October Club Night- Indoor Autotest.

By Helen Gibbon

The Indoor autotest is famous, or maybe infamous, in the Spadeadam calendar. It’s a combination of Richard Thomson’s excellent courses, Skitby’s amazingly slippery floor and a remote control Mini that refuses to go where you want it to.  I’ve been a “spectator” at this club night many times and have always managed to avoid taking part, but this time I thought to myself, “well, how hard can it be?”. If you look at the results below, you’ll see how hard I found it!One thing you notice as a spectator, are all the different driving styles:

Mark Taylor managed to cross the finish ramp sideways.

David Love went for a very careful (slow) approach.

George Edminson went for fast & furious, with cups flying everywhere.

Kenton Pattison, Neil Thomlinson & Richard Thomson, all seemed to go for the “lets make this look as effortless and easy as possible” approach.

Me? I think it’s best not to mention the approach I took. Though the comments / heckling about “women drivers” added at least a few minutes to my time!

Thanks to Richard Thomson for organising it, and everyone that came.

1st    Neil Thomlinson                     5th    David Love

2nd   Kenton Pattison                     6th   Mark Taylor

3rd   George Edminson                   7th   Helen Gibbon

4th   Richard Thomson

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