That picture was taken on Saturday at the MIRA test track whilst competing on the D'isis stages.
Picked the car up on March 2nd. Hadnt realised how much additional work there was needing doing. Last 6 wks have been a long haul getting all the work done and the car functional.
Car was driven for the first time on Thursday and running in consisted of driving to the venue Saturday morning!
Event went well. Car 44 out of 80 but felt they seeded us too high so actually started at 59 in the running order. 15 cars in our class.
First stage tyres were rubbish and understeered everywhere. Nervous on the high speed stuff. SS2 put some knackered but newer tyres on. After telling my codriver they were much better promptly overcooked it and went straight on at the next junction.
Weather played silly bugger5 most of the day but the hard rain stayed away till late in the afternoon. Event was running late by then as there had been a couple of hold ups. One was where the picture was taken, a 306 MAXI kit car lost control and slammed it into the armco. Second was a Suzuki Swift which failed to turn left at 90 left and hit the armco head on going at 40+mph. Co-driver had to be airlfted to hospital but was released Sunday morning.
Luckily the incidents that I did have didnt result in any significant damage. Bodywork may have the odd battle scar again now.
Eventually finished 38th O/A and 6th in class. Car ran like clockwork.
Not a brilliant result but I am pleased with it for the first one after the accident.
Next one is planned to be RAF Barkston Heath on Star Wars Day (May 4th).
Thanks to everyone on here who provided moral and physical support to the rebuild
The car now runs but there is still work to be done to get it back to where it was. First thing I am after is a set of rear watts linkage rods for a Sud and a panhard rod. Bushes can all be knackered but other than that they just need to be not bent and not badly rusty as I'll be fitting poly bushes.