Space.. the final frontier
Keith updates us on his worldy movements, and his project plans.
To open with, I would like to appease my doctor by saying ‘Hello Pete the Plumber in France’. Apparently my doctor came across Mini fanatic Pete while holidaying in France. Pete, an avid
Minimag reader, was surprised to find out that he was my doctor. I would also like to make an apology for an ‘oops’ a short while back. I reported on a possible trip out to Sri Lanka at the behest of the Mini Club Members there. In actuality it is the Malaysian Mini Club guys that I have this rendezvous with, so big apologies to Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal and the Malaysian Mini Club members for my faux pas. Any other Malaysian Mini fanatics that want to join in the fun, please contact Rashpal on 012 5067 927.
Meanwhile, things are afoot at Castle Calver. The need for more space at the workshop to house an ever increasing volume of work meant I had to have a rethink on the order of projects to be done. I needed to make room in the garage at home for my motorbike, and having started working on the Clubman Estate, Ol’ Red and the GT racer it became obvious it was all a bit too cramped. This was further compounded by the need to get the GT racer out of the back of the garage.
I mentioned a short while back I had been considering letting somebody else do work on my race car other than me to push things along a bit. Well, it’s happening. I took Ol’ Red back to work where it is now keeping my Union Jack Mini company in the CST ‘Big Top’. Soon after Ash Slights turned up with his trailer and hauled the racer off to his workshop. This means I can move the Clubby Estate over to give me proper work room around it, which will speed things up nicely. So that first, then the Thirty and the race car. The more dilapidated cars after that.
With the motorbike now garaged at home, a good sort out at the unit meant I could put up two sections of heavy duty shelving, giving me extra storage space that isn’t the floor. Progress on all fronts then!
Rashpal Singh of the Malaysian Mini Club and two visiting friends.
Much needed extra storage space at work.
Oi! That’s my car! Clubby heads off...
Plenty of elbow room in here now!