The Parkinson Line............. Alternative Minutes, Monoposto Racing Club Directors Meeting 24th November 2009
This was the final meeting of 2009 for the directors who as normal had
travelled from all parts of the country, A new venue had been sourced
by our secretary as the previously used hotel had let us down badly by
twice double booking the meeting room. It was perhaps this change of venue
that accounted for the initial conversations debating the relative merits
of maps, GPS and the old bloke exercising his gun dog. Perhaps some got
lost, or even preferred to attend the Justice for Kerb Crawlers Petition
Group meeting taking place at the old venue.
Then, with a full agenda, the reports from the various directors came thick and fast.
I find some of the technical discussions slightly boring. I donned my
glasses and doodled on a sheet of paper trying to look as if I was musing
about some particularly intense subject when really I didn’t have
a clue what the others were talking about. Valve seats and cams. I got
quite embarrassed when the word orifice kept cropping up. But by this
time it was after the garden shed. Watershed. Or whatever happens at nine
o clock. So I suppose it was alright. I’m not going to turn my back
on some our directors after that though. 40mm orifices, boring out, pistons
etc. The mind boggles.
Discussion on who the various subjective annual awards would go to was
next. You know the type of thing. Best Mechanic. Best newcomer. Ugliest
driver etc. Debate was quite intense with each director pushing their
personal views. Not a place for the faint hearted. Things got a little
heated at some time in the discussions and I found myself under the table
chatting to someone about the merits of Welsh grown rhubarb, as opposed
to English grown, in order to keep out of trouble. Discretion being the
better part of valour.
Another meeting over.
The things we do for the membership.
The directors had some competition for the old meeting room
A director asks for directions from the ever helpful Oxfordshire constabulary.
An example of the new class of MonoDonkey