Watch the trailer for Adam Elder’s upcoming film “The Road To Gymkhana” which premieres on March 27th & will be available on Amazon Prime shortly after.
Adam Elder has cars in his blood or to be more exact…. fast cars. Growing up in Bourne End, many of us know Adam & would certainly agree he was born to do this.
You may have heard of drifting…. well Gymkhana GRiD involves a lot of “donuts”, tyre smoke & powerslides making it an exciting sport to follow so the documentary “The Road To Gymkhana” which premieres on 27th March, could be an interesting film for you to watch. Four big names in the Gymkhana Grid world… Ken Block, Petter Solberg, Oliver Solberg & Shane Lynch (THE Shane Lynch of Boyzone), follow Adam & 5 other drivers during their everyday lives as well as their racing careers.
The film highlights how young men who work fulltime in other industries, can race against the world’s best without coming from a wealthy & privileged background. The film crews followed Adam to work, to the garage where Tony Elder, his Dad helps with the mechanics & to his home, interviewing the family who have supported him in many different ways for the past 4 years.
The film details how with focus, determination & a lot of hard work, you can achieve success. It shows the difference between Adam who puts every spare minute & penny into working towards his success compared to young men who are on million pound budgets. Adam has managed to achieve a standard in 4 years that usually takes others 10 years. Adam said “I have to make great sacrifices in order to follow my dream but it’s all worth it although I couldn’t do it without the huge support I receive from my family & fiancé, Lindsay.”
In the days after the premiere he has been invited to appear on a radio show, photo shoots & there is a possible breakfast TV interview. Adam also has 2 businesses to help financially, he has a recovery vehicle & is on call for breakdowns & has just become a UK distributor for Zestino Tyres who are also one of his sponsors. Sponsors are incredibly hard to get but he has many including Competition Clutch, EBC Brakes, Everything Drift, Rock Tech Wrapping & Funk Motor Sport amongst others, not forgetting Bourne End Garages.
Competing in over 80 small races & 4 big events in-order to get this far, his first “big” event was Gymkhana Grid in Madrid, a European Event & more recently Gymkhana Grid in South Africa which was televised by Sky TV in December. When I asked what other racing interests him, he said he would love to compete in World Rally Cross events one day.
This all came about after a serious brush with the law over a driving incident made Adam stop & think about how he could channel his passion. After following another local man, Luke Woodham who Adam now often competes against, he realised this could be the ideal way to turn his passion into a legal career. Hard work & many of thousands of pounds later, here he is…. waiting to hear if he qualifies for the World Finals in South Africa later this year.
“The Road To Gymkhana” will become available shortly after the premiere on Amazon Prime. If you fancy watching Adam race, he will be competing in Coventry Motofest on 2nd & 3rd June 2018 taking place in Coventry city centre.
To follow Adam or if you are interested in Zestino Tyres you can contact him via his Facebook page.
At first glance you may just think “what pretty painted rocks”!….. but please take time to read Caitlin’s story behind these beautiful painted pebbles & why you may come across one.
On Caitlin’s “Just Giving” page you can read about her condition & why she is trying to raise funds for her chosen charity. Please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caitlin-rocks
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For anyone who follows Adam’s progress, tune into Sky channel 447 at 11.05pm tonight (or record it as it’s Christmas Eve!) – Gymkhana Grid, South Africa
As we all go about our lives planning for Christmas & New Year, some people will be hiding a secret, a secret that all is not well in their world.
Whether a person is feeling depression, grieving or having relationship problems, these feelings don’t just stop because it’s Christmas. Mental health doesn’t care what time of year it is or who you are with & we all need a little support at different times in our lives. I think talking therapies are only just starting to become an acceptable way to help, rather than a luxury that is put to the bottom of the list of things to do.
Self care is as important, especially if you care for others or even to function on a daily basis. It may not be a quick fix but it certainly points you in the right direction to a better life.
I have moved from a therapy room into the online counselling area after dismissing it for years, assuming that a “face to face” session is the only way to work. But after realising that are many people who work shifts, can’t travel, have financial difficulties or perhaps don’t actually want to be in a room with a therapist, I feel online/Skype is an essential service to offer. You can be anywhere in the country & still benefit from this service.
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If you think this will help you unravel your life, please email me & I will give you a call to discuss what would suit you best.
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Message from Butterfly House, The South Bucks Hospice:
Are you feeling the cold? Looking for a way to warm up?
There is nothing better to get a rosy glow into your cheeks than joining us for a bucket collection.
We need enthusiastic, local Christmas elves to give just an hour of their time this December to help us collect on the following dates:
06.12.2017 – Beaconsfield Train Station (morning)
06.12.2017 – Gerrards Cross Train Station (evening)
09.12.2017 – Amersham Christmas Festival
13.12.2017 – Beaconsfield Festival of Lights
14.12.2017 – High Wycombe Train Station
15.12.2017 – Morrison’s High Wycombe
23.12.2017 – Waitrose High Wycombe
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Thanks to Joe, who sent in this story ….
I don’t know if this qualifies as a ghost story but it’s a mystery and true.
When I was a lad in the sixties, I along with my grandma and my dad worked for the boss of one of High Wycombe’s furniture firms. He lived in a large house in Well End next door to the old chapel. The name of the house was Vine Leigh House but I’m not sure if it’s still called that. Dad was the gardener, grandma was the housekeeper and I cleaned the large Alvis car every Sunday morning and helped my dad with the garden.
One day when the family were on holiday my Grandma showed me around the house and pointed out the cellar under the kitchen. Halfway up the staircase was an alcove in which there was an urn and a letter. She told me that she didn’t know what was in the urn or the letter but that they should never leave the house.
I often wondered about it & a few years ago my son became friendly with a girl who lived in that house. I told him the story and he mentioned it to her dad who promptly showed him the articles. Still no explanation. They no longer live there.
There was a story that a tunnel led from the old Abbey in Abbotsbrook to the house but I don’t think it has ever been proved. The house is very old so there maybe some truth in it.
I wonder if the current owner of Vine Leigh House is reading this. Both Joe & I would love to know if the urn & letter are still there, along with any information about the story behind it.