Parts arrived early in the day with his full squadron of off-spring to tackle the less virtual and more physical challenge of a forced march with full packs and weapons on the lower slopes of the mountain with the local borgyborgs. A fine performance by the troops with little complaint, the rendezvous point of “Rocky Wheelan’s Cave” was reached before we returned via an alternative route in order to outwit Charlie, just in time for lunch. Fred joined us for a satisfying feed of bangers on the barbie, before we fired the PC’s up for some afternoon target practice and driver skill training. Parts reluctantly departed before tea under orders from his CO.
Fred & Tone continued on alone for some time, challenging each other for the coveted V8 Supercars Perpetual Trophy, to be joined later only by Agent Canon. After battling their way thru a complete 8 lap series with mandatory pit stops, with many a contentious moment of biffo and shove, unbelievably, Fred & Tone were level pegging on points into the last race!! The pressure was on, and once again, Tone crumpled (or was he pushed?) under it’s overbearing weight to let Fred retain the prize.
Various cars & tracks followed the feature event, including Jaguar Palmer, Honda & Ferrari Challenges with Canon demonstrating his prowess and competitiveness in these less practiced classes. Before we knew it, the timepieces hands had wound round past 1 am and an early evening was called.
Once again, Commander Mick had lived up to his well earned reputation of reliability. Not only a no-show despite last weeks “promise” to attend, or the fulfilling of his later alternative suggestion of an online race, not even a full stop reply from MSN Messenger was received. On ya Mickey!