Got to the factory about 10:00am. blue skies and sunshine ! Over the next hour or so, 45 Atoms arrived and were parked up, 3 or 4 continental ones too.
Tom explained the proceedings for the day. A team of 4 engineers started a build from scratch at about 10:15am wiyh a b;ack chassis, Alcon fronts, sports rears and a 300 motor. Looked like they had a time lapse camera filming the whole event. Coffee and Tea was available as well as barrel of English Bitter, and 2 barrels of Somerset Cider - medium and dry. A sandwich van arrived about 12:15 to feed the hungry crowd. music was playing from a very fancy old-fashioned juke box.
It was amazing to see so many cars in one place - If ever you wanted to see what all the options looked like with all the various colours etc this was the place to be!
There were quite a few celebrities present, Mark Swain (I think) from TMI, Pete (Calscot), Shinoo, and Fiesty Coumbian (I think) etc - Oh and I met Bruce for the first time!
I asked Bruce how he got interested in Atoms all those years ago and he tod me who some of the original pioneers were ..
After lunch, prior to the start of the treasure hunt, Tom and one of the engineers went through some basic but essential topics on looking after the car, servicing etc.