It was raining when we got up but had stopped by the time we were ready to go. Even so we decided that wet weather gear was in order and that turned out to be a wise choice.
About 5 miles into the journey it started to rain and not just a few drops. The inside and outside of the windscreen and my specs were running with water. It was then that the wipers decided to go on strike. That was fun.
I didn't have the video camera running as it's normally a boring run but not this time. I was doing about 50mph when I was overtaken by a waggon who wasn't going much faster then me. It took him forever to get past and all the time I was getting soaked with spray. Eventually he made it and pulled in front which created problems as Pam couldn't work the wipers fast enough to cope with the spray. Then he pulled off into a service area. Thanks mate.
Despite the rain, we made good time and by the time we got to Newby the rain had stopped and it stayed stopped all day.
It was a great day, just chilling and enjoying the cars & meeting folks. We walked miles, I was 6ft 6ins when I set out. I'm now only 5ft 11ins. I picked up a magnetic LED inspection light and a magnetic tray from the autojumble and lightened my wallet by a fiver.
The showfield is massive. It has to be with around 1500 vehicles there and we took our time, breaking the day up with nibbles & drinks back at the car where we met old & new friends and chatted to many visitors.