I organised another Lotus drive this Sunday, I like organising them as its a good excuse to share the Lotus driving experience with others and meet new people. Mines the bright Blue one if you didn’t know.
It was good fun driving with the guys today. A bit of rain scared off a few people last minute but a group size of 6 cars and 8 people made it an easy to keep together group.
A vehicle of some kind dropping oil on Macquarie pass and the local council putting sand over it, meant some fun with the traction control and the back end fishtailing about, all good fun at low speeds.
Interesting centrifugal supercharger design going on in one of the cars, must keep an eye on that interesting subject, maybe the legendary Neil Trama engineering can lend a hand as he looked interested.
Peering out over Woolongong on a cloudy day.
I had a good days drive and visited friends in the area afterwards and ended up at a pub and didn’t get home till 8pm, a fun day, that’s what Sundays are all about. 🙂
And just in time for Sanna’s birthday, here are some lovely memories of us together: https://goo.gl/photos/PbC7e2aF97dH8QVY7
Happy birthday to my beautiful wife Sanna, 35 years old this week and a beautiful mum. We have known each for 13 years now, and been married for 3 years.
For her birthday I took her to see the Aladdin musical at Sydneys capital theatre. It was excellent and I would recommend it when its touring in your city. Sanna thought she was princess Jasmin when she was a little girl.
Zara is now 9 months old and has 2 bottom teeth and her 1st top tooth just coming through. She has bitten me twice now, once on the nose and once my chest, it bloody hurts and shes smiles when I scream.
Sanna pondering whilst having some lunch on Stanley street near our home.
Well its not really big enough for me to fit into it but I cant really afford the real size one. Its a 1/18 scale model of the Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS from 2007.
I had a $5k deposit on one with Porsche back in 2007. I chickened out taking out the finance when Porsche asked me to come in and spec the car.
I should have gone for it, back then the car cost $300k approx aussie $ but now they are worth nearly double that, being such a award winning and limited production run Porsche. It would have been an investment, even if I only owned it for 6 months. I kicked myself when I saw how much they went up in value.
The model is from Welly who makes some pretty decent models with a lot of detail as you can see. All the doors open, boot, bonnet and the steering wheel turns wheels.
The paintwork has been painted and glossed really well. The colour might offend some, but the kermit Green and bright Orange were the 2 colours this GT3 RS model was famous for.
You can even see a bit of a map on the sat nav.
Dispite our super busy work schedule, we managed to find a sunday to make a trip north to dads favouite place, St Albans via Wisemans ferry.
Visiting the old Settlers Arms pub for the 2nd time, dad was in a very happy place.
There were some re-enactments of old convict life and an old convict camp on the Great Northern Road we walked up.
Here are some actors playing as convicts resting between cutting out rock to build the great northern road.
Mum and dad talking to a soldier overseeing the convicts. He knew of Chichester and called it ‘chi’ which dad couldn’t believe how he knew thats the locals name for it.
Dad drove the Lotus with mum all the way home back to Sydney.