I took a day out to help my nephew with his refurbishment of his recently stripped and repainted Citroen B24 racing car. I surprised Alex by arriving rather early, but he had only got to the car just before my arrival. When I last left the chassis had been carefully painted blue, now the chassis was the same cream colour of the body, but they were yet to be re-united.
We chatted for a few brief moments as he showed me round what had been done, and what he hoped to achieve by close of day. We then walked together back up to the house, where we picked up a few more pieces he had been cleaning up, and I gave Glory a by now much-travelled box of chocolates (I had brought them on my previous visit at Easter, but forgot to take them from the car; only noticing them once I was home!) This time they were delivered!
On return to the car with mug of tea in hand, I started on removing excess paint on some of the trim, and later did a fair share of bring life to faded brasses, and cleaning up items in the fuel area, then we started to put various bits and bobs back onto the body and towards the end of the day reunited to the two sections – chassis and bodywork.
I also wheeled out another Citroen, this time a saloon, took a few shots and pushed it back. The light was very harsh this day so the contrast is very high, whereas as the sun lowered and warmed in colour on my return trip it accentuated the valleys and Rapeseed Oil fields by Friars’ Wash on the country route from Junction 9 to Slip End and Caddington.