The LRO Show at Stoneleigh Park
by Takeo De Meter
On Thursday, Sept 6th 2001, I left for Stoneleigh
Park,Warwickshire. The Rangie I was travelling in is LPG only, since the gasoline injection is shot (and so are the
rear shock absorbers and window lifter switches). The windscreen looks as if had been bought second hand in Bosnia.
At Stoneleigh, I found out that the organizers had not kept any records of e-mail orders (ask Yvette) and I did not
figure on their lists. A few well-chosen Teutonic words convinced them that I had not previously traveled to the UK
to steal our 5-day camp pass from their offices and they let me in. I set up camp in the dark, had a couple of cans
of Coke and hit the hay.
whole affair was a huge trade fair, so I kept my camera in my pocket since
there will be enough of that in the LRO magazine.
in the day I met Sébastien and Eric, 2 French and very sympathetic nutcases who had stripped the hood off their
110 V8 and had come all the way from Reims and Normandy with their windscreen down. They set up camp (inflatable tent
and all) next to me and they invited me to share a very nice Navarin d'Agneau (prepared by Eric at home) for supper,
accompanied with a couple of bottles of good French wine. I contributed Belgian coffee and Scotch whisky to round off