Another chance to meet up with other classics on the common at Redbourn. The weather was dry and warm and it was very well attended by both vehicles and the public.
Knebworth Classic Car Show
The Knebworth Classic Motor Show is always a favourite, being so near, but the weather rather let us down. However, it was another chance for Dobby to stretch his wheels and attract quite lot of interest.
Stoneleigh Kit Car Show
Deferred from its normal time in May, the National Kit Car Show was somewhat reduced in size this year. Dobby was delighted to get a really decent length run and to see one or two of his NG friends on our club site. Given the current COVID situation, it was probably better that it wasn't quite so crowded as usual, but it was still a worthwhile occasion with plenty of enthusiastic clubs in attendance.
SAMGOC Club Night
An evening run to see the other St Albans MG crew and a chance to check the new hoses were OK. Still a little seepage.
Dobby had his annual checkover and was pronounced fit. A slight seep was noticed from the bottom hose so I decided to replace all the silicon hoses which had been on the car since 2006.
Freedom, at last
With the hayfever eased and an end to the abominable weather we've been having, I could get Dobby out for a really nice run of 34 miles. Running sweetly and ready for a few events.
A breath of fresh air
At last Dobby had a chance for a brief 14 mile run after being left outside for a couple of nights due to me servicing my son's car in the garage.
Not the NGOC Rally
Despite our NGOC National Rally having to be cancelled because of COVID, we were allowed to meet up in one of the fields on the Riverside Park site. We were well looked after by Riverside who opened up an area specially for us to have a meal and issued tickets for us to get free teas and coffees. Several NGs turned out but many (myself included) came in our "normal" cars. My excuse was hayfever, which is always rife when I'm at Riverside in June. So poor Dobby sulked at home.
The local area MGOC (St Albans) had its first meeting in many months (outside at the Prae Wood Arms). Dobby had a pleasant evening run to join in.
A quick run to keep Dobby active and check the effects of the recent service. All OK.
A new dual gauge (oil pressure & water temperature) was fitted and a quick test run confirmed all is now working.
A brief 16 mile run to check everything (including the temerature gauge) after the service. All OK apart from the gauge.
After a short run to warm up the oil, I started a service, completing it over a few days. I also changed the coolant, the brake fluid and the clutch fluid. The radiator cap was also past its best so was renewed and the temperature gauge decided to abandon communication so that will also be replaced.
Drive-It Day run
National Drive-It day is celebrated by the FBHVC and was the perfect excuse to take Dobby out for a (slightly extended) 30 mile run. The weather even behaved itself, remaining dry and sunny albeit rather windy.
A quick run in the sun - Dobby's favourite 23 mile one, to keep him active.
Stretching Dobby's legs in the spring sunshine
A chance to enjoy the spring sunshine and stretch Dobby's legs (or should that be wheels). A very pleasant 35 mile run keeping within Hertfordshire. Now, of course, he needs a clean as the roads still had plenty of run-off from the fields. We even crossed a ford (which wasn't there last time we went that way).
A quick run to try to keep Dobby going. He was very reluctant to start in the cold but once out in the sunshine, he went fine and enjoyed an 18 mile run on fairly major roads.
A lovely sunny morning (for a change) so a chance to take Dobby for an exercise drive, keeping mostly to main roads to avoid the worst of the standing water. He was a bit reluctant to start but enjoyed it once we got going and the sun stayed out for almost the whole 30 miles.
At last! Some sunshine following what seems to be weeks of rain. Just in time to do a last minute dash around Hertfordshire before National lockdown. Although I say dash, it was not particularly speedy - 30 miles took 75 minutes due mainly to a diversion which took me much nearer to the M25 (which was like treacle) than I would have chosen. Ah well, at least Dobby had a breath of fresh air!
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