running the ever popular lunchtime quiz.
...and of course to our special guests Brian Culcheth who talked so well about his 20 + years as a factory works rally driver with such an exquisite set of photographs. To Bill Price who gave us a fascinating insight into the workings of BMC Competitions starting with Marcus Chambers right through the BL amalgamation and special tuning Dept right up to its demise and the semi works/private assistance in its aftermath - brilliant stuff. to Mick Jones who so kindly stepped up - Mick very much the face of Ford Motor Company Boreham Competitions dept at rally service points for 30 plus years wonderful insight - we must hear more of his tales in the future.....and to Graham Robson such a professional moderator - been there and done it himself at several major motor manufacturer plants in the West Midlands, also as a rally organiser and an author of no less than 160 books on cars , motoring and rallies and competition over a span of the last 40 years.
All 4 of them were both a delight to meet and a joy to listen to - our grateful thanks to them all for travelling great distances Brian & Graham right up from the West Country and so generously entertaining us with the stories of their lives in motor sport.
As Mick so rightly put it "Those years travelling the world and being paid to do something you loved doing- they were indeed the best years of my life" Sure we can all empathise with that .
Thank you all again for your loyal support - it was a joy to see you all.
Better start thinking about 2nd May now then it should by then be warm and sunny and we can also enjoy an outdoor barbecue.