AIA (Auckland International Airport) staff training

So good to see that some companies really care about their customers, so they up-skill their staff to support their customers.

I was invited to show AIA staff my vehicle and talk with them a little about my disability as what it means. I also managed to share with them a bit about my life and highlight that with adaptation, most disability factors aren’t an issue at all.

Big factor about AIA most people don’t realise (neither did I), is that it’s constantly changing and growing. Currently, they’re removing the car park A and moving a bunch of the roads we know to make it easier in the future. But this change creates challenges of its own. So now the staff need to know about protocols for mobility impaired customers.

Customers have the option of their car being valet (at no cost), dropping their vehicle at one of the car parks further away and using a shuttle (at no cost), or (only if they’re dropping off or collecting a disabled person) they can park in the mobility car park directly in front of the terminal!

Great day with Margret from Freedom Mobility there as well. I believe was managed to really help this already great crew become a little better 🙂

Lucy Classic Trials, at Hampton Downs

So, first time on the track (sort of) racing Lucy!

What a rush! Well, actually, it’s called Classic Time Trial, so more like racing against myself and a consistent time, and other people just happen to be on the track at the same time. Its great being on a track,even if I was the slowest car out there, but Lucy was still thrashing it!

After getting my race license, having track time is the only way I’ll learn. Everyone at MotorsportNZ , HRC and Classic Trails were so helpful, with little hints and driving support. I felt very confident and happy, with all that care and advise 🙂

PS – Lucy is my 1971 mini, 1275 4spd auto…

Motorsport track racing!

So after much encouragement (very little actually) and study, I have passed my exam and been sent my race license!! Yay.

This means I know what to do when racing and have enough sense to know how to conduct myself in the vehicle, around the pits, and on the track. It’s a lot to take in, and really exciting to be involved in motorsport!

Huge thanks to everyone that supported and helped this become a reality (sorry, but too many to name). It takes a village to raise a baby 🙂