South Mimms Honda Meet Winter 2013 : The Final Curtain
So here I am writing for the final time about the legendary South Mimms Honda meet. Dav started up this little Honda meet when I had my blue EP2. This was before 6TWO1 was even a thing, before it was even its first name I gave my blog, before I even had an SLR Camera.South Mimms on any other day is just a Motorway service station, but for those few days a year where the Honda kids come to take over, its our own little piece of paradise, well, It was up until the recent meets. This being an un-marshalled event (& It had become an event) It meant that if trouble was being caused by the minority, it was always going to spoil it for the majority. I reason given for the Mimms meets being stopped was that they've got to big. Which I honestly do not believe. Management would not stop people coming and spending way to much money on KFC & BK at their services for no good reason, I believe it is because of the drifting on the roundabouts, the bouncing off the rev limiter, the "2 Step" & "Keybanging". I cant even wonder what goes through someones head when they're sat in the middle of a meet, on their own in the car just revving. It sounds stupid & you are just embarrassing yourself. No one, not ONE person will be stood there going, "Wow now that guy/girl sat in their car right there is the single reason I got into hondas, they're so cool I ASPIRE TO BE LIKE THEM!"
I can only hope that future meets that Dav arranges have enough resources to stop this happening. As now, another perfect location is no longer available for us to use.With that, Mimms has really been a fantastic meet, I have made so many close friends through it, been able to grow previous friendships and for what is just a motorway services, it will always be more than that to me. It is a place where I have been able to grow my own brand, 6TWO1 from giving away a few stickers I got made from left overs a few years ago, to selling my own 6TWO1 Clothing line & decals I now make myself, A place where my photography has gone from my Iphone 3g now on to my Canon 7D, reaching forums & blogs worldwide & Even gracing the pages of some magazines. It truly has been a stepping stone for me in my life, one of which I will never forget.This last meet, we had not been gifted the weather we had grown so acustom to over the years. Although it is to be expected in the middle of November in England many of us come prepared with Umbella's.We all met up at the speedstore where I had been packing up my stock for the day as per request of people via the social media outlets, as we went to join the A14, Pete (Who was in my passenger seat) got a call from Harv saying something was wrong on his car, so we limped it back to Pete's house.Turns out Harv did have a problem and that his brake calliper on the passenger side was almost about to fall off due to a few bolts working their way loose..
I took this time to try & de-rust my Camera skills, this year I havnt found myself behind the c