Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Run 2 Datsun Sumary Day 1
Ok then folks, it all started at approx 8.30am on the 5thJune 2010.
We pulled into Portland Bill car park already to find 2 members of the Nissansportz club, team Sleazy Jet (Seb and Sarah 350Z) and team Honey Monster (Paul and Sarah in a bright yellow 370Z). Also waiting for us to arrive (yes we were slightly late) was team Knappmobeel (father and son team Ian and Simon Knapp in their Audi A4), plus Bio Hazard (Nigel and Jayne in a Bio diesel VW Passat).
Next team to arrive in a Cosworth blue Smart Bluewave Coupe (with Viper stripes) was team Killerviral ("Purveyors of Fine Free Games"), Chris Kempt and his faithful sidekick Paul Fryer. Killerviral the Britballrun winners 2007 and runners up by 1 point in 2008.
Last to arrive team Balls of Fury, Karl and the last Sarah (there was 3 Sarah's and no it was not in the rules you had to bring one) in their Peugeot 206.
Once registered they were off a 1 minute intervals. After the teams had read through their shopping lists they headed off to Bridport via Weymouth port for the ferry timetable worth minus 10points.
Next destination after Bridport was the Cob at Lyme Reggis. Whilst here there was a good opportunity to collect more items off the shopping list, ie item from the RNLI shop, some sea shells and off course some beer mats.
Now onto Bickleigh Mill in Devon, this being in the foot hills of Dartmoor (maybe we might be going there?).
Off to Princetown via Crediton train station just as the Dartmoor Ultra Marathon was finishing.
Seb got a mention on the PA system as he and Sarah drove up to the prison museum "That chaps exhaust sounds like it's fell off!" was the remark that made me (then later Seb after I told him)laugh. His car is a little louder than standard (for Tornado jet at full chat!!!).
Seb and Sarah (Sleazy Jet) were the first through and as this was the last checkpoint before the days end venue, decided to grab a bite to eat and take in the sites at Princtown.
Next to arrive at Princetown were the Balls of Fury in their stealth car, they got the clue and passed straight by undetected.
Next car to enter Princetown could be tracked from the moon due to its "Pure Yellow Construction", team Honey Monster. They pulled in behind Sleazy Jet and compared "Tractors" (minus 5 points on shopping list).
Due to the fact Balls of Fury had sneaked past it was decided to head for the days end venue, Exmouth View Babbacombe. We "Fired up the quattro" behind Sleazy Jet and followed them out of Princetown towards Torquay. It was the first time I have ever driven my quattro (with full Scorpion exhaust system) and not heard it due to the explosion of sound coming from the 350Z in front of me.
Finally pulled into the hotel car park around 5.30pm, well deserved drinks in order me thinks....
Balls of Fury already there along with Sleazy Jet.
Bio Hazard and Honey Monster next to complete day 1, followed by Killerviral. No one has seen the Knappmobeel all day, after a number of attempts finally get through to them on phone. Apparently they have a sat nav for a different dimension and it doesn't recognise this plane of existence, mileage should be interesting (and it was).
Scores at the end of Day 1
Honey Monster -109.99 points plus 286 for mileage ...............176.01
Bio Hazard 123.25 points plus 288 for mileage ...............411.25
Killerviral 144.08 points plus 276 for mileage ...............420.08
Sleazy Jet 188.79 points plus 268 for mileage ...............456.79
KnappMobeel 120.5 points plus 376 for mileage ...............496.5
Balls of Fury 329 points plus 288 for mileage ...............617
All checked in, drinks all round then time for food......sizzling steak for me ta very much.
End of day 1