It is with great sadness that I write this message tonight. Instead of being at our club, enjoying a good night's racing, I am instead sat at home in front of the computer feeling pretty miserable. No more Finchley Manor. It all seemed so different 6 months ago. After a year's worth of preparation we were finally ready to welcome all comers to race at one of the biggest and best slot car circuits in the land. The early signs were good- lots of interested visitors and some exciting race nights. Plenty of praise and generally positive comments from all who attended. But despite the initial promise, it never quite caught on. I'm struggling to understand why, but the fact is we just didn't attract enough regular members to keep the place going. You can try just so much, but if people don't turn up, well then you can have the best track in the world and it doesn't mean a thing. So that's it. We tried our best and all that remains to be said is a big thanks to those who supported our attempts. Abbo did a great job of the website, Doug helped a lot when we were setting up. Eckle, Mannequin, Dave, Russel, Nick, Bricey, Fishy, Johnno, and our champion driver Ernie, you all helped greatly by coming along and being part of some really good race nights. As for the future... Who knows where Spongey Nobby and I will turn up next? It could be at your club readers! Finally, I just want to end by thanking the two guys who tried so hard to make this thing happen. Sponge, you love reminding us all of your Euro Championship glory days back in the 70's! Well you put in a champions effort here mate. And to our leader, mentor, spirit guide, guv'nor, and right tasty geezer- Nob, you're the daddy! Oh, and when you're closing up for the last time next week Nobby... See that door. On your way out, Shut it you Slag! Cheers all, Squiddy.