|One of the many priceless cars on display|
|The view from the Ford Pavillion|
We walked through the mostly empty paddocks and saw Richard Petty driving out in his blue Plymouth Belvedere for his turn on the track. Husband got to shake hands with Derek Bell. We saw Sir Stirling Moss walking to his car in the crowds. We oohed and ahhed at the gorgeous old cars and listened to the end of singer Mahalia’s set in the Mazda music garden. We danced to a group that could have been from New Orleans; got some kettle corn at Infiniti; grabbed a burger and fries; and made our way back to the track. We secured a nice spot by the hay bales where the cars were all coming out to go to the starting point. We could then see them race by so fast I couldn’t capture it on video. I asked husband where the hill climb was and he just laughted and said the whole track was a gradual hill. Okay then.
|Chillin' in a 300,000GBP McLaren|
|Mazda's cool display|
|Citroen colored Citroen|
|Like Patrick Jane drove in the Mentalist|
|Look at those cool art deco wheel covers!|
|Art deco on wheels|
|Really expensive Porsche|
|Mahalia was really good|
|Crossing the track as we left|
|Racing was done for the day|
GPS on, we made it back to The Elmer quickly. Same pattern as last night, husband and I settled ourselves down in the bar, chatted with the Arundel Castle couple, got hugs from the bartender Rachel who was celebrating her birthday with her friends, chatted with the other locals and had a great time. Nephew emerged in time for dinner which was very good again.
|Trish and Eddie at the Elmer|
|Blue skies at 1030pm|
Upon return to The Elmer, Rachel and her friends were winding down but the music was going strong. I asked the bartender (Shelley) how much longer the music would be on and she said she’d get it turned down soon. By time we were ready for bed, the music was off. The Elmer staff were really lovely!
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