Well, what a turnout to Richards factory run. It seemed like nearly every man and his dog was at the run this month. This was a very good run by all those attended. I left home to nice sunshine went via the club rooms to give Jim a hand to get the trailer out of the garage.
On arrival in Bayswater, the weather was crap with rain and more rain, I happened to catchup to Big Trev just as I got to Bayswater and beat him to the factory as he overshot a turn.
On arrival at the factory, Tim’s race car was up on the hoist and had many people under it, looking how different bits and pieces that have gone into this race car build. During the day a number of people took it in turns to put their cars on the hoist, so others could have a look. There are really some impressive builds in the club.
Gary Hislop learnt that leaving the Holden dealer in Essendon on the day earlier that he had an exhaust gasket leak with his motor. A trip around the Bayswater area that eventually led him to Repco in Lilydale to get the part. So, as lunch was being served Gary drove his van into the factory and started pulling the motor down so he could change the exhaust gasket. What probably would have been a 30-minute job turned out to be longer with all the eyes watching him. I do see though one advantage of a tilt front, makes this job a lot easier.
After lunch people started leaving. When I left Gary was still working on his van, I did hear though he got the car back on the road and Judy and Gary made it home to Traralgon.
I would like to thank all that attended and thanks to Richard Fox for his hospitality on what was a great club run.
Members with earlies.
Ray & Val Daggers.
Tim Sells & Luke.
Andrew Staines with our old mate Jimmy Dyer.
Kevin Baird & Steven Baird.
Gary & Lesley Beardsley.
Ross & Christine Williams.