Wednesday, 9 January 2013

January 1st 2013. Brooklands New Year Meet

      Rather than sitting around on New Years Day watching crap TV and getting bored senseless, Dave Maton and I decided to take a trip to the Classic car meet at Brooklands in Surrey. The only downside to this was that the New Years evening drinking was somewhat restricted!
Leaving my house at an offensive 7am saw me collecting Dave forty minutes later and we made our way round a very empty M25. The only highlight of the journey being a Vauxhall Vectra  who's offside front wheel had decided to turn off onto the M40 while the rest of the car continued along the M25!
We arrived at Brooklands for when the gates opened at 9am and took our place in the parking for pre 1973 cars.

A little while later we were glad of our early arrival when we heard that the queue to get in was three lanes wide and it was taking around twenty minutes to get through the gates.
There were a number of triumphs there amongst all the other classics and we bumped into Dave Lucas and Rob from the Triumph 2000 register and Tim Bancroft and Dave Picton from CT.
I was surprised at the number of cars there and apparently this was the biggest turn out the show has had of years.

Despite this Dave and I are not really 'show and shine' type car people and by about 1pm we had seen enough and were ready to head home. A busier, but still trouble free drive home saw us back at Dave's in no time and ready for a lovely New Years Day roast dinner.
It had been a good day out and I might even go again next year. It made a nice change waking up on January 1st without a massive hangover. :)