New race season - new paddock bus. But while the Uniroyal Team Challenge race series is expanding, our circuit HQ is getting smaller. In successive campaigns we've moved through Volkswagen's MPV range.
There are certain things you can't escape if you live in a town - not least of which are regular trips to the local dump with bags of rubbish. It has been a frequent haunt since I took a week off work to do a massive garden clear-up.
All it took was one stone. Flicked up from the wheel of a truck I was overtaking on the M25, this little pebble became an airborne missile, smashing into the windscreen of our long-term Ford Focus C-MAX.