Well, a day of disappointment all round really. The 360C decided to peg out mid way through the Mt Lofty stage with an electrics smell and various warnings of electrical woe indicating a charging rate of only 10.5V. The car made the flying finish, so the pics should be interesting.
A borrowed supplementary booster battery was drained before the car even reached the Piccadilly stage, and more smoke emitted from the isolation switch even though it was off. The console was removed, and there were no obvious signs of damage apart from a very hot ceramic resistor on the isolation switch. The service crew who loaned the booster battery turned up again and had a better poke around, but could not isolate the problem. So the car was consigned back to the workshop on a flatbed. However by the end of the event the 360C had morphed into a 308GTB, so we were able to finish. That 308GTB really does have the most delightful old school engine note, so seductive!!
So, despite a list of screwups as long as a jumbo size toilet roll on my part, thanks again to Goober for putting up with us!
However the CA first timer hard-luck award must certainly go to Beama. Starting the day first in class, a relay decided to pop out of its mounting, and 20 odd minutes were lost isolating the problem. After such a gutting experience, and a slight faux-pas on the ramp, a heavy handed security guy picked on the wrong person to have a little joke with when he told Beama that the after event drinks were only open to navigators.........