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American Speedfest 11

Another great event at Brans Hatch circuit at the weekend. So many nice old American cars to look at (and unfortunately loads more of the new versions that you can buy from your Ford dealer here in the Uk 🙁 Loads of great racing from the Euro Nascar series and some other great older American cars racing, such a good event. I took the Opel up again and she drove great! A bit boring on the way up as i took the main roads but on the way back i took all the A roads which the Opel loves 🙂…

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Enjoying the Opel

As we have had some nice weather recently and after she drove so well to Brans Hatch the other weekend, im just going to drive and enjoy the Opel until the winter comes along and then i might do a couple of little bits on her that are more annoying me than functional. I need to sort the dipstick as its a bit lose and i would like to make the rear silencer re-packable as its getting a bit nosier as i think the packing must be degrading, but until then im just going to enjoy some drives in her….

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American Speedfest 10

It was time for a little trip in the Opel this weekend as i have not done that many long journeys in her since the Vauxhall meet last year! So it was off to Brands Hatch for the American Speedfest! The weather was great for the drive up and on the way back it ws even nicer so i took a slightly longer route and went on a few A roads as the Opel drives so nice on these! and its a bit more fun than motorway driving! Here’s to the next big trip!!  

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Classic Cars on the Quay

There is a great little car meet on Christchurch Quay on Sundays in the summer. Its a mix of all sorts of classics and this is the 3rd one I have been to (4th Sept) and weather being ok I will go to the last one of the year on the 25th Sept. Now the roads are a bit quieter I will be trying to use the Opel as much as I can over the Autumn and on good days in the winter.    

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VBO 2022 at Sywell Airfield

Wow, Sunday was a long day and the longest trip so far in the Opel since the rebuild! 150 miles up and 150 back to the VBO at Sywell. It was a great day and Sywell is a great place and has an amazing bar!! All in all the Opel ran well. There was a slight issue that part way up I noticed the battery volt gauge was only just reading above 11v and seemed to move around a bit on the 11v but never seemed to be charging where it should be but the car was running fine, temperature…

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