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May 27, 2009

Five go mad in Dorset...

Notax invited Hampshire out to play on one of his club events (Bournemouth and District Car Club) , a Slalom at Blanford Army camp on the 10th May.

Assuming it would be just like an Activity day beak, brody and fatwomble joined notax and miss notax, full of confidence. However we were alerted to how serious the event was being taken when we spotted the regulars all walking the course. Once we received our route plans we realised why, . By now our confidence was ebbing somewhat. The need for Co Divers had been discussed, the notaxes were co driving for each other, brody had brought a friend and quasar had volunteered to pax for fatwomble, that just left a victim volunteer for beak. Luckily there were no trees close to the course and a very brave huey stepped up to the mark.

Code words were discussed and agreed for certain situations and a certain cone was named Eric.

We were given the advice that driving franticly with lots of tyre smoke isn't normally the quickest way. With that in mind most of us set off in a cloud of tyre smoke and continued in this fashion for the remainder of the day.

With 8 runs before lunch and a further 6 after there was plenty of action, over the day the relationship between driver and co driver evolved to the point when it was realised that the driver paid no attention unless the co driver was shouting.

I was sobering to see an old MG Midget putting in the same times as a Honda'd Elise, a little more practice needed our part I think.

The final scores show that consistency and care win out over the more exuberant style that some were trying.

Finals scores left miss notax as the first of the Lotus and 1st lady driver, brody came a credible 3rd , we won't mention the others.

The day ended on a sad note though when we realised that Eric had been run over RIP Eric :(.

Posted by Mr Wiki at May 27, 2009 03:50 PM