Saturday, 4 September 2010

Top Gear

As part of Stewart's ongoing 50th birthday celebrations we found ourselves in Thruxton for the day on Friday... for a "Driving Experience" on the Thruxton Circuit. First of all there were several laps in a Porsche Carrera.

I don't think he was responsible for the burnt rubber!

Next up was a chance to play at being James Bond as he took to the wheel of an Aston Martin Vantage.

And finally he was allowed out on his own in a little Formula Renault.

Which I managed to capture on video!

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I don't think the Stig has got anything to worry about just yet! And me... well I was just happy to watch with my bag of knitting at my side.

We finished off a lovely day with dinner at the village pub when we got home... a perfect day if I hadn't managed to fall flat on my face on the pavement on the way out! I was lucky to escape with only grazed hands and knees and a few bruises... I know I'll take more water with it next time!

17 comments:

  1. Boys and their toys, eh? I bet Stuart enjoyed his treat. Glad you didn't do too much damage with your fall. Not exactly the perfect end to such a perfect day.

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  2. Spuds like a fantastic day out except for the end. Glad your ok.

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  3. Sorry meant to say sounds. Wasn't wearing my glasses!

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  4. We're off to see the Renault World Series at Silverstone in a couple of weeks - very excited. Can't believe you got to drive such cool stuff!

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  5. Poor Gina - if anyone asks you how you got your injuries, tell them it was a motor racing injury.
    And tell Stewart he doesn't need a Porsche, he's got a Ferrari. (I just wanted to be the first to say it!)x

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  6. Laughing my head off and thinking what a marvellous time you both had! :O))))))

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  7. Ow ow ow on the poor knees.

    And you known there's no way I'm showing this post to Rupert ...!

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  8. Oh and I thought you were going to tell us he WAS the stig.

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  9. Ouch! You poor thing! I hope Stewart has been rubbing your bruises better, gently! What a great day out though.

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  10. Oh no, I hope the knees are better.

    Andy was passing by and immediately wanted to know what you'd both been up to. I bought him a rally day there a few years ago. It looks like serious and very fast fun x

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  11. Looks like every mans dream day out!
    Hope you're none the worse for your fall.
    Vivienne x

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  12. Laughing with Angela and her typo! Seems like Stewart is having an extended birthday, in a lovely fun way too. Shame about your fall, get better soon.

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  13. Hope you're ok. No hurting yourself just before the start of semester! Hope to see you on Induction day.

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  14. Just a thimbleful....

    Oh you poor thing! I HATE falling over it is an awful feeling. I hope you are taking Arnica for the shock!!!

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  15. What a fab day out - if you like cars!!! ;o) I would be happier with the knitting! Sorry to hear about you falling - that's horrid. Hope the bruises heel quickly. Lucy xxx

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  16. Hope you don't feel too sore by now.

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  17. oohh that looks like great fun! Hope your bruises don't last too long, bloomin wobbly pavements :-)

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