(Don’t ask: it’s a foul creature, worm like, living underground in wet grottos, blind, ugly, ungracious, slimy, and very probably pretty depressed..)
One day on track with Kobold and I’m back to blogging. Uuuuaaaah!
The Historic Racing Association (FHR) together with “Youngtimer Trophy” held their Test days on the Grand Prix Track of Nürburgring on Saturday, which called around three hundred old racing cars into the Sunny (YES!) Eifel mountains.
Oah, the sound of all these cars and the smell. YUM.
Yet first day on track in a season always feels a bit awkward, as one leaves the cars in October with a feeling of confidence and intimacy, it’s a shock to find them so uncomfortable, strange, noisy, it’s difficult to get back into double de-clutching, it’s hard to understand that a car from 1965 simply doesn’t want to brake at all, it’s tough to meet all expectations which have been accumulating over the winter.
|Can somebody explain the camber angle of this car to a unsuspecting house wife from Cologne?|
It was a wonderful Saturday. Dry, sunny, noisy, smelly, roary, visually enticing.
One of the easiest, lightest ways to start the season, so many people there, many friends who drive better or faster then me (still) got threatened with poisoning or future eeexxxtreemeeee driving skills on my part, leaving them totally unimpressed…
|This Talbot Driver has done Le Mans Classic already three times!|
|The light still shows red.|
|Kobold feeling good among his peers, and:|
feeling right at home on track!
Just in case you wonder WHAT on earth I have been doing the past month apart from moaning about the winter: Yes, I have been cooking, actually quite a lot, not only for family and friends but also for all those involved in the Drive-it-day on April 29th (more to come in a later post). Cooking a lot, eating a lot, drinking a lot, and discussing a hell of a lot!
Welcome back season, welcome back Kobold and very much welcome back: YOU!