Up And Running

06th March 2013
Time to start blogging in an orderly fashion now that the season's lurching into gear.

Race Retro went off very well. The light was a bit flat out on the rally stage but the D3 copes well in less than perfect conditions. Great seeing some of the show-stopping group B cars being thrown around like that. Inside the halls, there were some cracking displays to look at and I managed to get a fine cup of coffee of Tony Harrison on the MAC stand.

Last weekend I attended the annual marshal training day for the Midlands hill climb venues. It was held at Loton Park this year and, as always, it proved to be a fascinating insight into the background work that takes place around us at motor sport events. I spend massive amounts of time lugging my camera gear around circuits, rally stages and hill climbs so I owe it to myself to be aware what's going on when a marshal's radio crackles into life and fire training always makes for a spectacular thing to photograph.

This weekend is the Tour Of Epynt rally. I've really enjoyed this brilliant event for the past two years but I can't make it this year as its one of our big meetings for the Prescott Bike Festival. The longer I'm involved with motor sport, the more I'm having to make these kind of choices as many things clash due to a crammed calendar. Sometimes this is a pain but its a nice problem to have.