Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Stoneleigh 2009 - A record year for Novas

Stoneleigh 2009 was the first time Nena had made it that far - last year carb problems saw her having to stay at home ! Not so this year, and we had a ball.

Here is our take on the weekend:

Sarah and I left home (Worthing) at 11.30 and inevitably met a tailback on the M25. We did manage to cut the corner via the M4 and miss the worst, meeting Ben, Josh, Gizmo, Mike, Elaine and Purple Passion at Warwick services roughly on time

Shortly afterwards Mick, Sue, Petra and Mick’s Red Nova arrived.

We then had a convoy going on,

On Sunday morning I took myself to the entrance and managed to snap one of the club arriving

Then later in the day the club held it's AGm and prize giving. Sarah and I (and Nena) were given the 'Putting it about Award' for getting Nena and other Novas into the press and many shows - great news, and a cool trophy made by Alex - a miniture Nova

On the subject of ‘Putting it about’ Nena is in this month’s PPC mag, and we have had a heads up from Ian of CKC that Sarah is credited for a photo in the next issue – hopefully the Club shot from Detling, so watch this space.

And then the meeting ended with a group shot of the cars, and the very important club members – Sarah even made it into the photo thanks to the wonders of time delay

Despite rain on Sunday spirits were not dampened and Lauren arrived with Green Machine to fill the gap left by Essex Dave

The final journey home went really well – we left early afternoon (thanks to those who packed up the gazebos etc) and made it in 2 hours 45mins.

That was 161 miles, we averaged 58.5 mph, and fuel economy was a highly respectable 36.6mpg,
A great weekend – big thanks to the club committee for all the hard work,

Hope you enjoy the pictures

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