Been mega busy with work so only just getting round to putting a post on following Sherborne Classic. Although I couldnt make it to the Birthday Bash, I was able to get down to Sherborne Castle on Sun 15th which is fairly local to me, for an afternoon of classic cars. Thought I’d post the story of @bigton3000 shortcut to the event.
So I’m in Sherborne at 8am at a BP garage with about 10 Mustangs and various other classics. The queue to get to the event is pretty big, its a hot morning and I’m wishing I had a convertible (@stevie envy). I text @bigton3000 tony because we’ve agreed to meet somewhere to go in together. Tony directs me to the other side of Sherborne to a spookily quiet Texaco garage and we enter the castle via the tradesmans entrance:
This looks like the right entrance
I think the chap is genuinely pleased to see such beautiful cars passing through:
Some beautiful roads, like an episode of Top Gear
And then some gravel roads…just the good ol’ boys…never meaning no harm…(Thats the theme to Dukes of Hazard)
Until we come to a no entry and a man in a hi-viz vest who points to the end of the queue of around 1500 cars
But he’s a very nice man who appreciates that we’re not millionaires in Lambos and Ferraris ignoring the rules, but good, honest, GTO drivers trying to get our ageing cars to a place where they can cool down. We’re in!
Then we happen across another red GTO and the Marshalls kindly put us all together. Welcome Andy who got his GTO a few months ago and taking a first proper trip out. He’s met some of you at the NEC show last year. So then there were 3… and to be fair our cars got a lot of attention
This was my fave car in top trumps when i was a kid, looks a bit dated now:
So as a final note;
Firstly big thanks to Tony @bigton3000 for getting a slot there and getting me in so quickly and having a good laugh on the day, really enjoyed it.
Secondly: Just wanted to mention his enthusiasm for the club, whether its handing out leaflets or promoting the club, forum, cars etc. good ambassador for GTOUK, cheers buddy.