Showing posts from October, 2022

Another CL7 Club Essex blat

With the excellent weather this weekend the Essex Area group had another blat on Sunday. A bit chilly in the morning but it soon warmed up and by midday it was t-shirt driving weather. 12 of us started out from the usual Great Baddow Barn and headed out to the Abberton Reservoir, a nature reserve just South of Colchester. Our stand-in lead navigator did make a wrong turn half-way along and drove us down a very narrow single-track road that ended up at a deep ford. Basically a river! At this point we all had to reverse our way back up the road 100m, luckily it was quiet there. All adds to the adventure though, it was a good drive there and back to Romford. Let's see how many more dry Sundays we get this autumn.

First service

Time for the first service at Caterham Gatwick. This is an initial check over the car at 1,000 miles (or 3 months). I've done 1,500 already in 2 months! There were a couple of items that got fixed. They drained the cooling system to check for an air lock, removed the boot floor to tighten the fuel sender unit, and realigned the headlamps as one came loose. Took about 4 hours but got to chat with James and Alex and the service guys were very good. There's not a lot of cars to view at Gatwick anymore, but I did get to see the new Super Sevens. I still think the 1600 Sigma with the Jenveys is the proper engine..  There were also a couple of new cars awaiting delivery. The Lamborghini Purple looks very nice!