A good turnout- perhaps 20 souls were entertained to 3 films- all VERY interesting.
Appropriate, as this film related to Donald’s attempt to beat John Cobb’s record, on the salt (not so flats) near Central Australia. A SCORCHING environment & small community, surviving, more or less on the by-products of sheep. This locality was chosen as it seldom rained here; indeed it had been dry for something like 7 years. The locals sorted out a run of some 15 miles in the sand, & progressively, Bluebird achieved 260 mph.
The time had arrived to have a full GO AT IT, and would you believe it, it rained, & rained. (Sound familiar?)
PS. Coincidentally, Sir John Cobb was also killed trying to beat the world water speed record on Loch Ness.
Kenny MacKaskill featured in the next film, this time based on challenges within a fully loaded Gym. Many hazards finally accomplished, after many, many calamities. The guy’s still intact- how in hell—?
Finally, and very amusing was the main motorcycle classic race in Goodwood. This featured a compulsory change of rider, and swimming pool weather. We all had a great laff, especially when a loony rider on a 1933 Rudge Ulster saw off most of the Manx Nortons (many “modern” short strokes) and the like.
Well done David, a great night.