I’ve just walked through the door after spending another day in sub zero degrees, slaving away in the garage, trying to find the cause of a mysterious wheel play issue after my most recent trackday at Snetterton. I’ve completely lost count on the amount of hours spent working on my car, the amount of money plowed into it, the amount of times I’ve cracked a knuckle, gained a new scar, drawn blood and sweated over that piece of metal! And for what? To drive around in a circle, to go through more tyres, brakes and fuel in one day than my daily does in 6 months! Well, maybe not the fuel but you get the idea.
The picture above was taken by one of our photographers during our exclusive track session at Forge Action Day 2016. I’ve been attending this show for years, but it was the first time we have held a stand and track time here. As with all the events we do here at trackobsession, we get to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones too. Adam Millet (pictured above) was one of those new faces. He was enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing. It was easy to connect with Adam, not only because he was a personable guy, but we shared the same passion, for performance cars and track driving.
Adam passed away shortly after we had met in an unfortunate road accident.
He will be sadly missed by all of his friends and family.
So why do track days make sense? Because like Adam, those moments on track make everything else worth while, the adrenaline and accomplishment of nailing that apex, braking as late as you can into that hairpin or controlling that slide. Getting in that perfect lap, knowing that you’ve made the most out of every once of your car. Memories are made and new friends are too.
I’ll leave you with this, I can name 5 people I now class as close friends through the track/car scene, can you?