Tuesday 28 July 2020

Still a few days before I pick up the Quantum, but I have started spending money on it. A post on the RogueRunners WhatsApp group saying I'd quite like a roll bar for it resulted in not one, but TWO of the members who happened to be in contact with Quantum Sports Cars inquiring & finding out they had a 2nd hand roll bar I could have for £50 - bargain - especially as they were made by Safety Devices Ltd. who have a very good reputation in motorsport. I will pop down to the west country shortly to pick it up & maybe call in on ANC & see how their new model is coming along. I was hoping to see it a Stoneliegh Kit Car Show, but covid has done for that - even the re-scheduled event has now been cancelled.

Also on the shopping list was a cigarette lighter / USB socket / volt meter thing from Ebay. The Fury had a dozen or so USB sockets to run the satnav, radio, GoPros, GoPro controllers etc. so I don't suppose this is the last of those I'll buy, but this one will get me started. The car has an MoT booked for the 3rd at a garage I know to be very thorough - this may have been a mistake 😁, but I want it looking at properly & if that means I get a fail list, well I'll have to deal with that. Looking forward to getting out & about again though.

Thursday 23 July 2020

New Beginning

Well, it's been a while.

There were reasons, mostly to do with the tragic loss of my Fury. 1st Sept 2019 I was barreling happily along the coast road near Camber when a badly repaired piece of road threw the car into the air, across the road & smashed it into a concrete mile post & a fence.

The front bodywork was torn off, the front of the chassis mashed into the engine - but crucially I got out without so much as a bruise, testament to the chassis design I think. Potentially it could have been repaired, but with my marriage breaking up & not knowing if I would have a home let alone a garage I had little choice but to allow it to be written off - that meant my wife got 1/2 the pay-out & ensured that I couldn't even think of replacing the car.

So the score for 2019 was:-
losses - Marriage, job, car, home, daughters (estranged).
gains - new job.

Oh & 2 weeks after the Fury loss a woman stoved in the side of my new tin-top!

But that was last year.

In 2020 I had my contract renewed allowing me to buy a 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 metre garage, that came with a house - which was good. I've forged a good relationship with the son from my first marriage, he's given me a beautiful grandson - OK him & his wife did - mostly his wife now I come to think of it & now (drum roll) I've just bought another kit car. It's not in the same league as the Fury, it has the Devil's own drive tranl (front wheel drive) & it's '80s rather than '50s style. It's a little ratty round the edges but the Quantum 2+2 will give me an interest until I can afford to build the car I want.

Photos & updates when I get it home.