Some brilliant stuff coming up and I just can’t wait. Last week in the historic town of Arundel the Delorean cruised on to the high street cobbles to give Pete the ride of his life. There just wasn’t enough time to cram everything in to the whole experience but Pete loved it! Now to the Mountbatten centre in Portsmouth. The Doc is going to do some time travelling, alternating between 1955 and 1885. Time travel is possible. If you want to see for your own eyes then come along. It will be…………………………………………………….amazing !!
How long to links last? Do they work forever or does the internet push them off a cliff after a certain time? Take the link below. Will it be there in 3 years time? Also, technology is overtaking me on a daily basis. I’m astounded at how amazing apps are. I just don’t know how they work. Do you? I can download an app that allows me to track an aeroplane as it crosses the country telling me height, speed, destination etc ,etc. It’s instant ! But how does it work ?? Do I worry about this or let it go over my head and just accept it for what it is? I wanna know!! Please enlighten me. Pleeeaaassee !!!
http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/septaah then go to view Aprils edition ….then scroll through the articles until you come to……………………………………..well, you know
With the Delorean parked outside the wedding venue in the picturesque village of Alfriston, I happened upon the owner of the stunning country house . His name is Michael and he invited me for a coffee and a chat. Turns out, amongst other things that his family used to live in Tangmere, the famous WW2 airfield in Sussex. Fighter ace Douglas Bader would sometimes stay in the house during the war. After the war, during the making of the film ” Reach for the sky” Douglas Bader once again stayed at the house along with his one time enemy, German Fighter ace Adolf Galland. Michael remembers well his father telling him to sit in the room and listen to the two aces talking about their exploits, as it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness a very special moment. O, to be a fly on the wall then. The Timecar may not be able to travel in time, but in a funny sort of way, it transports me there if you see what I mean. O, how I love it. Lucky me !
Being early for a wedding, I stopped on an industrial estate to kill time and pulled up opposite a snack bar. To the owners surprise , out of the Delorean steps me masquerading as the Doc ,as usual .( In my defense the groom wanted it that way !) Over a coffee the owner and I have a not unusual conversation about Deloreans and wigs etc. Turns out that his father lives in Tintagel, Cornwall and has been known locally for 20+ years as Gandalf as he bears a striking resemblance to said character with long flowing hair, the staff etc complete with his partner…….a white witch ! He has even been featured on the Discovery channel on a program about King Arthur. Very interesting but the guy is obviously eccentric. Thank God and Gandalf that I’m not like that At the wedding I have another tenuous encounter with other historical characters, a man with no legs and a German WW2 fighter ace. Read on
Call me old fashioned, but a wedding is a beautiful thing. It carries the hopes and expectations of those involved and I am priveleged to be an outsider looking in the window of other peoples worlds courtesy of the Delorean Timecar. I love it. I could people watch for hours. Everyone making a special effort for the big day. All dressed in their finery, some dressed to thrill, some dressed to kill and some barely dressed at all! It’s a wonderful thing and when the Delorean is out for the day there are always stories to be told. Take last Saturday. On the way to a wedding in the picturesque village of Alfriston I had a close encounter with Gandalf the grey ! Read on
A great day with the Supercars and Italian motors on Easter Monday. The police escorting the exotic convoy always makes it extra special. The Delorean wowed the crowds and more than held it’s own in such esteemed company. See link below
The citizens of Deadwood, a small wild west town in the ….er………wild west, will have a stranger in their midst when they are visited by a Blacksmith from 1885. With his modified Winchester rifle, which can shoot the fleas of a dogs back at 500 yards, he aims to mosey on down to the main street saloon and have a slug or two of drinking Whiskey. Assuming he doesn’t encounter any Mad dogs and gunslingers The Doc will return to Easter Monday 2013 in Horsham town for the Piazza Italia day. Now I know what you’re thinking, With a host of Italian cars and Italian Supercars, what the hell is a BTTF Delorean doing there. Invited, thats what! We’re gonna shake some ass and show those Italians what a truly iconic car means to the man in the street. Can’t wait !! Having said that, it was designed by the Italian Giorgietto Giugiaro but it has a few modifications courtesy of Dr Emmet Brown )
I like bikers. I think that the Delorean is one of the few cars that they will give the NOD to. Felt sorry for one today. In Spring like conditions, the Timecar was heading for London. Faced with a set of traffic lights that went amber as the Delorean approached the decision was made to ” go for it ” By the smallest of margins, one nanometer, the Delorean flashed through the lights as they changed to red. On checking the rear view camera 10 seconds later I was amazed to see a Sports bike behind me. Further checking revealed an unmarked police car behind the bike with lights flashing. My last sighting in the camera was of the rider pulling over to a stop with the police behind. I should have turned back. Maybe I could have convinced the police that the rider just had to jump the lights, pulled by the allure of the Time machine…………………………………………………I left him to his fate…………………………………………………please forgive me !!
The Castrol technology centre played host to the Delorean Timecar to give their high powered meeting a purposeful shove on their strategy for the coming months and years. Unfortunately, a lack of plutonium scuppered the plan to see if the meeting was a success in hindsight ! I did wear my 60 % cotton / 40% nylon shirt for the occasion which I guess is semi-synthetic. Didn’t go for the fully synthetic Lycra underpants option as the ambient temperature was zero degrees and the results would have been……………………shocking!
A nice article on the Delorean Timecar talking about how I came to be in possesion of a Delorean and ………………a wig Nice picture.