|Blyton Park 16th June 2013|
This was a new event to the 500 Owners Association and was organised by the Midland Automobile Club at Blyton Park near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. It is an old WW2 Bomber Command airfield in flat open countryside, on which a 1.5 mile motorsport sprint track has been constructed. The airfield has much history and the owners have acknowledged this with a small memorial and naming one of the bends as Lancaster: Gwen and I were camping and late in the evening we thought we could hear the sounds of bomber crews going to their aircraft and Lancasters taking off! The facilities are very good with an excellent restaurant, toilets and showers, and modern briefing room.
The weather was dry and the sun shone to make a warm day, giving good grip on the tarmac surface. The four 500 drivers freely exchanged views on gearing and which gear to use on which corner (500 drivers are so friendly), and practice times were good with about 9 seconds covering us.