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Fast Show 25th March 2014

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The 1st test and tune date arrived and it being the only one left before the 1st official meet saw us still trying to get the car together at 2.00am, by 5.00am we were ready to load up, the plan was to meet Sarah and Daryl Howells from DASH Racing at the track for 8.00am. And then disaster struck, the tail lift refused to work on the lorry. A call was made to DASH HQ to say it was all over we would have to reschedule by this time lack of sleep had taken it's toll. A very dispondant husband and equaly unhappy wife admitted defeat and headed for home to sleep.

Ha!!Ha!! the DASH team had other ideas and a telephone call from them 20 minutes later informed us that they were on their way down from Derbyshire to assist.

A quick shower and more coffee saw us heading back to the workshop to await their arrival. By 10.30 the car was loaded and we were on our way.

On arrival at the track we parked up next to "Ellies in Trouble Now" unloaded and set up. The rest of Saturday was then spent towing around the pits getting a general feel for the steering etc.

Sunday dawned and found us full of excitment, this was it "Launch Day". And then we opened the truck door to say it was busy was an understatement, there were cars everywhere, never having been to this event before we were totaly gobsmacked. Good for the track but not good for us, it was totaly impossible to tow the car any where let alone the start line, so that was us done thwarted at every turn we finally admitted defeat and headed for home with the intention of running at the peak performance day on the Thursday before the Festival of Power.

On the plus side all things happen for a reason, on checking the engine over when we got home we discovered a broken pushrod, severe damage had been avoided.

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