BTRA Truck Racing Championship @ Donington

A handful of me vids below from Redgate a.k.a. turn 1 at Donington Park – the sight of ten of these beasts bearing down on you at the end of the straightaway is an immense experience. With the voice of a pissed off power station, and the scent of the freshly smouldering remains of an arsonist’s portfolio…

(and here’s gaz11h’s vid from 2010 that quite succinctly demonstrates the aural violence and terrifying pace of the BTRA Trucks)

And for some tunes to get you in the mood for Trucking, how about a spot of Surrender The Coast…

Nick Glegg’s Garden Cities

The latest solution, is an old idea, to build a wave of garden cities:

Well I think if we return to the old tradition, if you like of Ebenezer Howard, Raymond Onwyn, people who built places like this, beautiful green, settled communities, with the right amenities, the right transport links, places where people want to bring up children, where they want to grow old. I think if we do that (with local support) you can actually stop this endless aggravation around urban sprawl, and instead build on a scale which also helps build the number of homes we need.

Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, BBC Countryfile 11th August 2014

Sunroof Before the Rain

Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane 😮

Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray-paint-directions.htm – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4227493-Phenoms-Howtos-Sunroof-gasket-seal-rebuild-for-only-10 – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide – http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33684.0

[Update Nov 5th] – 3 months in, the finish is still pink, but structurally very solid. On reflection, paint is a 3d medium and although the blending is good, it appears upside down in places… Next time i would dust the widest area first, and get more specific as the coats build up, for a more pleasant 3d finish.