Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Syncopation has been spray foamed inside. The foam has been cut back where it covered the battens attached to the inside of the shell to take the lining.
As of this morning, half of the windows had been fitted (all the square ones) and the rest of them (the portholes) should have been fitted. The lining has been marked out and is ready to fix to the battens as soon as the windows are in place. The engine 'ole has been painted with smooth Hammerite.
The final interior plan is due to be completed this weekend as we make our preferences for the placement of electrical sockets and lights.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
This event is held every year in the City of London, organised with its sister event the Miglia Quadrato by the United Hospitals and University of London Motor Club. Participants follow a series of clues that lead around a course divided into a number of sections that cover the City of London. There are six sections and all are timed. To win contestants must correctly answer the maximum number of questions without incurring a time penalty. Failure to complete a section in the time allotted means that you miss time from the next section.
We entered the family event which has a reduced number of clues per section compared to the full event. Typically seven or eight answers were required instead of eleven or twelve per section. Answers are usually parts of inscriptions or signs, some clearly visible others not so easy to find.
We entered the whole family, including the dog. We managed two sections with the complete team but only two of us (and Arrow) completed the course. Dominic twisted his ankle on a kerb and had to retire. Cathy took him and Ewan home early.
This is the second year we have taken part and I am eagerly awaiting the results because last year we dropped out after four sections.
Tired Dog - home at last