Thatís right Barry, unfortunately I could only attend on the Sunday.
The weather all weekend was perfect, it was great to see such a good turn out of steam cars and the event was very well attended by the public.
I drove the 740 to the hill climb from Stroud, about 25 miles, and have made no changes to the car for the event. In fact afterwards I realised that I still had my toolkit and picnic in the back - and a full tank of water. At around 2 tons it can hardly be said that this car is built for lightness!
At the moment Iím running the car at 550 psi, which fell to about 475 when I got to the top. Both Basil and I attempted runs unhooked, but found that the steam consumption was too great for Ďtimedí conditions. I found that I could negotiate the hill hooked up and only had to unhook for the steepest section (which coincides with the sharpest bend).
All in all it was a wonderful weekend, and to top it all I had a very pleasant return trip to Stroud; reaching home as it got dark.
For further details of all the timed runs at the weekend, visit: [www.resultsman.co.uk