Monday, 23 April 2012

What day is it now?

40 years old, and what does one receive for
his birthday?
Thank you very much Miles and family, it's a special edition Porsche 911, complete with gold spokes and all.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Thursday at the races ...

I have to apologise for the quality of this photograph; it was taken with my phone after maybe one or two ginger beers had been consumed.

There's no kidding going on here, it really was ginger beer -it's not that I'm a tea-totaler, nor is it that I couldn't find any booze, rather, the point is that this photograph was taken during the eponymous evening -okay, okay, I know that this term had been mis-used, so let's call it poetic licence.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Day something higher than three ...

Nancy bought into slot-car racing as soon as we set up the Digital Platinum Racing Set. This is Nancy by the way; whilst the unsavoury individual taking the photograph and reflected in her shades is me.

This is me Nancy, at the time we were sightseeing from a
boat in New York

For me, that moment of "buy-in" was [almost] priceless.

Great Suppliers (in the UK) for my Scalextric Stash

Looking for somewhere to buy your slot-car equipment? So was I, and these are the places that I use most frequently.

Day two ...

Something which I did not previously mention and which is pertinent to my recently-found enjoyment of the slot-car racing goodness is the fact that I never owned any Scalextric as a child. A gift in the form of slot-car racing was bestowed upon me at the tender age of eight years (or there about); but it just wasn't SCALEXTRIC.

... Anyhow, back to the present day -or close to the present at least, since we are still talking history after all!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Pictures from the past ... aka Day One

One could be forgiven for expecting this post to be concerned with truely historic events; one must always remeber however that the past began the second that the present slipped away ...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A new Blog for an alternate subject matter.

This blog is pretty much intended to be about my adventures in the world of SCALEXTRIC slot-car racing.

This is an area into which we (my family) are new entrants -well approximately 2 months into- and within which we have found much enjoyment thus far.