Posts Tagged ‘Wales

02
Jun
12

18-20-05-12 – Castle Retro Show

Ahh car shows: Roadtrips, friends, camping, beers and BBQ and in this country…rain.  Pretty standard stuff and a couple of weeks back we hit the first big one of our Summer (well, Spring): Castle Retro Show.  In its second year now it’s gotten even bigger, which is a very good thing.  Held in the grounds of Caldicot Castle it’s the perfect spot for a get together with old friends from Uni (in Swansea) and the old regulars still in the Midlands.  Here’s a few snaps of how it played out…

I even won a trophy for having one of the “top 10” cars with the E28…bit of a suprise as there were some really cool cars there and the Beemer is just my daily!

Honorable mentions needs to go to Ryan for making in his MK1: The car was still in bits in the week up to the show but made it with fresh paint and new wheels: Nice one dude!

 

09
Dec
08

Wales Rally GB 04/07-12-08

It’s that time of year again, no, not Christmas and all that stuff! I’m talking about the time of year when the WRC comes to Wales!

Every year me and a few of my friends from uni meet up for a weekend of reunion and rallying, and this year was no different!

On Friday we headed up to Walter’s Arena to check out the night stage. Unfortunately,  due to the rain (which was copious), this is the only picture I got:

I did spot DogboxMedia’s Swift in the car park so hopefully he got some good pics!

Saturday brought clear blue sky, bright sunshine and definitely no rain! It was even pretty warm for Wales in December!

We trekked into the Afan forest and pitched up on a nice hairpin to catch the best of the sideways action. From the bank we could see the cars burst out of the forest, take the corner and disappear off up the hillside.

First through was Loeb leading in the Citroen.

The Suzukis were looking quick all day, taking it really sideways:

Solberg in the new Impreza; these cars have really grown on me.

Rossi keeping the bobble-hatters entertained on 4 wheels:

S2000 4×4 207 made a great noise and was impressively quick!

Sign/ Marshalling FAIL:

C2 Super 1600

Swift Sport Super 1600

So after two days we headed home to catch the last days stages on TV. It’s great being on the stage with the noise and the atmosphere, but you have no idea what’s going on!

Turns out Loeb went on to win (again!) For all the results check out WRC.com

For the rest of my pictures check HERE