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Summer Tech Day
Sun 30th Jul 2006
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 14
 
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Summer Tech Day

In May of this year whilst attending a classic car rally in Kilmarnock I watched an impressive demonstration of Ultraseal Tyre Sealant, having remembered the discontent some of our Mk-3 owners were having about the lack of a spare wheel and the quite positive article John Cookson had previously published in STHT, I made a few enquiry's and found that a number of our members would definitely be interested in this product, both Mino and Gavin were about to embark on a European Tour with their Mk-3's so were more than pleased when I managed to talk the Ultraseal Team into attending our summer Tech Day.

Our own technical expert and franchise hood fitter Richard Nicoll, along with his wife Eileen play host to Central Scotland's Tech Days three times a year, over the years a wide and varied amount of jobs have been successfully carried out at these events, with no shortage of help both physically and verbally from Richard and the other members, we try not to do the job for the person but encourage them to do it for themselves. On the day our 14 members/cars  were blessed with some glorious weather so when Bob and Richard, (along with Richard's keen to help young daughter) from Ultraseal arrived and set up their display there was no need for the obligatory Tarpaulin and Frame, once set up they spoke of the technology that goes into the sealant, demonstrated the nail through the motorcycle tyre and told of the bullet being fired through one tyre side wall and back out through the other with no loss of tyre pressure. We had three cars take up the offer at £10.00 per wheel and Phil who had previously fitted it himself took the top up kit, Phil was more than a little bemused when he discovered the sealant could be pumped into the tyres without deflating or removing the wheel, which was what he had done before.
It was soon time for our customary barbeque lunch, now we are often accused of being too techy for the wife's and partners at this type of event, but they…the WAGS, as they now like to be called, have turned this around, so while we are getting our hands dirty, they have developed their skills in social etiquette by pretending to be preparing the barbeque when in actual fact what they are really doing is arm exercises with a wine glass.

After Lunch we said goodbye to the Ultraseal team and carried on with the jobs in hand, Alex was fitting new Discs and Pads and panic set in when one of the caliper retaining bolts sheared off, although a comprehensive range of nuts and bolts are kept in Richards Garage that one eluded him, however he knew where to get  hold of one and before long he had nipped into Stirling and returned with the right part. A new set of mud flaps were fitted to one of the Mk-3's and many more little jobs were attended to before we all headed for home.
Many thanks to Richard and head WAG Eileen for their tremendous hospitality in making the day a huge success, to the Ultraseal team for coming along and to all the Central Scotland members who helped others on the day.

Douglas.


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Your Comments
31st Jul 2006 01:37 :: Dot and Chas
Many thanks to Eileen and Richard again for their hospitality and also for arranging the lovely weather (can you book more of the same for the Callander Classic)

31st Jul 2006 02:58 :: Phil
Great day, thanks for the hospitality, lovely weather always helps so keep our fingers crossed for the Callander Classic.  On the way back to Largs went through a really heavy rain shower between the Kingston Bridge and the Airport but then brightened up again, long may it last.

1st Aug 2006 02:15 :: Ian and Douglas
Thank you for an enjoyable day and making us most welcome at our first event. 

4th Aug 2006 02:13 :: Douglas
Excellent day. Thanks Richard & Eileen once again for hosting this event.

12th Jun 2007 10:26 :: Sally Kraus
Cool site.

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