What a fantastic weekend at CarFest North. It took place at Oulton Park race circuit. So many memorable moments. Thanks to Erin ( daughter ) there were lots of laughs and an extra dimension to the whole weekend with “Paul” the Alien coming along for the trip. With a walk from the campsite to the racetrack through a cornfield there was an amazing oppportunity to get some stunning Alien photos. Paul……He’s so rude ! With the BTTF Delorean being in the movie car entry there was plenty of opportunity to mix with the celebs and get access to areas off limits to the public. Below is our downsized video to give an idea of the weekend. And the best bit. We get to do it all again in two weeks time for the South festival in two weeks time !! Awesome !!!
The Olympic village was the venue for a promotional video featuring the newly formed McBusted pop band, formerly McFly / Busted. Filming went on until 3am with the Delorean Timecar exiting from the back of a truck billowing smoke as in the famous entrance from Doc Brown’s truck in 1985. The finished video should be airing next month and promises to be really cool. Can’t wait.
Tangmere was a very famous place as it was a front line airfield in WW2 and played a big part in the Battle of Britain. Fast forward in time 73 years and a lone time travelling Delorean sits on the airfield surrounded by a huge expanse of concrete. From a distance it looks like it has just arrived from another time with smoke billowing from the car. “ACTION”. As the smoke thins a figure appears from the cabin and delivers a faultless narrative about the delorean and its role in Back to the Future. “CUT”. A perfect take and one which the Director admitted was fantastic. As I have come to expect, however, it was deemed necessary to take one more. By the fifth take the Narrator was fluffing the odd line, which was hardly surprising as the continuous effects of smoke from inside the car was taking its toll. Finally the Director was satisfied that the BBC presenter was truly done like a kipper and deemed the scene finished. It never fails to amaze me how much filming it takes to do 20 seconds of TV. Can’t wait for the 4 part series to come out though as the title is right up my street, and if you are reading this, yours too. It’s going to the good old USA first , in April , but will be screened here afterwards. Mmmmmm, cant wait
Had a couple of pictures in the local newspapers this last week. One was a wedding and the other a prom. It’s always nice to these articles as they are not instigated by me but by the editors who see the Delorean Time machine as special and newsworthy
I now officially have one foot firmly in the grave, my time clock clicking to the 60 mark. SIXTY…………..”my god has it been that long”. I know it has ‘cos when I sign up for something online you have to scroll down to your year of birth. Well, I have to do a lot of scrolling I can tell you! I remember TV when it was black and white and we only had one telly….”nobody had two of them”. Telly didn’t start till 5pm and finished at 11pm with the national anthem….I kid you not. There was a phone in the house but you hardly used it as it was so expensive. I watched man’s first step on the moon……….LIVE! I could go on but you wouldn’t believe half of it. I do know one thing though, you can’t predict the future. We all thought that we would have flying cars by now and be holidaying on Mars. Instead we have the digital and communications explosion. No bad thing though. I like modern. Sod the good old days. Bring on the future !!
On Saturday 24 August we will be at Carfest south for another helping of the Chris Evans extravaganza. Had a great time last year. Just can’t get my head around the tenting thing. At my age I want a few creature comforts. By creature comforts, I don’t mean sleeping with the spiders which is what you have to do in a tent. I wonder if Mr Evans is in tent this year ? Or could he possibly be snuggled up in Jodie Schekter’s farmhouse. I know where I would rather be
While on my way to an event I happened to stop at the very busy Clackett lane services on the M25. Having some time to kill ( I really must get those Time Circuits fixed) a small new hatchback pulled up right next to me. The guy introduced himself as Guiseppe and being Italian likened the Delorean to Lambourghinis with similar doors. Having both agreed that the Delorean was indeed a fantastic looking car, Guiseppe , being in a generous mood, insisted on giving me a present and wondered if I had ever heard of the company that he worked for. Indeed I had…..Armani. With that, he proceeded to show me six different items of clothing, from suits to Bomber jackets. He said he was travelling back to Italy and didn’t want to take the samples back. With that, he produced an Armani bag and proceeded to load the goods into it. Wow, thinks me, maybe I have struck lucky. Seems like a very nice chap! On showing me the last suit, he said that he was taking it back for his son and that he must pay his company for it. If I could give him £800 to do this, then I could keep the other five items. At this point I was thinking that Guiseppe must be suffering from short term memory loss because I distinctly heard him say that he was going to give me a gift. It soon became obvious that he was actually suffering from Serious Clothing Armani Malfunction or SCAM for short. We agreed that the Delorean was an amazing car and £800 was definately not coming his way. With that, the samples disappeared along with Guiseppe. It did make me chuckle. I guess ” Guiseppe” can be found around many Service stations preying on the unwary. If you meet him, give him my regards