Well there were over 1200 cars there, far more than the organisers were expecting, so it was a bit chaotic. Don't know if we needed to keep the parade moving, if so we failed cos it all ground to a halt several times so we'll have to wait and see. We enjoyed the day though, met a few old friends and chatted to some previously unknown 480 drivers, plus a young man who was desperate to buy Lily - I came home with his contact details having been assured he didn't care how long he had to wait. hmm, maybe when I'm in my coffin, talking of which, there was a Volvo hearse in the Travelodge car park, complete with coffin in which the owner spent the night....
I'm pleased to say that Celebration 1 of 480 was there, having only just passed its MoT in time after a lot of work on the damaged back end - well done to Tom & Elliott for saving it, and making such a lovely job of it. Just needs a front number plate mount, so the plate can go in the middle instead of being stuck on to one side where the surface is flat. Have to have a chat to Wayne about reproducing them, as well as pollen filter housings.
Spotted in the Travelodge carpark - a nice bronze J reg turbo
and another one from Belgium
a black J reg turbo had arrived by Sunday morning
here are Lily and Eva bookending a V70 R
Here's the car at the front of the parade - not quite a 480, but I couldn't resist
and this was our safety car, with a very discreet Polestar badge