So, it got off to an exciting(?) start with the long awaited end to the Brexit saga. We then into February and start thinking about the little winter jobs that need finishing off, the list of shows the club will be attending is starting to come out and thoughts turn to how we will be spending our weekends for the next 6 months. Then, out of nowhere, the national toilet paper crisis hits us! The shelves are bare and venues are getting concerned, ‘How can we accept all these visitors without providing for the inevitable comfort breaks?’. Then steadily they start to cancel or postpone, as I write we should all be wandering around in the chilly sunshine at Brooklands for, what is for many, the first show of the season.
So, what do we do instead? I, personally was supposed to have changed the rear suspension over winter but never quite got round to the task of removing the twin tanks in the cold confines of my garage, but now it’s a bit warmer and there are no shows, perhaps I’ll get onto it. Always look for the silver lining, this virus may have us reducing our social interaction and even keeping us at home altogether, but now, maybe your favourite car can get a bit more of your time and come back even shinier when we eventually get back to normal.
At the moment, there’s no reason we can’t go out for a drive, maybe meet up at a drive-thru somewhere and shout across the car park to each other from the safety of our Mini’s. Go out anyway, remember, you were hoping to be at a show, you don’t even have to stop anywhere, just enjoy your car.
If all else fails, we’ll still be there on Facebook. Post a bit of chat, ask for tech advice or just check in to say ‘hello’. Perhaps post some pics of your winter project progress or the stuff you did in preparation for the show season, we may not be out there kicking each others tyres and talking nonsense but maybe we can amuse ourselves online until all this blows over.
Stay safe and see you all on the other side.