Max Power Live 2002

(Old Text from 2002)
Babble: Dinks - Pics, SJ, Dinks, and Paul.

We were overjoyed when we were invited to visit Max Power Live 2002 to produce our usual event report, Myself (Dinks) and SJ got our lives together, grabbed camera gear and set off on a gloriously hot Sunday.

It was so hot that I really wished my currently non-functioning electric windows actually worked. When I turned to SJ, not having had my current car (3.0l Senator) long, and said “don’t worry, I’ll open the sun-roof and we’ll soon get some cool air in here”… my voice tailed off as I realised that the sunroof was not going to open, tilt yes, open no… great! So off we went fan blower going flat out , SJ and myself melting slowly into our seats, so much that to get out the car we needed someone to wring out the seats so we could pour ourselves out.

Well, here we were at the NEC in Birmingham, not a bad journey, and easily parked. We headed in, signed in at the press office and got on our way to see what was what.

We were due to meet top model babe, Tracey, who as you may know by now is Mental Motors Babe of 2002. This was so we could get some pictures for you lot to enjoy… oh I suppose I enjoyed it a little tiny bit, taking the pics. Hard work being staff photographer for Mental Motors sometimes!

We did, of course eventually find Tracey on the Ultimate Street Car stand, posing for lucky blokes… until we stole her away to get a few pics which you can find elsewhere!
There were some great freebie bags being given out too, and you needed them too, especially the ones that contained drinks! It was so hot!. But as the day went on it started to get a little quieter, this meant we could see more of the stands, and this was when Sj suddenly found herself lured into taking the Fulda challenge, which meant her doing 1000 metres on the rowing machine, as many dips as she could in 2 minutes, and as many press-ups as she could in 2 minutes!. Mad if you ask me, I felt knackered just watching her bobbing up and down…. She got a nice Fulda baseball cap for her troubles though, being the only woman up until that time to take the challenge that day! She paid in bigger style later, believe me!

Overall it was a great day, and the pictures we took, and some Paul took from the weekend go to show why it was worth going… what a great event, I had a huge grin all day long!