Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Apex Festival

The weekend of May 17th - 19th was the second running of the Apex Festival, held at Lydden Hill race circuit in Kent. Located just 5 miles outside Dover, there were plenty of Foreign Johnnies at the show - some had even popped over just for the day.

A small group of L'E'Ns headed down Friday/Saturday, pitched up with the Wolfsburg Weedhuggers and settled in for a weekend of roundy-roundy fun. Elsewhere on site Pollock was trading, ably supervised by his son Matt.

There were track sessions for Formula Vee, Drifting and open sessions for cars not run in yet - ideal for Dan! Sunday morning saw the Show & Shine take centre stage until the track opened at lunchtime (thanks to a Sunday noise curfew).

In the campsite

Old Skool Camping

Danny & gReece on track

And the traditional "fixing Daphne in the campsite" shot

 Welcome to The House of Pollock

Some of the traders

 Moog & Martin drove up in VWHeritage's new toy
A 1956 Split PU from Canada with less than 5000 miles from new!

In the paddock

Yes please!

Some fun Fords


Barndoor Line Up
Dave Forder had his new toy in the Show & Shine
Some very Daphne-esque touches

Essential night-time equipment

Saturday track parade

Track action

2 from Dan

And one from VJ Dom

So, what did we learn from the weekend? 
  1. The Apex organisers need to book more toilets - something they readily acknowledge.
  2. Red9 front ends really are rubbish. Too short, too soft, too half-arsed.
  3. Danny needs a fuel gauge!
An excellent 'small' event, the weather was even with us for the weekend. The Apex organisers are in talks with Mallory Park circuit, near Leicester, for an additional more central event.

On a final note, the Wolfsburg Weedhuggers are holding their own one day show on Sunday June 16th at the Black Horse pub near Great Missenden (HP16 9AX). CLICK for more details.

1 comment:

  1. Love Danny's 'G'O-Meter...that dangly thing on his mirror swaying to and fro...pull some mad G's next Dan!!

    OH yes, and I'll be plying my shiny wares at Weedhugger's event on the 16th.