Coast run 2009
On the day we had 12 cars come out and play. We had had 6 that had cancelled and 3 that just didn’t turn up.
I would like to say a big thank you to Bob for his organization of the event. He picked some great roads for us to travel on and a great pub for us to eat.
We started the day with ten cars. The morning run was good we all managed to stay together for most of the time, apart from me that is. I got separated at a round-a bout and ended up behind a slow moving car on a busy run with lots of bends and no opportunity for me to overtake.
I stopped and check the map and continued until meeting the others at Blickling Hall (From the wrong direction apparently)
At this point Richard Mann decided to leave us and head for home.
We headed for the pub for lunch and we were joined by Sue, Roy, Emma & Dan.
Roy and Sue had been staying in Wells and had travelled to meet us. Emma and Dan had arrived a bit late at the original meeting point and had been chasing our tails ever since.
After a nice meal and a drink we headed off for the afternoon run. This was a bit more eventful. I was sure that we had lost four cars just getting out of Aylsham but then I caught sight of them in my mirror. But when we were almost at Acle we pulled over to wait for these four, eventually they caught us up and off we set again. Steve and Beth headed Home and
All in all a great day J
Sainsbury's at the start
Sainsbury's at the start
At the Unicorn pub
At the Unicorn pub
Tesco end of the day
Tesco end of the day
Those present: Martin Pidd Luego Velocity XT Paul & Maria Taylor Robin Hood 2B Mike Shearing Luego Viento V8 Bob Rowell Robin hood 2B Sue & Roy Thomas Dooster Paul & Sue Spurgeon Westfield Dave Watson Mike Brain Robin Hood Hood Dan & Emma Robertson Luego locost Steve & Beth Nichols Andy & Michaela Westfield Richard Mann & partner
Martin Pidd Luego Velocity XT
Paul & Maria Taylor Robin Hood 2B
Mike Shearing Luego Viento V8
Bob Rowell Robin hood 2B
Sue & Roy Thomas Dooster
Paul & Sue Spurgeon Westfield
Mike Brain Robin Hood Hood
Dan & Emma Robertson Luego locost
Steve & Beth Nichols
Andy & Michaela Westfield
Richard Mann & partner
First the fears,
I had been re-spraying some of my wheels since last Saturday and was having various
problems that made me think I wouldn’t have them finished in time and therefore I was
going to cadge a lift. However they were finished in the nick of time yesterday.
Bob had similar fears when he popped down to his local petrol station last night and his
lights decided to stop working. He therefore went home and repaired the fault.
After arriving at the meeting point I was soon joined by Bob, Yvonne and Peter.
Then came along Ros and Gary in a tin top (shame on you). “We won't being coming
the weather doesn’t look to good and we don’t have a hood yet”
At this point I had an interesting chat with a chap from
Dodge viper replica and is in the process of building a Luego velocity with a 2.9
He run a business taking cars around the country and would be willing to take his transporter
to any track days to bring home any sick cars. He also tried to sell me a donor car
2.9 rear disks and LSD etc.
We received a call from Andy “Mark's exhaust has broken we will proceed to the meeting
point but will need to repair it when we get there”
We were also joined by
able to come on the coast run)
On Andy and Mark's arrival we went to
a alloy insert to join the two pipes and most of this had melted and found its way out of
the exhaust also burning the rear wing.
This had added an hour to our leaving time.
But we managed to pursued Ros and Gary to join us.
Gary's street Sunday morning
Out of the garage where it should be.
On the way to Hunstanton
We eventually all meet up at the Golden lion hotel. While deciding where to park, the
rear car park was un-locked for us.
The time being 11.45 we decided to eat at the hotel (Very nice meal at a sensible price).
Peter retired to home at this point having a problem with his alternator.
Our next stop was at Langham glass works after a few more smoke screens.
The entry price to the glass works was a bit much at £3.95 each. I tried the, we are a
group of seven routine how much cheaper etc to no avail.
The visit was very interesting though. http://www.langhamglass.co.uk/tour.php
Deb had set her heart on a goose and cat until she saw the price in the shop £32 each.
Our final leg was back to Bob’s for a drink and biscuits these were the best roads of the
ejected out of the exhaust.
Thanks to Bernie for the drinks and biscuits.
A very big Thanks to Bob for arranging such an enjoyable day out for us.
Brilliant driving roads.
Those present Debbie & Martin Pidd 2B, Bob Rowell S7, Mark Humphries & Andy Petrie S7, Yvonne & Peter Blackmore 2B; Ros & Gary Staff. Apologises
Debbie & Martin Pidd 2B, Bob Rowell S7, Mark Humphries & Andy Petrie S7,
Yvonne & Peter Blackmore 2B; Ros & Gary Staff.
Take seven hoods, seven drivers, four passengers, Sunny weather, some of
Bob Rowell had so kindly organised this event for us planning the route on roads that he knows so well.
The day started at the Sainsbury’s store at
We left the store for the first leg of our journey firstly on dual carriageway and then to country roads that got narrower and more and more bendy as we got closer to our destination. This leg was made all the more interesting by the motor cycles that seemed to be everywhere.
The most interesting was the Triumph rocket three that passed us and then waited for some of his party and then passed us again, terrific sound and acceleration.
We arrive at our destination the
We tried to enter the
The next leg of our journey was to take us along the coast road from wells to Weybourne. A bit of a slow drive due to the large amount of traffic and the villages along the way with streets only wide enough for one way traffic. Tracy Salisbury enjoyed herself more than most she was given the opportunity to drive Bob’s S7 on this leg.
We soon arrived at our next destination, The Muckleburgh Collection at Weybourne camp. This is the largest military museum in
We all had a look around after negotiating the entry cost down from £5.50 to £ 4.50 each. We then stopped for refreshments.
The final leg was to take us from the museum to bob’s house in
This leg took us though a few villages and a town where the on lookers took great interest in our passing through.
We even had a Porsche following us for quite a long time, I kept thinking he had turned off but then He would appear again. I guess we were loosing him on the winding bends and round a bouts but he had the advantage on the straights.
We arrive at Bob’s to participate in refreshment’s and to meet Bernie (Bob’s Wife).
All in all a great day was had by all.
Andy Petrie, Bob
Tracy & Martin Salisbury, and Vivienne & Gerry Kemp,
Number of kits present. 7