When I told Jenny, by email, that I had a sore head on Monday morning, she replied:
"You probably should have worn your hat"
adding as a little after thought:
"I suppose it might have helped if you'd known we had it with us"
Anyway, can hardly blame her, it's not officially her job to look after me, it's just a kind of hobby
The stock car racing in question Tor is probably very different to what you understand by the term. I actually intended to go and watch banger racing, but they only had stock car meets on last weekend.
It's a low budget, short oval racing series, involving custom built vehicles (banger racing just uses whatever car you've been able to grab from a scrapyard and fit a roll cage in on the other hand). It is a full contact formula, with drivers being quite allowed to nudge each other wide on the corners to gain an advantage. Here are some pics from the day we were there:
Good fun, and the F1 stocks (with Chevy V8's and very little in the way of exhaust) literally make your insides vibrate as they do past. We were standing (and the car was parked for that matter) about 2 feet away from the side of the track. I had to hose Sofia down when we got home as she was covered in rubber particles.
I haven't been since I was about 8 so was interested to see whether I still found it fun. Glad to say, I did. I will be going again, but next time will make sure there is banger racing in the offing, especially a demolition derby - basically a case of the last car able to move being the winner.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams
"You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place."
"That's why animals are so soft and huggy."
- Calvin and Hobbes
To err is human, to moderate ursine.