By Andrew Row.
Some perfect weather had every man and his dog out for a run up Mount Glorious. Never seen so many motorbikes lining both sides of the road at the Mt Glorious café; must have been hundreds of them. Possibly the biggest turn out of LCQ members as well.
Whilst chatting in the Maccas carpark at the bottom waiting for everyone to arrive, two police bikes and their stinger headed up for their Sunday morning run as well. Nice day to take some photos I guess. Seems Lotus weren’t of interest in the morning’s photo session and by the mid morning run back down they appeared to be enjoying their smoko parked up in a side road together. Fortunate the café makes good coffees.
For such a busy day we had a very clear run up right up until the stop go signals at the roadworks. All lined up behind a couple of lads in their Fiat convertible. In true Italian style we left from the lights choking on their oil smoke at a pace a little above that of the cyclists. Jon doing his normal bumper dance behind him did the trick, and they very gentlemanly pulled over to let us enjoy the run to the top.
So many of the LCQ mob in attendance meant we didn’t all fit at the usual long table, and were split into two groups. Great to catch up on all the Lotus gossip over some bacon and eggs, or curried mince if you prefer. Jason in attendance as he screwed off the axle in the caterham at Morgan Park the day before. I am sure he would have preferred to hang out at Warwick for the weekend, but not a bad consolation. Always admire Ken’s enthusiasm when organising his next Grand Tour, giving us a great rundown of his recce trips finding twisty roads and fine food and accommodation.
Never managed to catch up with Evan for the story of his Westfield growing wings. It would appear to have struck a case of Red Bull into the garage. Given how quick the Westy is with that turbo motor, he may be onto something. Will keep an eye out for him in future Red Bull ads I reckon.
If you aren’t on the text message list for these impromptu EMRs up Mount Glorious on Sunday mornings, get a hold of Dick Reynolds and he will add you to the group text.