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Bromyard Speed Festival. 2nd April 2017

It was a lovely day for this event, staged in the small town of Bromyard. It was only the second time the event had been organised and the town was closed off completely to allow the entrants to do parade laps through the streets. We parked up in a central car park within easy walking distance of the action and passed the paddocks where the entrants waited for their turn. The streets were lined with adults, children and dogs all eager to see an amazing variety of cars and motorbikes pass by. A break for lunch gave us a chance to explore the many small shops that were open for the day and do some shopping. We took a picnic and ate it in the peace and quiet of the car park, but there were many places to find food in the town. An ice cream in the afternoon finished off a very pleasant way to spend a day.

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La Chasse “Cars and Coffee” meet. Weston-on-the-Green. 4th March 2017

The Elf and I had a lovely morning meeting up at the La Chasse inaugural meeting. The idea is of a sort of high tech treasure hunt on the best roads and places in this country and eventually abroad. I don’t imagine this will be cheap but I am hoping it will be a lot of fun. 

The chap with hat was the chef for the morning in charge of bacon, sausages and burgers.

Worth and I were never keen on subtlety and some of these babies were amazing.

The gardens of the hotel were very well cared for.

A lovely gurgling Noble.

Calipers and stripes to match.

A rare example of a silver Porsche I could live with.

Little SilverBeast was welcome but he didn’t get in the front car park with the big boys.

This was the interior of a Maclaren. Impressive but not for me. I wouldn’t be able to see out for one thing.

This was a modest grey, not silver, Lamborghini which was quietly elegant but still looked like a Transformer ready to pounce.

It was a spectacular display of cars and the Elf and I will be going on one of their introductory events at the end of April to see what goes on. There are more planned for Cheddar Gorge and Wales, but the week long event in Italy has stolen my heart. 

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Queens Square Breakfast Club. 4th February 2017

This was my carriage for a trip to the Queens Square Breakfast Club at Castle Combe. It was not my car but I was kindly taken by Andy Williams. It was a beautiful morning, and turned out to be sunny all day which made a pleasant change to the awfulness of the last few days. All sorts of cars were there for us to see, everything from a McLaren to an ageing Peugeot 206.

Some lovely VW campers.

Two stunning Ferrari 458s

A Tesla X with its amazing gull wing doors.

A Lambo in  mellow yellow.

But my heart was drawn to these lovely Porsches. I could not decide which I would take home if I had to choose. Fortunately I didn’t have to. A great day out with lots to see.