The annual Vee Centre party took place on the 8th March, a great time was had by all.
After a three course meal and plenty of wine, the long anticipated raffle was held presented by the affable Erle Minhinnick. Some great prizes were on offer, including several donated by Snap On Tools and Centurion Motorsport’s Pete Andrews. A year’s digital subscription to Autosport was won by Erle, but the pick of the bunch was a free race entry kindly donated by the 750MC which was won by AHS driver Dan Burton.
In the prizes, Graham Gant won the Masters Challenge, Ian Buxton won Highest Grid Mover and Chris Wilsher the Vee Centre Challenge. Each driver collected a cheque for £250, though sadly Chris could not attend due to flu. The Mechanics Cup was again sponsored by Tim Hill’s Maple Leaf Garage who donated £50 of Demon Tweeks vouchers, with Richard Coates (aka Bucko’s Mechanic!) taking the spoils.
Martin Farmer was voted Sporting Driver of the Year and Peter Belsey Vee Centre Member of the year.
The night continued with some novel entertainment in the form of Top Gear style “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” competition using an X-Box. Early laps from Martin Farmer, Graham Gant and Chris Dack were as slow as they were shocking, mainly due to poor visibility of where the track was going. However, Farmer soon found form with a 1min 29 second lap to take unnofficial spoils, though Martin being sobre was noted to be the only driver to have a dry lap!
The Vee Centre and all present were very grateful to those who donated to the event including the 750MC, Autosport, Maple Leaf Garage, Snap On and Centurion Motorsport.